Through my efforts to get Romantic Shorts back on track, I looked into installing a new theme for the site, and tried one I found at themeisle.com
After all was said and done, I decided to stick with WordPress’s Twenty Eleven for now, but not before having a few interesting conversations with the customer service reps at Theme Isle.
Just wanted to pass along my thanks for their help, and shout out kudos on the excellent customer service I received from everyone I dealt with. Working online, and with companies you often have to take at their word, you never really know what you’re getting. Ionut, Alexandra, and Madalin were each and all of great assistance and were a pleasure to work with.
Down the road, as I opt to renovate – and you know how I love to change things up regularly – I’ll definitely be going back to Theme Isle first.
Thanks Isle Pirates!
Ah ha ha!! Leaps and bounds this week! Pride almost restored…
So I found a web guy. Paul. Very professional. Very serious. Very awesome at what he does! He’s managed to fix all my technical issues and left me basically where I had hoped to be in the first place, with a few extra little goodies on the side.
I, now, must go back through every page, link, and post to make sure everything is as up-to-date as possible, fix/replace a few things – number one being the contact form to be able to submit manuscripts!! – and then we’re off to the races. This will be some serious nit-picking through what turns out to be about 100 pages of Romantic Shorts stuff; but I live for that kind of thing. Will keep you posted as I come up for air every once in a while.
I am starting to feel productive again. And it feels wonderful!!
So after quite a few days of muddling through code and fluff, my puppy-brain hurts. On the plus side, I’m sleeping incredibly well!
I’m no closer to solving my hack-attack, though I am learning a few interesting who-would-have-thought lessons on my travels.
Including two huge accomplishments I didn’t expect. First is a new theme that I think fits the Romantic Shorts format nicely. I’m talking to the developer to see if we can tweak it a little more to my liking. I have high expectations and hopes on that count.
And – and this is fantastic given how long I have tried to figure out how to do this, and, while it might seem the most trivial little piece of dirt on the web, I can’t stress how much grief this has given me. You know how it is when you come up against something you should have no problem doing but the solution evades you more the more you search? Like Christopher Walken and the boys in Mousehunt!! I have actually managed to get the little Romantic Shorts logo to appear in the tab next to the site title at the top of your web browser. *happy dance and a cartwheel!!*
(If, on the off chance, that is not showing up for you, please let me know – in about three days. Gimme a moment in the sun!)
So that’s where I’m at today. Back to work…