All Shiny and New

I started doing a major update for this site yesterday, but it won’t be complete for a few days. It’s likely that few noticed it, but I moved from JiffyNet‘s servers to DreamHost. That came about after they changed a server configuration and it broke my code again. It seems that every month I had to email them to report an error or my site was down for extended periods of time; this time, someone modified PHP so that I could no longer include files outside of my domain and then the server went down for six hours. My account on DreamHost has space for three domains and is only one of those.

The second major update means that this site is now running on WordPress 1.5 Strayhorn. It represents some big changes in the WordPress engine and overall design. I couldn’t be happier with how it’s working out so far. What really surprised me is how smoothly the upgrade from 1.2 to 1.5 went; once I uploaded the new files, I ran the upgrade file and I was done in 30 seconds.

There are still some major changes I need to make to this site that I don’t have time for at the moment. As much as I like Kubrick, I want to modify my design to match the WP template, so that I can switch it quickly. That entails reworking some CSS and XHTML to match it to WP’s theme style. A WordPress Codex page on upgrading 1.2 to 1.5 really simplifies the process.