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A new look around here

If you are reading this on my site (rather than via a feed reader), you will notice a new look and feel around here.  I was looking at a bunch of WordPress themes and while I liked some of them, many themes seemed to get in the way of the content or are used by WordPress.com and therefore as common as the Blogger templates.

In addition to playing around with the design, I added some features under the sites hood.  While playing with WordPress I found a dynamic sitemap generator plugin.  While Blogger automatically pings Google Blog Search and you can submit your RSS feed to Google Sitemaps (Wendy does that with The Cooking Blog and it makes a pretty big difference in how Google sees new content), I went out and installed a free Google Sitemap generator that works as a PHP script.  It found all 8230 posts and the other 100 pages that make up jordoncooper.com and created sitemaps for Google, MSN, and Yahoo! search.  If your server can run PHP, you can download it here.

5 Comments

  1. blog says:

    i like it. crisp and clean. when are we going to get you on the podcast btw? it’s been a long time coming. i’ve got a list and you’re on it. time to check you off.

  2. rodneyolsen says:

    Looking great.

  3. David Finch says:

    Looks good! Clean and simple.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I like your old theme better. Much better.

  5. rudy says:

    hey i like the new look!

    but you knew i would