Tech Friday: Really just testing a WP theme and Bing AI Chat

Posted By on September 22, 2023

It is time to start cleaning up my older WordPress blog install and preparing for an eventual update … once again. I’m beginning to realize that part of the problem is that I hang WP Twenty Ten Theme thumbonto old themes that are no longer updated and I continue to tweak them myself. As the components that run WordPress and any CMS are updated, new programming needs to keep pace with everything new. 

Of course I don’t like what I’m seeing (perhaps stuck in my ways) and fight the required move forward. I’m still not going to go fully into the artsy block sites that are popular these days, but do need to start cleaning out old plugins, widgets and themes. I sort of wish I could go back to a static site, but even a couple of the popular exporters will not work. ☹️ 

For now I’ll just remove a plugin or two at a time and see where that leads me before installing a “new to me” theme (maybe Twenty Ten!) and trying to rebuild 8000 posts to adopt to a simplified look? 

Since this was just really a Tech Friday “test post” … here’s my test of’s new Chat AI feature. In my opinion, it is way behind in using up-to-date data since when I asked about GOP presidential candidates this week, Bing Chat’s list was significantly outdated. 

Bing AI Chat feature


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