Welcome to the 203rd Tablescape Thursday!
Sleep deprived. Yup, that’s a good way to describe me this morning. I was up to almost 4:00 AM working on the new category system across the top of the blog.
Though, I don’t have a new tablescape to share this week, I have something even better…access to lots of table settings previously buried and forgotten. If you live outside the U.S., I have some great news for you, too!
A couple of months ago when BNOTP moved from Blogger to WordPress, as a temporary system I used the same system I had been using at Blogger to create the links behind the categories at the top of the blog. Unfortunately, if you live outside the U.S., that system no longer worked once I moved. I discovered it wasn’t working when I received several e-mails and comments from folks saying they couldn’t access the categories. Not good. (You can tell the older system because the titles are all underlined like you see below.)
Pssst: The links you see in this post are only pictures of links and not live links. To access the actual links, click on the categories at the top of BNOTP and the menu will drop down revealing sub categories and/or links.
So for the past 6-8 weeks, in between creating daily posts, I’ve been categorizing, tagging and titling over 850 posts for a new system that would work for everyone. One awesome advantage to all of this categorizing post-by-post is I’ve found a lot of older posts that had become buried in the archives. For example, just under the category “Fall Tablescapes” there are 6 “new” tablescapes to check out now!
Some categories are large, like the category for Spring/Summer Table Settings, so you’ll find pagination (page numbers) at the bottom of the page. (Note pagination shown in this pic below.) Right now I’m limiting each category page to 30 table settings so it won’t be overwhelming and take forever for the page to load. You’ll see page numbers at the bottom to reach the rest of the posts in that category. You can tell when you’ve landed on a page with links created with the new category system because the titles are NOT underlined…see photo below.
A few links are missing their “title.” You’ll know those when you see them because instead of a title, you’ll see a bunch of writing (which is an excerpt from the post itself) like you see on the right in the example below. I’ll be fixing all those today and tomorrow, too. Update: I think I have these fixed, so if you run across one that’s missing it’s title and just has part of the post excerpt underneath, appreciate a comment or email letting me know and I’ll fix it. Thanks in advance!
If all goes as it should, I think I’ll be able to finish implementing the new category system by the end of the day…maybe stretching into tomorrow. How can you can tell which is the old system and which is the new? The old system titles are underlined, like below. If you come to a category page that’s blank, that’s one I’m currently working on. It should be filled with wonderful links by the end of the day or by tomorrow. I may be burning that midnight oil again tonight. 😉
I still have about 75-100 posts left to go through. As I go through the last of the posts, I’m sure the categories will grow a bit more with new additions.
♥Hope you’ll enjoy all the new “old” tablescapes you’ll now find accessible through the Tablescapes category at the top of the blog.♥
Looking forward to all the wonderful tablescapes linked for this Tablescape Thursday!
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