One of the perks of having several blogs is the good income. But one of the blahs is the amount of work involved. While people only deal with one blog, I have to deal with like over a dozen. Not that I am complaining because if you add up the income, I am a very happy person.
So, with the upgrading, I had been so tied up with stuffs. Upgrading to WordPress version 2.2. Getz takes a while because of the slow broadband speed I am currently experiencing. Then, I found that a few of my templates are not compatible with the widgets and my sidebar disappeared.
Therefore, I had to spend a long time hunting for a template that I like. After using it, I realised that the author has made all the links same colour, without underlines. This is a no-no for those of us who write paid posts. Our advertisers are not going to be pleased to see their links ‘disappeared’ and blended into our post, making it hard for readers to see which link to click. Then, it is back to square one of hunting for a widget-ready template.
Anyway, I am so thankful that we are now having widgets because there are many codes to paste into our files like my Google Analytics, stats, Technorati and other meta tags. So, the sidebars are pretty independent now that we have widgets.
Over the last few days, I have to take off my older template and replace with new ones. Here are three WordPress blogs that I just changed templates :
and while I was all gung-ho about changing templates, I even changed my Blogger blogspot:
Conclusion – Learn to change your templates, add codes and etc to enjoy the full ride WordPress gives us. There is nothing more therapeutic than changing templates. (except maybe learning to make one) And when the new ones gives an increase in Adsense, that is so satisfying.
Sorry that I have been slow in replying comments because all those codes are making my head spinning. (Gah, I get red ‘X’ on my PPP blogs dashboard eventhough I am very sure I had pasted the tiny url, disclosure code correctly. Now, off to hunt for Owen’s plugin.)
Yvy(May 22, 2007 - 11:51 am)
OOooo….I love hunting for new templates and installing them on my site to see what I like best but the most malas thing is to put back all the additional things in there such as the smileys lar, the math spam lar…those small2 codes is what i mean. how nice if every new theme can import all those tiny thingys…..without my manual hard work! :P Lazy mah…
mott(May 22, 2007 - 1:12 pm)
actually, i was wondering if other ppl had the same problem. I carefully placed the tinyurl etc etc..but I still get a response fm PPP that I haven’t.
Drug Rehab Program(May 23, 2007 - 2:13 pm)
Wow! 12 blogs? Where do you find the stamina to update all of them? I guess it all boils down to your income, right? :P
papajoneh(May 24, 2007 - 11:10 am)
this is nice theme already mom. :)
i used to code the sidebar like crazy but now with widget, it so easy.. until they come up with this php command… then we need the php widget plugin.
im not into PPP yet… but i guess good, suitable theme do play important role here, eh. i learn something new again here. I hope my home-made theme can be approved by them. will see :)