it’s a brand new year and a new blog design is one thing I need to get me more motivated to do more blogging. According to the newspaper’s Horoscope, I should make some ‘slight changes’ on my business today. (lol) I followed the news paper’s advice and did a small revisions to my blog.
if you want to see how my blog looks like before, Click here. I made a new logo using photoshop and got rid of the 3 header boxes. (I really got tired of them already. if you want to see my old logos, Here they are.) anyways, since I’m Using the Ultimate blogging theme and know a little bit of css, php and html… making changes to the site’s design had been very easy.
Below is a list of stuffs I did with my blog. it’s pretty obvious how it looks like right now but just in case I updated it again (which I’ll surely be doing) here’s how it looks like right now and below are some more details of stuffs I changed on the blog’s design.
1. Comment Permalinks text changed
another thing that had changed is the ‘no comments permalinks’ that you see on the blog’s homepage. instead of the usual ‘NO COMMENTS’ text that you see every time my post has no comments, you’ll see a text that says “3173 COMMENTS” :-)
I did that because I get tired to blog anytime I see the ‘no comments’ text. *lol* btw, if you read 3173 upside down, it spells “ELIE” :-)
2. added No Follow Tags to unimportant links
I also did a little bit of on page SEO by adding nofollow tags on unimportant pages such as my contact page and the ‘click here to continue reading texts’ that you see on my blog’s homepage.
3. Subscription box now On the Right sidebar
since UBT‘s 3 header boxes are removed, I placed my blog’s subscription form on the right sidebar and added a little look and feel to it.
4. Categories Displayed inline
before, The blog’s category was shown on the right sidebar one line Vertically. now it’s displayed inline horizontally all across the blog’s pages.
5. homepage Content Area Divided into two
By default, The Ultimate blogging theme would only Show the recent posts on the homepage. I wanted to add a ‘featured video’ and ‘Premium sponsor’ banner on the middle of the blog so I added a new function on my wordpress dashboard which let’s me do just that.
Those are basically all the stuffs I changed on my blog. Because I liked the results of how my blog looks, I am now more inclined to write more quality blog posts. it also felt good that I didn’t have to spend money hiring someone to do these for me any more. by the way, if you need any help customizing wordpress, just contact me. I’ll help you out. :-)