Other

These options are found by clicking on Appearance, then WP-Drudge options, then the Other tab. The options here control various features and functions on the site that don’t quite fall into their own category. Don’t be fooled by the vague tab name, though, as these options can affect a lot of the site’s functionality.

  1. Content width and layout – Select the width and behavior of the content area. “fixed” is a fixed width (960px), “fluid (full)” expands to fill the browser width, “fluid (partial)” also expands but does not reach the edges of the browser.
  2. Overall spacing – This spaces out the site elements more or less, depending what is selected
  3. Number of columns [added in v2.6] – This controls the number of columns that appear on the homepage
  4. Use “Right Column” everywhere – If selected, this will use the widget group titled “Right Column” on all pages automatically. This will affect the home page, archive pages, posts, and pages but not the WP-Drudge page templates, those are controlled separately.
  5. Show “Load More” link on Posted Link widgets [added in v2.5] – Turns on a link for all Posted Link widgets that lets site visitors load more links right in place. Uses the category set for that current widget to determine what posts to pull.
  6. Number of columns for category and archive pages [changed in v2.7] – This controls the number of columns used on the various archive pages throughout the site (category, date, tags, author, etc.)
  7. Blurb and body field usage – How should the body and blurb field be used on the site? The body field is the main post editor field on the edit post page and can accept HTML. The blurb field is located in the WP-Drudge fields section and is plain text only. You can choose to use one of these content fields everywhere or display one field on the listing and one on the post page. This setting can be overridden for each link you post, also (see Adding Posted Links for more info)
  8. Links in new tab – Selecting “yes” here opens all external links in a separate browser tab.
  9. Link posted link category headers – The category headers that display posted links will be linked to their corresponding category aggregation pages. The style for these headers comes from your general link color settings.
  10. Show post date in posted links? [added in v2.3] – This will output either the date or the date and time on link listing pages.
  11. Show source domain in link text – For posted links, this adds the domain of the site in the link title like you’d see on Hacker News and other aggregators.
  12. Show link to comments – This will show a link to the comments for every link that is posted
  13. Add interruption page – This will direct users to a post page on your site before they have access to the link you posted. You can use this page to add share links or simply increase your page views. In general, this is considered less user-friendly.
  14. Redirect single Posted Link pages [added in v2.6] – This will automatically redirect anyone who goes to a post page that has an outbound link directly to that outbound link. If you’re using neither comments nor interruption pages, this is a good setting to turn on to make sure no one ends up on an unproductive page of your site.
  15. Show meta information on posts – Should on-site posts show posted date, author, category, and comment information?
  16. Footer text – Enter text to appear next to the copyright notice. HTML was enabled in v2.3.
  17. Use Facebook commenting [removed in v2.7]

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