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Tony Baldwin

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Feb 17, 2011, 1:06:25 AM2/17/11
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I just installed blazeblogger today on a server running here in my office, and D00D, I think it rocks!
My installation is here: http://blinguas.homelinux.net/
I just have one question.
There is an index.rss generated, http://blinguas.homelinux.net/index.rss
but the CMS is not adding a link to the feed anywhere on the index or any other page.
When I do 
blaze-config feed.baseurl http://blinguas.homelinux.net
I get
blaze-config: Invalid option `feed.baseurl'.
 
Also, is there no means to add/edit links in the "links" portion of the menu bar?

Oh, I guess that was two questions...
I'm having a blast playing with blazeblogger!

thanks
tony

Tony Baldwin

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Feb 17, 2011, 1:11:20 AM2/17/11
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I suppose it is significant that I have version 1.0.0, directly aptitude installed from the Debian repos (squeeze/stable).

john tocher

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Feb 17, 2011, 3:30:16 AM2/17/11
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I went through this. As I recall I had to use the version from the repository.

Yes. Blazeblogger is pretty neat.

Here is my site here so you can see I'm not fibbing:

http://sadayatana.com/

John Tocher



On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 12:11 AM, Tony Baldwin <baldwin...@gmail.com> wrote:
I suppose it is significant that I have version 1.0.0, directly aptitude installed from the Debian repos (squeeze/stable).

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Tony Baldwin

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Feb 17, 2011, 12:31:58 PM2/17/11
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I'm going to have to listen in on your podcast.

blaze seems to be automagically justying text, unless I use <p align="left"> or something to manipulate that.

Jaromir Hradilek

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Feb 17, 2011, 2:26:18 PM2/17/11
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> blaze seems to be automagically justying text, unless I use <p
> align="left"> or something to manipulate that.

Hi Tony,

and many thanks for using my software. As for the text justification,
this is a feature of the default theme and can be easily changed. To do
so, open the .blaze/style/default.css file, and find the following section:

#content {
float: left;
margin: 0px;
padding: 10px 10px 20px 20px;
width: 528px;
text-align: justify;
}

Then edit the line with the "text-align" directive and and replace
"justify" with "left":

text-align: left;

The changes will take effect the next time you run the blaze-make command.

Jaromir Hradilek

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Feb 17, 2011, 2:44:06 PM2/17/11
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On Feb 17, 7:06 am, Tony Baldwin <baldwinling...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I just installed blazeblogger today on a server running here in my office,
> and D00D, I think it rocks!
> My installation is here:http://blinguas.homelinux.net/

Thanks for the link, I should start collecting these. :)

> I just have one question.
> There is an index.rss generated,http://blinguas.homelinux.net/index.rss
> but the CMS is not adding a link to the feed anywhere on the index or any
> other page.

The default theme only adds a link to the RSS feed to the HTML header.
If you want to add an explicit link somewhere on the page, edit
the .blaze/theme/default.html and add the following tag:

<a href="%root%index.rss">RSS Feed</a>

For example, to add the link to the footer, find the following
section:

<div id="footer">
Copyright &copy; <!-- year --> <!-- name -->.
Powered by <a href="http://blaze.blackened.cz/">BlazeBlogger</a>.
</div>

Then replace it with the following code:

<div id="footer">
Copyright &copy; <!-- year --> <!-- name --> |
Powered by <a href="http://blaze.blackened.cz/">BlazeBlogger</a> |
<a href="%root%index.rss">RSS Feed</a>
</div>

> When I do
>
> blaze-config feed.baseurlhttp://blinguas.homelinux.net
>
> I get
>
> blaze-config: Invalid option `feed.baseurl'.

Older versions of BlazeBlogger used "blog.url" instead. If you are
using version 1.0.0, this may be of help:
http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/maverick/man7/blazeintro.7.html

> Also, is there no means to add/edit links in the "links" portion of the menu
> bar?

Not at the moment, but it will be possible in the future. For now,
please, edit the .blaze/theme/default.html file.

> Oh, I guess that was two questions...
> I'm having a blast playing with blazeblogger!

