Regular readers to this blog will have noticed that I have been testing a new skin for this blog for a few days. Given the generally positive reactions I got, and the fact I have fixed most of the main bugs, I’m going to keep it. Between the new skin and the new version of WordPress, there quite a few new features:
- Different authors are now supported properly, so I suppressed the categories representing authors – the number of posts written by other people is not important.
- Tags are now supported by the core WordPress engine. I had some tags in the previous version, but the support was very flaky. Now I even have a tag cloud. Alas, tags from old posts go lost in the upgrade, not that they were consistent.
- Gravatars now show up in the discussion pages.
- This is not visible yet, but there is now an API to add geocodes to the posts. I still have to find a plugin that exports this is in a nice way.
The layout of this blog uses a few Safari specific extensions for cosmetical differences, typically shadows, and turning this blog’s title a bit to be aligned with the label sheet below. The shadow extensions should be available for Firefox 3.1, I’ll update the CSS once this version comes out.