New Theme for my Blog Pages is an Old Theme!

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Over the last few months I had been using Rebalance from Jetpack as the theme for my blog site, but more and more of its features seemed to conflict with my blog content:

  • Sections of code using uniform fonts in pre-formatted paragraphs were coloured white, so I’d been forced to recolour them black using CSS.
  • The links in the Forum Tag List were orange, as were the links in the list of selected forum topics. However, hovering over these links changed these and other links to white on white, or orange on orange, due to a conflict with bbPress, my forum plug-in.
  • Finally, the top menu in Rebalance was shown as a “hamburger” icon on smaller screens, but not on the desktop, so I’d been forced to style this menu using CSS to match the smaller screen version.

I searched the catalogue of WordPress themes to find one that worked on the desktop and smaller screens and could only find the theme I am now using, Twenty Fifteen from WordPress. It also doesn’t require any restyling!

So why did I call it an old theme?

I used this theme when I first created this blog site in 2016. It has just taken me 5 years to realise how good it is!!

I’ve changed the site theme. Do you like it?

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I’ve changed the site theme. Do you like it?

I’ve been using the LeftSide theme on this blog site for some time now, but it hasn’t been working as well on phones and tablets recently, so I’ve decided to update the theme to Rebalance. This new theme was designed to adapt more appropriately to desktop, phone and tablet screens, so it should give everyone a better view of my blog.

Do you like the new Rebalance theme compared with the previous LeftSide theme on my blog site? Please answer for every device you use:

  • Desktop: it works better than LeftSide (33%, 1 Votes)
  • Phone: it works better than LeftSide (33%, 1 Votes)
  • Tablet: it works better than LeftSide (33%, 1 Votes)
  • Desktop: it is about the same as LeftSide (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Desktop: it is worse than LeftSide (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Phone: it is about the same as LeftSide (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Phone: it is worse than LeftSide (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Tablet: it is about the same as LeftSide (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Tablet: it is worse than LeftSide (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 1

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Desktop: LeftSide

Desktop: LeftSide

Desktop: Rebalance

Desktop: Rebalance


Phone: LeftSide

Phone: LeftSide

Phone: Rebalance

Phone: Rebalance

I hope I’ve updated the site theme to make your reading and navigation easier

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The previously installed theme was called “Twenty Sixteen”, which I published on the site in May 2016, so I thought it was time to change to a new theme, which is called “LeftSide”.

What do you think of it? I do like the navigation panel, which doesn’t get in the way and requires no scrolling to start reading the text, but I’m not so enthusiastic about the pink links, so you may find they change colour in the future, if I can work out how to update them to a more standard blue.

I hope the theme change has not been too much of a shock!

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The previous theme was called “Twenty Fifteen”, but we are now in May 2016, so I thought it was time to change to a new theme, called “Twenty Sixteen”.

What do you think of it? I must admit I found it very different at first sight, but now I’ve had a chance to look more closely at it, I think it works rather well.