DLTJ under a New Theme

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Okay -- let's try this again. The first time around didn't go so well, so I went back to the basics and started with a new theme: what is running on DLTJ now is a modestly modified version of Barthelme version 1.2.2 by Scott Allan Wallick. The modifications include the insertion of the Extended Live Archives plugin on the front page. I'm pretty excited about this...I think it better answers the question of why someone would want to come to the home page of a blog — not to read a reverse chronological list of the authors thoughts but a mechanism for the reader to use to drill down to what they might be looking for (whether it be by category, by tag, or chronologically). Take a look at the home page and let me know what you think.

While I'm at it, I thought it would also be a good idea to acknowledge the work of others in the form of WordPress plugins that make DLTJ work and work better.

Plugin Description
Extended Live Archives Implements a dynamic archive. By Arnaud Froment .
Dunstan-style Error Page A fuller featured 404 error page modeled from http://1976design.com/blog/error/ By Andrew Ferguson .
Admin Autumn Replacement CSS for WordPress Admin Panels By Andy Staines.
Akismet Akismet checks your comments against the Akismet web serivce to see if they look like spam or not. By Matt Mullenweg.
WP-DBManager Manages your Wordpress database. Allows you to optimizee, backup, restore, delete backup database and run selected queries. By GaMerZ .
Enhanced Post List Replaces the standard post listing with a much more functional listing, including browsing by category and author as well as sorting by various columns. By Brian "ColdForged" Dupuis.
Enhanced Posts List checkboxes Add checkboxes for group actions to the enhanced post list plugin. By Martijn van der Kwast.
Editor Search Adds search feature to theme and plug-in editors in the WordPress admin area. Also offers a 'go to line number' feature. By Andrew Buckman.
The Frame Buster Breaks out of frame sets. Compatible with WordPress 2.0's preview feature, and includes an administration page which allows the user to exempt certain domains from the frame buster. By James McKay .
Footnotes Allows a user to easily add footnotes to a post. By Simon Elvery .
Feed Control Allows you to control the feeds that your site generates. Add pages to feeds, set sort by modified dates and exclude specific posts. By Christopher Hwang .
Head META Description Insert HTML META description tag: excerpt/content brief for post/Page, description for category, and blog tagline for everything else. By Kaf Oseo .
hResume hResume creates a new page in your blog specifically designed to present your resume in a visual form that is viewable by people and computers. The plug-in automatically embeds semantic markup as specified in the hResume Microformat. By using semantic markup your resume will be available as native data to computers operated by employers and employment websites. By Spur Team.
Inline Ajax Comments Display inline comments on the main page using AJAX. By Peter Kashou .
Recent Comments List This plugin will add a list of the most frequent comments posted to your blog. They are gathered in descending order (newest at the top), but then group them together by post title, so that comments from the same post are listed together. The list items will be links to the comments, and will contain the name of the commenter. By Jared Bangs .
Link Indication Adds CSS class attributes to external links and optionally to any other link types such as flickr, wikipedia, imdb, etc. By Michael Woehrer .
Live Comment Preview Activate to supply users with a live comment preview. By Jeff Minard & Unknown
MyCSS Add theme independent CSS stylesheet to your blog, supports direct editing via admin panel. By Yaosan Yeo .
META Relationship Links Inserts head link tags on single post pages for start (home), next, prev (previous), first and last posts. By Kaf Oseo .
My Link Order A Wordpress plugin to finally let you set the explicit order of links and link categories. By froman118 .
Mass Edit Pages This plugin allows you to edit various things about "Pages" in bulk. By Trevor Turk .
Feedburner Feed Replacement Forwards all feed traffic to Feedburner while creating a randomized feed for Feedburner to pull from. By Steve Smith.
PMetrics Adds Performancing Metrics code to each blog page automatically. By Dave Reid.
Post Teaser Post Teaser generates a preview or "teaser" of a post for the main, archive and category pages, with a link underneath to go to the full post page. It includes features to generate a word count, image count, and an estimated reading time. By Jonathan Leighton (Turnip).
Post Updated Display notice/date/time of when a post was last updated. By Kaf Oseo .
PurpleNumbers Implements PurpleNumbers in WordPress. By Randy Brown .
PXS Mail Form Creates a mail form with multi part verification, various messages and an auto redirect on successful send. By Shane Marriott .
Post2Page Converts a post to a page and handles redirects so that anyone linking to your original post can still get there. In short your links don't break! By Christopher Hwang .
Page Update Notification Allows for subscribed users to receive email notification when a Page is updated By Andy Staines.
JÄÅ Preview Plugin Plugin for "real" preview of your posts. By Martin Chlupáč.
Quoter Allows commenters to quote other comments (dynamically or server side if they have Javascript disabled) and any other text in a page (Javascript only). By Daniele Mancino .
Redirect Old Slugs Allows you to change your post slugs without breaking the old ones (which will redirect to the new one!) By Mark Jaquith.
Admin Menu Adds a convenient admin menu to your blog. By Denis de Bernardy .
Google Sitemaps This generator will create a Google compliant sitemap of your WordPress blog. By Arne Brachhold .
StatTraq This plugin will allow you to keep track of every hit on your public WordPress site (note that it does not track admin activity). By Randy Peterman .
Search Regex Adds search & replace functionality across posts, pages, comments, and meta-data, with full regular expression support. By John Godley.
Subscribe To Comments Allows readers to recieve notifications of new comments that are posted to an entry. By Mark Jaquith and Jennifer (ScriptyGoddess) .
Theme Switcher Allow your readers to switch themes. By Ryan Boren.
Title Grabber Adds a title attribute to links that don't have one, grabs title's from the page the link goes to. By Nick Dienstbier .
TOCoholic Scans your post for misordered headings and adds a nice TOC to it. Put at the begining of your post to enable the generation. By Nikola Ivanov.
Ubernyms Wraps up the functionality of the Acronym Replacer, AutoLinker, and then some. Can replace anything with anything, and includes (optional) domTT powered tooltips. By Joel Bennett.
Ultimate Tag Warrior Add tags to wordpress. Tags and tag/post associations are seperated out for great justice. By Christine Davis .
Ultimate Tag Warrior Ultimate Tag Warrior is a tagging pluging, that's heavy on tag visualisation. By Christine Davis .
Ultimate Tag Warrior: Tag Archive Renders an archive view, based on tags. Depends on Ultimate Tag Warrior 2.5.1+ By Christine Davis .
WP-ShortStat Track your blog stats. By Markus Kaemmerer .
wpLicense Allows selection of a Creative Commons license for blog content. By Nathan R. Yergler.
WordPress search and replace Lets you search and replace text in posts using Perl-compatible regular expressions. By Manuel Amador (Rudd-O).
X-Valid Attempts to create valid XHTML from arbitrary source. By Jamie Talbot .
x-Dashboard Lets you customize your Dashboard. By Matt Read & dr Dave.
X-Comments X-Comments creates nifty little links on your sidebar that direct your readers to comments you've made on other sites. By David P Brown .
Permalink Redirect This plugin ensures that pages and entries are always accessed via the permalink. Otherwise, a 301 redirect will be issued. By Scott Yang.

The text was modified to update a link from http://www.jamesmckay.net/code/wp-framebuster/ to http://jamesmckay.net/2006/02/new-wordpress-plugin-the-frame-buster/ on August 22nd, 2012.