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User talk:Mrmist

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Thanks for your work

Mrmist - Just wanted to say hi and to thank you for your work here in Codex. Sorry I took so long to mention this. Again thank you kindly for your Codex contributions. --MichaelH (talk) 11:28, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

No worries. I find it quite cathartic ;)

Mrmist 11:48, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

User blocked

Mrmist, thanks for the heads-up. User:JARIDA is blocked. --MichaelH (talk) 13:09, 17 January 2009 (UTC)

Delete After Reading

Probably not the right place to contact you via, but new to using this interface. So remove this after you've read it. If there's a better place to discus this please point me to it.

I've been adding the themes I manage at http://codex.wordpress.org/Themes/Theme_Compatibility/2.8 which are all compatible with WordPress 2.8. Why have you removed the links to WordPress 2.8 compatible themes?

When WordPress updates (2.9. 3.0 etc...) the themes will be checked and any issues fixed and I'll add them to the relevant compatible page.

Although not relevant to this, I can guarantee there are no better search engine optimized WordPress themes available for WordPress today. That confident, if someone can find a better search engine optimized theme (free or paid) that's not used my coding I'll pay them $500 by PayPal.

David Law (User seo-dave)

Quite often on here a few people come along and spam the codex with many links to the same site. That looks exactly the same as what you're doing here, especially when you fill multiple sections with the same links. If you reckon this is a genuine use of the section then fair enough, I'm not going to spend more time undoing stuff, I'll leave it to the admins to decide.

mrmist 12:16, 9 July 2009 (UTC)

Article in RFD

Sorry for the late reply--tried deleting [1] again but still showing in rfd category. Not sure what else to do. --MichaelH (talk) 12:33, 13 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for correction

Thanks for the correction in main page.

I was distracted and changed main page instead of the spanish one. I'll be more careful next time. Thanks again :)

Pointless Paragraphs Are Not Useful

Contrary to your perception, there are not a lot of automatic backup plugins for WordPress. There are only a handful and I believe all were listed in that list.

Adding short paragraph saying that plugins exist isn't usefully for someone who is looking to setup an automatic backup system for their site.

The links that were in that list that you removed point to existing solutions and they are useful to visitors. Pointing people to solutions is not positional. It's directional.

I'm not understanding why you think pointing people to answers is worse than saying "solutions exist, but we won't tell you about them".

Melvinram 08:06, 8 July 2010 (UTC)


You seem to have some strong feelings about this topic, so I'll take your word for it that the plugin list includes the majority of the generally available plugins. mrmist

Thank you

Hi Mr. Mist,

Thanks for putting the list back on. It does have links to all the backup plugins that I've come across (and I build one of them so I have looked around.) If I come across any others, I'll add them as well.

Melvinram 14:31, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Please review "5 minute wordpress installation"

Dear MrMist, Please review your reversion of my edit to "5 Minute wordpress installation". Your instructions are actually INCORRECT because Web PI will not work on WIndows XP Home (only XP Professional). Also, Web PI uses IIS, is very resource-consuming and often buggy, compared to WAMPServer method which is very straightforward and isolated from the O/S (which as you know is always a good thing on WIndows) thanks Marc


Thanks for pointing that out, I have added a section for WAMP which covers downloading and basic install (which is essentially the same as you linked off too.)

mrmist 18:48, 19 July 2010 (UTC)

Marc's response

Yes MrMist thank you that is better.

However, with all due respect, my step-by-step illustrated tutorial much better than your two paragraphs http://wordpressacademy.biz/2010/02/how-to-install-wordpress-php-mysql-to-a-local-development-server-environment-on-windows-localhost/

I am curious about something (and it's not just you, I have seen this elsewhere in the WordPress community). Which is more important to you:

1)Providing high-quality information and tutorials to folks

2)Avoiding the risk of seeming to sponsor commercial providers

thank you

It is easily possible to provide high-quality information without making the Codex into a repository of links. I think you and I differ in regards to what your page offers, but if you feel that it's worthwhile to add the photos in, you are at liberty to add them as images on the Codex and expand on the text in the Codex page. mrmist

