Micro-blogging using WordPress Post Formats?

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  • #90718

    maheshone
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    Hi,

    I recently enabled WordPress Post Formats for my theme but I’m unable to find any tutorials to customize the styles of post formats for Genesis Themes.

    For example, I want to redirect a blog post to an external website when clicked on blogpost title… So I am looking for documentation to customize styles for post formats in studiopress themes powered by HTML5.

    Can anyone help?


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    #90770

    maheshone
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    Any update? Anyone?


    #90781

    braddalton
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    I haven’t seen any so its a good question but i don’t think it would be difficult if you have a basic understanding of how to use Firebug and add CSS in your style sheet.

    You can use the Genesis SEO box for redirects on any Edit Screen.


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    #90801

    maheshone
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    Yes, thanks for that… I dont use firebug.. instead I use Chrome’s builtin css editor….

    I will get some tips from other blogs and will give a try myself.

    Thank you.


    #90804

    maheshone
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    Regardiing redirects… I was thinking about using Yoast’s redirect..; but the problem is.. it won’t create an individual post… so there wont be any permalink for individual posts as it redirects to external pages…. I want to add daringfireballs.net like fuctionality using post formats….


    #90853

    Summer
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    If you just want to do a redirect, maybe the Quick Page/Post Redirect plugin could help.

    It comes with a box where you can redirect the post by specifying the URL.

    There are also several RSS-Autoblogging plugins that will read an RSS feed, create a post and link back to the original post.

    Not sure which of those fits your model best, though.


    #90910

    maheshone
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    Hi,

    Thanks for tht… I can see that we can nofollow the redirect… but otherwise how is that different from Yoast’s redirect feature?


    #90995

    Summer
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    You’d said that Yoast’s redirect wouldn’t create posts, and you wanted to be able to create posts. With this plugin you can create a post on your site but have it redirect somewhere else as well as control where each post will redirect to.

    Is that the functionality you were asking for or did I misunderstand? I don’t use Yoast SEO anymore, so I don’t know what behavior it’s doing with redirects that you said you didn’t want.


    #91018

    maheshone
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    Ooops! I’m confused now…

    Okay, Yoast redirect works like this:

    Let’s say I have this blog post WordPress Plugins 2013 (http://www.minterest.org/best-wordpress-plugins-2013/)…. so I can use Yoast’s 301 redirect to redirect that blog post to a newer version (http://www.minterest.org/best-wordpress-plugins-2014/) or to ANY other web page….

    So in that case visitors won’t see the contents of the previous page.. they will be redirected to the new blog post…. But at the same time… those posts will be shown on Blog Archives…. but when we click the titles of those posts we will be redirected to the new page…


    #91020

    maheshone
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    Since blog posts are shown on archives… it appears on RSS feeds also… so Yoast can be used to write micro-posts that links to other pages if we are targeting RSS subsribers… but the problem is… the content of those posts cant be accessed using a permalink (as it redirects to the other page).


    #91088

    Summer
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    Okay, you have officially confused me… I have no idea what it is you want to do with your blog posts and redirecting them. Your first post sounded like you just wanted to make posts of links to other sites, for instance referencing a news article about a piece of tech, or an update for a video game, or something… that your site would be a microblog of links to all the other news items you thought were interesting.

    But if you’re making full posts on your site, why would you want to redirect them but still be able to access the post that you’re trying to redirect from?


    #91092

    maheshone
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    Sorry about that… sometimes I find it very difficult toe explain whats on my mind…

    Okay, I have created an example post and screenshot:

    For example,

    I can use Yoast plugin to create a post like “WordPress plugins 2014″ that redirect to another webpage. But the post is visible in archive pages like http://adlutions.com/wp/author/adlutions/ and http://adlutions.com/wp/category/uncategorized/ and also appears on RSS feeds as well…

    So as you can see.. readers will see my COMMENTS or Thoughts about that target page… and when they click the title of that post on rss it goes to the external page…

    But when we click the title of that post it redirects to the other page… so the problem is there wont be any permalink for that blog post as it redirects…

    Regarding your feedback, no i dont want to create full posts.. I just want to comment about the external page that the post will be linked to…. I have done that before by using a tumblr like theme… here http://minterest.co/anchor/905/

    Where it generates a permalink for each post and users can visit the external webpage by clicking the TITLE of that post… exactly like DaringFireball (http://daringfireball.net/linked/2014/02/16/office-ipad)


    #91158

    Summer
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    The link you provided is the permalink… it doesn’t redirect anyone anywhere.

    Stop thinking of it as a redirect, and I think you’ll be fine. Think about how to generate a secondary title with an external link you want, and you’ll have both the permalink on your site and the external link to the source you want to highlight. Drop any thoughts of using a plugin to redirect, and you may be able to figure it out… redirection is not the solution you want or need here, not at all.

    DaringFireball also doesn’t look like it was built with WordPress, so that might be where you’re also tripping yourself up. But it has it’s own title with it’s own permalink in addition to the external title/link that’s in that post.


    #91178

    maheshone
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    Oops:

    Sorry I didn’t paste the URL that’s redirecting.. it’s http://adlutions.com/wp/2014/02/19/wordpress-plugins-2014/. It redirects to http://www.minterest.org/best-wordpress-plugins-2014/.

    But that post can be viewed in archvies page http://adlutions.com/wp/author/adlutions/.


    #91179

    maheshone
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    Regarding DaringFireball,

    Yes, it’s NOT wordpress… it’s Movable Type. But I did create a daringfireball like site using WordPress (this one http://minterest.co/anchor/905/)… for that I used a “tumblr stlye theme”… So I was looking for a way to add a similar functionality in the current blog using “post formats” without changing theme


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