I upgraded the blog software today and while you may not notice anything different, I sure did. I’ve been reluctant to update the software because it’s been a pain to do. I’ve had to customize some stuff, like the Adsense code, Google search, Google Analytics, and some HTML validation steps.
Well, it turns out that none of that is needed any more. The 2.1.x series has a generic HTML widget that you can drop just about anywhere. I just copied the HTML into widgets, put them where they needed to be, and was done. Now code updates don’t require me to crank up vi and get dirty with PHP.