A new theme

A series of comedic errors led me to upgrade to WordPress 2.2, and every decision has a consequence. I saw that the sideblog plugin was updated, so I upgraded it, WordPress and all of my other plugins … but. The upgrade broke my theme, irreparably. So here I am, after several hours of searching for a new theme, I settle on this one, yet I can’t get the sideblog to work. Better to focus on the irony than the frustration.

So, this one will work. For now.

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  1. jane May 20, 2007 at 17:02

    I’ve had the same thing happen to me when upgrading WordPress. I wish there was a more user-friendly way to do it without destroying everything you’ve built and having to re-code.

  2. Jay Thompson May 20, 2007 at 17:17

    Ditto. Upgrading WP is a royal PITA. I’m usually several versions behind simply because I can’t tolerate the pain of upgrading… Good luck fixing everything!

  3. Jim Duncan May 20, 2007 at 18:39

    Thanks for the comments. This is the first one to really throw me for a loop. It was time for a change anyway, but it’s nice to see that the commenting works!

  4. Daniel Rothamel May 20, 2007 at 23:10

    Theme looks good. As far as the upgrade goes, I’m glad you did it first. Now I can get some advice!

  5. Bret Harris May 21, 2007 at 07:12

    Technical issues aside, it’s clean but lacks contrast. So for me it is harder to read because the pages have a uniform “gray” look.

  6. Jim Duncan May 21, 2007 at 07:21

    I think I like this one better. What do you think?

  7. Merv May 22, 2007 at 19:37

    I need to upgrade MT from 3.31 to 3.35. I have procrastinated because I know my hacks won’t be pretty in the newer version and it will be excruciating to redeploy them all. I am feeling your pain…believe me.

    On the positive side, your new theme is 1,000% more friendly than your old one. Thanks for the upgrade!

    PS: White space is good. I would not change it. Also, you have plenty of room for a third column…more pain?

  8. Jim Duncan May 23, 2007 at 07:44

    Thanks, Merv.

    It is amazing how much time it takes to maintain this thing. (all worthwhile, but …)

    I would like to widen the main, story column and shift everything over to the right, but I haven’t figured out how to do that yet. That’s more of a late-at-night change-and-reload to see exercise, one I have not yet made the time for. But I will. I also want to change the color scheme around, but that too will have to wait.

    But visually, I think this is a much cleaner layout that is easier on the eye.

    This is the other one I seriously considered and used very briefly, but there was not enough contrast. Oh well.

  9. Merv May 24, 2007 at 07:21

    Oh! You DO have a third column. I didn’t see it the first time through. Sometimes it is hard to get the CSS to cooperate. I wish these things weren’t so dang complicated. I fight with CSS constantly!