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Day Five: Love Your Theme

No one spends more time on your blog than you — make sure you love the way it looks.

Today, explore some themes.

Try three new ones, even if you’re happy with the one you’ve got (you may find something that you like even better!).

Here’s how:

  1. First, click the button below to visit the Theme Showcase, where you can browse all the available themes.
  2. Next, scroll through the options, and click Preview on at least three themes, then Try & Customize to see the theme in action, with your posts.
  3. Finally, decide! Click Save and Activate on a new theme, or close the Customizer to keep your original.

Explore available themes

Try three new ones, even if you’re happy with the one you’ve got.

You may find something even better!

Learn more in the tools and tips for this assignment.

Here’s to getting your blog to look its best!

Michelle W. and the Team

I am using the Twenty Sixteen theme, unfortunately there has been a terrible trend on involving the free themes having various annoyances and bugs and impractical/illogical/poor/strange design that prevent me from using any of the new themes except for Twenty Sixteen, and the only two other themes that would have been worth me using so far this year are Toujours and Scratchpad if it were not for several annoyances and bugs and bad design decisions with these two themes.

One of the worst and most common trends is the faded and light-colored font trend where most new themes have faded (light) fonts that make reading text difficult and uncomfortable and make it feel like you have an eye disease and/or like the text is fading like away like a ghost and/or like fog is over the font et cetera, and unfortunately we have no free option to fix this accessibility problem and annoyance for the theme fonts or for the fonts in the editors.

I do not feel like wasting my time naming the many other annoying trends and bugs because there are so many and I have reported most of them to the developers but they do not seem interested in changing or fixing this it seems so the terrible trends continue to get worse, and this is a real growing problem that has left me with no other options for new free themes this year so far.

If it were not for the Twenty Sixteen theme, I would not have a new theme to use this year, hopefully they do not mess up the future Twenty Seventeen theme because I need to have at least one new theme that I can use each year.

I am not feeling positive about the future of free themes on, but I hope to be proven wrong.

The end,

-John Jr


Hiding From Wild Non-Human Animals & Emailing Information About Google & WordPress Default Themes & Talking With ME

I forgot all of my dreams last night except for barely part of my last dream which took place during a gray day in the city of D at a fictional version of my parent’s house that was a 1 1/2 story or semi-two story house, and I was there with some of my family and several people I knew and several unknown people.

The 1/2  floor or semi-second floor over-looked the first floor of the house, and the first floor was a mostly open area with doors to various rooms; and the open area curved around a stairway that led to the 1/2 floor, and around this curved area there was an area that was somewhat hidden from the rest of the first floor.


Left 4 Dead + The Elder Scrolls = ?

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
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I had several dreams last night but I forgot most of them, and so I only remember a few random pieces of those dreams.

I think that three dream themes/dream scenarios/whatever were taking place in one of my dreams that took place during the day in a fictional city.

One of the dream themes/dream scenarios/whatever involved normal realistic dream stuff in the fictional city probably at an apartment building, the second was video game-like & reminded me of the video game franchises Left 4 Dead and The Elder Scrolls combined where I was probably fighting zombies or something, and the third was the most unclear where I kept having to check the time to remind myself to cast a spell or something (I can not remember exactly) for/on my brothers (in the real world I was supposed to wake up at a certain time to drop them off at church, and so in the dream fictionalized that into something else).

These three dream themes/scenarios probably took place in the same dream world where one moment things were normal, then I would be dealing with the video game-like scenario, but then it would jump to me checking the time in the dream in reference to my brothers; and then the dream would return to the normal scenario.

So these three scenarios switched in & out of the dream world at various times, but that is all that I can remember.

The end,

-John Jr