3.10.0 – December 16, 2022

  • Archive Refresh:
    • The main Archives page now has a 2-column layout.
    • Archive Year pages have anchor links to each month at the top of the page.
    • Archive Year pages have anchor links to the other Archive Year pages at the bottom of the page.

3.9.1 – December 10, 2022

  • Widget & Menu Refresh Part 2:
    • Footer Widget Updates:
      • Added social media icons to the Contact widget.
      • Removed vertical padding for a more compact appearance.
      • Changed how the image and text are aligned in the About widget.
    • Sidebar Widget Updates:
      • Removed the Community widget.
      • Added the Show Your Support (Patreon) widget.
      • The Latest Posts widget now appears on the Affiliate page.
    • Main Menu Updates:
      • Removed the Social menu item.
        • Removed the Twitter and Instagram sub-menu items.
      • Added the Discord and Patreon sub-menu items to the main menu.
      • Removed the Shop menu item.

3.9.0 – December 9, 2022

  • Widget & Menu Refresh Part 1:
    • Archives widget replaced by Latest Posts widget in the sidebar.

3.8.4 – December 8, 2022

  • Footer Widget Update:
    • Updated the footer widgets from legacy widgets to custom HTML widgets.

3.8.3 – November 12, 2022

  • Canonical URL Fix:
    • Fixed an issue that caused pages to have multiple canonical URLs designated.

3.8.2 – October 31, 2022

  • Discord Embed Update:
    • When embedding links on Discord, the embeds now feature the DoubleSama brand color instead of the default black for link embeds.

3.8.1 – September 19, 2022

  • Affiliate Display Ad Style Update:
    • Affiliate display ads appearing within article content now have updated styling on both desktop and mobile devices.

3.8.0 – September 15, 2022

  • Affiliate Page Update:
    • Affiliate Brands – Brands that is an affiliate of. DoubleSama may earn a portion of the proceeds generated by sales/subscriptions after clicks to these links anywhere on the site.
    • Partnered Sites – Other websites has (non-monetary) partnerships with.

3.7.0 – September 2, 2022

  • Sidebar Archives Widget Update:
    • Archives widget renamed [Year] Archives.
    • The widget was rebuilt from the ground up.
      • It now matches other on-site elements visually (Community widget buttons).
      • Accordion sections can now be closed by clicking the header again.
        • Previously, the only way to close an accordion section was by opening a different one. This meant that once one was opened, there would always be one open.
    • The widget no longer displays on the Home page.

3.6.0 – August 30, 2022

  • Affiliate Ads Update:
    • Ads added within the copy of some articles.
    • Ads added to every page in the sidebar.
      • Ads may target specific pages (posts) based on content in the future.

3.5.0 – August 4, 2022

  • Google Tag Manager Update:
    • The Google Tag Manager code snippets have been added to the site and a new Google Analytics data stream has been set up with it.
      • The MonsterInsights plugin that was previously used as the Google Analytics data stream will be removed once the new data stream is confirmed to be working.

3.4.1 – July 16, 2022

  • Canonical URL Fix:
    • Canonical URLs have been set on a site-wide level.

3.4.0 – June 30, 2022

  • URL Structure Update:
    • Article URLs no longer include the publication date.
      • All old links still work. They redirect to the correct article with the new URL structure.

3.3.3 – June 1, 2022

  • Main Menu Update:
    • Replaced the Discord menu item with a Social dropdown.
      • Patreon, Twitter, and Discord links are found within the dropdown.

3.3.2 – May 28, 2022

  • Mobile Usability Fixes for Archive Pages:
    • Fixed an issue that caused content to be wider than the screen on mobile devices.
      • Validated by Google.
    • Added extra space between article links on mobile devices to reduce misclicks.
      • Validated by Google.

3.3.1 – May 26, 2022

  • Miscellaneous Fixes:
    • Set a width and height for the ad image in the sidebar.
    • Added padding above the Sitemap section of the footer on tablet and mobile screen sizes.
  • CSS Cleanup:
    • Moved some of the footer CSS into the footer.
      • Hopefully, this will reduce page load times.
    • Moved some of the Home page CSS into the Home page.
      • Hopefully, this will reduce load times for the other pages.
    • Removed old, unused CSS.

3.3.0 – May 24, 2022

  • Footer Update:
    • The Community (Discord) section has been removed.
    • The contact information has been moved from the About section.
      • It now resides in a new Contact section that replaces the removed Community section.
        • Contact section links now open in a new tab.

3.2.1 – May 1, 2022

  • Main Navigation Consistency Update:
    • Desktop
      • Changed overlay color and reduced opacity (80%) for the main navigation after scrolling.
      • Fixed the search bar from resizing with window size.
    • Tablet & mobile
      • Changed overlay color and reduced opacity (90%) for the main navigation after scrolling.
      • Reduced the size of and repositioned the DoubleSama logo.
      • Fixed the menu button so that it no longer changes color after scrolling.
    • Mobile
      • Repositioned site title and tagline lower so they aren’t covered by the navigation.

