Lessons Learned from WordPress

Posted on November 25th 2014 ⋄ By Sara Cleveland ⋄ Category: Website Updates

I am glad that I opted to install WordPress in a subdomain. Despite the fact that WP is arguably my best option for the simple, out-of-the-box blog functionality that I wanted I have to say that it is a pain in the butt. I’m glad I did not attempt to do my whole site in the context of WP. Here’s why:

Despite my web development background setting up my own theme was a hassle. In fact, if it weren’t for my afore mentioned background I think I might have given up. Thank goodness for YouTube. If you ever decide to attempt writing a custom theme of your own I highly recommend YouTube as your first go-to resource. Spare yourself the often incomplete and frustrating written tutorials.

The problem with creating my theme wasn’t even really PHP, which I hadn’t touched since a whole semester before graduation. Really the problem stemmed from needing to really understand how WP uses the files and the WP functions. (more…)

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First Post

Posted on November 25th 2014 ⋄ By Sara Cleveland ⋄ Category: Uncategorized

I think the hardest thing about starting a new blog is writing the first post. There’s something terrifying about the fresh start of an empty blog. After all, this is – potentially – my first chance at making a good impression on you, dear reader. So I find myself asking several questions. How do I start? Where do I start? What will draw people in?

Maybe something deep is better left for a second post.

With that said, I think I will take this opportunity to explain the purpose of this blog and my website as a whole. (more…)

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