When I’m not having any problem with my time, I could spend hours sitting in front of my computer, that sometimes I find myself staring at the monitor, thinking about what to do next. After staring for, like two minutes, I realized I need to upgrade my version of WordPress, thanks to the WP files folder icon in my desktop. So I downloaded the latest upgrade (2.5.1) and installed it in my local WordPress. And the fun have just began! I was surprised to see the difference between the old and new. I was almost lost when I tried to upload an image, lol! But after running my eyes through the whole page, I found the way to do it.
One thing that WordPress has done to me is the fun of changing themes. I am not an expert at creating a website, although I wish I were. And I wish I could create my own theme someday. I did start, by following some tutorials I found in the net but gods only know when it will be done. So far, it’s still a dummy of text, lacking illustrations and more. But I let it wait for a while or forever. When I feel bored with my theme, as I always do, I just depend on some existing theme and start destroying it, as if it were my own, hahaa!
I’ve never talked about this theme I have which I’ve been using for 4-5 months now. This Photoshopfox theme has the built-in features like adsense, social networking and sitemap. The comments template is also gravatar-ready. It wasn’t difficult to find the elements I want to modify in the css file cos it’s well-organized, it’s where I usually do most of the editing. When I modified this theme, I learned that I could add or remove objects in the sidebar template without the hassle of going into the widgets panel in WordPress. So I skipped logging into my WordPress when I would want to add something in my sidebar. I might do this, too with my next theme. It’s easier for me to look directly into the template and insert the code whenever I want. But this, of course, needs uploading the sidebar template to your site whenever you remove or add an object. Another thing is my desire to learn how to get different objects in the sidebar when I click on the different pages on my site, I finally get to know how to do it by searching the net. I will disclose my sources in the coming days.
When I upload the laterst version of WP, I will also change my theme, just like when I upgraded the previous version. Don’t be misled by my “learning by doing” attitude. I just find it fun and challenging.