Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

WP Themes and my Moving Slump

I had previously mentioned here or on my other blog, who can keep track, about moving and completely redoing one of my blogs. It's my first baby and needs to be updated with an original theme and a domain of it's own. The domain has been purchased and a new host has been decided, and now I am completely stumped. The new host had an offer to "move" everything, but I apparently checked the wrong box and now have a whole bunch of files and other stuff I don't understand to deal with, and no motivation to start teaching myself how to build and import and whatever else I must do. I do know that I would like to first pick out a theme, so I'm not losing any extra coding by trying to add that later (right now, every time I change my text or coding on my home page, I lose my adsense ads. haven't figured out why).

So in looking into themes, I came across wp remix which offers premium WP themes. They offer a master theme that is totally customizable and offers several layout options to suit the need of the user. The package allows you to set different sidebars and headers on each page within your site, if you choose to do so.

WP Remix also has an affiliate program offering you 50% of each purchase you refer. That's an increase of 30% from their previous offer of 20% on referrals.

I'm still shopping. I hope I can find a theme that motivates me to figure out the rest of my move (or at least motivates me to make a phone call to the new hosting site) and I can get beyond this slump I am feeling for being so stuck.


  1. Hi there,

    Wordpress can be extremely mind boggling. I want to change my them to my own, but don't have the energy. There are a lot of good resources out there. Blogger is just easier to edit and well its free. Happy Word Pressing :)

    Chronic Chick Talk

  2. You will definitely benefit in terms of success and in terms of earnings from switching to wordpress, it just performs better.

    That said, if you are seeing Adsense disappear it could be that the theme you are using may have some javascript on it somewhere that is conflicting with Adsense (its a bit far fetched and haven't seen that type of problem in a long time, but it could be possible).

    I started designing my own WP themes last fall and haven't looked back since. It was a big move to originally leave blogger and go to wordpress software, and its been a bigger move to go from using free themes that I download to custom built themes that I make myself, but both moves have been worth it.

    Take your time and go at your own pace but do 'go' if you can. :)

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