I was sick of getting a ton of spam on my blog, so I spent the good part of the weekend ditching Pixelpost and upgrading to WordPress for my blogging software because of the prepackaged Akismet spam filtering plugin. And while I was at it, I figured I would do a redesign. I hope you like it.
There were a few bumps along the way, but things mostly went really well. My first step was writing an import plugin for WordPress that would grab all of my stuff from Pixelpost. It was weird that I didn’t find that anyone else had already written one. Once I had most of the kinks ironed out from that, the rest was a piece of cake.
Along with this redesign/switchover to WordPress, I have some new features and some new capabilities that are all built into WordPress. You can now subscribe to RSS feeds of comments for each entry and for individual categories. There is also search now. That’s pretty cool. Finally, I will be able to post entries, like this one, that do not have a photo. That way, when I have some news that isn’t related to a photo, I can post it separately. It’ll be easier to find and better for everybody.
I’ll be ironing out the kinks over the next week or so as they come up. If you notice anything funny, please let me know.
Edit: If you are a RSS user and are wondering where all of the images went, hang tight. I am working on getting something in there. Feeds now have images!