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OT Today

Tod Kelly, Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times, was kind enough to put up a “thanks” post for my contributions at that site over the last several months. I particularly appreciate the following observation, and, on behalf of every designer-developer who has ever worked on a contract, recommend it to all bloggers, writers, creative artists, and others who have been winging it design-wise for free or on-the-very-cheap/out-of-the-box with their sites: “I don’t think we really knew just how much we needed a CK until we had one of our very own.”

I started making changes at OT around a year ago, though it wasn’t until the Summer that I was given the OK to “just do it,” and then make adjustments based on feedback. I still preferred to work with caution, however: I have always been aware of OT’s loyal and voluble commentariat, most of whose members were happy enough with the site before I swooped in on them and started experimenting. Feedback from OT users was essential to getting right whatever I did manage to get right.

OT Today
OT Today

There were additional alterations I had planned to make when I decided I had to step down and back, but I’ll leave that subject to some other time. I still need to wrap up, document, and refine what I implemented at OT, and apply both the work itself and what I learned from doing it to new WordPress themes, plug-ins, and add-ons. I’ll also be returning my attention to long-delayed development and design work at this site, to working with new clients on their sites, and to writing.

I learned a lot WordPressing at OT, and wish the best to everyone over there – a group that as a matter of fact still includes me, if in a much-reduced role. So, you’re welcome, Tod and all, and right backatcha.


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By CK MacLeod

Writing since ancient times, blogging, e-commercing, and site installing-designing-maintaining since 2001; WordPress theme and plugin configuring and developing since 2004 or so; a lifelong freelancer, not associated nor to be associated with any company, publication, party, university, church, or other institution. 

14 comments

  1. I really liked the developments over there. Not much of a blogger myself, but that edit feature helps a great deal. Thanks again, and write often.

  2. Your work at OT was very good, but this comment is mainly testing the email/comment thing. I re-entered my email just in case my eyes are worse than I think.

      1. Odd, it works for me – though am testing again anyway. I’m going to have to ask someone else to try it out. I wonder if emails are getting trapped in your spam filter. Also, you might try the alternative to “Replies to my comments” (“All”), to see if it makes any difference.

          1. Hmmmmm… still not good – since DS below is also on gmail, so suggests something about the confirmo email may be tripping spam filter at common setting, but at least may solve mystery.

    1. Thanks doubly, DS. If the feature is working correctly, you should have received a confirmation email, its links should work, and, if you’ve already confirmed and have gone with the default (“Replies to my comments”), you should be getting an email with this comment.

    2. Trying something else here… Also see if DS has managed to confirm his sub… (probly using kinda crappy pre-edited confirmo-form)

    3. Switching back to first alternative – since possibly problems were these spam filter-y ones not others.

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