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Miscellaneous

Update – New Blog Theme

Last month I posted about some new additions to the site. Included in that post and those changes were the new addition to the side hustle and affiliate page. I also promised there would be more updates coming soon. I don’t mean for this to be a long post by any means. Just want to update everyone else on the progress who may be following along.  It took a little time, but I was finally able to update the theme of Dividend Daze!

 

The old theme though functional, lacked a lot of the substance and features I was looking for long term. Everyone wants to grow their blog and see progress, so a quality theme is an important step in that retrospect. I wanted a theme I could have for a long time and have enough features to continue to grow the blog on. While my last theme was free, I figured a premium theme would have better success for the long term.

 

So I took to the internet to find the perfect theme. A few of the sites I looked at are MyThemeShop and TemplateMonster (These are affiliate links. If you are looing for a new theme as well, I recommend checking out these sites). As you can see I selected this theme, which is very minimalistic and perfect for what I need it for. It should be slightly faster and more SEO friendly. The old theme also stopped receiving updates which this one keeps getting updated. So new features will continue to be added as well as extra security features.

 

Social media options were also very lacking in my old theme. This one does have a few more options to play around with. For example, the new widget on the sidebar with social media counts. They are bigger and more prominent on the page, I kind of want to click on them myself haha. Also there are a few more sharing options on each post that look a lot nicer than my old ones.

 

I am still working out a few bugs and settings with this theme so just takes a little time. Let me know if you come across anything that looks funny or needs to be added/ removed/ changed.

 

Normally, I wouldn’t really post about something like this but I figured it makes for a good place for everyone to comment with their input. Easier than having to email me about something. I do appreciate everyone’s feedback. Do you like the theme? Did you like the old one better? Which aspects about it do you like/ dislike? So far I am happy with this theme choice.

 

Thanks again to everyone that reads or follows my blog. Enjoy the new theme and I hope to keep improving and implementing new features over time, providing more value to you all. Don’t forget to follow me on social media if you have not done so yet. Here are links to my Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest pages. Enjoy!

 

28 Comments

  1. Congratulations on the new theme, it looks great. I love the minimalistic approach. Makes it easy to read the content :). I discovered one bug though. If I click the menu icon in the menu at the top, I get a menu screen on the left side of the screen with ‘Please assign a menu to the primary ‘. But if I may make a suggestion: I would remove that menu button. It doesn’t really add anything , as the primary menu is already at the top.
    – SD

    1. Thanks for the kind words and pointing out that bug. I have noticed that too and for the life of me, can not figure out how to get rid of it. Maybe one of our tech savy friends might have an idea about it.

  2. Hey Daze,

    I’m glad you’re liking the new theme. I just have to get used to it, cause I was so used to the old one. But it’s important that you have a theme that you like and has the options you’re looking for on a site. My one suggestion is that I noticed you have an Uncategorized category. I was thinking that maybe Miscellaneous might be a better name for it. Food for thought.

    Anyway, I really like how you can easily tell how many followers you have on the various social media platform. I think it’s one of my favorite updates to your site.
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    1. Yeah I know what you mean. I’m still trying to get used to it myself. I think I will the more I look at it. I really like the social media options too. Nice to keep track of how many followers/ fans you have all in one place. Just hope that number keeps going up!

    1. Your good man, I appreciate all of your comments and input. Thanks, I was excited when I saw that list as well. Think your on it as well! Congrats to you. Sounds like we are doing all the right things.

    1. Thanks Dynasty. That was what I was going for. I wanted something easy to navigate and was more minimilistic so easy to look at as well. Glad you like it.

  3. I like it too, it’s nice and clean. Though, you may want to think about changing the font color on the top menu as the dark blue font on a black background is a bit hard to read, at least for me.

    Other than that, it looks great.

    Thanks,
    Mr. ATM

    1. Yeah I know what you mean! I probably spent at least 2-3 hours just revising it and making sure everything was in place before the reveal. But blogging is usually a lot of ground work up front to get set then not much after that at least in the form of design. Hope I can keep this theme for some time now. Thanks for the comment!

  4. This is the first time I’ve visited your new theme on a laptop (the first time was mobile), and I think it looks great! It’s still got a lot of the same elements and feel as your old theme, but it’s more crisp and clean. The colours are stronger and stand out better. Great job! There’s still a lot that I need to improve on my site too. Have a great week!
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    1. Yeah I think the mobile version is still pretty much set up the same. Still a lot of things I want to do to this site but just like dividend investing, slow and steady wins the race. We will both get there overtime. Glad you like the new theme. As always, thanks for commenting and giving your input.

    1. Glad you enjoy the new theme. Yeah think it is a little different on mobile than it is for laptop. Supposed to be optimized for each device. I think minimalist is the way to go!

    1. Thanks Erik. I always appreciate the comments. Glad you enjoy the new theme. October dividends will be posted tomorrow morning so feel free to stop by and check it out!

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