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Just to see how sticky works. And I’ll leave out an excerpt, and assign only a Category 2.

Well, it doesn’t show on the home page and neither in the Articles directory. In fact, it doesn’t show up anywhere – not even in a ‘next’ link from the previous article. Odd.

Posted by Marjolein Katsma - 2011-05-01 12:44.
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So... let's have another

Another article, that is.

Not that it will be a lot of article, but I need these things to test my theme under development.

At least I got the contact form working today – it didn’t at first as a result of a weird collision of three causes: a new domain that had not fully propagated yet, wrong DNS definitions that caused it to propagate only partially, and configuration of the mail server that caused it not to know my email is actually hosted at Gmail, so it wanted to deliver my mail locally – where the email address did not exist.

So now you know.

The contact form works now — and the contact page has some links as well so you’ll know where to find me. At least it’s a start.

Also, this article will not be “posted in” any category so I can test that dratted “Posted in [space].” line: it shouldn’t appear when there’s no category to display!

Posted by Marjolein Katsma - 2011-04-30 21:19.

We need another article here!

Testing a theme on an out-of-the-box installation has its limitations. The main one being that you cannot test navigation (or develop, for that matter): a list-of-one does not make a good test case for listings, indicating “current” or “you are here” mechanisms.

So, here’s another short article with more than a single paragraph, and an excerpt as well.

For good measure, I’ll add a couple of keywords (I see a box for that on the left). And then maybe I’ll create yet another article with an “article image” (or two!).

Posted by Marjolein Katsma - 2011-04-29 15:05.
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  • Modify or even delete this article? The article list is the place to start.
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Posted by Marjolein Katsma - 2011-04-26 06:53.
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