This is the future of my blog, on WordPress. As you can see, there are a few tweaks to be done yet, such as putting widgets on my sidebars, and installing the plugins and making sure they work.
I will update this post with more information as the time goes on; I just didn’t want to have the Hello World with Mr. WordPress as the first post y’all see!
It’s now 11:14, some 2 hours after installing WP on here, and I have everything up and running. I’d like to take some time here to let you in on some of the details of the new look:
The most obvious change is the template I’m now using. I’ve changed to a 3 column format, and it should not make a difference what size your screen is – I should be able to guarantee that you’ll not see a horizontal scrollbar (unless there’s something that’s really wide in a post).
The theme is Nearly-Sprung by Richard Maxwell. You may have seen a variation on this theme elsewhere in a variety of formats. You should pay close attention to the top right of the screen, as you never know what will show up there; as I say, there are 39 flavors of headers you could have. 38 of them are mine, one isn’t. You’ll likely be able to tell which one it is pretty easily.
Being that it is WordPress, I can now send out proper trackbacks; anyone who has received a trackback from my blogger blog in the past will know that it isn’t in the “traditional” style, rather showing the first few words from the post instead of excerpting the section where I linked to them.
The other side of the coin is that now you can send trackbacks to me; you’ll be able to see the link for that on the post page, just above the comment section.
Speaking of comments, I have installed Lucia’s Linky Love for my dofollow needs. This means that your comments will be followed, but only after you make a couple comments here. It’s fairly painless.
No Broken Links!
This is likely the best feature of all, since as anyone who has moved from Blogger to WordPress will know, it can be a pain in the neck to change all the links in your posts to suit WP’s style of permalinks. However, thanks to Snoskred’s Other Half, all of the Blogger posts came across perfectly, and I put in a little bit of code so that you can click on any of my old links and go to the new post link.
Have a good look around and drop a comment to let me know that you’ve gotten here and what you think of the new site. If, on the off chance that you manage to find something that doesn’t quite work right, give me a shout in the comments, drop a note via the contact page, or email me