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Pimp your blog up in an hour

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Today, after a long time I decided that my blog needed a revamp. Hope you guys like what I have tried with it. The goals at the start of this exercise were as follows:

The shift of my earlier posts were pretty easy, using the sophisticated export tool already provided by wordpress I managed to extract all the content out of my earlier blog installation. After that, I pointed my DNS to the new host and imported the content with minimal fuss. The idea of this post is to have a look at what I did to make my blog externals and internals feel good (well for my personal pleasure 😀 ).

Looks (30 min)

I wanted a 3-column layout (on white with clean lines and typography), this was easy to find.

http://rockinthemes.com/rockinminimal-3-column-wordpress-theme-released/

http://blogsessive.com/blogging-tools/20-free-3-column-wordpress-themes/

I settled for Grid focus, which is this awesome theme as you can see – http://5thirtyone.com/grid-focus

So this settles the theme, I did modify the footer and widget layout to my tastes. You should do the same.

Plugins(30 min)

According to me, the real deal in an wordpress installation are the plugins that one installs. The must have according to me are:

These are all easy to locate on the internet, just search for the plugin name with “wordpress plugin” along with it. Will try to put up the links next time I look at this post. Too lazy and sleepy to do that now.

Have fun pimping your wordpress !!!! Let me know how it went ….

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