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Day Ten: Add two widgets

Zero to HeroHmm.  I’ve already run through the gamut of widgets available on WordPress, and to be honest, I find some of them are just clutter.  I did fiddle about with the Custom Menu, only to find that it is almost the same as the Category List.  Just to show willing, I added the My Community widget, but it didn’t really work with the rest of the page, so off it went.  So I’m passing on this one.

Day Five: Love your theme

Trawled through the available free themes today, and finally settled on The Morning After.  I suspect that some of the features I have been admiring on other blogs come from the paid themes, but I really don’t want to fork out any money without getting a chance to really try it out first.  It would be helpful if the descriptions were more detailed, or showed a checklist of available tools, extra widgets maybe? I’m thinking of the sort of thing you see when comparing new handsets on a site like Vodafone or O2, or a site selling computers/laptops/tablets etc.

Day Two: What’s your name

What's your name?Today’s assignment: edit your title and tagline, and flesh them out more in a widget.

I already decided in Daily Prompt: Progress, that I will not rename my blog until January 2015. I’m leaving the tagline because the majority of posts this year will be truly random, based mainly on Daily Prompts and any other writing challenges I take a liking to.

I added not one, but two widgets today, the Gravatar, and a text widget with a snippet from my About page.  The first one meant getting myself signed up for Gravatar, and filling in all the bits and pieces of information.  To be honest, the Gravatar was tedious and I’m not sure it was worth it, I could just as easily have created a contact page, or assembled all the information and worked it into the About page.   When I first started using Word Press I noticed that there was an option to have a “feature post” appear on the top right of your screen, but I’ve forgotten how to find it. If it still exists, it would have done the same job as the text widget.

So, not very excited with today’s assignment.