You seem to have a bias against having links in the Codex. I can understand this in principle, but in practice, in this example specifically, the information provided by the Codex is inferior to the information provided by my article. I am not going to update the Codex with a long article on a borderline-case, the logical thing to do in this case is to provide a link. I don't quit get the issue here. User:mbeneteau

This isn't a personal bias, it's based on discussion on the docs mailing list where the issue of people leaving links without any other improvement to the Codex has been discussed before. I would think that the issues would be pretty obvious: Firstly it amounts to leveraging the Codex to gain personal traffic and benefit, rather than adding to the Codex itself. In addition, links off to other sites are not guaranteed to remain either in existance or relevant, and are not under the control of the Codex admins or maintainers. Content that is maintained here directly is guaranteed to exist for the life of the Codex, or until it becomes outdated, at which point it can be updated by Codex users. Mimimizing the number of external links also minimises the exposure to potential spam or hijacked sites, that users could easily click on given the credance that such links are given by being present here. [Note I'm not suggesting that this applies to your site, I am explaining the possible concepts]. If you want to discuss the matter further I'd suggest that you take it to the docs list, where more folk are likely to comment on it and you can get a consensus. If the weight of feeling on the list is in favour of linking off, then so be it. mrmist

Ok MrMist thanks for your comments I understand. Mbeneteau 21:19, 5 August 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for reverting my 'breaking' of the welcome page template. I'll get the hang of it :)

Roscius 17:48, 3 August 2010 (UTC)


Thanks again. I was (mis)thinking that pages created from my talk page automatically lived in the talk page namespace, but understand now that they don't :)

Roscius 18:52, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

Function Template

Speaking of function templates, do you know of a 'standardized' or accepted layout for function description pages?

Roscius 18:54, 3 August 2010 (UTC)

I'm not sure that there's a specific template, probably just browse a few existing functions, they do have some commonality. mrmist

Deletion on users pages at codex

Only a question Mrmist, what is possible to put on personal talk pages, as all what i go to put is immediately as last time, removed? Something i have not understand? I try to contribute with a plugin, w3images, was obvious to me that i can link repository link to my talk page here at codex, but it has been removed. Can i know why? Why some people like you have in his talk page link back to his home page, and maybe i can not? There is a reason, i should read something that i have not understand? Thank you.

Hi, you'll need to excuse me, as I do not remember everything that is deleted here. There is no issue with having a link back your pages from your own Codex page. (Though it would probably belong on your main page rather than your talk page.) mrmist 18:25, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

deleted "User:Arlen22"

Could you undelete it? I will change it to more appropriate terms. Arlen22 22:20, 18 October 2010 (UTC)

On second thought, could you just tell me if there was anything other than the deal with Sivel? Arlen22 01:50, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

Hi, at the time when I deleted it the page had been blanked. Prior to that, there was only the stuff related to the IRC channel, which really doesn't belong here. Feel free to recreate the page if you wish to use it in a more creative direction. mrmist 07:24, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

Thanks Arlen22 12:17, 19 October 2010 (UTC)

Deleted credits

Is possibility to tell me because I can not cite the source of my web pages?

First off the web: recursoswp.cat is mine and for that reason I want to cite the source of my site for wallpapers. Do not understand why not let me add just one web and that's not add any other more.

Please I beg you to leave me the following message:

  • recursoswp.cat/ Wordpress Resources - Here you will find translations, articles about plugins, CSS codes, modificacions WordPress and news. This project is Maintained by .. spam link removed ..

This message is the one I deleted it, being that only cite a source for my web recursoswp.cat

For example, the language is a user Frensh quote 2 Websites:

  1. WPLangs by Animals and Games

Which have nothing to do with the theme. I'm just quoting one, I beg you to please leave me again and I do not take it off, expect an answer before hand and thank you very much and sorry for sending you this email.

Note: recursoswp.cat is part of my property. And please I hope your answer is yes and understand very well the message. ;)


I'd have thought this obvious. You've created multiple account to try to post links to your spam wallpaper site. Creating another one and linking it off to an inactive foreign language blog is no more likely to gain link juice from here than any of your previous attempts. Give it up already.

