Excuse the mess

If you are a returning visitor, you may have noticed that the site looks a little different. This is NOT the new design for one digital life. It’s the default ‘theme’ for wordpress, my blogging system. Well, almost… I had to make a couple of really minor tweaks to accommodate my image size.

My webhost sent me an email yesterday that said wordpress 1.2, the version I was using, has some big security holes. They are requiring everyone to upgrade to wordpress 1.5. The upgrade was fairly painless, but it meant reverting back to the default theme.

I was actually wanting to find the time to redesign the site anyway, and I was going to upgrade wordpress at that time. I wasn’t quite ready yet though, so I’ll have to use the default theme for now. Implementing the old design is more trouble than it’s worth because it was kind of a hodge-podge of web languages. Maybe this will inspire me to find the time to re-design.

UPDATE (a few hours later): OK, I just couldn’t stay with the default theme. Nothing against the default theme. It’s actually a really nice design based on Michael Heilemann’s, original Kubrick wordpress template. But I’m just not a default kind of guy. Even though this is only temporary (until I have time to re-design), I had to customize it at least a little.

2 thoughts on “Excuse the mess”

  1. Thanks Melvin, so far so good. Now I just need to get some of my old custom side-bar content in. I agree that 1.5 is a great upgrade. They’ve made some really nice enhancements.

    If anyone else is planning on upgrading, there is a great step-by-step here… http://codex.wordpress.org/Upgrade_1.2_to_1.5

    The upgrade process is extremely simple and will only take a few minutes. For me, the real learning curve will be in using ‘themes’, the new way WordPress applies your design to the site. It’s a little different then the old style of primarily keeping everything in a single index.php file.

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