Updated site and new options

The site has been updated to WordPress 2.5.1. There is one noticeable upgrade done to the site, and that is that it uses Gravatar. Gravatars are universal avatars that can be used on many sites, blogs, etc. You can get a new Gravatar at http://en.gravatar.com/ all you need is your email address. Since this is a family site, only G rated gravatars will be allowed. Once you upload a pic, you need to do nothing for this site. Anytime you post a comment, it will automatically add the gravatar based on the email address you enter.

Please let me know if there are any bugs that you find in the upgrade.

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9 Responses

  1. Brian says:

    Steve, you would be wrong…but close. It’s Hordak, and Skeletor is a former apprentice of Hordak. Not that any of that matters.

  2. stephen says:

    ok, I will recap:
    The site has been upgraded to WordPress 2.5.1. WordPress is what drives this site. It is a free, php based blog option, and very popular. And that is not anything to be worried about right now.

    As part of this upgrade, it allows something called Gravatars, or internet wide avatars , or images. As you can see with this comment, and the admin comment, there is a small picture before the comment, and that is called an avatar. There is a service, called Gravatar, which allows you to sign up an email address and associate that email address with an image. You can get that at
    http://en.gravatar.com/
    This way, any site that uses the gravatar plugin (and most sites now allow that), when you post a comment, it automatically loads that image, or avatar. Thus a Globally Recognized Avatar, or gravatar. Now if you want to have this, then go to the link provided above, and sign up for one, and it is free.

  3. Admin says:

    This is an example of this new feature. Using just my email, I did not have to upload anything, just have an account at Gravatar.com.