By May 7, 2007

Gibberish site updates

You may have noticed some slight changes with the Gibberish layout. With the list getting a bit lengthy, I implemented a pulldown navigation scheme for categories and archives. A big thanks to Roclar for coding this up. If you’re interested in putting this feature on your own WordPress blog, please post a comment here and I’ll see what I can do in helping you set it up. I know that the category pulldown extends into the main content area; I haven’t figured out how to extend the left column yet. I’ll fix this up in the near future.

The other new feature is the ability to rate a post. Right now it’s just the traditional five star rating — expect some Gibberish-esque customization in the near future. The Post Star Rating plugin handles all the magic. While the Web site is in Spanish, there are English instructions included in the download. It’s easy to set up, although you may need a grasp of HTML knowledge in order to put the stars where you want them. You must be logged into Gibberish in order to vote. This is the first feature on Gibberish that requires you to have an account. You may register for an account here. In the future, it may be possible to have special roles on Gibberish, including article writing, editing, or moderating. I know that you don’t want one more account to keep track of, but this is the only way the plugin will work.

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  1. *cough* Your bold-tag is breaking Ars Lounge. 😀

  2. drfaulken says:

    I fixed the tag, but I wonder if that will make a difference — I am guessing the XML feed is not going to update and may continue to donkeypunch Ars Lounge.

    I guess this will be a good test to see if any publicity is good publicity. 🙁

    Sorry in advance to any Ars readers today.

  3. It’s fine again 🙂 Thanks 🙂

  4. drfaulken says:

    I have heard that the voting system does not work if you are using a Mac OS browser aside from Firefox. I will look into this … if anyone can read Spanish it might help with the debugging process. 🙂

  5. Stomper says:

    Ah so you point at the star in the line that’s equal to the number of stars you want to give the post and it’s a vote! Cool!

  6. Bond says:

    Stomper’s FAQ

    All in good fun 🙂

    [edit] Inlined the image for you. Maybe you have to be logged in in order to post an image? — DrFaulken

  7. Stomper says:

    And if I call y’all a smart a** you’ll take it in fun too? :-). In part I was testing whether the post would hook up to me since we had to change my email associated with my Stomper name. Plus I was kind of expecting to click on the Vote Now and have to vote on a different page. So I was a little pleasantly surprised at how it actually worked. Anyway I have a serious question about the voting, that didn’t come to me with the voting post.

    What are we voting for specifically? Your writing? the content? or the feature/product? I like the write up you did on Ziggity, but I don’t like it as well as you did. So am I supposed to vote on your opinion of the game or the way in which you described it? Just curious.