New Features! (And more on Romans 9)

September 10th, 2009

Two bits of news!

First, I finally replied to Bob, in our discussion of the church and Israel in Romans 9-11. I recap the situation, and then look more closely at Romans 9:24-27. I also include a couple diagrams to help visualize what I’m thinking vs what Bob is thinking. Here’s the direct link.

Second, I’ve recently added a few features to the blog, so I thought I’d point them out.

1.) “Recent Comments”. In the sidebar, there’s now a list of recent comments next to the list of recent posts.

2.) Threaded comments. I didn’t know, but apparently WordPress added threaded comments a year ago. But my theme didn’t have what it needed to use it. So I updated my theme this weekend, and now the threads work! Woo.

3.) Gravatars! Gravatar is a picture that accompanies your comments. Like a user-pic on a forum website. It stands for “globally recognized avatar”. Basically, you go to the Gravatar website, sign up for free using your email account, and upload a picture.  Then when you post a comment at gravatar-enabled websites, the image will show up.

4.) Lost the WYSIWYG editor. I had a plugin for a WYSIWYG editor for the comments–giving you buttons for bold, italics, etc. But it was breaking the threaded comments, so I had to turn it off. I might be able to replace it soon.

5.) Broken theme! Well, this is a bug, not a feature. For some reason, when updating my theme, a grey border appeared around the main column. I’ll try to get around to fixing it sometime.


6.) Whoops, I forgot one!  There is now a check-box when you leave a comment, which lets you sign up for email notifications when people reply.  That way you don’t have to remember to check the entry.

2 Responses to “New Features! (And more on Romans 9)”

  1. dac says:

    sorry bout the clowning at Franks Place – it is everything about Frank as to why I gave up posting there.

    Especially since he is completely wrong on challies