Originally looked for blog provider on another host in case mine failed --when hosts were dropping weekly. First I looked at WP's themes, not realizing there were two
(dot org, dot com) platforms. When I found a drop-dead beautiful theme
signed up immediately.
I tried for months and MONTHS to get that theme. Even Got a provider (self-host); TRIED to figure out how to get theme on it; way beyond my skills, no help --WP "instructions" so lousy drove me crazy, quit. Then: WP dot com themes were the ugliest going anywhere. Frustrated, finally published dot com blog.
When PRESSROW appeared, snapped up with delight; had it ever since.
Stunned: got 'heads up' PRESSROW will be killed; read Forum, blog posts about
problems with creator, etc. (At least now know: why he never answered my e-mails
on correcting the errors!) --But, even with its flaws, I DON'T want
to give it up. NEVER tired of it --luv it. NOTHING else available
is as beautiful -clean -well laid out -such superb fonts.... --This from
trained graphic designer --very very particular one.
If I could create a theme: what's missing in ALL old, new themes? Curves.
NO theme --except the one I originaly found, EVER has half-circle on top --curves
anywhere. EVERY theme: everything at right angles --sharp, hard, boring. Only "Greyed" comes close to being original, unique, but it's too... grungy(?) to use.
I write essays --longish ones, on events, issues long-After they happen -get daily comments --on old posts. I'm way NOT 'cutting edge' Instant blog-post type,
need a Classic look.
A new theme, for me:
rounded edges --something else shape, not all hard-edge BOXES in Sidebar, everywhere;
drop-downs on top, and Sidebar titles in unusual or curved/rounded shape --not boxes
edges: feathered or 'torn' paper look
Meanwhile till any of that shows up: If I HAFTA switch: suggestions --before I get depressed? What to use --change to what theme?
--Or wp could just Make me Happy --leave PRESSROW alone.... I haven't
seen any new theme even close to half as good....
The blog I need help with is davineremedy.wordpress.com.