Shiny and new – site updates

I’ve just upgraded the site to WordPress 2.3.1, the latest and greatest. I’ve also updated the plugins I use, and I installed several new plugins in the process. Such as the one I just linked which lists the plugins that are installed. You can also get some basic stats.

But the more useful additions you may notice are the ‘Print This Post’ or ‘Print This Page’ links, which open a printer friendly version of the post/page for better printing. I’ve also added reCAPTCHA to help control the comment spam. As this site gains readership it, unfortunately, also comes up on the radar for more spammers, so the volume of (attempted) spam has been increasing.

I finally added a contact page so you can email me directly. That’s linked in the top, bottom, and left navigation so it should be easy to find for new users. I’ve been meaning to do that for a while.

This version of WordPress also adds tagging support, so I’ll be trying that on for size.

About MegaZone

MegaZone is the Editor of Gizmo Lovers and the chief contributor. He's been online since 1989 and active in several generations of 'social media' - mailing lists, USENet groups, web forums, and since 2003, blogging.    MegaZone has a presence on several social platforms: Google+ / Facebook / Twitter / LinkedIn / LiveJournal / Web.    You can also follow Gizmo Lovers on other sites: Blog / Google+ / Facebook / Twitter.
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  • Ben Drawbaugh

    Wow, thanks, how about an alternative theme for those who’s eyes can’t deal with high contrast websites?

  • MegaZone

    You’re welcome. That’s still on my To Do list for the site, allowing users to set their own themes.

  • Steve

    A little to contrasty for me too.