Welcome to the new look

Welcome to the new look, I hope you like it.

For an old farmer from the baby boomer generation, this has been an exercise in perseverance.

Not being satisfied with the standard WordPress theme, about two weeks ago I decided to install a new theme. It seemed to be a simple process – until I started!

I had previously downloaded a new theme but could not get it to install (I had missed an important step) then I attended a webinar on blogging hosted by MLMLeadSystemPro.

In this webinar, Jeff Hoffman mentioned that upgrading to WordPress version 2.8 made the installation of a new theme much easier.

So I attempted to upgrade and got the message that I should back up this blog before proceeding, not that difficult, but I did need help from my hosting service.

Having got that out of the way, I embarked on what I thought would be the simple installation of the new theme. I thought that I had got it right but kept hitting a snag. After spending several hours and reviewing many entries in the WordPress help forum, I again resorted to asking for help from my hosting service.

Last night, in the middle of a violent thunderstorm, during which the power went out and my computer shut down several times, I spent an hour on the phone with Tim from Go Daddy who very patiently found the problem.

I am not sufficiently familiar with the intricacies of computer operating systems to explain the problem, but Tim made a few changes and like magic, today I was able to install the new theme.

The important lessons for me were: Don’t give up no matter how daunting the task seems, and recognise when you need to get help from an expert.

My eternal thanks to Tim from Go Daddy, if you need to get a domain name, set up a website or blog, I have had excellent service from all the people at GoDaddy.com – World’s No.1 Domain Registrar “>Go Daddy.

Wishing you success in all your endeavours.

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