Well, finally I decided to upgrade my blog to WordPress 2.0.3. As I noted previously, WP 1.5 has some security issues that need to be addressed. Current version seems fixed a number of such security issues. I hope that this also involves preventing automated comment spam.
I also changed the “skin” or “theme” of the blog from “connections” to “default.” I made this change due to a “bug” in the functioning of “connections” theme: I inserted a conditional ”noindex, follow” tag for the archived content in connections, assuming that it will work as required. But yesterday, I noticed that the “noindex, follow” tag is generated outside the “head” metatag. That is to say, it was not functional in terms of instructing the crawlers not to index the archieved content, but follow the links contained there. From another blog of mine, I already know that the default theme works well in this regard. Therefore, I switched to the default theme, and implemented the code.
But this time, I noticed that the “is_archive” encompasses all archieves, i.e., archieved content grouped both in terms of dates as well as categories. This is something that I do not like to have. So I changed it to “is_month” which only have an effect on monthly archieves. And it seems working perfectly. Finally, I decided to remove this instruction for a while. For those who are concerned with duplicate content issues, but also wants to retain the PR of their category pages can use conditional “is_month” instruction safely.