I mentioned last week that I’ve installed the SemPress theme to take advantage of IndieWeb features like microformat labeling to enable parsing in webmentions, a kind of new-era trackback but better. Well, it’s more than just that. As I’m sure most people reading this are aware, there’s been a lot of activity in the world of social media in the past month or so. A new owner at Twitter, people moving to different platforms, and Elon Musk having a bit of a meltdown. All of this has gotten me thinking about the future of my own online presence and has encouraged me to look into revving this blog back up and using it as a hub for my own content of all types.

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Today I updated the site theme to Sempress, the great offering by Matthias Pfefferle, to take advantage of the built-in Indieweb features such as Microformat labeling for use in Webmentions. Though the theme itself is updated, for the most part the layout won’t change. However, there have been some improvements to the comments section to make them threaded.

It was a long past time for the update. This site was using a theme based on the very old Default theme that was created back in 2005 and was custom-coded to a great degree, meaning some newer features were unusable. Though the site styling is mostly finished, a few pages still need to be worked on and will look a little off, and a few other styles need to be tweaked here and there. I’m planning on more updates in the coming weeks and months as I try to turn this into more of a hub for my content of all kinds, not just long-form posts.

Stay tuned!