Those visiting ProBlogger today will notice that we’ve just released a new theme. It isn’t a complete overhaul in terms of look—rather, it’s an evolution or refresh of our existing design (much needed). Hopefully you’ll find ProBlogger a little easier to navigate and a little less cluttered.
There are quite a few changes in the back end of the site, though, in that we’ve moved over to the Genesis framework. Brian Gardner from StudioPress has been incredibly helpful in getting us set up—I can’t recommend their themes enough!
I’ll let you look over the theme for yourself to see how we’ve gone about it. There are a lot of small changes including:
- threaded comments—something that has been requested a lot
- more prominent social media promotion of our Facebook and Twitter accounts
- a refreshed front page with new featured-post layout
- videos now are full size on single post pages (not more squinting)
- those who leave comments will be depicted in an avatar alongside their comments (pulled in via Gravatar).
There are a few other small tweaks around the site, and there will be at least a couple of new additions in the coming weeks.
I’m sure there will also be a few small bugs that we’ll need to iron out, but overall things are pretty stable and I’m looking forward to hearing your feedback (give those threaded comments a workout)!
PS: Some people have commented on Twitter that they want the Subscribe to Comments feature switched back on. I’m interested to hear whether that’s the consensus—let me know what you think.