I have been busy working on figuring out the ins and outs of wordpress recently. Granted you haven’t seen any changes on this site and that’s because I’ve been playing in a couple of different locations.
One new effort has to do with my habit of “window shopping” online when I want to take a quick break from working. ClothingCult.com has been born.
I’ve also used it as an effort to explore the various options available for affiliate advertising. I don’t want it to get too heavily laden with ads but I do want to see if I can get a small amount of residual income from it for my efforts.
Even though it’s only a week old, the people who have seen it so far have liked what they see.
I’m looking at setting up a second page for it that would be a wiki based shopping site diretory, but I haven’t started yet so it may end up turning into some other form of database. I’ve come across a lot of shopping sites I wanted to add and realized it was going to make the information in the side bar way too long.
WordPress Standard Install
The second project (and I actually started working on this before I started ClothingCult.com) is one that I had contemplated for a long time in the back of my head but a recent request from a potential client made me go ahead and take action.
It needs to be called something other than a “WordPress Standard Install” but I couldn’t think of anything else at the time and needed to put something together that will be a good working base for what I’m actually going to do.
The reason I wanted to work on this is because I get a lot of small business clients. They can’t always afford all of the bells and whistles at once. To do a more generic install instead of a customized template for them gives them something cheap now that can be upgraded to a full customized blog in the future. There is more information on that site for anyone interested.
St. Andrew’s Sermons
I have been using wordpress to set up an rss feed for itunes for this church’s mp3 sermons. Since there was already a web page layout in place, I quickly implemented a blog that isn’t linked to directly on the site. I may eventually revamp the wordpress layout so that is what’s linked to on the site to avoid a couple of additional steps that I have to go through now each time a sermon is added, but for now this has been the quickest to implement solution for them.