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Messing around with the blog

I’m trying out a different theme on here for a while, along with a WordPress Plugin called QuickPost .

Both the plugin and the theme are supposed to make WordPress be usable a bit like “Tumblr”:http://www.tumblr.com/. There are a number of flaws, though. The theme (“Tumble-Hybrid”:http://www.lofitribe.com/2007/09/25/tumble-hybrid-sandbox-port-theme/ by “Tribe”:http://www.lofitribe.com/) is perhaps a bit too simple. I’m all for a clean, simple look, but this might have gone too far.

And the plugin doesn’t allow for a preview before posting (as well as not working properly with Flickr, though presumably that will be fixed in due course).

Edit: No, that won’t do at all. One or other of them disabled comments and lost the title (even though “Allow Comments” is ticked, and the title appears, in the main editor.

I suppose the thinking is that, for something quick and dirty you don’t want comments or titles, but I do. Even “Tumblr has titles”:http://devilgate.tumblr.com/, if not comments.

Edit 2: Well, a bit of CSS hacking sorted that out. But posting photos isn’t working at all as I would expect. That may be to do with the fact that I’ve never really dealt with posting images before, though, rather than the plugin or theme.

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