Archive for November, 2012

New Plugin!

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

The problem… Editing your WordPress post can result in a loss of the script codethat runs your Mister Linky’s Magical Widgets… And cut/paste from the Widget Wizard can be a bother.

The solution… A brand new WordPress plugin that lets you add a widget with just one click, with no more code to pasteand no more code to worry about losing! It works with all types of Mister Linky’s Magical Widgets and it’s available to all of Mister Linky’s members.

Learn more about the new plugin here.

What’s new in Linky Land!

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

You may have noticed some changes around here. I’ve done kind of a soft launch of a bunch of improvements — soft in case anything needed to be removed in a hurry. It’s been about a week and things seem to be ::knock on wood:: fairly stable.

So here’s a laundry list of what did change, just in case you’re keeping score.

  • added COLOR & STYLE to the Easy-Linky and Thumbnail-Linky widgets (and the Original Auto-Linky Widget for Gold/Platinum members)
  • added new graphics for the “You’re next” person in the Thumbnail-Linky widget — they match the link colors, of course!
  • improved the performance of widget delivery (with more coming soon!)
  • streamlined the Auto-Linky instructions, removed a lot of no-longer-applicable bits.
  • fixed the “Remember these settings” button in the Widget Wizard, i.e. that button works now!!
  • made it easier to change widget settings like meme, columns, even which type of widget you’re showing!
  • continued with CSS cleanup in all widgets, an ongoing effort.
  • fixed the problem with manual membership updates not being recognized.
  • updated a bunch more admin functions, making it easier for me to help you.

There’s one more thing coming soon that I don’t want to mention quite yet, since I’m still testing it out. Let’s just say, though, that WordPress users (with their own hosting, not wordpress.com) will be pretty happy.

As always, if you run into any trouble, or if you’d like to beta-test a new WordPress plugin that works with ANY widget type, please let me know via the Help Desk.

Testing

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Testing. Nobody should be able to see this.

Styling

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Here is the CSS template mentioned on the Style Options page…

It can also be downloaded from here.

/* common css */
.blenza-top table, .blenza-top tr td, .blenza-top tr, .blenza-top td {
border: 0 !important;
padding: 0 0 0 0 !important;
margin: 0 !important;
}

.blenza-box table {
width: 100%;
}

.blenza-tdl {
text-align: right;
}

.blenza-tdm {
text-align: center;
}

.blenza-tdr {
text-align: left;
}

.blenza-box table, .blenza-box tr td, .blenza-box tr, .blenza-box td {
border: 0 !important;
padding: 4px 0 !important;
margin: 4px 0 !important;
}

.blenza-box input.blenza-input {
width: 90%;
margin: 0;
}

/* css for widget style simple */
.blenza-box {
background: white;
border: 3px solid black;
-moz-border-radius: 12px;
border-radius: 12px;
text-align: center;
color: black;
padding: 4px
}

.blenza-box .blenza-label, .blenza-box a {
color: black;
}

.blenza-box #bztitle {
color: #222;
}

.blenza-box #bzcktool {
color: #444;
}

.blenza-top .blenza-link, .blenza-top .blenza-link a, .blenza-meme a {
color: black;
}