WordPress 2.5, my plugins, and a new look

I spent this past week playing around with WordPress 2.5. A great release that loads faster, a new admin side that I love and some new themes to play with. So let me know what you think…I’m still testing it on all browsers and there an issue at the very bottom with the about part sliding down the page. But then again…this site is always a work in progress. The theme is called Padangan 1.3 by Nurudin Jauhari. I fell in love with it and the php and css is very easy to hack up with clear image files as well. I love good themes that make it easy for you to turn them into your own design. It’s funny to think that 2 years ago I didn’t know what php or a css was. Today I hack up themes for fun, run WordPress MU sites for my school, and understand more coding then I ever thought I would…all because of this blog. Of course what makes WordPress amazing is all the plugins that allow you to completely make a site yours. I’ve added some real funtionality, I think anyway, to the blog this time and have also upgraded some of the ways in which I organize my posts. So if you are into WordPress and are looking to upgrade to 2.5 here are the plugins that I’m running and other geeky things I’m doing on this site. Plugins Add to Any- Bookmark Button: Lets readers share, save and bookmark your posts using any service and browser. Easy plugin puts itself in the right spot on your blog post. With so many educators using Diigo I’m trying to find a way to move it up the list when you roll your mouse over the button. Akismet: Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web service to see if they look like spam or not. A must have…but if you use WordPress you know that already. 🙂 Brian’s Threaded Commnets: This gives you threaded comments and a “wandering” comment form. I’m probably excited most by this plugin that allows commenters to reply to a specific comment. This replaces the comment.php in your theme, but what I did is find the things I liked about the comments in this theme and then copy and pasted that code into the Brain’s Threaded Comments comments.php file and played with it until I liked...

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