Well after a lot of graft and steep learning curve (and a 23km walk to her house) I managed to get Ellee’s new wordpress blog up and running today. Really cool to be able to import her old blog with its over 200 posts and amazingly over 700 comments , all imported without a glitch (apart from small problem with wrapping around images).
For the technical out there I used:-
Tiga 1.0.1 theme as Ellee wanted three columns.
FlickrRSS plugin to get the rather smart random array of piccies along the top of the posts.
Giraffe AJAX calendar for fast moving between posts by date.
Akismet comment checking system to kill SPAM and pingbacks without moderation.
Role Manager for allowing different users to have different roles.
Subscribe Me to give all those rather neat RSS buttons etc
Ultimate Tag warrior so Ellee can tag her posts easily.
Sidebar Widgets to make it so easy to move the content of the sidebars around.
del.icio.us widget – doesnt seem to be working 🙁
Google search widget.
We also enabled the option to create posts directly from flickr. Which given elle’s passion for super large photographs should be really cool.
Geoff, Thanks very, very much, it really is a great site, I love it.