Ironing out Wordpess

Well, I reckon I have far too many wrinkles in my powered by WordPress site to iron them out in one fell swoop, so the title here is a tad disingenuous.

But hey, I like the wordplay of it, and although Beginning to iron out WordPress issues would probably be more accurate while still maintaining the iron and press of the play, such a longer title would be less aesthetically pleasing to me.

As a writer, I always try to please myself first. There is an underlying assumption lined with hope that I make here; that if I really do please myself, then I stand a good chance of pleasing some other folks as well.

Not pleasing everyone, of course, but I have no idea how to write for everyone. Nor do I think I would like to come upon such an idea. For I think it would cash out in practice more like pleasing everyone but me.

The same goes for my blog as I try to create a site to the best of my present capacity that I myself would find pleasing to visit.

As with my writing, I am constantly looking for ways to improve the nuts and bolts of it. Tonight I added to my website toolbox by attending a meeting sponsored by the WordPress Indianapolis Networking (WIN) group.

This ongoing meetup group covers a full range of Worpress topics, though the one tonight at The Speakeasy was Beginner WP Workshop.

Already, via their helpful presentation, I have gotten rid of one little wrinkle by a simple change to the permalinks setting:

The URLs for my posts used to end in “/?P=###”, but now they end in the respective post’s title.

Props to Tracy Foote for organizing the event and especially to Chris Carrel for presenting the helpful material, which went far beyond just the permalinks advice.