ChangeBlog

Similar to the way software developers use changelogs, this “ChangeBlog” lists every alteration made to this blog in chronological order with the most recent changes at the top.

New bloggers can use this as a step-by-step guide to building their own WordPress blog. Many of the entries contain links to in-depth posts that I’ve written about the changes.

0.12.7

March 8, 2013

0.12.6

Feb 22, 2013

0.12.5

August 24, 2012

0.12.4

July 26, 2012
  • Created Twitter account and added icon to sidebar.

0.12.3

July 11, 2012
  • Updated to WordPress 3.4.1, Genesis 1.8.2, and Contact Form 7 v3.2.

0.12.2

July 7, 2012
  • Post Info social share buttons are now better aligned on iPhone.

0.12.1

July 5, 2012

0.12.0

June 22, 2012

0.11.2

May 6, 2012

0.11.1

May 1, 2012
  • Added Simple Social Icons plugin to sidebar with links to Google+ page, Contact page, and RSS feed.

0.11.0

April 27, 2012
  • Created Google+ page.

0.10.5

April 24, 2012

0.10.4

March 11, 2012
  • Added HostGator banner to sidebar.

0.10.3

February 28, 2012
  • Edited .htaccess file reduce comment spam by denying access to No Referrer Requests.
  • Became an affiliate of HostGator.

0.10.2

February 22, 2012
  • Added banner logo to FeedBurner emails using Email Branding Settings.

0.10.1

February 21, 2012
  • Enabled GZIP compression to speed up site and reduce bandwidth.

0.10.0

February 19, 2012
  • Design changes:
    • New logo, color scheme and header design.
    • Redesigned FeedBurner Email Subscription box to be more colorful and prominent.
    • Added more space between between paragraphs and around content.
    • Increased font size of post titles on blog homepage to match those on post pages.

0.9.1

February 16, 2012
  • Fixed unordered list double bullets in blockquotes.
  • Added more space around blockquotes.

0.9.0

February 12, 2012

0.8.1

January 26, 2012
  • Minor formatting tweaks:
    • Centered StudioPress banner in sidebar.
    • Decreased image caption font from 14px to 12px.
    • Added 25px of padding on right, left, and bottom of aligned-right images.

0.8.0

January 22, 2012
  • Added Disclosure Policy.
  • Installed StudioPress Simple URLs plugin to shorten affiliate links.
  • Installed StudioPress Simple Edits plugin to easily modify blog footer.
  • Footer edits:
    • Added link to Disclosure Policy.
    • Removed footer links to Prose Child Theme, WordPress.org, and admin log in.
    • Changed Genesis link to affiliate link.
  • Created robots.txt file:
    • Added Disallow: /go/ line to hide affiliate links from search engines.

0.7.1

January 18, 2012
  • Created Tutorials category for how-to posts, and added it to the navigation bar.
  • Installed Google XML Sitemaps plugin and created sitemap.
  • Added subfolder to image subdomain to host ad banners.

0.7.0

January 11, 2012

0.6.5

January 6, 2012

0.6.4

January 5, 2012
  • Changed permalink structure from “Day and name” to “Post name”.
  • Added 301 redirect statement to .htaccess file to make sure old backlinks still work.
  • Updated to WordPress 3.3.1.

0.6.3

January 1, 2012
  • Upgraded to WordPress 3.3.

0.6.2

December 29, 2011

0.6.1

December 26, 2011
  • Changed h2 font size to 21px (from 20px), and h3 size to 18px (from 16px).

0.6.0

December 10, 2011
  • Added Contact page:
    • Installed Contact Form 7 plugin.
    • Installed WP-reCAPTCHA and Contact Form 7 reCAPTCHA Extension plugins.
    • Added code to functions.php to prevent CF7 from loading JavaScript and CSS on every page and slowing pageloads.

0.5.0

November 30, 2011

0.4.2

November 25, 2011

0.4.1

November 23, 2011
  • Replaced default Genesis favicon with a blank white one.
  • Changed ordered list left margin padding from 5px to 25px.

0.4.0

November 22, 2011
  • Added About page and link to it on primary navigation bar.

0.3.3

November 21, 2011
  • Added custom CSS classes for <code> and <pre> tags.

0.3.2

November 19, 2011
  • Added box shadow and more space around images and h2/h3 headings.

0.3.1

November 13, 2011

0.3.0

November 12, 2011
  • Added RSS feed to blog and set up Feedburner to manage it.

0.2.0

November 2, 2011

0.1.2

October 13, 2011
  • Optimized how images are served:
    • Created subdomain to host images.
    • Safeguarded images from hotlinking.
    • Prevented cookies from being served on image subdomain.

0.1.1

September 27, 2011

0.1.0

August 25, 2011