Pardon our dust

Frequent visitors to this site will undoubtedly notice some changes to Unclutterer today. Over the weekend we made the switch from Movable Type to WordPress. While we were performing the migration, it seemed like an opportune time for us to make a few other changes we had been planning:

  1. For the time being we’ve decided to move the advertising to the far-right column (away from the content) to make it less obtrusive. We hope this makes your reading experience more pleasant.
  2. We wanted to make it easy for you to refer this site to a variety of social bookmarking sites, but we didn’t want to litter-up the page with a multitude of little icons, so we are now using the Share This plugin from Alex King. You’ll find a link for this functionality at the bottom of every post. Give it a whirl.
  3. Near the bottom of the middle column you’ll now find a list of the posts that are currently the most popular.
  4. Those who access our content with RSS feed readers might temporarily notice duplicate items appearing. A required change to the URL scheme for permalinks is the source of the issue. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.

All these changes have been made in an attempt to serve you better. As always, please let us know in the comments below if there’s anything we can do to make this site even better.

9 Comments for “Pardon our dust”

  1. posted by Andreas on

    Everything looks great. Nice work!

  2. posted by Barbara James on

    I like your new look. The flow is better and it scales up and down smoothly. Feels roomy and looks fresh. And, I can’t remember now how your old style looked, which has to be a good sign :>

  3. posted by Groovymarlin on

    Looks nice. I noticed something odd, and I don’t know if it’s new or always been like this. I’m using Firefox I noticed that the hot link to your home page does not exactly match the location of the “unclutterer” logo/title. Here’s a screenshot with the actual hotlink area outlined: Link Just something kind of odd.

  4. posted by PJ Doland on

    @Groovymarlin – Thanks for pointing that out. The problem has been corrected.

  5. posted by Sandra on

    I like the share link idea, but I’d really love a Facebook share option. Any chances of that?

  6. posted by Chris Owens on

    Everything looks beautiful. I recently made a move from Blogger to WordPress, so I’m impressed with the smooth move you made. Thanks for the link to the Share This plugin as well.

    Love the design, extremely clean and clear. Keep up the great work!

  7. posted by BigNerd on

    Nice to see you joined the WordPress community. I’ve tried many a different platform, but have never looked back once I started using WordPress. Wise move. Looks like a smooth transition too.

    Blog on!

  8. posted by Andamom on

    I’ve got to upgrade my site’s back-end at some point in the near future — but will test the upgrade before I do so that nothing (connections, comments, posts, etc.) is lost. How about you all — Did you have any technical issues in the migration? (If you’d rather not respond here, I am curious but an email is okay…)

  9. posted by Skunkmeister on

    WordPress as a platform? Great choice! I have found this book to be very helpful:

    Cheers, John

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