I Need Advice!

I need advice from my blogging friends! What do y’all think of different blog themes? I’m not sure if I like how mine has 3 different columns. It looks confusing and difficult to follow. Any advice?

Thanks in advance, y’all!

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  1. I use a theme called Chateau and it has an elegant look to it that if I were going to be going for jobs after law school I would want to reflect. I went to law school in 1976 and there were no blogs. But you will be taken apart when you apply for jobs and having a Blog that has a certain look will be very helpful. I hope that helps and feel free to reach out to me if you have any other questions. By the way the picture that there by default is where the Treaty of Versailles was signed and it’s where many of the most important treaties in the history of the world have been signed. Again there is a law theme there.

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      1. No not practicing law never did. It’s a long story. You can change the picture to anything you want bye clicking on the drawing of Versailles and putting literally any picture you want in there. You go to my side you’ll see it doesn’t have the side picture anymore. I think it’s a clean look and it has a professional seal. I wish you the best in your legal endeavors.

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  2. I like to do preview setting first before applying the theme. You just have to mess around and see which one you like more. Check out mine and see if you like it.

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  3. I feel that the theme is good as it is. But what you could do is to modify your front page to display a static front page. That usually works. Check it out from my account and follow if you like my stories!! πŸ™‚

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      1. Honestly, it took me a while, but you can follow these steps:
        1. Go to Customizer
        2. Select the ‘Menus’ option
        3. Choose ‘Primary’ menu
        There you will see a dropdown of your current menus and its contents
        4. Select ‘Add Items’ (after you’re done with any reordering)
        You’ll have six menus, namely Custom Links, Pages, Posts, Categories, Tags, Formats
        5. Choose ‘Pages’ and select the bottom-most option ‘Add New Page’
        6. Type the name of the new page, whatever you want to name it.
        7. Press ‘Save & Publish’
        8. Go back one time to the main ‘Menus’ menu
        9. Select ‘Menu Locations’
        10. Set the ‘Primary’ menu (which has the new menu you just created) as the ‘Header’. This will ensure that your menus are displayed on the top. Again press ‘Save & Publish’
        11. Now go back to the main Customizer list and select ‘Static Front Page’
        12. In that, mark the bubble corresponding to “a static page”
        13. As soon as you do that, it’ll ask for options to keep as ‘Front Page’. Choose either the Home page itself, or in this case, choose your new menu page as the front page. Click ‘Save & Publish’
        14. Now open your blog website without logging out of your WordPress account.
        It’ll display a static page with a menu content that will be very generic. But there will be an Edit option that you can select.
        15. Select the ‘Edit’ option and it’ll take you to an editing screen similar to the one which appears while you’re posting new content.
        16. Write whatever you feel is necessary for that particular menu. You can even change the headings of previously set menus if you see fit.
        17. Once you’re done with the editing, press ‘Publish’
        18. Your customized static front page is now ready!!!
        19. (Optional) Repeat the process to either add more menus and content display for the menus or to modify existing menu content as you see fit.
        Hope this helps!! πŸ˜€

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      2. Also, not meaning to be aggressively advertising, but a follow from you could mean the world to me!! πŸ˜€ However, if fiction blogs aren’t your thing, then its cool.
        πŸ™‚

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  4. Simplier is better for me. This theme seems hard to navigate – I don’t see where to select the latest blog post. I only see “about” and “contact” on my laptop (using Firefox.) What’s probably more important is to think ahead to when people you meet in your profession are viewing your blog so no drunken party pictures πŸ˜€

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  5. I think it’s about what you want to achieve. I personally find multiple columns a bit cluttered, but it allows several posts to be highlighted at a quick glance, as opposed to just one or two. I’m definitely about the focus on one at a time, because my posts are (for blogging, anyway) long form. I’m a bit difficult to shut up!

    For what it’s worth, after a lot of playing around with themes, I settled on Hemingway Rewritten. (I also hope my main page of my blog looks elegant: and I went for grey-scale, because who knows what future employers will/ won’t find professional)

    Good luck with whatever you decide, with your law degree, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

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      1. you should be able to be able to work with it. if you aren’t comfortable with the theme you chose, even if the readers like it, you should change it. sure, you want people to read it, but again, it’s your blog. do it for yourself before you do it for anyone else.

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  6. Thanks for the like on my blog. Since you asked for advice (and it is worth what you paid for it) — I will usually only visit a blog once if it is set up to display too many posts on the home page like your current three column format. When I find a log that interests me, I personally like to go to the archives and start with blog post #1 and read my way through to the most recent post. If you had been blogging long enough where I would have had to click through more than I did in this instance, I would have just quit. But as one person commented, it is your blog and it needs to reflect what you like.

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