In continuing to tweak the modified 2014 layout that I posted earlier last week, I disabled a number of legacy plugins and replaced most of them with the streamlined Jetpack plugin by WordPress.
Those with blogs hosted on WordPress.com should already be familiar with the Jetpack features, but those with self-hosted instances of WordPress, like me, can get the same features now, too! For some reason, I remember trying to install this years ago, but failed or at least was caught off-guard at needing ... Continue Reading
So, the site is back! I took it down over the weekend as I worked to clean-up a lot of the content. Needless to say, it was a mini-overhaul.
What you'll find:
Most, if not all, of the pages on the top navigation bar have been refreshed. My bio still needs some re-writing, but I am going to mull that over for some time. Some of the older pages that have been around for over a decade were eliminated and combined with the top navigation pages. Don't worry, it wasn't any useful content.
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Question: How long does it take to go through 700+ blog posts and over a dozen categories to recategorize, tag, and edit content?
Answer: As soon as I am done, I will let you know!
Needless to say, I have my work cut out for me over the next week or two…
I just installed the Disqus commenting system. So far, I highly recommend it. There was no fiddling around with WordPress layout codes or anything needed to install the plugin; I just downloaded the plugin, installed and enabled it in WordPress, signed up for an account on the Disqus website, customized some settings, and that was it. There are upgraded systems available to purchase on the website, starting at $19/month, but I am using the free version and it is working great. ... Continue Reading
A few site updates I forgot to mention in the other post...
1. Burned-Bridges.net looks a little different. I mentioned that I was working on a new layout, so I decided to put a little something up there in the meantime: Image links to my active hostees and sites hosted on bbnet.
2. I upgraded WordPress to version 2.6. I didn't read the specs about what was included in the upgrade, but there weren't any significant things that I noticed aside from the "word count" to the right-hand side of ... Continue Reading