WordPress Weblog Hosting

WebbleYou is the premier host for WordPress-powered blogs. We offer an unparalleled level of WordPress-specific support, as well as all of the features you’ve come to expect from a world-class webhost.

With WebbleYou, your site is physically hosted on our servers, and your files and database are under your full control. We will set up WordPress, but you are free to modify your installation as you see fit, e.g. adding themes, installing forum software, etc.

Of course, we are always ready to provide answers to any questions you have about your site, so you’re never alone when it comes to working with HTML, PHP, or CSS.

Our hosting package includes:

  • mod_rewrite (.htaccess) support for clean URLs
  • No commitment – pay only $4 each month, with no prepayment requirement
  • All major credit cards accepted (via PayPal)

You can sign up here. If you have any questions about our service, please ask using our question form.

WordPress Resource Weblog

WebbleYou was commissioned by a client to widget-ize the excellent Blix theme for WordPress. You can download the widgetized version here: ZIP | tar.gz

WordPress widgets are a project of Automattic. The Widgets plugin requires WP2.0.2 (which we pre-install by default).

Notes:

  • Blix was released for Version 1.5, but it works with WP2.0.x (which is required for using widgets).
  • Blix uses different icons for different sidebar elements. If a sidebar element uses lists other than those specified in the stylesheet, they will be bulleted with the same icon used for categories. I think.

If you notice any issues, please let us know. If you would like WebbleYou to widget-ize a theme for you, we can do so for around $20 (depending on the complexity and your needs). Contact us to discuss details.

To specify a different banner image for each “page” on your WordPress-powered site, you can use the is_page conditional tag. If you’re using the Kubrick theme or a theme based on Kubrick (about 80% of WP themes are), this code or something like it should do the trick. Edit your header.php and replace the #header { … } style line with:

#header { background: url("<?php bloginfo('stylesheet_directory'); ?>/images/<?php if
(is_page('1')) {
echo "about.jpg";
} elseif (is_page('2')) {
echo "photos.jpg";
} elseif (is_page('3')) {
echo "calendar.jpg";
} elseif (is_page('4')) {
echo "donate.jpg";
} elseif (is_page('5')) {
echo "contact.jpg";
} elseif (1) {
echo "default-banner.jpg";
} ?>") no-repeat bottom center; }

You can of course add or delete elseif statements to match the number of pages you have, and change the filenames to match your banners. The number in quotes in each is_page statement is the page ID, which you can see when editing the page.

To use a random header image each time, see Flash JPG rotator.

If you would like to link to WebbleYou, we are happy to offer $4 (one month’s hosting fee, paid via PayPal) as a commission for each new client you refer.

To ensure that you are credited for new signups you send our way, simply take the following steps:

1. Link to http://www.webbleyou.com/?code
replacing code with a referral code of your choosing (e.g. your initials or site’s name).

2. Contact us and let us know what code you’re using. Also, let us know the email address at which you would like to receive payment.

If you would like, you can use this image to link to WebbleYou (hotlinking is fine):

WebbleYou Button

Here is the code to use on your site:
&lt;a href="http://www.webbleyou.com/?code" title="WordPress hosting by WebbleYou"&gt;
&lt;img src="http://www.webbleyou.com/webbleyoubutton.png" alt="Powered by WebbleYou WordPress Hosting"/&gt;
&lt;/a&gt;

Again, replace code with your referral code.

Please use only legitimate means to send people our way. Referrals originating from spam (whether web-based or via email) will not be credited.