Extreme Makeover Blog Edition

Notice anything new around here?

I hope so. Last night I stayed up until 1:30 AM giving LiveIntentionally.org a long overdue extreme make over. I wanted to improve the look and functionality before our trip, but as usual it didn’t happen until the last minute.

I upgraded WordPress to 2.8.1 and installed the free Atahualpa Theme. If you use WordPress, the Atahualpa theme is great because it’s so easy to customize in the admin rather than having to play with the template and CSS files. The theme can be set-up for a 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 column layout. I decided to go with a simple 2-column layout and created a custom header/masthead graphic at the top to personalize it.

In addition to that, I also added the Twitter widget to the right column and the ShareThis plugin to the bottom of each post, which allows you to easily share with others via email, Facebook, Twitter, and more.

It still needs some more color, and there’s some other functionality I want to add, but I hope you like the improvements made so far. I do.

[image by robbrooks]

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