What a busy day it’s been!
I couldn’t sleep all night so I spent most of the night shooting and editing flash video’s for my new Guitar School site.
I’ll have to get a good sleep tonight as I’m starting to look like a zombie in my most recent guitar instruction video!
A couple of days ago I came up with a really great domain name and found it hadn’t been registered yet. My on line guitar lesson web site is now called “www.YourGuitarSchool.comIs you guitar playing in a rut? Visit www.YourGuitarSchool.com to Ignite the Guitarist in You!” What do you think?
Anyways, I bought the new domain a couple of nights ago. So this morning I’ve been up tweaking the site as well as my blog. Thank God for WordPress! A few years ago all this website work would of taken me months worth of 24 hour days to put all this together. Now it’s all so much easier.
Yesterday I took a really big risk and changed my blog from a free WordPress site to a premium paid site. I though for sure the whole thing would blow up and destroy months of work.
To my surprise it all came together very easily!
I decided on purchasing a new WordPress theme called “Standard Theme” as it had been rated one of the top ten themes for blogging. I now understand the value of purchasing a well written wordpress theme. Until now I had been bouncing around from one free theme to another trying to find the best one for my blogging needs.
With all that said I’d like to pass along a few tips to changing a wordpress theme.
Number 1 is to log into your wordpress admin page. Then go to appearance / widgets. From there remove all your widgets from your side bars.
By removing them you have deactivated them temporarily until you have installed the new theme.
Number 2 is to go to your plug ins tab and deactivate all your plug ins. You can easily globally select them with the top check box. Then they can be deactivated with a single mouse click.
Btw… It’s a real good idea to back up you blog file before you begin to change your theme.
So now it’s time to install the new theme. Most premium themes such as Standard Theme have great instructions on how to upload and active it.
I use a free program called FileZilla for all my ftp file transfers. It Rocks! So I highly recommend it.
You can easily choose a new free theme from your theme menu in wordpress. You will also find there your new uploaded theme.
Once you have activated the new theme it is time to re-activate you plug ins.
A word of Caution! Activate 1 plug in at a time previewing your blog every time. I guarantee there will be some plug ins that will not work under your new theme. No big deal as there are hundreds of other plug ins that can take the place of your old one.
As your plug ins are activated you can also replace you widgets to the sidebars.
That’s pretty much it!
Happy blogging everyone.