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You just HAD to redesign with Epik, didn't you, Danny? I'm in the process of switching to this as well. Looks AWESOME.
My site will look different, I promise!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Quit Treating Your Blog Readers Like Second Class Chumps
@jennifer beese There is this in the Help Center...https://www.facebook.com/help/357923380922077/
But I don't have that Page Posts link at the top that they refer to. I think that was part of a previous design, at least for me.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Reach the Right Audience With Unpublished Posts for News Feed
@jennifer beese I actually just found that post, too. However, I've never created a post within Power Editor, and I don't see where that option would be. I seem to remember that previously being part of Power Editor, but unless I'm completely blind it seems to have been taken away.
Any details on how to do this in Power Editor, Jennifer? I don't see this option anywhere.
@DannyBrown Is your Partner Products widget a specific plugin or do you just build it out in an HTML widget?
1 year ago on Why @Livefyre Comments 3 May Be About to Change Blog Commenting Systems
I'm listening, @DannyBrown . I don't want to be that stubborn guy who refuses to see the light because he hates change. I just haven't had any reason to leave Disqus so far. More than that, I've really liked it. The commenting system is such an important ingredient of the blog's community... Which is also reason to change.I'll say that the first time I used Livefyre on your site, it was a little confusing, clunky and frustrating. I also don't like the default notification settings, though I can also see how those settings will drive people back to your blog. It wasn't until just now that I figured out all of the ways I could configure my profile and settings.
@DannyBrown That's too bad. Good to hear I'm not the only one, but too bad it's a problem. Good plugin. Seems to be hard to find a good image/lightbox-like plugin that isn't a resource hog. I had previously deactivated another similar plugin before reading your recommendation.
1 year ago on 27 Highly Recommended WordPress PlugIns As Used on Here
@DannyBrown @davidbitton I already use a CDN and Amazon cloud server. Had to turn off W3C since it was conflicting with the CDN.
@DannyBrown I added Simple Lightbox, but P3 tells me that it takes a second to load (or more than half of the time of all of my plugins). Just don't think I can swing that.
I know there are a ton of Lightbox plugins. Is it possible that there one that isn't a resource hog?
@DannyBrown Heads up, I actually fixed my problem with afterRead and Premise. I'm sure it was a very inefficient solution, but I created a completely new afterread.php file and then manually placed it where I wanted it in the functions.php. Honestly, I'm surprised I didn't break anything.Thanks again!
1 year ago on Of Blog Design Changes and Looking to the Future
@DannyBrown @bgardner @copyblogger Always something! I think I've got it, for the most part. There was some manual code for the Related Posts, too, so I added that after the afterRead code in Simple Hooks. It adds one little unnecessary horizontal rule, but I'll take that at this point!Thanks again.
@DannyBrown @bgardner @copyblogger Brilliant idea, Danny. This ALMOST does it, but puts afterRead after my Related Posts instead of immediately after the content.Regardless, thanks so much for taking the time to throw around ideas. I'll keep poking around.
I really should have taken some programming classes...
@DannyBrown @bgardner @copyblogger I'm not much of a coder either! I imagine you're right and there's a simple code. I've deactivated afterRead in the meantime. Would love to use it!
@DannyBrown I actually use Genesis. Now that I look more closely, the problem is on Premise landing pages:
Do you not have this issue on Premise?
@DannyBrown Alright, Danny, so how do you disable afterRead for Pages? Sorry to bombard you with messages here...
@DannyBrown Whoa. I had afterRead active for no more than 10 minutes and received a new subscription!
Thanks, @DannyBrown ! I love these kinds of posts since there's always something valuable I can add to my site. I went with afterRead and removed my big newsletter subscription box (and left that one on my home page).
Livefyre is cool enough, but I'm still a Disqus kind of guy. That may just be personal preference.
Looks great, Danny! Like you, I recently redesigned my site, and I also went with Genesis. Can't go wrong with tried and true! I'm loving it so far.
I also totally get changing often. This is my third design in the eight month history of my site. The purpose, focus and vision have evolved during that time, so it's only natural that the design will, too.
Of course, we'll likely get tired of this design within two months, but it keeps things interesting!