New Theme

So I’ve finally upgraded to WordPress 2.6.5. Nothing new that I’ve really noticed yet.

I’ve also taken this opportunity to change my theme. The one I’ve decided to go for now is simpleX. I’ve also considered Clean Home and Pixeled, but both had their quirks which I couldn’t think of a easy way to over come.

Given that, I still had to make some changes to simpleX where it did not play nice with the Most Viewed and Recent Comments widgets. I had to add the following to my CSS stylesheet for it to actually render okay:

#recent-comments li {
   background: url(images/meta.gif) no-repeat 5px 7px !important;
   padding: 5px 5px !important;
   padding-left: 20px !important;
}
.recentcomments a {
   background: none !important;
}
.recentcomments a:hover {
   color: #333 !important;
   text-decoration: none !important;
   background: #E8C8C8 !important;
   border-bottom: 1px solid #c47373 !important;
}
#most-viewed li {
   background: url(images/meta.gif) no-repeat 5px 7px !important;
   padding: 5px 5px !important;
   padding-left: 20px !important;
}
#most-viewed a {
   background: none !important;
   display:inline !important;
   padding: 0 !important;
}
#most-viewed a:hover {
   color: #333 !important;
   text-decoration: none !important;
   background: #E8C8C8 !important;
   border-bottom: 1px solid #c47373 !important;
}

Given this chance, I also went through my blogroll and friends list and purged any link that was no longer working or haven’t updated in some time.

I’m still not 100% sure I’m going to stick with this theme yet. I dig the simplistic view. Maybe all it needs a new header image. 🙂

Update: I’ve also ended up disabling new user registrations and purging users I did not recognize. If you used to have an account and can no longer sign in, do let me know. I had several hundreds of user registrations and most of them were fake. They probably expected to be able to spam better if they had registered an account.

Update #2: Added more padding to the Most Viewed and Recent Comments, along with the little gears icon.

Update #3: Borrowed some icons from famfamfam.com. Didn’t really think gear cogs represented posts and comments that well.

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