Mutant WordPress

Mutant Hemingway theme

I can see already that I’m going to have to do my own WordPress install. I wanted to just make do with the school’s installation, but, the built-in theme system is too broken.

The first theme I tried, veryplaintxt, had some typographical things that annoyed me, so I copied it to My Themes and tried to get to it through the built-in theme editor . . . ? No dice. Error message. Since I’d copied it over, I could have just made hard edits via FTP, but I’m trying to work with the system.

So I switched to this theme, Hemingway, which doesn’t annoy me as much out of the box. But it refuses to display my blogroll, no matter where I try to put it—

Hemingway configuration

—which is bad, because I need those links to the class pages (which is another issue; why is everything so scattered around?). I could just make a static links list, since the pages list is showing up, but—It. Should. Work.

Also? This WordPress Mu installation is some weird-ass out-of-date version: “wordpress-mu-1.2.3-2.2.1.” I’d much rather have the new version. And having neither the well-thought-out plug-in set that’s used at not the ability to install my own choice of plug-ins sucks.

I don’t think I’ll have time to install WP this weekend, though, so I’ll just have to whine.

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