Hello everyone and welcome to our place!
Wow!!! It has passed a month already? Between holidays and being one week sick the time just flew by! So, yeah it is true! I’m back! 😀 And I’m so happy to come back! I’ve been missing you guys!!
This week I’ll be just addressing some updates and the 300 follower mark (UUUHUUUH!!! I’M SO HAPPY!). For today, I’m going to give all the details of the changes I did in my blog (the reason I had to take some time off!). I’m doing this so if you get inspired and want to change something in your blog you can come here and see the theme I’m using and so on! 🙂
If you have been reading my collab with mel, something you probably already noticed is that I’ve changed my theme! It’s true… Bye bye Toujours! 😦 I loved that theme, however I needed a theme that gave me grid pages and that won’t didn’t suffice! So, at the moment, the theme I’m using is:
Why I’m using Dara now! Well, as I told you, it has the possibility to have Grid pages. However, that’s not the only reason! It’s also because I can get featured posts in the Home Page! If you want these two things, only two free themes come around and well, Dara had the best design overall 😛
So, at the moment this is what you will find in my homepage:
So, basically a bunch of menus that put you in the place of my place where you want to be and then my featured posts. These are basically the ones that I’m more proud and also the ones you seem to view/like/comment the most! 🙂
Afterwards we have my 3 latest posts:
This part is made by using a combination of WP shortcode and HTML! To be honest it is not how I really wanted – It’s not centered and if you are in an IPAD the last post will appear below in the left. – but, I don’t really have the money to upgrade my account to the point of having more freedom when it comes to coding HTML and CSS.
Nevertheless, if you want to know how I did this, just ask me in the comments! If I see many of you want to know I’ll do an Arthifis’ Classroom episode about it! ^.^
But, okay, until now, everything is equal as I had on Toujours, right? Now, it’s the time that things change! They are made for people who want to browse my blog to have an easier life finding things 😛
This was actually another reason to choose the Dare theme! The Featured pages possibility! Basically in the left you have the closet – place where we put everything inside just so the room seems clean. In this case is where you can go and read all my posts 😛
In the right you have the House Blueprints, there you can find all the rooms existent at this little place, being one room dedicated to one of the themes at my blog! 🙂
And the House Blueprints:
I think the pic is self-explanatory! 🙂 At the moment you will have 6 rooms:
- Anime Living Room -> Anime Related (duh)
- Gaming Bedroom -> Gaming Related posts (duh 2x)
- Bathroom Thoughts -> Posts that I wrote that are more about my random thoughts than anything
- Arthifis’ Classroom -> You know what that is!
- Zen Garden -> Where you can find all my collabs
- Main Hall -> You, know, the entrance where you normally put your awards… So, yeah, here you can find awards. tags, our book and… Of course! The Featured Blogger of the month! 😀
Inside each room you will find the different things about the theme. Let’s give Anime as an example:
I think it ended up being pretty neat and really user-friendly. Inside of each page you can, of course, find all the posts associated to it. Let us say the 30 day anime Challenge for example:
As you can see, every post regarding the challenge is there 🙂 And that was something where I spent most of the time I was out! I had to go over 199 posts and write excerpts for every each one of them! This was important to get that neat look and not all in top of everything 🙂
Of course, you can go here easily by browsing the menu! Not really recommended for mobile users though:
As you can see, from there you can also easily go to the part of my blog you are most interested 🙂
And that’s the gist of it! There is only one thing I want to remark, and that is about the sidebar and the bottom part of the blog! As you can see, it’s even more simple than before! Now I only have my twitter. The reason is simple, I’m not using my Facebook at all 😛
More than that you only have the follow button! 🙂 However, it will have a little something more! But, I’ll address that Wednesday when I talk about… MONEY *.*
Now, I welcome you to visit our place (way more neat than before I hope). In reality I don’t welcome you… I ASK you to do it! 😀 It really would help to have your feedback about things that you think I could improve and so on! 🙂 Of course if you only have nice things to say do that also! I mean, it will make me happy xD
And that’s all for today! It’s great to be back and tomorrow you can expect my 300 followers posts which I still think it is all a dream! Thank you all! I love you ❤
See you Soon! 😀