Today is a big day for Stephen’s Stuff! I’ve been working on a new version of the site for quite a while now. I’ve been busy so it had to be done in little steps, but I have the new design ready now and the PHP/MySQL backend is just about completed. Now, before you say, “Nothing’s changed,” let me explain a few things.
First of all, many new archival options have been added. For instance, each post has been categorized which enables you to see all posts filed in that category. Secondly, it is easier than ever to keep track of posts and comments on this site by subscribing to the RSS feeds (or Atom if that turns you on) for comments or just the entries (blog text). You can do this by using Bloglines or Kinja. I’ve also cleaned up the code even more than I did a while ago.
Most of these new features (sans clean code) are possible because of WordPress, which is now powering this weblog. Rather than spend an untold amount of time to create a new system for something that’s been done many times before, I decided to use WordPress and customize it to suit all of my needs. That way, I can spend my time doing other things.
In the next month or so, I will be completing the shift to the new version five design for the other sections of this site, updating the content of the other pages, restructuring the Archives, and adding a few new things. In the meantime, look around and please let me know if there are any errors that I have overlooked.
Update: This post refers to my old website.