If you have any other questions, please, feel free to ask! Also, if
you use IRC, you can join the #blazeblogger channel on Freenode and
chat in real time. :-)

Tony Baldwin

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Feb 17, 2011, 4:54:20 PM2/17/11
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You should make your theme, or, at least one like it, available at the blazeblogger site.
It's pretty cool.

./tony

Tony Baldwin

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Feb 17, 2011, 5:16:12 PM2/17/11
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Aha....
Good counsel.

And getting into the default.html file there allowed me to figure out how to make other alterations, add links, etc.

Thanks for that.

:)
Tony

Tony Baldwin

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Feb 17, 2011, 5:22:25 PM2/17/11
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Aha!

I kept trying to make changes in the default.css in the toplevel dir, and it kept getting overwritten everytime I did blaze-make!


Thanks again,
Tony

Tony Baldwin

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Feb 17, 2011, 6:25:53 PM2/17/11
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I got in and change the default.html and default.css and made the whole blog more or less match the theme of the dokuwiki at the same domain. 
The blog is in the toplevel of the domain.

Jaromir Hradilek

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Feb 17, 2011, 6:29:50 PM2/17/11
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On 02/18/2011 12:25 AM, Tony Baldwin wrote:
> I got in and change the default.html and default.css and made the whole
> blog <http://blinguas.homelinux.net/> more or less match the theme of
> the dokuwik <http://blinguas.homelinux.net/dokuwiki/>i at the same domain.

> The blog is in the toplevel of the domain.

That's actually a pretty neat design. :-)

Tony Baldwin

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Feb 17, 2011, 8:01:48 PM2/17/11
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It's not really a distinct design, so much, as a modification of the default design.
All I've really done is change the colors, rearrange the sidebar a bit, and shove my google adsense code into the footer.

I might play with some of the othe parameters, like make the content area wider.
I don't know.
I can edit html and css, but I want to get in and learn to manipulate the php, too, but I'm a totally n00b with php.

./tony

Tony Baldwin

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Feb 17, 2011, 8:49:48 PM2/17/11
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I added a tweet button to the default.html

Just tucked this into the top of the sidebar:
<a href="http://twitter.com/share" class="twitter-share-button" data-count="none" data-via="tonybaldwin">Tweet</a><script type="text/javascript" src="http://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script>

Seems to work!

I love the way it's so easy to embed stuff in this blog.
I also embedded a twitter widget and some adsense crap.
Blazeblogger seems so simple, but, as a result, to me, it seems almost infinitely configurable, wildly useful, and quite powerful, in the right hands, really.
I embeddedd a little widget that pops up my linked in profile on the about page, but I had to stick the link the source java script in the default.html, so that gets loaded on every page, with seems inefficient (unless i wanted to display the linked link on every page).
I managed to get a facebook "recommend(like)" button in there, too, but it only recommends/like the toplevel of the domain (http://blinguas.homelinux.net), as opposed to individual articles or pages, because the toplevel url is embedded in the widget.
I'll have to work on that.
I did go ahead now and make the wrapper, content, header, menu all wider to accomodate larger images and videos in posts, etc.
The thing is, this blazeblogger is so much fun to play with, I'm neglecting work for my clients (I'm a freelance translator, and have document from Argentina to work on!).

./tony

Tony Baldwin

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Feb 17, 2011, 8:52:03 PM2/17/11
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9 people have already "recommended" it on FB, in just the time since I posted that last message (like 3 minutes).

w0w

./tony

Tony Baldwin

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Feb 17, 2011, 9:18:42 PM2/17/11
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Okay.
NOW it's a design.
I added a background image to the header, and a different one for the page background.

./tony

Tony Baldwin

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Feb 18, 2011, 9:05:47 AM2/18/11
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Other than change the colors, I also added the following the css so I could stick images in left or rright with the text wrapped around.
img.Left { 
	float: left; 
	margin: 5px; 
	border-width: 2px
	border-color: #000000;
	border-style: solid;
	}
img.Right { 
	float: right; 
	margin: 5px;
	border-width: 2px
	border-color: #000000;
	border-style: solid; 
	}

Thus, <img class="Left" src="somepicture.png"> makes the image stay left, with the text wrapped around.
How do I package up the theme to allow others to download it? Are there instructions for that somewhere?
tony
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