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Old stuff

Playing audio

This turns out to be a bit of a can (of worms). Sort of like video embeds. You’ll note in the post below that I could only get a link to the MP3. I have since installed the Audio Player plug-in and have to see if it gives me a fourth option in the install [...]

Widgets and plugins, and cleanup

First, plugins technically only are allowed at a WordPress.org site like this one. But you might find the functionality built in to your theme, or there may be widgets to do the same thing. My site has these plugins

Viper’s Video
All in one SEO Pack
Akismet
Sociable
PollDaddy
GWeather
All in one AdSense
Google Analytics

You should know what these are and see [...]

Weather plug-in is buggy

Beware the GWeather plug-in. It throws a fatal error on occasion, which is very scary—the post can’t be edited, right sidebar disappears, etc. A few reboots, or maybe just some time, solves the problem so far.

Other plugins

At this sitting I installed:

Akismet
Viper’s Video
Sociable
PollDaddy

First two are fine. Sociable shows the sharing icons on my About page, but not the home page (maybe that’s the intent). I made a quick poll for PollDaddy but it seems not to exist … ?

Gravatar and WP.com and plugins

Source of my gravatar

In a comment below I mentioned that I got a gravatar  icon so I have an image when I comment. It can be done from within WordPress, but I didn’t know that. So now it seems that process has set me up with a WordPress.com account as well.

That gave me a WordPress [...]