If you have a legitimate WordPress translation site, then the best you will get here is a link _to that site_ There is no requirement for a citation site in any event. If you feel that you need "credit" for something that you've done, you are at liberty to link to your wallpaper site from any of your own sites.

Now, please stop wasting my time. I've told you already on email that I'm not interested in following this up any further, and now I'm telling you here. You are free to take the matter up with other moderators or the mailing lists if you think that will get you anywhere.

mrmist 06:09, 6 November 2010 (UTC)


Mrmist www.translationswp.com/catala-catalan you notice is my property, you can look out doing a whois, you notice before you think the web is not mine.


Ok. I don't see what relevance that has to anything, though.

Problems saving new codex page

Hi MrMist

I've just written full instructions for enabling wildcard subdomains in Plesk hosting, without causing the loss of webmail interfaces.

But I am unable to save the page except for the page title - I see the page title appearing in the recent changes list, but clicking on it there says the page is empty.

Any idea why this may be happening?


I can see the page http://codex.wordpress.org/index.php?title=Configuring_Wildcard_Subdomains_for_WordPress_3%2B_under_Plesk_Control_Panel&rcid=131771 which appears correctly, is that the one you are talking about?

Didn't realize I was editing the template

Sorry. I thought I was just editing my talk page. Perhaps I shouldn't be so tired when I'm messing around with unfamiliar stuff.

Merry day Beingzoe 02:36, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

Undo revert edit

Regarding: http://codex.wordpress.org/index.php?title=Templates&diff=100284&oldid=100283 You reverted my added resource link. The link (the WP theme generator) has been in the codex as external resource for a few years and helps people building themes a bunch. It's non-commerical. What is your issue with it? Thanks. Ymschaap 09:01, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Sorry I'm not clear on what you are meaning... The link I removed was added just a short time before I removed it, and we're doing that for most links that appear without any further contributions - it's nothing specific to what the resource being linked to is. If it used to exist on the page prior to your adding it again and me removing it, you'd have to take that up with whoever removed it before.  There's a lot of theme generators, of course, and we can't (shouldn't) be linking to them all, especially as some end up unmaintained. mrmist 09:10, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

Guideline missing

Hi, I want to make sure that is this kind of self-promotion acceptable? [2] Since the guideline didn't mention about promotion and there's no community consensus and we are having a little argument here [3], I'd like to ask a sysop for the final decision.--Tommyang 16:48, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

Hi! I responded to an on-going email thread about this (I think) but anyway. Generally we remove links that we find where they do not add value to the Codex pages.  In the specific case of credit links for translation, I'd say that a link back to a Codex user page *is* acceptable, but any more than that is too much in my opinion, and should be removed. Consider the English language versions of the pages which do not have such credits, even though a lot of time can be invested in them.  mrmist 17:01, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

Question on the WordPress Quick Start Guide page

Hey MrMist this is Marc Beneteau we have had some fruitful exchanges a while back. If you had a moment I would appreciate your comments on:


If you cannot respond personally I would be grateful if you told me the person most qualified and able to respond

thanks! Mbeneteau

Thanks for posting!

THanks for the posting to the docs discussion my query above, it's been a very valuable conversation and perhaps I will be working with Jane Wells and the new handbook team. Mbeneteau 16:47, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

Local page contains wrong language

Hi, when I was checking codex pages in Indonesian (id_ID), I found this page: Fitur WordPress is in wrong language. It is in Malay (ms). Would you please clean this up? I'll do my best to set a timeline to put correct translation for the page. Ekajogja 16:20, 21 March 2014 (UTC)


It's a pleasure getting you so dependable to duties and apt working on the best curiosity, wordpress deserves incessant volunteers, and you made efforts worthy of emulation, and i would copying you, and yes i do:

Please remove thread

Hi! I accidentally started a thread about a topic that had already been addressed (I know, I should've checked! But in my defense I don't normally forum ;) ). Please remove the following thread: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/theme-broken-in-wordpress-v391?replies=2

Thank you!