Okay, I went through all my Cootiehog stuff and cleared out some old themes, old plugins and just general “junk” that might have been bogging down the site. I also found a new kickass theme from the same designer that did my last theme. I cleared my cache and reloaded this website and it was definitely faster than the old theme, so hopefully this will be an end to slow loading times. If you notice a change in speed, let me know. If you find you are experiencing no change, let me know.
This theme rocks for many reasons (I love themes done by InfoCreek) – most of which, this theme does something that I have wanted in WP for a VERY LONG TIME. You now have drag and drop capability from my webpage to move around the items on the sidebar. It’s so much easier to do it directly on the page when I see a problem than have to go into my admin page and mess around there. ALSO, if you click on the little buttons at the top right of each widget, you will see they are collapsible. That’s AWESOME.
While we’re talking about editable widgets, I’m hoping the next tweak in WordPress will be the capability to go in and EDIT the widget from the front page, similar to how admins currently have the ability to click on “edit” on a post and fix any mistakes they see right then and there without having to click into the admin page. If WP 2.6 has that capability built in, well, I might divorce Denis and marry Matt (the creator of WordPress).