I couldn’t think of sidebar contents to fill in the spaces left after my adsense was disabled. I needed to change my theme since those spaces were customized primarily for adsense in my previous theme. My apology to Amor dear for such a short time I used the theme. I didn’t want to modify the theme any further just to make sure that no adsense code was left on my blog. Maybe when I have enough time I will try to modify it, especially the “single page” because it was there the big blank space was. Anyhow, I liked how her theme worked on my blog and I never thought I had to change it this soon.
It was one decision that led to another, actually. After modifying this theme I thought I might as well upgrade my WordPress from 2.8.4 to version 2.9. It wasn’t my plan to upgrade yet because I find the backing-up of database so tedious. But hubby has found a way to back-up through our web host (GoDaddy) account. It was faster than I thought and I’m happy about the successful upgrade, no problems, whatsoever.
This is the theme I found attractive to me and this is actually the second theme I’ve been using from same author. The Cloisters have designed several WordPress Themes. I’ve always checked the site for new themes because everytime it comes up a new one, it’s always different from the previous ones, though not all themes might everybody like but they are created with various designs. In fact, I am using another theme from Cloisters on my Digiscrapping site (not updated regularly though). I assure you that this theme is not a modification of that theme because of their different designs.
This is the original color of the theme but hubby thought it looked melancholic and asked me to change the color into something alive (and kicking, lol!). And green and brown were the only colors I could come up with. I got those colors from my previous themes I modified a long time ago. After trying the brown-light brown scheme, still he thought it a bit boring. So I ended up with green, the same green I had about two years ago. I’m not completely done adding all the pages but I’m doing it one step at a time. Honestly, this is not what I should be doing on my holidays.
Wow, at first i thought “am i on your blog?”… Nice clean and Fresh theme, great choice of colors as well… hope you could add some more design on your top banner like the one you previously have..
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The top banner before was also made by Amor packaged in the theme. It’s a bit of hardwork to modify it cos it extends to the sidebar and part of the post-bg.
Dana @ Blogging Update says
Yeah, we need to make change sometimes.
Btw, it is hard for me to write the content. I think the font too small in my monitor.
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I heard you. Changes made. Hope the fonts are larger now. 🙂
Thanks for telling me.
Nick Phillips says
Urmmm, you changed your template again? How many times already, ah? LOL!
Happy New Year to you and your hubby Marlene 😀
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Hahaa! You know me. I can’t count how many times already.
Happy New Year, too!
Change can make you happy and bring more benefits if you think carefully. To me, changing something is refreshing our mind for bright future. This theme looks elegant but as @Dana said, font is too small and I hardly read it ( I am a short-sighted guy 🙂
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Thank you for your kind words.
Yes, I’ve changed it now. It’s the theme’s default fonts but not hard to change though.
Okay lang fren, no problem about it. I understand.
I haven’t updated to WordPress 2.9 yet, will try later, have to backup the DB first.
Gott Nytt År! 🙂
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Kung hindi nga lang sa G ay hindi ko machange ang theme at ma-upgrade ang WP ko. Inis to the max, Me. 🙁
Gott Nytt År på dig också, min vän!
eric johnson says
Hi Marlene, ur blog is really eyecatching and Interesting, u should promote it, I knew a website called blogerzoom.com for advertising and marketing, They are offering very unique features with cheap prices. They will promote ur blog through all over the network, all u have to do is choose ur pack and rest leave it to blogerzoom advertising team to promote ur blog in every network. And see how u enjoy a lot of traffic while blogging. Finally happy new year to u and ur family …
Eric, thank you so much for dropping by and for your kind words about my blog. I do appreciate it.
Yes, somebody has referred me the site and I’ve visited it. I may consider joining later when I’m done modifying this theme.
Shekhar Sahu says
For better SEO, LHS sidebar should be avoided.
Thank you, but I’m not quite sure about that.
Arafat Hossain Piyada says
First I feel little confuse – ‘I’m in right site or not. But later I understand where I am. Very interesting changes, specially on header section. Anyway, wish you and people around you a very happy new year.
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Hahaa, you’re not the only one who got confused. Sorry about that.
Thank you and Happy New Year to you, too.
Happy New Year!
Kala ko nuong una ay nagkamali ako ng url naitype. Yun pala ay nagbago k na ng theme.
Ang hirap talaga kapag nasira yung computer mo. I am forced to buy a new one. Wala tuloy akong update for weeks.
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Haa! Kaya pala parang quiet sa sites mo. At di rin kita nakita sa comment section sa ibang sites. Hope you’re blogging will be back to normal soon.
S.Pradeep Kumar says
Looks gr8 Marlene…Cheers..
And the Author info also looks cool.
Happy New Year.. 😀
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Thank you, Pradeep. Thanks to this theme for that.
Happy New Year, too!