Major changes here. I’ve been using WordPress to host the Northern California Hiking Trails Blog from the beginning (July of 2008). However, I’m no expert at blogging or website coding, so I just did the best I could to get the blog up and get the material I wanted in the sidebars.
I did a lot of things incorrectly, including not using widgets effectively.
I’ve since learned a lot more about WordPress. I recently purchased a developer’s license for the Thesis theme and I’ve used it to redesign the blog and sales page for Writing College Textbook Supplements: The Definitive Guide to Winning High-Paying Assignments in the College Textbook Publishing Market. I’m also currently creating a blog and sales page for my new e-book Maximum Productivity For Freelance Writers: Manage Your Time, Make More Money, and Get More Enjoyment From Life; the site is up, but I’m still adding content and making changes.
And I’m very fortunate to have the expert help of Danielle Signor, a top-notch web designer in the Mount Shasta area.
So what happened here at the Northern California Hiking Trails blog? Well, I wanted to see what it would look like in Thesis, so I switched from the old familiar theme to Thesis.
Kablooey. I had an old version of WordPress, one that was too far back to be compatible with Thesis. “Fatal error.”
So I solved the problem by updating to the latest version of WordPress. However, the old theme is gone, so I have to do a new one with Thesis.
And I lost most of the stuff that was in my sidebars, including links to my two books and the blogroll, so I’ll have to recreate all of that.
All the old posts and photos and categories are still here, and I’ll continue to post as I make changes to the blog design over the next few weeks.