How to blackout your WP blog on January 18

29 thoughts on “How to blackout your WP blog on January 18”

      1. So you see my problem. I tried that code and every other variation I could find or think of and nothing worked. Frustrating, because I’m 90% sure I’ve used code, /code in the past and it worked just fine. So I finally just gave up and did the post like you see.

      2. Hmmmm. not sure why it wouldn’t work. I’m not surprised what I was trying to enter didn’t work. Perhaps upload a .doc file and provide a download link for it so that way no one will have to type all that in. I’m sure I’d mistype if I tried. I am the QUEEN of typo’s!!!!

      3. Thanks for the idea. I put in a link to a pdf file that can be easily viewed and copied. I wouldn’t wish that bit of typing on anyone.

    1. Thanks for the note. I had that problem on one of my test blogs and didn’t have the patience or know-how to add the z-index, although if it had been my main blog, I’d have probably spent a long time trying to get it to work. Did you finally get it to work? P2 may not be the only exception and other people may want to know how to do the code.

    1. By all means go to the WordPress forum I linked above and explain your problem. People there are extremely helpful and it’s likely someone will get right back to you with a suggestion or solution. I’ll take a look on my test blog and see if it works for me with your theme.

      1. I made a small comment over there, I’m hoping someone will respond I would love to do this without changing my theme. I love the forums, haven’t been over there in quite sometime. Thanks again Type for all your help with this!

      2. Rats. It doesn’t do diddly in your theme, does it? You might need the code with the z-index in it that Brainwreckedtech mentioned. Go to the forum and ask him specifically for his code, assuming he got it to work. The z-index makes sure the overlay appears in front of everything else. Could be with your theme, it’s currently coming up behind everything else.

      1. Ah ha! I went to the forum and used the code you placed there for me and it works nicely, beautifully! Yeah! Thanks. Now to remember what date of the week to use it on. 😉

      2. Great! I changed my post to link only to the “new, improved” code because it should work over a wider variety of themes than the first one I put up. Wish we had more time to get the word out before Blackout Day.

... and that's my two cents