I’m definetely pissing Katie off this weekend. I never have time during the week for this, so I have to do it now. Plus, since I am by the computer, I am moving a bunch of files from a smaller external HD to a larger one. This is taking alot of time.
Anyway, here is more on my theme modification adventure.
- I had to fix the URL for the Gravatars. Gravatars are really brilliant. You create an account and upload a picture. Then Gravatar aware systems can put your picture next to your post. Brilliant! We should do this on the Success forum at work. The link on the theme was a little messed up though, so I had to modify.
- I cleaned up the design for the recent commentators in the sidebar. This was relatively easy with the WordPress plugin.
- I converted all of my categories into tags. I am not sure this is the right thing to do, but it feels like WordPress is suggesting it as best practice. So I replaced the categories on the right with tags. I didn’t like the way the tag cloud looked, so I modified it a tiny bit to look like the themes sidebar lists.
Well, it’s looking in the ballpark. My wishlist right now is:
- Add archives links on the right.
- Improve picture of me at the top.
- Add pictures of draggable kids? Maybe smaller versions this time.
- Check plugins. Some may be broken now.
- Possibly change colors.
- Replace social networking links with ShareThis. Might be hard.
- Review older posts to see if they broke.
One step at a time.