WordPress has a "Private" setting for pages. The problem is "Private" removes the page from the side-bar menu, so it becomes invisible, even for me. I use visible pages (front end) as drafts. And, I use the side-bar menu to access those draft pages, especially when the topic is soooo huge, requiring multiple pages at one time. I work better multitasking, than focusing on a single page. Accessing the pages through WordPress Dashboard (back-end) is extremely cumbersome, because the menu structure is absent.
This is all to say, it's going to look very messy. Be warn! lol I will be leaving notes and reminders for myself. Since, this task cannot be completed all in one day. So I'll need notes and reminders. It will take a month or more of solid work to finish.
The game is afoot.
So why WordPress? Because it's really cool! I can categorize and tag every post, page, and image, all stored in a database for easy retrieval and display. This will help site navigation. I am using a very simple, single level menu bar for two reasons:
This site uses a fluid-type responsive theme. Images and text will accommodate the screen size of any device, without the need of a horizontal slider, with the exception of YouTube RSS feeds. Work on that later. Text and html elements will wrap and re-size as the screen size narrows. Hence the term 'responsive.' Go ahead, narrow your browser window and watch the magic.
Not finished yet...
The blog/post feature is a little strange to me, especially blog/post navigation. It's not like working with regular, stationary-static pages. Blog/posts are sorted into folders (also known as 'archives'), and displayed either by category, tag, or date. Right now, I have three blog categories, see the blog widgets below.
Finished moving newspaper clippings from the old Delight site to this site. There maybe a few image linking errors... will check/fix latter. Found new clipping from the 1890s, naming a number of women not heard of before. Will research names latter. Oh well, getting kind of rummy and making mistakes. Not going to finish website by the end of the year. Most images are transferred to this site, except for the sub-domain gallery images.
Another note: I have been aggressively researching newspaper articles about the Sutherland Sisters, in order to finish the Sisters' Profiles page, which is long overdue. Anyhow, it is very easy to get side-tracked finding something never seen or heard of before. I have heard of the Crow Indian tribe, specifically "Chief Longhair" from a vintage bubblegum wrapper. That being said. Remember, the following links are from a 1841 newspaper from London, UK, describing the Crow Tribe. This is before the American civil war, and way before the Sisters. See second link down, pdf text highlights in yellow, throughout the page. This will blow your mind...
WordPress image filing system uses only one directory. Most gallery filing systems use multiple folders; where each folder is a separate gallery. I tired the most popular folder-type gallery plugin system, and it crashed. So phooey! Many others made note of this problem too. I reverted back to the simple, single folder WordPress system.
Specifically, Clarence O Lewis' Sutherland articles. Lewis was the Niagara historian and made detailed research of the area. The following is an eight part series published during 1954-55. Remember to click on image in its attachment page to fully enlarge!
Oh my Goodness...
While working on the Growth Strategies, specifically the Overview page and the chicken heart experiment. Chicken heart lives 35 years in lab: see http://embryo.asu.edu/pages/alexis-carrels-immortal-chick-heart-tissue-cultures-1912-1946
I discovered the author of Hair Culture was friend of Paul Bragg. You know, the same Bragg of Bragg's books and health products found in health food stores... like Bragg's organic apple cider vinegar, amino seasoning, etc.. I can't believe this!