So it’s the end of February and tax day is looming by six weeks! Might as well be tomorrow, right? If you’re like a lot of the other people around you, you’ve got a W-2 (or two or three) and possibly a tuition statement (if you get financial aid including loans, make sure you get this form from your school – it can help you get money back…ching ching!).
Archive for February, 2008
There are a few shortcuts that you can use to make it a little easier to write your posts in WordPress’ compose box.
To make these shortcuts work, you must choose “Code” NOT “Visual” in your compose screen. This will show the raw HTML, instead of the “pretty” text. You can switch back and forth between Code and Visual to see the coding and formating at work.
- Bold: Alt+SHIFT+b
- Italics: Alt+SHIFT+i
- Link: Alt+SHIFT+a
- Blockquote: Alt+SHIFT+q
- Code: Alt+SHIFT+c
- Read More: Alt+SHIFT+t
- Unordered List (ul): Alt+SHIFT+u
- Ordered List (ol): Alt+SHIFT+o
- List Item (li): Alt+SHIFT+l
WordPress Wednesdays features posts about plugins, themes and general usage of WordPress, the world’s most popular content management system!
This week, I want to show you a couple of easy ways to save more screen real estate by using one nifty plugin and editing Firefox’s toolbars.
First, install the Tiny Menu plugin. This plugin will compress your menu from File, Edit, View, etc. to a simple drop down Menu, which saves valuable screen real estate. See a view of the Tiny Menu in action to the right.
(Don’t forget to restart your browser!)
PDFs are a good way to keep up with data and share things easily with other people. Want to share office documents or scanned items? Want to print your paper but out of paper or ink? Want to save those online receipts but don’t want a bunch of papers around? PDF is a great way to do these things.
Right now, most of us probably have Acrobat Reader on our computers, but can’t afford Adobe Acrobat Pro. So what to do?
WordPress is highly customizable, with add-ons such as themes and plugins – but it comes out of the box with many features that can be customized without downloading additional files or having a PhD in computer science.
One of the easiest tweaks for WordPress is the permalinks feature – the permanent links to your individual blog posts and pages.
You can easily configure your WordPress permalinks to ensure that search engines “like” your blog and readers can easily remember links. Think computer and human friendly!
Why do you want to reconfigure your WordPress permalinks?
However, what about tweaking your Firefox toolbars to add additional functionality and change the appearance of your browser?
You just have to right click on some empty space in the toolbars, then choose “Customize”. From there you can drag things off the Firefox toolbars or add them. You can even condense your toolbars into one or two rows, for more screen space and a more compact appearance by moving items from one toolbar to another. Play with the settings until you get the toolbar setup you like – and works best for you!
Category Soulville, Technology
If you’re like me, you don’t understand what Microsoft was thinking when they released a severely bugged operating system. Cool kids? Not. More like the slow kid. Vista is an “interesting” computer experience, but not recommended by me. Microsoft’s solution? Not only not try to fix it and re-release (creating a whole new one instead) but also announce that all new computers sold with Microsoft in the US as of a few weeks from now will only carry Vista. Why? But I digress…today I’m going to show you a few places to go when looking for new (or refurb) XP machines and what to do if you’re forced into a Vista machine.
It took a lot longer than I anticipated, but thepinkc – the ultimate Geek Girl – is back!
We switched hosts in the last week to BlueHost. The move was pretty easy, although I did lose a few settings for plugins and a couple of logos 😳
While the site is back up – and with a new look, expect to see a few changes over the next few weeks – new logos, color theme, etc. If you see any bugs, please send me an email.
Stay tuned for a double dose of Geek Girl and WordPress Wednesdays – my gift to you for being patient with the downtime!
Category Geek Girl
Do you always have a hard time keeping track of all of your shipments? Just a few weeks ago, I had 4 packages coming via UPS, one via FedEx and two by DHL. Can you imagine how difficult it was to keep track of 7 different packages at one time – and how time consuming?You have to keep each confirmation email from the shipper with the tracking number, copy and paste that tracking number into each shipper’s website, and then you can see where your packages are and when they’ll arrive.