Happy Last Day of May!! It would seem that I’ve been in a WordPress frame of mind – almost all of my links this week are about WordPress. Now if I can just find a video of a WordPress kitty ;-)
Last fall I wrote an article about improving your archives with the Thumbnails for Excerpts plugin. This plugin takes the first screenshot in your article and displays it as thumbnail next to your archives listing. The archives must use the excerpt tag, the_excerpt, in order to display the thumbnail. The plugin also has a number of settings that can be adjusted and a class that can be used in the CSS.
Anyway … now that I’ve added that background information I can move on.
Today is March 15 or the Ides of March – beware! I am not superstitious but I’ve had server problems on March 15th on more that one occasion where it took the entire day to resolve the problem. Fortunately, this year it falls on a Sunday so most of us won’t be working.
Last Sunday was International Women’s Day, which I didn’t realize until after the fact but I do have a link about women’s issues this week. I also have tweetdeck tips, operating systems over the years, creating a large website background in CSS, the Hawaiian Chair, USB drives, and a year in 2 minutes.
Well, you can’t see it on this site because I spent a good chunk of my weekend trying to figure out how to get rid of it, but I’ve come up with three ways to get rid of the word “Says” after the commenters name in WordPress 2.7 threaded comments.
The three methods are:
- – Setting the display to none in the CSS class
- – Making the color of says the same as the background color in the CSS
- – Using the callback function to output the html so you can edit it
Probably one of the most talked about features of 2.7 is that threaded comments are built in. A plugin is no longer required for this functionality.
The problem is that it takes more that simply upgrading to 2.7 for this feature to be available. If you’ve got a brand new 2.7 ready theme then, yes, threaded comments will work. If not, you will need to make the theme “2.7 ready”.
So, you’re in luck because I’m going to walk you through the steps. I’m not sure if I like the way they look but I do like the functionality. I have saved my original files in case I decide to revert back.