A New Look!

The cobbler’s children never have new shoes. When you build WordPress sites for other people, there never seems to be enough time to work on one’s own blog. For months and months I’ve been telling myself I needed to update my blog’s look. It’s dated and the code is ugly. Finally I took the plunge and switched to a new theme.

This theme is called Vigilance. I bought their (Theme Foundry) pro theme for $68. I usually don’t buy premium themes. Many premium themes just have extra settings that help you customize your blog without having to get into the CSS, HTML and PHP code. In my case I usually find myself digging into the code anyway so why pay for it? However, here was my reasoning for buying vigilance Pro:

  • Vigilance had an out of the box RSS feed, email feedburner setup. This had been high on my list of todos.
  • I liked the clean look of the theme.
  • Claims it is SEO friendly.
  • Comes with a child theme for customizations, I’m a fan of isolating customizations, as my post on thematic attests to.
  • Theme Foundry seems to have a good buzz and fans.
  • HTML 5 support.
  • I could get it up and running quickly and customize later.

Vigilance has a free version available that is available through the WordPress Theme Search option. The free version has a fair amount of power out of the box, but no HTML5.

I’m sure over time, I will not be able to resist temptation and will put my own stamp on this theme.

About the Author Kathy Alice

Kathy Alice Brown is a SEO expert specializing in Technical SEO and Content. In her spare time she loves to get outside.

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