It has been a while since I made any major changes to the site and my fingers have been itching to do so for the last couple of weeks.
- WordPress Software Upgrade – I have been actively testing both commercial and open sourced software for more than 20 years. Some of my time spent working with computers for over 30 years has been spent as a developer and I enjoy “playing” with new software; stuff that I develop or that someone else has lovingly put together. I maintain some other sites as testing platforms for various types of Web-based software, including WordPress, the software that is used to produce this blog. I have been working with the soon-to-be-released WordPress v3.0 for the last couple of months and I figured that it had reached a stage in development (and in my confidence) to be used on this “production” site of mine. The new version adds many new features, all of which will be totally invisible to you all as you view the site and its articles at this point (unless the site crashes and burns, of course). I am very excited about some of the new capabilities of this version and it may take a little while, but slowly I will add features and functions that take advantage of this new version.
- New Theme – If you have visited the site within the last several months, you will have noticed a variety of new themes being experimented with. The one that I am currently using (the i3 Theme), I am happy with, at least for the time being.
- Improved site security – Many of you may have noticed that there is now an entry of a “Captcha” code necessary before posting of a article comment. Over time, as my blog has become more visible on the Internet, it has also come under increasing attack by the “hackers and spammers” of the world. I have put various measures into place to combat these attacks and keep the VTHopHead site a safe (and hopefully entertaining) place to visit.
Thanks for your continued support and encouragement…
–Steve K (VTHopHead)