Site Creation II

From WPBEGINNER – Image Meta Data 101 

Attachment Title – The title field in the attachment details allow you to provide a title to your image. This title is used internally by WordPress to sort images in the media library.

Image Alt text – Alt text or alternate text is a required field by the HTML standards specifications. It is displayed when a user’s browser is unable to locate an image. Search engines like Google use alt tag as a ranking factor in their image search results. See our guide on what’s the difference between image alt text vs image title in WordPress.

Description – This text can be displayed on the attachment page for your image. You can enter as much information as you want in the description field. Like the story behind a photograph, how you took the picture, or anything else that you want to share can go here. You can even add links in the description field.

Caption – This is the text that you want to display with your image. Depending on your theme, it will be displayed inside image border or outside the image. See our guide on how to add caption to images in WordPress.


Site Creation I

  1. Think of a name, a logo.
  2. Get a domain name, hosting
  3. Register on Google for business suite. Is this necessary, though? Could I just use the host-provided email servers? What’s the ease of access to that email?
  4. Register the business. Legal entity? LLC? S-corp?
  5. Go to Fiverr, hire a designer to make the logo.
  6. Themes – pick one
  7. To edit in theme after setting a few more things up:
    1. Settings > Writing: Default post category, format; Post via email.
    2. Settings > Reading: Front page displays…
    3. Settings > Discussion: Comments displayed/newer on top
    4. Settings > Media: Note to self: Thumbnails 150×150; Med. 300×300; Lg 1024×1024
    5. Settings > Permalinks: Post name (selected), or custom structure?
    6. Plug-Ins > Activate Akismet and Loginizer
    7. Theme > Customize > Site Identity: Logo 64MB, 250×250; Need a better Tagline! > Icon >min. 512×512
    8. > Header media: 2000×1200 pixels *You can hide the header image
    9. > Set up Social Links?
    10. > Top menu: What are the pages going to be? And, do I want the social links menu in the top menu? If it’s not there, where is it?
    11. *2017 supports 2 menus (default = Top, Social Links) but you can add more in the Widgets
    12. Widgets – 3 listed: Blog sidebar, Footer 1 (Find Us), Footer 2 (About this Site, Search)
    13. Static Front Page (Home) (*Default) Blog (Blog)
    14. Theme Options
      1. Page Layout: When the two-column layout is assigned, the page title is in one column and content is in the other. [One Column] [Two Column] (default = 2)
      2. Front Page Section 1 Content: Select pages to feature in each area from the dropdowns. Add an image to a section by setting a featured image in the page editor. Empty sections will not be displayed.
      3. Front Page Section 2 Content
      4. Front Page Section 3 Content
      5. Front Page Section 4 Content
    15. Additional CSS: CSS allows you to customize the appearance and layout of your site with code. Separate CSS is saved for each of your themes. In the editing area the Tab key enters a tab character. To move below this area by pressing Tab, press the Esc key followed by the Tab key.
    16. Social? LI me, business: Twitter? FB?
    17. Canvas -heard for each of the above
    18. Google font for the JackRabbit logo
    19. Pages? What main pages should I have?


Why am I using 2017 vs. 2016? Might be better in 2016?

CHILD THEME/why and how to use?

Cultural Norms & Relationships

A marriage is a contract. We apply contract law. We define the parties and the terms, we plan for both success and failure, and then we move forward.

A wedding is a celebration to recognize the elevation of a relationship from casual to committed status. We celebrate with people we hope will help us maintain that commitment over time. They are called on to be both witnesses and participants.

I have struggled with the whole wedding thing and have come to realize that (in addition to the fact that I am a lousy party planner) I have shied away from being the bride because of my lack of enthusiasm for playing the role of Bride.

My feelings about being a wife are quite different, though. My heat´s desire has been to find someone to call husband and who would call me wife. I have shed tears of grief over not finding that. Shed tears of loneliness. Wondered if there were something fundamentally wrong with me, that I lacked something that made me worthy of the status of Wife.

