New and improved
This evening I’m rolling out a long overdue update to the blogging platform. It’s been a little complicated, because I ‘ve been running a heavily customized WordPress 1.5.2 for a long time, and there have been a lot of changes since then to WordPress, various plugins, and the underlying database (the current release is 2.7.1).
The new version is based on Atahualpa, which has many customizable options. The Recent Posts, Tag Cloud, Recent Links, Twitter status, and permalinks are all working as before. The new template doesn’t have a place for the randomly selected banner thumbnail images from my Flickr account, but does incorporate a larger random image at the top, which currently selects from a few photos I picked out of my snapshot collection. I may figure out some other way of sharing some photos here. I’ve also added a random quote widget. You have to provide your own collection of quotes, so there aren’t many in there yet.
It might be a little slower than the old platform for a while until I get the caching set up, all those customizable options use a lot of database queries.
Let me know what you think, and if you are have any suggestions or are having problems viewing things. I’ve mostly been looking at this with Firefox 3, so people with other browsers may have a different experience.