Blog Face Lift

As this is my personal blog and not part of the iFroggy Network, maintenance of it often falls far down my list. But, a week or so ago, after seeing Trackback spam I didn’t know was there, I decided to get this place in ship shape again.

Here is what was accomplished:

– I have upgraded Nucleus CMS and the plugins in use, as needed.
– I have shrunk images that were messing up the design, come up with a maximum image size and a directory where my images from posts will be stored (yeah, I know… big deal, but I hadn’t done it).
– I have added an RSS 0.91 feed and had my feed listed on FeedBurner (which makes it available on My Yahoo!, NewsGator and others) and Bloglines.
– I have created profiles at Technorati, Blogwise and BlogStreet. Although, BlogStreet is really taking their time. :(
– My item pages now have better page titles, that include the title of the entry.
– I fixed my Trackback feature up. It works and works with my blacklist so that spam can’t get through (as much). I deleted all of the old spam.
– I have added an entries counter.
– I have updated my buttons! ;)
– Fixed other small things as I saw them.

So, we’re looking sharp. :)

Patrick O'Keefe

Managing online communities since 2000, I publish a collective of websites known as the iFroggy Network. I wrote the book Managing Online Forums and, as a public speaker, have presented for organizations like CNN, institutions like Australian National University and conferences like SXSW. More about me.

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