Heehee. I was just so relieved that the site was live and functioning when I woke up this morning… Thank you KN for your stealthy midnight migration! The site is exactly what I was hoping for! For readers, here is a summary of changes that are visible to you:
1. The page is wider, which makes reading the text a little easier, I think. The fonts are cleaner and clearer. The photos can now be wider, giving me the option to post slightly newer shapes and configurations, when I figure that all out.
2. The logo and the name “Market Manila” has been updated, and presented in a larger format.
3. The photos of produce at the top of the page have expanded, with my new favorite the crab, along with a fresh kasoy fruit, amongst the images. They appear randomly, so I have been madly clicking on pages to check out the different photos.
4. The comments are now numbered, and each comment is alternatively shaded or with a white background. And only comments from Marketman are highlighted in green… to make it easier to find if I have weighed in on anything. Also, though it is imperfect at the moment, the comments will put your general location (country) whenever it can figure that out.
5. Comments will be automatically shut down after 90 days from the time a post was written, this to help with traffic/processing/huh? from the back end. We will revisit this to see if it is reasonable or not…
6. The biggest changes will be in the ways you hunt through the archives… the categories have been expanded, tags will be added and there are several ways into the archives and older posts, however, AND THIS IS A BIG CAVEAT, it will take me a month or two to go through 2,300 posts to re-categorize and tag them. But I tried doing a few this morning, then googled the topic, and I consistently showed up in the first page of google results, so I am psyched as that means it will be easier for new or casual googlers to find the site.
7. Also, at the bottom of the home page, are new things, like the most popular posts, though these are ranked by number of comments, not hits I suspect, and are skewed to newer posts rather than older ones. Also, my tweets are summarized there, and you can sign up for them on Twitter.
8. I am struggling with the latest version of WordPress, and publishing a post is a little more complicated than I am used to, also adding photos seem surprisingly more cumbersome now. So give me a few weeks to get used to everything, I am slow on the technology uptake, if you know what I mean.
9. Meanwhile, if you notice any bugs, leave me a comment so we can see if they can be fixed.