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.

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 says:

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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. 🙂

  2. Ian@UnofficialChartBlog says:

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    I’m looking forward to seeing the new site in all it’s glory. Hope it all goes well x

  3. Jackie says:

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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!!

    • stevebethere says:

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      Thanks Jackie, It won’t look much different as i have copied this as much as i could it’s just a shame i was no longer able to use my old theme Thesis which I’ve been using for a few years.

      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  4. Joyce says:

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    I’ve never changed from Blogger. I’m scared I’d lose my blog if I did.

  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!

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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,

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    Congrats on a successful change over. I have done it twice, so I know what a pain it can be.

  8. himanshu says:

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    I use wordpress and the newer updated version is much better.