3.2.0 – March 10, 2022

  • Archives Page Update:
    • The Archives Page has been split into separate pages for each year.
      • The parent Archives Page now links to the child archive year pages.
    • The Archives sidebar now features a link to the parent Archives Page instead of an anchor link to the previous year’s archives.

3.1.1 – March 4, 2022

  • Spoiler Tags Quality of Life Update:
    • When hovered/clicked, the spoiler tagged text retains a slightly darker background color compared to the rest of the page body.
      • This should make it easier to determine what content is contained within the spoiler tags.

3.1.0 – February 14, 2022

  • Sidebar Update:
    • Added a new shop widget to the sidebar.

3.0.0 – May 16, 2021

  • Major Site Update:
    • Updated the site to run on HTTPS.
  • Plugin Clean-Up:
    • Removed the Nice Likes plugin because it conflicted with the PHP version.
      • Post “likes” are now facilitated through Jetpack.

2.14.1 – May 29, 2020

  • CSS Clean-Up:
    • Removed old CSS no longer affecting the site.
      • May slightly improve load speeds.
  • Removed the “Shop” link from the Footer Sitemap widget.

2.14.0 – April 6, 2020

  • Home Page Updates:
    • “About” section removed.
    • “Latest News” section added below the “Schedule.”
  • Sidebar “Community” widget renamed “Social.”
  • Footer Updates:
    • Left column:
      • “Subscribe” email subscription widget removed.
      • “About” widget added.
        • Contact information added to the bottom of the “About” widget.
    • Center column:
      • “Community” widget of social icons removed.
      • “Contact” widget removed.
    • Right column:
      • “Submissions” widget removed.
        • The plugin used for submissions has been uninstalled.
      • New interactive “Community” Discord widget added.

2.13.0 – March 20, 2020

  • Removed the sticky link to the Discord server at the bottom of the screen on mobile devices.
  • Removed a few background widgets.
    • No front facing changes.
    • Site performance may increase slightly.

2.12.0 – February 15, 2020

  • Added a link to the Discord server in the main menu.
  • Added a sticky link to the Discord server at the bottom of the screen on mobile devices.
  • Removed Vero from the Community sidebar widget.
  • Removed posts from 2019 and earlier from the Archives sidebar widget.
    • “2017 – 2019” links to older posts on the Archives page.

2.11.0 – October 19, 2019

  • Added Vero to the Community sidebar widget.
  • Removed Medium, Reddit, Twitch, and YouTube from the Community footer widget.

2.10.1 – October 11, 2019

  • Fixed the Discord button in the Community sidebar widget.

2.10.0 – September 15, 2019

  • Internal pages update:
    • Removal of the internal Shop page.
      • The Shop tab in the main menu now links directly to the store on RedBubble.
    • Removal of the Social page.
      • This is not a user-facing change.
  • Community sidebar widget update:
    • Removal of Tumblr and Instagram buttons.
      • Links to these social accounts can still be found in the footer Community widget.

2.9.0 – August 31, 2019

  • Main navigation menu update:
    • The navigation menu background is now transparent when at the top of a page.
    • The navigation menu items no longer resize upon scrolling down from the top of a page.
    • Pages in the navigation menu highlight on hover.
  • Community footer widget update:
    • YouTube added.

2.8.2 – August 14, 2019

  • Submission widget reactivated.
    • Users are now able to submit blog posts to for publication without fail.

2.8.1 – August 12, 2019

  • Submission widget temporarily removed.
    • There was an issue with the form connecting to the email server.
    • A new submission form is in the works.

2.8.0 – August 10, 2019

  • Footer and Submission update:
    • The Community, Sitemap, and Contact footer widgets have been moved from the right column to the middle.
    • A brand new Submission widget has been added to the right column.
      • Users can now easily submit blog posts to for publication.
  • Minor tweaks:
    • The Subscribe button in the footer now has rounded corners to match the Submit button of the new Submission widget.

2.7.0 – June 28, 2019

  • Sidebar update:
    • The sidebar no longer sticks to the screen while scrolling. It will remain stuck to the top of the page.
  • Archives sidebar widget update:
    • Archived months and individual posts are no longer displayed here. Instead, they have been replaced by years which link to the final month of archived posts in the respective years in the Archives page.
      • This will remove much of the clutter in the sidebar.

2.6.0 – June 7, 2019

  • Bug fixes:
    • Removed a duplicate footer widget on the Changelog page.
  • Community footer widget update:
    • Removed the social icon backgrounds.
    • Social icons now highlight on hover.
  • Footer structure update:
    • Removed the External Content footer widget.
    • Moved the Sitemap footer widget into the right column between the Community and Contact widgets.

