Made a few changes on the blog yesterday to streamline it. Got rid of the tag cloud and recent posts widgets and two ads (from the footer and sidebar), moved the Google ads up a bit, and changed my homepage so that only one full post shows up with three excerpted posts below it. I also got rid of a few pages from the top navigation bar that weren’t providing much value to you.
A few wordpress plugins were deleted too (revver, top commentators, 404 notifier, social bookmarks, gregarious, post ratings) that were either inactive or unnecessary. Also, it seems that at some point the contact form stopped working so I’ve replaced it with a much better contact form. Also installed an awesome comments plugin called get recent comments. It has a ton of customization options and you can check it out right now in the sidebar.
Hopefully these changes make the site load quicker and improve readability. Next up is to get rid of the header image and replace it with something else. Also, the categories on this site need to be simplified and combined. All for another day though.
If you notice anything missing or errors or have any suggestions, drop me a line.
Have a great weekend everyone!