Shoutout: WordPress Gurus & Friends

Friends – we had an exciting week on this blog, well ok “exciting” doesn’t quite describe it. It was more “eh, ok”, but let’s pretend for me that it was exciting.  We (the royal version who is not particularly regal) learned two things: 1) I can set posts to private without driving the blog completely underground (yay) and 2) that while I can set posts to private, I cannot fix it so you can see them.  That means, if you signed up for the private version of BBM, WordPress converted you to “Followers” when I made the blog public again.  As “Followers” (as opposed to lowercase followers without quotes, which isn’t what you are, you guys are special) you just get an email when I post – like you just did to receive this.  You’ve gone years without having to receive an alert, so you won’t hurt my feelings if you go to the bottom of the email and hit “unsubscribe”.  You know our favorite shared social media source will alert you or that RSS feed you were already using.  No need for me to spam you. Gurus – is there any way to share a private post without converting people to Admins on my site?  Now that I’m a bullhorn to the universe and that horn will be blown quite loudly, I need a solution.  That’s assuming people still want that same sarcastic content they’ve come to love.  Until that time, this site is officially rated G and will only include stories about cuddles and bunnies and isn’t that Jay Leno a hoot.  I love talking about those so much that it makes me want to skip around my yard while carrying a little basket. OR without a solution it could go a different direction – somewhere between R and toxic to make it so unpalatable that it becomes unreadable.  That’s where I’d offend all of my favorite readers and that’s not really what I want to do.  You’re clever folks, any suggestions?  I need your help.  Ideally I’d like to create a group who get special content. (By “special” I mean you know as special as I can make it – ummm… I could get you all shirts, too?  BBM swag? A free round of Mexican martinis? A signed photo of Sam?)

A final question: Would moving it to WordPress.Org give me any more control?

10 thoughts on “Shoutout: WordPress Gurus & Friends

  1. toreetotz says:

    A signed shirt worn by Sam would be AWESOME!

    • Beth says:

      We just have to convince her to let us ink up her little paws. Do they have a dog treat flavored ink?

      • toreetotz says:

        Bunny blood stains like a bitch I bet! Sam can lick her paws clean after the signing! Win Win for everybody …. well maybe not the bunny but WIN WIN!

      • Beth says:

        Bunny blood is a bit like a nice rich sauce to us. She’d have those paws licked clean long before we could get her near a shirt. She’s a bit greedy.

        Sent from my iPod

  2. WordPress is a constant mystery to me….Wonderland every day. WIll be interested in what you find out

    • Beth says:

      I’m working with a friend of mine who is a bit of a web guru. She hosts the part of my site that contains my photos and used to host the entire thing when it was run through Blogger. I think we may have to move this blog to a fully hosted (on our end) version, which will give me more bells and whistles (and control). I mainly want to be able to create a private post and give certain folks access (but keeps the co-workers at bay). Fingers crossed that we pull it off. I’ll be sure to pass along any knowledge I’m able to glean.

      Hope you’re having a great week!

      • Will there be secret decoder rings?
        Sounds great

      • Beth says:

        Of course! But you’ll have to drink Ovaltine to discover the hidden code. 🙂

      • Mom would NEVER buy that – sob! I’m scarred for life

      • Beth says:

        It’s not too late! There’s still the malted milk powder just waiting for you… lurking really… eying you from the grocery store shelf. On second thought, RUN!!!!1 As a kid I loved Ovaltine, but then someone introduced me to Quick (that still looks wrong no matter how I type it this morning – the chocolate bunny stuff in the yellow container) and I never looked back. And then, I discovered Promise Land in its delightful glass container. Now I’m going to sway in place thinking of all the chocolate goodness. Then I’ll make a smarter drink choice and possibly whimper a bit. Looks like my morning is planned! 🙂

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