Mike´s death really broke me in that regard. He died in his sleep the very night before we were supposed to have a weekend away to make plans for the futre, plans for how we would enmesh our lives together. I was finally going to tell him what I wanted (he had waited so patiently for me to put the words together). He loved me and was so excited for us to talk. So was I. Those words that I waited so long to speak have hung over me since then.

Time marches on, though, and life is for the living of it. Eventually I looked up and hoped again to find someone to fill that space labeled ´Husband´, someone whose eyes would light up when drive up the driveway. Some one who was home to me, and for whom I was his home also.

The fact that now, here, I am lamenting this whole wedding business is a dead giveaway that I have found what I was looking for. And yes, thank you, he was definitely worth the wait.

So, weddings. Maybe I just dislike being the center of attention. A bride would not be able to ghost out when she tired of the hubbub because for a wedding, the bride is the hubbub. Ugh. I struggle not to sound like a grumpy old man, yet when it comes right down to it I only enjoy parties in small doses. So, being the bride? Gack.

On the more introspective side of this, maybe my reticence is due to a general feeling of irrelevancy within my family. To them I am the cautionary tale. Any attempt on my part to be successful is met with skepticism instead of well wishes. This, despite the fact of… well… reality. For instance, I completed  master of science degree. That means I finished a bachelor´s degree as well. Been gainfully employed since two days after I turned 16 except for my stint as a stay-at-home mom when I had 4 kids under the age of 6. Raised those 4 kids single handedly, with dedication and perseverance and a sense of humor and adventure. Received awards for volunteering and been on the board of a large volunteer organization in Green Bay. Obviously, there is data to show I am a decent person.

And yet, I am still somehow less-than in the eyes of my immediate family and that has played out sadly in my life. No offer to celebrate the completion of my master´s degree. Not one baby shower. Half my family did not even come to Mike´s funeral, which was the second most traumatic event in my life to date.

The first most traumatic event revolves around child sexual trauma, which is either the kernel from which this neglect/lack of empathy/refusal of kindness comes from, or it is the situation that dramatically defines it. Either way, there it is… an unacknowledged elephant in the room, always invisible yet causing great consternation as we work continuously to maneuver around it.

My Husband-in-waiting comes from a similar neglectful upraising, having been taken as a very young child out of a terrible family situation and transported to a careless foster system on the other side of the country. We are cut from the same cloth, he and I. We spook emotionally at the same things and we both desire to move on and live happily despite them. He is beautiful, a perfect mate and best friend, better than I could have ever hoped for (and he says the same of me!).

As much as I am excited and happy to become Wife to him and for him to be Husband to me, this whole wedding thing has me in a quandary. I want my fishing buddies to come, but other than that I am kind of meh about family. I ask myself who, in the long run, would I turn to for advise about being married? And the names that come to mind are Gary, Heidi and Mr. Mustache (lol, Brian). Robyn. Even Paul. But not my fractured, broken family. So why am I so bent out of shape over their role in the wedding?

Obviously, I need to just do this. Plan the party and have fun celebrating with my friends and with whatever family decides to come. Maybe I can hire Evelyn to be my wedding planner… She throws awesome parties… and her food is divine.

Let´s make this fun! Why not? Life is to be lived fully and with everything we have in us. Not to be feared or dreaded. Time to plan a party!


Beautiful spaces

Stayed in an inexpensive hotel in Chicago and it’s a beautiful room. Walls of golden wheat and blue like the deep sky blue of summer, the way those colors look in the golden hour.

Photos decorate the walls:

Two reflect the rural colours – one of wheat, one of grass.  Both golden with blue skies.  Both large and square with simple white matting and brown frames.

Two others show off the city. These photos are smaller, rectangular. The are offset in middle-sized, square brown frames.

Overall, it’s a beautiful space.

This inspires me to do more with the photos I take.