New Home

This blog has been migrated from My Opera prior to that site’s closure.

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17 thoughts on “New Home

  1. In most ways you’ll find more options than Opera, although they monetise things here so there are some things such as full CSS control that you’d have to pay for. Of course, the free options should be more than enough for most of us.

    The best thing about this place, in my opinion, is the screen options tab in the menus and post screens. You can literally hide what you never use to set it up the way that makes sense to you.

    • Still poking around in the settings. The choices as to what you can and cannot change on the free themes are very arbitrary, and frustrating. But I guess “you get what you pay for”. Overall I think (hope) this will be a good platform for those who choose to jump ship.

      I am liking those writing prompts that come up in my reader. While I haven’t actually used one yet, they are getting me thinking.

      • The options depends on the theme it seems. The one I use has options for a right or left oriented sidebar as well as turning sidebars off completely. Four widget areas, custom menus, custom headers and backgrounds, link colours (although that seems to be broken recently). Hell, it even has a light and dark colour scheme built into it so that I don’t have to have a grey background. There’s a lot that can be done with it. Others specialise in different post types, giving unique formatting to things like quotes, videos and gallery posts, or have a special header that shows featured posts (stickys) within it. Then there are others that you can’t even change the header or background on, which is more than a pain for anyone who wants to personalise their page. You can do a lot if you find the right theme, but true control is a paid feature unfortunately.

  2. You’re right. I just find the inconsistency confusing and annoying. I like my current theme except I can’t change the header image. And if I find a theme where I can change the image I’m sure there will be something there that I don’t like and can’t change.

  3. Except it turns out I can change the header, if I ignore the customising tools that came up when I first picked my theme and instead go to the dashboard and look at the Appearance section.

    Not that any of this is made particularly clear. Sigh.

    • No I’m finding the dashboard a bit daunting. All those options, I’m not sure where to start.

      I guess I’ll just keep poking away, figuring things out as I need to.

  4. Glad you’re here! I jumped from MyOpera quite a while back and I find that WordPress is far easier to deal with as far as uploading images and reading through others’ blogs quickly (using the reader), etc. A few things are less than user friendly, but in general it’s pretty nice.

    • Yes, the reader is handy. I’m also a fan of the like button, sometimes you want to show your appreciation without leaving a comment that just says I like this.

      I’m not that active here yet, so I’m still learning my way around.

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