Changing Theme

catalyst-125x125The WordPress theme I use Thesis had a major update before Christmas which sadly is just too complicated for me to use I have tried it on my test site but cannot get to grips with it at all, so I decided to switch over to another framework Catalyst in the next few days which is equally as good but more straight forward to use.

I am gradually getting it as near to my present look as possible and finding codes to put back the boxes buttons etc that was previously built into Thesis, I have implemented some css codes (I found from Catalyst’s excellent forums) in the new theme and found a good shortcodes plugin Acronix Shortcodes which also lets you customise shortcode styles which has made it a lot easier.

The reason I am telling you this is because if the site just happens to disappear you know why also once I have installed it and imported the settings over the site will probably look a bit messy until I put whatever is out of place or gone back as it should be.

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The site has now been changed over without any problems…so far you shouldn’t notice much difference apart from a few things out of place here and there which I will put right when I come across them if anyone sees anything please give me a loud shout.

Thanks for reading :-)

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  1. Comedy Plus
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    I use blogger so it’s pretty easy to do whatever. WordPress is way too difficult for me. Looks mighty fine here though.

    Have a terrific day. :)
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  2. I’m looking forward to seeing the new site in all it’s glory. Hope it all goes well x
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  3. Jackie
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    I am looking forward to it also. I hope it all goes well for you. I know these things can be head aches.

    I love the look of WordPress but I tried it and it was too difficult for me too. So I am still with Blogger!

    Good luck…can’t wait!!
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  4. Joyce
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    I’ve never changed from Blogger. I’m scared I’d lose my blog if I did.
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  5. Pearl says:

    Hi Steve!
    I am using a tab so I really dont know if there’s a change in your web profile or none yet. I’m sure you’ll get to know your way with.
    Happy new year!
    Pearl

  6. Christina Morley
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    Well done to changing your theme and learning new tricks. It’s hard work, blogging. I wonder if people really appreciate the amount of work that goes into a nice blog. Ha!

    I’m now following you on Twitter. Thanks for linking on my Picture Perfect Party Linky on my blog, Amanda’s Books and More and for visiting and leaving a comment on my blog, 1camera1mom.

    Wishing you a great week from sunny South Africa,
    Tina
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  7. Rhonda@Laugh-Quotes
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    Congrats on a successful change over. I have done it twice, so I know what a pain it can be.
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  8. himanshu
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    I use wordpress and the newer updated version is much better.
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