WP Categories Widget: Customizing WordPress Themes w/ sidebar Dropdown menus

I have recently started this Self-Hosted WordPress blog at Hostinger, and my longtime favorite Rowling theme just didn’t work right there. The Rowling theme works great on 3 WordPress.com blogs, but for some reason it was missing some dropdown menus, and some important custom settings not available for the same version when downloaded for my Self-Hosted WordPress blog.

Searched lots of free themes, but none were offering what I was looking for *OR* simply didn’t work for me, and I then decided to check out some premium themes. At some point during that premium theme search I came across the Multipurpose Blog theme ‘s free version, loved the look, but it was missing some things, IMHO. However, liked it well enough to check out their Multipurpose Blog Pro, and wid a coupon code they were offering it was only $29.25.

It was missing some dropdown menu widgets that I like, so another search began, this time for dropdown plugins/widgets…


Windows 11: Create & Pin “This PC” icon to the Windows 11 Taskbar

Have mainly just upgraded all my computers to Windows 11 Pro from Windows 10 Pro, since it was so easy ‘n reliable to do, but have also done some tests on doing a clean install of Windows 11. Spotted the “This PC” problem right away when doing the clean installs.

The upgrade method allows the “This PC” icon to stay and/or be added to the Taskbar, but the clean install method doesn’t offer the “Pin to taskbar” option. Can pin “This PC” to the Desktop and/or to the Start menu, but not to the Taskbar where I use it a lot…a *LOT*!!!


Nobara Linux 36 – ‘New modified version of Fedora Linux’

They offer three versions of Nobara: Official, GNOME, and KDE. I tested the the Nobara-36-KDE-2022-09-16.iso (at 4.83GBs) and the Nobara-36-Official-2022-09-16.iso (at 4.82GBs).

Nobara is loaded wid gaming ‘n streaming ‘n “content creation” ‘Stuff‘ plus all kinds of 3rd party drivers. The “Official” version is GNOME wid “pre-enabled” extensions that give it a Windows and/or Cinnamon look.


‘WordPress.com vs Self-Hosted WordPress’ – OBT (‘On-the Blog Training’)

Not positive yet, but it’s ‘Feeling‘ like I am slowly moving away from both WordPress.com & the Linux Newbie – since 1996 blog!? Just purchased a Hostinger Self-Hosted plan on 10/27/2022 (for testing), and then purchased a 4-year Hostinger Self-Hosted plan & started the Karmi’s Musings & Tech blog on 11/2/2022. See Web Hosting Info ‘n Ideas page for more info. It has been a fast ride to this point!


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