WOW is all I can say at the moment. I updated my site to the new version 3.8 aka “Parker” and the whole navigation has changed to the color black and I Love It. So much more easier to see than before – well at least for me!!
So here’s what is new with the 3.8 version of WordPress
The have introduced a new modern design and I must say I like the look so much better. (I think I said that already LOL)
The dashboard is uncluttered and makes it so much more simpler to use.
The font has changed to Open Sans typeface, an open source font which is optimized for both desktop and mobile devices.
Contrasted design is a really neat feature that is new. Not only does it have superior contrast, it has large, comfortable type making the new design easy to read and simple to navigate.
Since the dashboard no longer uses pixels and has replaced them with vector-based icons helping pages load so much faster than before.
The coolest feature that comes with 3.8 is that you can change the color scheme of your dashboard. I really like the black background, but you also have 7 other schemes to choose from.
And if they couldn’t have any more great new features with the new version 3.8. They have also included the new Twenty Fourteen theme a magazine style theme. You can turn your blog into a magazine. You can choose a grid or slider to display featured content on your homepage. Three customizable widget areas and you can change your page layout with two different templates.
This new version has a ton of really cool features and I can’t wait to play around with all the goodies.
Take a look at everything WordPress 3.8 has to offer here!!
** Don’t forget to backup your site before doing any updates to your site and if you are not comfortable with upgrading, please feel free to contact me and I can help you find someone to do the updating for you.
I know that I have written about creating a favicon before, but since I was just updating my favicon for my site here at Ask-Jaime.com I wanted to share with you just how easy it is. If you are wondering what a favicon just look up in the tab opened here for my site you should see a blue square with a question mark. That is a favicon. I think it is a neat way to make your site unique and help your visitors recognize your site when other tabs are opened.
You will need to download the All In One Favicon plugin from the WordPress Plugin Directory.
Once you download and activate it.
Go to your installed plugins and click on the settings under the All In One Favicon plugin.
Once you open it scroll down to the bottom and the plugin developer has shared with you resources to create your own.
I chose to use the Favicon CC Editor you can find check it out HERE. You can upload an image or logo or you can use the editor to create your own.
Once you have designed your favicon save it to your computer.
Now go back to your All In One Favicon settings and upload the favicon (it should be a .ico file). Once uploaded make sure to save the settings so you don’t loose it.
Now take a look at your site and check the tab that is open..
Congrats you now have a unique favicon!!
I can’t believe that I had to go and change the headline of my last post. I originally titled it I Suck and I Admit It. Boy what was I thinking. I know what it was I had just had two teeth removed and was on some good pain relievers and wasn’t thinking LOL. I received so much spam in my comments it was crazy. More like porn spam which is the worst!!
So a lesson learned.. When you are coming up with a Headline use keywords and be more specific to what you are writing about. I know that I will never use those type of words like suck in any of my headlines again, but this whole situation did make me realize that your Headline is a very important if not the most important part of your blog post.
Here are a couple of great articles that can help you create an eye catching headline that will attract the right type of visitors.
How To Write Magnetic Headlines via CopyBlogger.com
How To Create An Amazing Headline For Your Blog Post via heartifb.com
18 Resources To Help You Write Better Blog Titles via blogussion.com