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It has been a while since the last time I actively posted to my WordPress.com site. An active little boy, a long commute, the descent into renal disease with the eventuality of dialysis, and my kidney/pancreas transplant robbed me of both the physical time and motivation to actively post long form streams of conciousness or even basic thoughts.

When I returned to posting last week, one of the first things I wanted to do was change my site’s theme. My previous theme Chateau was a great theme, but the site needed a change. Boy, was I in for a rude surprise.

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Domain Name Change Coming

I’m not really sure why it takes 6 days for the “registrar” to approve the domain name transfer given that I crossed all the t’s and properly dotted all the i’s, but it apparently does take that long.  So sometime on or after Friday, the domain name will change to digifiend.com.

While I have been assured that no shenanigans will ensue, one can never really tell, can they?  I’ve been assured that all the permalinks will change properly, and I’m hoping for a painless transition.

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Chateau Theme Borked [RESOLVED]

One of the reasons I’ve switched to from a self-installed blog on shared hosting to a hosted blog on WordPress is that I got tired of two things.  I was tired of having to constantly upgrade my server / blog / OS software.  I was also tired of having to constantly fix issues with broken or modified themes.

Imagine my surprise this morning when I put up a featured post (about the Domain Name Change) and finding that doing so completely removed the post before it from the front page.  I sent an forums request off to WordPress, and so far they have been responsive.  While the post has now re-appeared, there is still an issue with no dated post showing on the front page if a featured article is there.

I’m hopeful that WordPress can fix this issue with the Chateau theme, I don’t want to have to edit the CSS myself, that might make me kind of cranky.

[RESOLVED] – WordPress tied the front page option to the archive choice in theme options.  Very clever fix, thank you WordPress!

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