It was time for a change. My sliding door theme had served me very well when I wanted to use this blog primarily for pictures. Now that my interest in writing has been rekindled, the white text on a black background isn’t going to work anymore.
Also, with the Japanese influence in my life I also tend towards the minimalist as one that causes as few problems as possible. What theme does better than that then the standard WordPress theme! I ran out of patience waiting for twenty fifteen to come out so I went with the beautiful Twenty Twelve.
Also, I need to figure out what I’m going to do with the pictures in the galleries displayed by those previous sliding doors. The plugin I used was Nextgen and I have to say the following
I hate the Nextgen gallery plugin!!!!!
The gallery itself was very nice but the plugin slows down the entire site to a crawl. Well, actually it broke the site for a while due to conflicts with other plugins and that took me a few months to figure out!! Then they fixed that bug but it still makes the entire site slow. I tried tinkering but in the end kept getting a “thrown exception” error. Without the plugin the site runs so much faster so I’m over it. I may just use the WordPress default gallery option which is a bit awkward to use if you continually want to add pictures, or I could just take the easy route and be done with galleries once and for all.
So goodbye Sliding Door Theme, you’ll be missed but it’s time to move on.