The Webcomics Examiner makes some changes for 2006. With the adoption of the blog software WordPress as a new backend for the site, TWE adds more blog-like features and moves to a weekly update schedule.
The format change also adds a host of new features, including a site search engine, a comments section at the end of each article, and archive indexing by article type and author name. Behind the scenes, a new content management system will save the editors signifigant amounts of time in preparing and publishing articles.
The new format was designed by Alexander Danner, using WordPress, an open source content management system.
The premiere feature in the new format is a review by Tym Godek of Nathan Castleâ€™s comics. Upcoming are reviews of Girl Genius, Little Dee, Nine Planets Without Intelligent Life, and numerous other comics. The Examiner continues its tradition of free-ranging critical roundtables with a summit on experimental webcomics coming up in February.