After almost one year with my previous theme (whose last screenshot shown below), I get bored with the same theme, so I decided to try a new one that’s back to the basic and what a real “theme” should be: simple but elegant.
By the way, so far in this theme did I ever stick the longest in my whole WordPress life.
IntenseDebate Commenting System
The slow speed, especially at the backend, of my site could be partly attributable to a variety of plugins installed in the background that are directly or indirectly pertaining to and enhancing the commenting system. Now, there’s only one WordPress plugin to rule them all–IntenseDebate.
I couldn’t have just implemented this system with the previous theme because it (IntenseDebate) simply does not go well with dark-background themes.
With the new commenting system, you can easily comment using your profiles with these service providers:
Of course, you can always comment as a guest — just enter your name, email, and website (optional).
You won’t have to worry about security, logging in is not handled by Deuts.NET nor IntenseDebate. Instead, it’s directly handled by the service providers (as enumerated above) themselves.
In the Works
Maybe my site has grown in magnitude that keeping up with changes needed to be effected everytime I change themes can already be time-consuming. Anyway, the progress of the switch is documented at the dox.
I have always been listening to feedbacks especially from friends and regular visitors. Please feel free to leave your comments below about this change, if any.
July 27, 2009 at 7:29 am
Did you design this theme yourself? It's nice and clean. Although I'm not against dark designs, I prefer websites with light backgrounds.
I've tried IntenseDebate and frankly, it sucks. I don't have absolute control over the comments when I use it. But that's just me. 🙂