Today is Sunday time to look back in the rearview mirror and talk about my week . I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted for years by Kimberly@caffeinatedreviewer .
In my private life
This week I was off work and spent my time at home with my son and husband as we all had time off.
It was filled with walks in the countryside, reading, listening to Red Rising series (I am smitten), watching Vampire Diaries (and laughing at my hubby and son’s comments as they hate Elena!) and…
Revamping my blog!
This had taken the whole week!
I had told you last Sunday all about my problems with my former host OVH and why I fled them for Siteground thanks to the huge help of my husband.
Well, I thought that as I was using an old free theme pre-Gutenberg, maybe it was also time to look for a new theme that had been built with blocks in mind.
Let me tell you that the whole week I looked at themes, compared the speed, response time, look and…drove my poor husband crazy for changing my mind all the time!
But to say the truth, I was overwhelmed!
There are so many possibilities, so many things you can do now that I had problems visualizing what my blog would look like.
Most themes offered complicated pages to add lots of sub pages,testimonies, group of pages etc etc. Or had a landing page that didn’t truly look like the latest posts and you had to clik on “blog” in the menu to really go look at reviews for example.
So yes, I was drigving my husband crazy as he was doing all the technical heavy lifting and I had “just” to focus on the art and appearance side.
And then… I saw Kadence theme.
And in their Starter Themes there were some for blogs and…they looked clean, simple, airy!
After that it took us two days to tweak it on a mock up site my husband had created at Siteground to have it look like what I wanted. I will have to resize images so now you’ll see a blend of “old” and new images but it should smooth out the more new images I am adding.
It took only four hours to my husband to stage my blog (create a replica of the old one), upload and test the theme on that stagging then manually migrate to my production website with the new features!
I will never thank my husband enough as he spent 10 days of his holiday helping me out here!!!
Now we still have things to smooth out here and there but it should be running without too many problems!
The last thing we have done is move my domain name but that won’t be active before 01/13 so let’s hope that does not make the site crash down!
Could you give me your feedback on the new site in the comments below? If I have things not working or to improve?
Already a huge thank you!
On the blog this week (click on the picture to read the post)
Well given all we did to revamp the site, I only published two posts this week but next week and the weeks after should be much better now that I am (hopefully) in a stable place with the site.
Thanks for reading!