Ninety five percent of the WordPress Themes out there have sidebars. So, I decided to make a WordPress Theme without any sidebars on it. What a great idea, Ulysses. Well, it has been a challenge simply because I didn’t know where to put all the extra information that once inhabited the sidebar world. I’m about 90% done. I still want to throw a couple of tweaks and features like a separate Search Page for example. So, here it is. A WordPress theme without any sidebars. Tada! What do you think?
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What would the world be without spam email and spam comments? Probably, a lot less expensive. Just look at the amount of email and comment spam that goes around the internet. 99.99 percent of the comments I get in this blog are spam. So far, Akismet has caught over 33,000 spams while my legitimate comments are less than 300. That’s less than 1 percent. Unbelievable. If I scrutinize it even more, I can probably throw another 10% of the 300 into the spam category.
Let’s turn to email. It would be safe to say that more than 90% of the world’s email is spam. Just think of the wasted time deleting them, just think of all the storage devices that are holding them, just think of the fat networks that carry them. Not to mention, the viruses carried by spam, but that’s an entirely different story altogether. If we get rid of spam, the internet would be a lot quieter place and probably a lot less expensive. With a 1.5mb link at less than $50 per month, should I be complaining?
Well, I’m now running WordPress version 2.1. I finally upgraded after laying off for a few days. The upgrade went very well without any hitches. I also took the chance to clean up the website for just a little bit. I removed several WordPress Plugins that I was no longer using. I also redesigned my theme for the umpteenth time. It’s much, much more narrower and without a sidebar. I thought I would give this look a try. About WordPress 2.1, it seems to be much more responsive particularly the Admin Menu. I also like the auto-save feature and of course, how could you not like the Ajax comments. That’s one down and four more to go.