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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

I haven't posted in a long time on newbie tips..anyone if you have any questions and can't quite figure it out - email me - its time for a new newbie tip update

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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Running Outlook 2003 on a Win XP Pro box.  When entering the email "To"field, the auto-fill function nicely provides relevant possibilities - love the feature but how do you delete a wrong email address or delete an unwanted email address

Answer - actually very simple but i had to search for it

Just start typing the name.  It should become the delete key. removes it from your choice list..easy :)

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Sunday, July 31, 2005

moving the long date from the top of the post to where the time is located at the bottom of the post

1. Go to this page - for the day template -  and copy this code

<div class="date"> <%archiveLink%>&nbsp; <%longDate%> </div> - paste into notepad or a text editor

then delete the <%longDate%> macro from the template

click on submit

2.  Go to this page - for the item template - and paste the code you just copied from the item template minus the <%archiveLink%>&nbsp;

into the item template - this is what you're pasting:  <div class="date"><%longDate%></div>

depending on where you would like the date to appear, you can paste that code before the time or <%when%> or after the time or have everything on the same line

I have changed mine to appear before the time after the permalink which is that little # sign and with everything on the same line and my item template looks like this (i enclosed everything inside the <div> </div> code to have it all on the same line)

<<table width="100%" cellpadding="1">
    <td valign="top">
      <font class="small" size="-1" color="gray"> <div class="date"><%permalink%>&nbsp;<%longDate%>&nbsp;<%when%>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><%editButton%></font>
    <td valign="top" align="right" nowrap>

Click on submit.

3. Changing the size of the long date - go to this page for the home template:

and scroll down til you find .date (it will be about mid way down in the template) - you need to change the font size of the date to 10px instead of 14px and delete a margin top css code

Before you change the css code - its looks like this:

 .date  {
    font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;
    font-size: 14px;  >>>>>change this to 10px
    color: #999;
    margin-top:10px;    >>>>>>delete this line
    border-bottom:1px solid #666; 

after you make the changes - it will look like this

 .date  {
    font-family:verdana, arial, sans-serif;
    font-size: 10px;
    color: #999;
    border-bottom:1px solid #666; 

Click on submit.

4. Repeat step 3 on main template - go to this page  - click on submit when done with changes

Post something new and your date should now appear at the bottom of the post 

Now if you don't want the date to appear at all, skip part 2, 3 and 4

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Saturday, July 30, 2005

changing the location of the calendar and adding a picture to Bryan Bell's MOVABLE RADIO MODERN theme

first thing this assumes that you are already using Movable Radio Modern as your theme

second thing -  go to this page with Radio open

1. Adding a picture to above the calendar

Go back to this page -

Scroll down (its about 13 lines from the bottom) until you find <div id="links">

You're going to add an image source link macro to the code - this assumes that you've already upstream the image to your images folder - I added a marble jpeg to my template and I wanted it centered

<p align="center">
<img src=""></p>

techically you should use the radio macro but for the life of me I can't get it to work...html code works..just find the url of the image and paste that in place of my url image code

click on submit, post something and see if you're picture has showed up above the calendar

ok..trying to write a newbie tip here what the hell does this mean: [Macro error: String constant isn't correctly specified. Must be of the form "abcd".] I could go look it up in the kickstart book, but I haven't the foggiest idea where I put that book, ok strike that thought, figured it out, I left out a slash...apparently I've lost my mind, it suppose to work with the radio macro, why isn't it working? oh well, html coding works too.

2. Now onto moving the calendar to below the navigator links

Go back to this page

Scroll down til you find this code again <div id="links">

You're going to cut this code

<table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="8" align="center">
                  <%radio.weblog.drawcalendar ()%>

and then paste it back two lines down below the navigator links code (shown below in blue)

also you'll be adding a space right in front of the paste code (shown in teal below)

it will look like this after you've pasted the code back into the template under the navigator links

 <div class="sidetitle">Navigation</div>
<div class="side"><%navigatorLinks%></div>

<p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="8" align="center">
                  <%radio.weblog.drawcalendar ()%>

click on submit, post something and your calendar, cross your fingers will be under the navigator links and its works..wahoo

repeat for the main template if needed  - go to this page - and repeat steps 1 and 2

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Monday, May 23, 2005

sooo..I'm always searching for this email from Rhye (Just Around the Bend) on how to change the permalink per what better why to find it then to just post her answer here on the newbie tips so I can find it later on 

Open Application window, Ctrl+J, type: weblogData.categories then

>category name

> theme

under one or all of the following values, input new image tag, copy image into image folder, close windows, close and reopen Radio





(this is an advanced newbie tip)

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Sunday, May 01, 2005

how to replace the coffee mug logo in the default template with your own logo..a newbie tip is born

Step 1 - you need to upstream/upload your picture (your logo) to the cloud.

Open the radio application > then open the www folder > then open the images folder, you can either place the your image directly into the images folder or create a new folder for your personal pictures. I recently created a new folder inside the images folder called birthday wish list 2005 and then pasted pictures in that folder from my computer.

(Newbie Tips located here - based on PC)             (Mac Users - Just Around the Bend has newbie tips here)

Step 2 - Deleting the top part of coffee mug image

Open your #hometemplate by going to this page

Read the code source until you located the image ref information - as seen in green below -

<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" leftmargin="0" topmargin="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0">
  <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
   <tr bgcolor="#5876AC">
     <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="6">
      <tr align="center">
       <td><%radio.macros.editorsOnlyMenu ()%><%if radioResponder.flStaticRendering {return ("<font color=\"white">Updated: " + now + ".")} else {return ("")}%></font></td>
     <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
       <td width="112">

<a href=""> <%radio.macros.imageref ("/system/images/weblogDefault/header1.gif")%></a></td>

You are going to deletethe section in green

Step 3 - Replacing the lower half of the coffee mug image with your image

Adding your image to the template (where the second part of the coffee mug image is located)

Next scroll down til you find this image reference (about 9 lines down from the previous image reference in step 2)

<td width="112" valign="top">

<a href=""> <%radio.macros.imageref ("/system/images/weblogDefault/header3.gif")%></a></td>

You are going to delete the section in blue and replace the section in pink with your logo or image

it will look like this when you are done (I used a marble image)

<%radio.macros.imageref ("images/marble.jpg")%> </a></td>

I should have a marble on my newbie themes test page where the coffee mug used to be

Step 4 - Replacing coffee mug image on main template

Go to this page: and follow steps 2 and 3 above

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Tuesday, April 26, 2005

I left a comment on the discussion board about book rolls, requesting a link and then life got busy, I got sidetracked and didn't get a chance to check back to see if a link was posted - thankfully someone else posted a response to the question however once I saw the link and understood what a book roll was - I realized tweezerman had already discovered how to add a graphic inside a blogroll for Radio......

......update to a newbie tip - adding graphics to blogrolls 

update..adding to newbie tips not test page

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