Thanks to Lorelle VanFossen of “Lorelle on WordPress”:http://lorelle.wordpress.com/2006/08/23/one-year-anniversary-review-wordpress-plugins/, I finally have my “Contact”:http://open-dialogue.com/blog/contact/ and “Quotes”:http://open-dialogue.com/blog/quotes/ pages working properly. I’ve been using the Textile 2 plugin because I love its method of marking up my posts. Unfortunately, for some reason, using it also broke the tag on both pages that let those particular plugins work (Textile 2 kept wanting to convert the tag to markup language for some reason). I’d pretty much written off that functionality because I couldn’t identify the problem, let alone fix it, and contact with both the author of Textile 2 and Textism yielded no help. But I was also loth to disable Textile 2 because so many of my entries now use it and I would have to go back and manually correct everything so as not to make reading my blog completely impossible. ((Plus, I really like Textile 2. Did I mention that?))
Well, Lorelle has been blogging a series of one-year anniversary reviews, and today’s tip pointed me to her “plugin page”:http://www.cameraontheroad.com/index.php?page_id=714 on her “Taking Your Camera On the Road”:http://www.cameraontheroad.com/ blog. I love plugins and I always love finding new ones. So I was delighted to find one that gives a greater degree of versatility in what kind of markup an author can use. (Hint: Textile 2 was one of the options.) I decided to experiment by downloading the plugin and installing it. Sure enough, it fixed whatever problem that the Textile 2 standalone plugin had created, allowing both my Contact and Quotes pages to function normally again. This is a huge relief because people _were_ using the Contact page to email me before Textile 2 broke it.
Writer’s Blog is once again functioning 100% as it ought to be.