I’m Back!

Keep calm because I'm back.

Keep calm because I'm back.

Some of you might have noticed, some of you not…

On 29 August 2016, at noon, I put a notice on my website that changes are happening behind the scenes. Now, thirty-two and a half hours later, my website is back online. It’s not 100% the way I want it yet, but it is presentable and I didn’t want to stay offline any longer.

So what changed?

The changes might not be obvious at first, but this is what changed:

  • The theme
    When I started on this domain I worked with the Suffusion theme, but when there were rumors that development of and support for this theme would stop, I looked for another theme. I chose Inovado. This was the first theme I bought, and I was quite happy with it, until I noticed that some things didn’t work the way they should. I tried different templates in Inovado, but finally decided that I need another theme. The new theme is The7. I have played around with it on a test domain and in the last two days have learned a lot about this theme. There’s still a lot more I can tweak, but for that I don’t need to have the site in maintenance mode.
  • About page
    When Molly and Michael reviewed my site, this is one thing that Molly rightfully mentioned. My ‘about page‘ needed to be updated. I have no put it in my agenda to look at it at least twice a year.

What else needs to change?

There’s quite a lot of changes I still have to do, such as pages that still have code of Inovado and some plugins that don’t work properly just yet. I am making those changes in the next couple of days and hope that by the end of the weekend my site will be as I want it. Some pages are still a mess, so please bear with me!

An oops moment!

Now this is a term I heard a lot in the past weekend, but this afternoon I had my own oops moment. With this new theme I had to change all my posts not to show the featured image. I used a bulk edit tool to do this and for some or other reason the Jetpack subscription tool randomly sent out post to my subscribers. When I realized this I immediately deactivated this tool, but by then subscribers have already received close to 80 mails from my blog. Oops, sorry!

Questions? Remarks?

If you browse my site and you run into anything that doesn’t work or looks a bit wobbly, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

Other than that, happy browsing!

© Rebel’s Notes

5 thoughts on “I’m Back!

  1. Velvet Rose says:

    Hi Marie,

    New blog is looking great.

    Just one thing I’ve spotted on a quickie look through is that on your “writing” page you have some html code showing to the left of your images for the various writing category links. If I spot anything else I will let you know.

    • Marie Rebelle says:

      Yep, I know about that. One of the things I still have to do and which is mentioned in the post. Thanks for letting me know though ?

  2. I’m not sure what’s going on, but I didn’t get the 80 emails. I’m also being told by WordPress that I’m not following blogs that I know I am, including yours! And I got an email directing me to this post, go figure! Anyway, it’s good to see you again ?

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