Not that any of you probably care but Today we began making some much needed additions and changes to our site. This will be the first of many as theirs a lot that really needs to be done here. However this progress has been hindered from very questionable web design and development skills as well as limitations in budgeting, hardware and time.
To start we switched themes. Previously we had been using the coldbox theme, which I absolutely adore due to its sleek, simplistic and SEO optimized design. The one problem I had with cold box was that it had a very limited amount of area for widgets and advertisement. Since I don’t have experience with many of the WordPress themes available yet I decided it might be worthwhile to experience something new.
After browsing for awhile and reading some reviews we finally decided on MH Magazine lite Which supports an impressive 15 widget areas and has a sleek simplistic design relatively similar to what we liked about Cold box. Satisfied we began configuring our new theme this however is still a work in progress especially the widget areas. Like I said my design skills are very questionable (even with word press and pre-made themes.. yeah it’s that bad..)
New pages! We added a simple static homepage to intimidate new visitors, do some shameless virtual pan handling, and to function as a sort of pseudo-landing page.
We also added public forums with sub-forums corresponding to each of our major categories. Feel free to come join our discussions or start your own thread!
Speaking of categories we also reorganized and cleaned out our category section; opting for 6 primary categories each consisting of 5 subcategories. Unfortunately this still leaves us with the arduous task of recategorizing our articles.
We also became aware that we had acquired a disgustingly large amount of advertisement material without realizing it. In order to remedy this we withdrew from two of our three advertisement networks. Sticking to a lighter amount of ads which are primarily text based, resulting in much better readability and loading speeds. We are currently exploring options pertaining to affiliate networks as an alternative.
We also have an email server!
While our old emails are still up and checked somewhat regularly we can also now be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
>Link Directory page
>Page for charity listings and donations
>How to’s and tutorials section
>stock photo gallery
>digital art gallery
>embedded text based adventure game
>free coupon codes
>cryptocurrency mining pool(s)
>2+ new websites
>more social media platforms
>more novice guitar videos
>As much new content as we can manage to provide.