The post I’ve written yesterday about giving WordPress its own directory during installation, just so happened to be WordPress upgrade day. I was rather surprise at yet another upgrade because it was not too long ago that there was this emergency upgrade to address the issue where someone hacked into their distribution server and added malicious code in the WordPress 2.1.1 package. Oh great, here we go again. I thought what the hack, I could write a post about the upgrade and how easy it is now that files are kept more separated from the WordPress files. So, today is the first real test with this kind of layout.
Typically, when I install WordPress, I usually install it in the root directory of the website. That is because I prefer not to host too many things under one domain name and I really don’t like overly long URL. Simply put, I like my blogs accessible via URL like http://example.com/ rather than http://example.com/my-wonderful-blog.
Today, I had a WTF moment when I was adding AdSense code to SandboxBlogger.com theme. Naturally, I install Wayne’s AdSense-Deluxe Plugin for WordPress to make it easy on myself. I’ve made the choice simply because AdSense-Deluxe Plugin is the best plugin out in the WordPress plugin jungle (more about that in later post).
In the past, I have been avoiding ads in posts on my other blog that I either participate or have helped to setup. All for the name of unintrusive ads, in fact too unintrusive… This time around I wanted to be a little bit bolder in my ads arrangement. However, I did not want those post ads to show up in my home page, archive pages, or any non-single pages in the blog. Ahh… Good! AdSense-Deluxe allows me to turn them off with just a few clicks to unchecked the related check box.
Then I saw it.
What’s that I hear from the crowd? Oh!
That’s the reply to my “hello world!” greetings. Well, yes. Welcome everybody! Welcome to SandboxBlogger.
This is my maiden post and like all maiden post in any blog, it is the hardest to write. Shall I introduce myself? Shell I just jump into the main topic this blog is created for? Shall I show readers (what readers!?!) around? Shall I just write garbage that I would regret later in my life? Talk about dilemma.