2.5.0 – May 23, 2019

  • The “Home” tab has been removed from the main menu.
    • It was redundant due to the fact you can click the logo to be taken back to the home page.

2.4.1 – March 25, 2019

  • Fixed an issue with the top navigation menu to make its appearance more consistent across all screen sizes.

2.4.0 – March 18, 2019

  • Privacy Policy page has been added to the site.
    • This page can be accessed through the link in footer sitemap.
  • The footer has been restructured.
    • The left column now includes an email subscription form.
    • The middle column now includes both the sitemap and external content.
    • The right column now includes contact information and community links.

2.3.1 – February 26, 2019

  • Fixed an issue with the formatting of the Schedule on the Home page.

2.3.0 – February 22, 2019

  • Added a spoiler functionality to the site. Now I can hide spoilers behind the spoiler tag if necessary.
    • As a bonus, this is able to hide spoilers in the comments as well by putting the spoiler content between these tags: <spoiler> </spoiler>

2.2.0 – January 29, 2019

  • Fixed an issue with button text color on tablet and mobile devices.
  • Fixed an issue with dropdown menu link colors on tablet and mobile devices.
  • Moved the search bar from the sidebar to the main navigation menu.
    • This should make it easier for users across all devices to find and use the search bar.
  • Removed the Community tab from the main navigation menu.
    • The Community widget is still in the sidebar.

2.1.0 – January 16, 2019

  • The layout of the Shop page has changed yet again.
    • The sidebar has been disabled for this page, making it full-width.
    • The page is now made up of widgets, each containing one shop item. This should be more visually appealing than a list in page format.

2.0.1 – January 9, 2019

  • Fixed issues regarding the formatting of the Shop page when using the Firefox browser.

2.0.0 – January 8, 2019

  • The site has been updated to run on WordPress 5.0.2 from 4.9.9.
    • This doesn’t appear to have affected anything on the front-end of the website.
  • The Shop page has also been updated to fix various formatting issues on some devices.
    • Some formatting issues still persist on some devices and screen sizes. More fixes should be expected soon.
  • The background and text colors of the navigation menu no longer change upon scrolling.
    • It now stays white on black instead of inverting to black on white.

1.9.0 – January 7, 2019

  • A new Shop page has been added to the website.
    • It should now be easier than ever to find designs and products on’s Redbubble storefront.
  • Some minor clean-up of old code.

1.8.2 – December 30, 2018

  • Fixed an issue which caused tables to be difficult to read with the dark theme.
    • Will look into how to make this even better for the future.

1.8.1 – December 23, 2018

  • Fixed an issue which caused some post section headers to be difficult to read.

1.8.0 – December 21, 2018

  • now has a new, dark theme. This should be easier on the eyes for users in low-light environments.
    • Additionally, in-text links are more prominently displayed.

1.7.1 – December 7, 2018

  • The sidebar now sticks to both the top and bottom of the screen.
    • When opening the sidebar Archives on a short page (home page), the sidebar will not extend beyond the page content.
  • Fixed an issue which caused lists (both ordered and unordered) to not display properly.

1.7.0 – December 6, 2018

  • The sidebar is now sticky.
    • When scrolling down a long page, the sidebar will follow.
  • New and improved sidebar Archives widget.
    • The currently open tab closes when a new tab is selected.
      • This should save screen space while browsing the archives.

1.6.2 – November 26, 2018

  • All-in-One SEO has been replaced by Yoast SEO for the sitemap.
    • Sitemaps have been re-indexed and should be correctly working once again.
  • WP 404 Auto Redirect to Similar Post Plugin added.
    • 404 pages should now be a thing of the past!

1.6.1 – November 23, 2018

  • Tumblr and Instagram have been added to both the Community tab of the main menu and the Community widget in the sidebar.
    • The order of the Community tab and widget have been updated to:
      • Patreon
      • Twitter
      • Tumblr
      • Instagram
      • Discord

1.6.0 – November 16, 2018

  • Tagline has been reverted back to “Anime Reviews.”
  • Japanese logo has been added to the header.
  • Header image set to transparent.
  • Background image added.
  • Some behind the scenes changes to the archives page.
    • This still looks and functions the same. Now it’s easier for me to make changes to it in the future.

1.5.0 – November 15, 2018

  • Twitter has been added to the Community sidebar widget.
  • The Social tab on the main menu has been renamed to Community.
    • Tumblr and MyAnimeList have been removed from the Community tab.
      • These social accounts may be added back to the site somewhere in the near future.
    • Discord and Patreon have been added to the Community tab.

1.4.3 – November 13, 2018

  • Fixed an issue where the Community sidebar widget would appear on the 404 Error page.

