New theme and no comments

I have been using the Genesis Framework for sometime now on this site and just about every other site that I manage, but I decided that we needed a break from one another… at least for just a little bit. In keeping up with WordPress and its development I figured I would give the new Twenty Fifteen theme a test run and see what it had to offer. So far I am digging the minimalism of it, as well as the default features that are included.  The inclusion of Social links is really nice an allowed me to remove another plugin that was used previously to achieve the same function.

If you are feeling adventurous you can grab it from the nightly build, or directly via Git or SVN.

Also with this change I decided to finally do away with site comments, which is something I have been thinking about doing for sometime. Removing comments also allowed me to remove yet another plugin, that being Disqus. I may end up enabling comments on specific posts from time to time depending on the content, but overall I think they are gone for good at this point.