A Face-lift job done, with lots of Link Love

When people grow old and their skin starts dropping, they do a facelift. Same happened here too. I shifted from the Illacrimo Theme to the brand new Revolution Church Theme. And that kept me busy for the past 3 days! Also there are some new things around here.

No.1 is the Threaded Comments
. I used the WordPress Threaded Comment Plugin and on this Church theme, it’s working very well. I had tried this on Illacrimo, me previous theme, and the results were very disappointing. The biggest advantage of this plugin is that, you don’t have to edit even a line of code. Just install the plugin and you are done. But the comments.php file in the theme should have the comment form id as ‘commentform’. Just search for ‘commentform’ in the file and if you find id=commentform then the plugin should work.

No.2 is the Featured Content Gallery
on the homepage. This plugin is from the Revolution team too. This pulls in featured articles and gives a fading slideshow of them on the homepage. See it for yourself.

No. 3 is Link Love
. I have installed the Top Commentators widget on the Sidebar. Though it is not detecting the old commentators, I hope it will work fine from now on. The good thing is that, I can remove any user from the list manually, so I can manage the spam in here.

No. 4 is the Blog Subtitle. Its “Technology Guide for the Digital Citizen”. How does that look? You like it?

Million Clues Revolution Logo

Million Clues Logo with Subtitle. Please rate it.

But the greatest update is the theme itself, see the top menus, see the homepage and the gallery. I think they look cool. What do you think..? Give me suggestions and comments.

During my work on this theme, a plugin named Theme Test Drive was of great help. It lets you load and edit one theme, while your readers will be seeing another theme. Great to test themes online.

You might see some vacant spaces on the homepage, I have to fill them in and that’s what I am gonna do now. Cheers.

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  1. Quakeboy says:

    Now this is what I call a pro look !

  2. Quakeboy says:

    Yeah i love that punch line !

    • balal says:

      @Quakeboy, thats encouraging for me. This is when I feel that my 3 days work has been worth. Thanks for that.
      Always I have love for you, Quakeboy… and you will feel that soon. 😉

  3. VItaminCM says:

    Hey, congratulations on getting everything working. It looks great.
    Nice Job!

    • balal says:

      Chris, Its a pleasant surprise to see you here, Thanks bro.
      I remember you telling me once, that once I realise the power of wordpress, I will love it.

      You are very right, blogger is a baby with wordpress, it has huge potential.

      Thanks dude, see you soon at Vitamin CM, I have one ready in my mind now. Cheers…

  4. Looks awesome.
    Glad to see you back in action again :)

    • balal says:

      Aravind, Thanks for dropping by, I was trying to order my set of cards from printo. Last day was really great.. right..?

      Check your inbox and Reply to the email as a chain, press reply to all and do it..ok, as we did for blogcamp.


  5. Great information here. Love the look and the plugin list. Thanks!

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