As you might have noticed, I’ve cleaned the sidebar up a little. If you now want to surf through the archives, you can get them on a separate page rather than scrolling down on the main page. Same goes for the categories and the links. A minor change here is the fact that I took out the authors of the categories, so if you now want to read all the posts by only one author, you can find the link under “Archives” -> “by author”. It’s all still dynamic (was a bit of a hassle to find out how I can use WordPress-specific php variables on a page and therefore outside of the Loop – especially because the WordPress provided templates for Archives, Links and Categories were faulty), so the months, categories and links will still appear automatically as they’re added to the database (else I would just forget about manually putting a link onto the page half of the time ;)).
I’ve also finally corrected the stupid bug that made the sidebar disappear whenever you used the search bar.
Finally, I’ve added a little countdown plugin to put some dates in. I’ll use that one randomly for things I might be looking forward to in the future.