If you’re reading this, then I’ve successfully posted my first blog post on my new WordPress site. That’s probably not all that exciting to you, but I can barely hold back a girly squeee. For the longest time, I’ve put off updating my website even though it desperately needed it. I had created my previous site in Photoshop and Dreamweaver and was rather proud of the design. It was artsy and pretty. The content management part of it left much to be desire, though. In fact, there was no content management.
If I wanted to post something on my front page, I had to break out Dreamweaver and edit the page. If I wanted to post new pictures, I had to break out Dreamweaver and add more code to the gallery page. It was painful. But the site was pretty. It was my baby. And as much as I wanted an easier way to update the world about my life and my art, I just couldn’t stand the thought of using WordPress and having my site look like every other WordPress site out there…boxy and plain.
At least, that’s what I thought every WordPress site looked like. Then I happened to stumble upon a place called Theme Forest (themeforest.net) and a theme named Slash. My opinion about WordPress themes changed instantly. Here was a theme that allowed me to show my artwork in a big bold slideshow right on the front page. The menu system was simple and elegant, no looking all over the place to get to where you wanted to go. And while there were still boxes in the theme, they were slanted and shadowed and SEXY.
I became a believer.
So…hello, WordPress! I think you and I are going to have a beautiful love affair. And hello, World! Hopefully, you and I will get along just as nicely.