Theme Weekend

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:

  1. Add archives links on the right.
  2. Improve picture of me at the top.
  3. Add pictures of draggable kids? Maybe smaller versions this time.
  4. Check plugins.  Some may be broken now.
  5. Possibly change colors.
  6. Replace social networking links with ShareThis.  Might be hard.
  7. Review older posts to see if they broke.

One step at a time.

2 Replies to “Theme Weekend”

  1. I ALWAYS support your work. What pisses me off is cleaning up after you. I am not the maid. If I was, I probably should be fired… so I need all the help I can get! 😉

    Please put your dishes away!

  2. BTW, I love the new theme! I lvoe the greens and of course you know how I feel about trees!
    However, I think that the Naruto theme suits you better than me so if you want to trade….

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