So, while it was thundering and lightning, and the lights flickering yesterday afternoon, I went ahead and created the directory on my server to put my blog in. It’s in a subdomain for now.
Then, I downloaded WordPress and installed it. This may seem daunting for some, and it did for me the first two, three, four times I installed other WordPress blogs. Well, it still is, but I plunged ahead, anyway. Installs, or updates especially, don’t always go so smoothly. Then, finding a theme to use and setting it up is an even more hair-pulling experience. But I love this part, and I can spend hours learning about all the features of a theme, and I have. I’m probably going on eight hours work just to get this far, and I hadn’t posted anything, yet!
There’s layouts and colors and widgets, oh my! Of course, I couldn’t choose something simple, that’s just not me. I had to choose the theme that has, are you ready for this? 19 widget areas, one-column, two-column and three-column fixed-width and flexible-width formats, 10 pre-defined templates, 17 pre-defined color schemes, two customizable multi-level drop-down menus, featured posts, a magazine layout, tabbed sidebars, widgets for Twitter, Social Networks and Google Translator, translations in many languages and RTL language support. Then there’s headers, footers, background colors and graphics, logos and tag lines.
All I knew was, I wanted pink and white with a notebook binder background. Everything else was built around those two things.
BTW, I would like to give credit where credit is due. This theme is called Suffusion by Sayontan Sinha. I probably won’t take advantage of most of this theme’s features, but they are there for me to experiment with, if I so desire.
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