I decided to change this blog to the new Twelve Fifteen Theme that came out with the WordPress update. It is big and clear and very user friendly.
I like everything about it so far, and it was so cool to have that social sharing menu. The links are added and the icons automatically appear on the navigation menu. So convenient!
The large size font is very readable and obviously this theme has been made to give mobile viewers pride of place. Those are features for now, and I am thrilled with the way it looks and works.
I have paid for themes to use on my site, but I love this one so well, I will look to use it elsewhere, maybe in the Advent Blog. No changes while the main Christmas season advances, but look for this to happen in 2015.
WordPress Just Gets Better
The whole platform of WordPress just gets better and better in my opinion. It becomes ever easier to use and less buggy. Features are geared towards how I actually use it, and the writing part of blogging is facilitated.
That last asset is the one that is impacting me the most. It isn’t just the core, but the whole WP community. Discovering new plugins that are gamechangers and expecting the whole package to really create more writing time. The recipe plugins I’ve been looking at, a premium plugin for adding Amazon products, reading lists, review plugins… they all combine to make my writing easier by formatting things to automatically serve the content to my readersÂ , in ways they can find and use it.
And that is what it is all about. I think as I use them, I will be reviewing the plugins on my Hubpages and on this site.
While I wouldn’t qualify as a fangirl, and I am always trying to find whatever is best for the job, WP has become increasingly what I like to use and gives me the best results in my blogs. This new update for 2015 has caused it to leap forward, IMO.
Deciding On A Theme
To help with design I use the plugins that expand the editing choices :
- StylesÂ by Paul ClarkÂ …and
- Styles: TwentyFifteenÂ by Dimitris33
I also use this on my “Old House blog“, which will most likely stick with that look even after reviving the writing on it (it is on hiatus). so for a number of years I have liked this particular theme.
Do you like the way this blog looks, now? Is it too vanilla, or do you like the minimalistic, clean design?