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how to put NO FUR sticker on your WordPress blog

February 6, 2007

It is easy. If you wish to do it, here is how it can be done.

First you need text widget. WordPress allows you to have 9 text widgets. Kindly go to Presentation -> Sidebar Widgets. Take text widget with your mouse, left click and hold, and drag and drop it into the sidebar – on place you wish. If you do not have enough text widgets you can increase their availability from drop down menu beside question How many text widgets would you like?

Click on the right side of text widget and text box will open with title and body for HTML. I thought it would be nice if this sticker hyperlinks to the homepage of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). Now in title you can write your message about not using fur. In the main text window write this code

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Then close window by clicking anywhere outside it, and Save Changes.

I have already done that in my blog so you can see how it looks like. This is easy and everyone can do it. If you do not want to put this sticker on your blog, you can print it on printer and make interesting badge. All in all, be creative, there are many ways to say to other people that you do not feel like that animals should be killed because of someone’s notions of fashion. Let us join to appeal of people who make new fashion – fashion that says fur is out. There is no aesthetics in killing animals for fashion – let us all say what we think and really prove that we are civilised. No fur!

And one more thing – you may find it difficult to become vegetarian at this moment. I hope you will reconsider that option in the future someday, but when it comes to wearing fur – it is very, very easy to renounce wearing it. Just say no, and help higher and more humane taste in fashion to evolve. It is easy. We can do it!

Address of NO FUR sticker, if you want to print it out on paper is
http://www.petacatalog.org/images/200-BU171.jpg
Note, it is address that you have to put in img src tag in text widget, see code example above.

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comment moderation

January 23, 2007

Now there are so many new things that I will have to learn about blogging in WordPress.

When I wrote and send last few comments, I noticed message that my comment is waiting for moderation. What’s that??? So, I had to browse a bit on the subject on codex.wordpress.org, and here it is what they say

WordPress runs a number of tests on each new comment before posting it to your blog. If a comment fails one of these tests, it is not displayed immediately on the site but is placed in a queue for moderation, the process of manual approval or deletion by the blog’s administrator.

Oh, I never liked tests in school. Uh huh. Now what kind of tests are they speaking about.

The first option is to hold comments for moderation if they contain an unusually large number of hyperlinks. Most normal comments contain at most one or two links while spam comments often have a large number. Look at your own comments and set this to a value that makes sense for your audience.

Ah, there it is! So, this is the solution for my problem. I usually have manner to put hyperlinks in comments, like I do in posts, to make it easier for people who read them. They can just click on comment and go on the page I am refering to, instead of copying and pasting the link in the browser.

If you go to Options –> Discussion –> Comment Moderation you will read this

Comment Moderation

Hold a comment in the queue if it contains 2 or more links. (A common characteristic of comment spam is a large number of hyperlinks.)

I erased the above 2 and wrote 10 instead. So, now everyone is free to comment on my blog with many hyperlinks if he wishes so. There is no need to treat someone as a spammer just because he provided you hyperlinks. And what if one day when your blog grows big enough and perhaps attract many spammers – well you can always erase that 10 and write again 2.

And what, dear reader of this post, if someone commented on your blog with more than 2 hyperlinks, and now that comment is not published but waits in queue for moderation, and you are totally unaware of that?

Well, you can be aware of that if you do the following. Click on

Comments –> Awaiting Moderation(0)

If there is zero inside the brackets, that means there are no comments waiting for moderation. But if there are some, you can allow them to be published.

Complete text about comment moderation you can find here.