1.4.2 – November 11, 2018

  • Fixed an issue where the Most Popular and Featured post widgets would appear on all pages instead of just the home page.

1.4.1 – November 10, 2018

  • Swapped the position of the Most Popular and Featured post widgets on the home page.

1.4.0 – October 23, 2018

  • The Subscribe widget has been removed from the sidebar.
  • A new Community widget has been added to the sidebar where the Subscribe widget used to be.
    • A “Join Discord” button links to DoubleSama’s Discord server.
    • A “Become a Patron” button links to DoubleSama’s Patreon tiers page.
    • Twitter, Tumblr, and MyAnimeList may be coming soon to this widget in the near future.

1.3.1 – October 17, 2018

  • Google+ has been removed from the share buttons below each post.

1.3.0 – October 2, 2018

  • The Series page has been removed from the site due to a lack of use.
    • The space and bandwidth used for the page was not worth keeping it around any longer. Most users find the content they’re looking for on the site by other means.
  • Links to the Series page have been removed from the site.

1.2.1 – September 27, 2018

  • The section headings on the Archives page have been updated to match those found on the Home page.
    • This change may extend to all section headings, including those found on posts, in the future. If that ends up being the case, there will not be a separate patch update signifying this in the changelog as it will be a rolling update.

1.2.0 – September 26, 2018

  • The “Schedule” section of the Home page has been updated with some fancy new modules.
    • This will be the new look for the foreseeable future, but small tweaks to how it works on various sized screens and other quality-of-life adjustments will likely be incoming.
  • The title of the “About” section on the Home page has been updated to match the new title format of the “Schedule” section.
    • I plan to update the “About” section in a similar fashion as the “Schedule” section in the future once I figure out a way to make it sync up with the “Schedule” section while still keeping the straightforward functionality of the “About” section intact.

1.1.2 – September 1, 2018

  • Minor back-end patch to fix an issue where some users were able to access the www version of
    • This is likely a temporary fix as it supposedly doesn’t work once the website is updated to run on HTTPS.

1.1.1 – August 24, 2018

  • This patch includes fixes to the Series page introduced in update 1.1.0.
  • Disabled the Elementor page builder plugin which was being used for the Series page to create the unique three and four column layout.
    • When using Elementor I was unable to add alt text and title attributes to my images, which is harmful to my SEO.
  • Recreated the same page layout using HTML and CSS from the ground up without a page builder.
    • This allows more freedom, such as the ability to add alt text and title attributes to my images for SEO purposes.
    • Functionality of the page should still be the same except now the three and four column layouts should still be used for tablet devices. Mobile devices have the columns forced into a single column as before.
      • This change for tablet devices will have to be monitored. This may need to be updated further in the future if there are inconsistencies for users.

1.1.0 – August 23, 2018

  • Fast-forward to over eight months after the initial release of 1.0.0 and we’re at what I’m going to be referring to as 1.1.0.
  • The “Series” page was added to the site today. This page was specifically made to make navigating through series of posts easier.
    • A series of posts is a group of three or more related posts which have a chronological order. An example would be the series “Overlord” including the posts Overlord, Overlord II, and Overlord III.
    • The series page is split into two parts.
      • The top half of the page is dedicated to miscellaneous series revolving around specific anime parts, episodes, or topics. This portion of the page is split into three columns. There are no distinct rows.
      • The bottom half of the page is dedicated to seasonal series, such as “Spring 2018.” This portion of the page is split into four columns so each year makes up a single row.
    • I could have made this page so that posts with the correct tags were automatically added to their respective series, however, I opted not to do this in favor of custom naming mechanics on this page. This means that posts on this page may be titled something other than their official titles, and I have to manually enter them into this page because of that.
  • The Changelog was created!
  • Footer upgrades.
    • The Contact and External Content widgets in the Footer have been reformatted and improved.
      • They now have actual titles with horizontal lines beneath them to be more visually appealing.
      • The content below the lines is split into two columns.
      • The right column of each widget contains relative links
        • In the case of the Contact widget, Twitter and Tumblr links were added to the already present Email link.
      • The left column of each widget contains a short description of what can be found in the right column links.
    • The Sitemap widget has been added to the center of the Footer, between the Contact and External Content Widgets.
      • This widget includes links to the major pages of the site, as well as this Changelog.
      • This widget is formatted in the same way as the other two Footer widgets, except there are more links in place of the description column.

1.0.0 – January 1, 2018

  • was “officially” created. The date for this update is a rough estimate, but this happened some time between December 19, 2017 and January 1, 2018. Before this, the site was simply a WordPress site without a domain to call its own.
  • Since I’m making this Changelog as of August 23, 2018, I don’t have any more information regarding when updates occurred between January 1, 2018 and August 22, 2018, so we’re going to lump everything that happened on the site during this period into this update.