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A new blog theme for Silkenhut’s World

Hi everyone, I would like to announce that I will be changing to a new theme effective today. It took me a long time to change to a new theme because of technical difficulties. My internet connection was killing me, I would get disconnected a lot. (can’t upload the theme propoerly)

Btw, the wordpress theme that I’m going to use is the blue theme from easywordpress.com. I modified it a bit especially on the CSS and banner ads placement. Overall it’s a very nice theme.

Update: After two hours of “forced blog downtime”, the blog is now back up with a new theme. Your comments and suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks.

One level categories, theme nearly finished

Let me update you on what’s been happening to the blog in its renovation. As you can see, I just can’t stop myself from posting even though I’m currently renovating it.

Here are the changes since the last renovation posts:

  1. Removed the parent-child categories
  2. Previously, the blog had parent and child categories for posts. What does that mean? For example, I have a parent category named “Blogging” and it’s child categories are “Blogging tips” & “Blogger Events“. When I write a post about blogging, it’s either placed in “Blogging tips” or in “Blogger Events” but not in the category “blogging”.

    So I thought, what’s the use for the parent category, “Blogging”? Since the child categories are enough to categorize my posts, I decided to delete the parent categories. So if you would look at my sidebar, you would see that the categories that used to be an hierarchy are now all in the same level.

  3. Theme nearly finished
  4. I have already chosen a theme and I’m currently customizing it as I speak. I got the theme from themes.wordpress.net so if you need some themes, that’s the place to go. Right now, I’m still thinking on what to put on the sidebars of the theme. I expect the theme change to happen within the week or early next week. I’m kind off excited, what about you? hehe 🙂

Don’t download from Blogstheme.com

As I was going through the links in my wordpress dashboard, I noticed a warning from Weblog Tools Collection.

This particular warning is thanks to an astute reader who pointed out another such site called blogstheme.com. They also provide “premium WordPress themes for free” but have modified the footer to suit themselves. The “WordPress” link in the footer of every theme distributed by that site links back to blogstheme.com and the downloads are not pristine as intended by the designers of the themes. The footers are also tainted with sponsored links that the original authors did not put there. I see a whole bunch of Small Potato’s themes on that site as well as themes from many other designers. Though the theme page lists the original author, the theme download is from blogstheme.com and not from the original authors’ site.

I feel sorry for those who spend hours or even days creating a wordpress theme only to be stolen by these people. It would have been ok if they are distributing it but they are even modifying it to make it look like they were the ones who created it.

Please avoid them and support the original authors of the themes. =)