I’ve updated the site, as you may have noticed. I’m using the Genesis Framework built with the Minimum Theme. No secret I love WordPress (sorry, Drupal). One thing I do love about Drupal is the ability to add custom content types. There’s numerous reasons to have this functionality so color me surprised when I realized I could perform the same thing in WordPress.
Custom content types did not just appear. They’ve been around a long while. But I’ve realized I can use them to great affect. For instance, my site now has a “Stream” section where I can post anything small that doesn’t necessarily warrant a full-fledged blog post. It uses a custom content type.
Fixing a Leaky Memory Problem
I’m not talking about brain cells being sapped. I’m talking about forgetfulness. You see, I like to read. I love to read short stories, but I often find that the location of said story eludes me. I might know I read it in the New Yorker, but not the year or anything more than I read it there. Sites like GoodReads and LibraryThing fill the memory gap when it comes to novels, but I haven’t found a site that lets you catalog the short stories you’ve read.
So I created a custom content type.
You can see the type in action on the site here: http://jasonfrye.com/story/ The SSLOG allows me to keep track of the where and when, and the written-by-who? Great, right? I think so. If there’s any interest, I can draw up a tutorial on how to do it.
But, tonight, it’s my birthday. I’m going to get off the computer and go read American Gods for a bit. No work tomorrow, so we’ll see what happens then.