I’m looking to change the theme of this blog and website, again. That’s not too bad for me, really, since I’ve had this look and feel for almost 10 months.
At the end of 2009 I decided to archive the blog I started in 2004 and begin anew with the latest version ofand a new theme, Atahualpa. I very much liked the look of Atahualpa and I could customize it in many, many ways. I especially liked that I could have a two or three column design, since I do not want the blog-specific right hand column to be on the standalone pages. I want to thank the developers of Atahualpa, but I’m looking to replace it.
The problem is with all those options. For some time I’ve had the lingering feeling that the maintenance of the theme is more difficult than that of WordPress itself. My version of the theme is slightly backlevel and I’m nervous about upgrading it because of some of the problems I’ve seen noted in the forums. Moreover, I want to upgrade to WordPress 3.0.1 and I’m not sure that the theme is going to survive that change.
So I think it is time to switch themes. I’m going to find one that is in active development, appears to be well supported, and has a history of smooth upgrades from version to version. I know that moving to a new version of my current theme will be work, so I’m going to apply that work effort to make my overall self support of this website is easier.
I haven’t found the new theme yet. When I do move to it, the appearance of the site may be erratic for a bit while I stabilize the new look.