Introducing a new and improved Habitual Homebody

January 30, 2014

Hey guys! I just wanted to announce real quick that I installed a new layout on my blog last night using the ever popular Genesis framework and a child theme. I was so scared of doing it by myself but it was really easy. You literally just upload the zip file and drag and drop widgets where you want them. I was all about simplicity and organization with this layout.

Here’s a few of the changes I made:

The one I’m most excited about is the gallery for all my crochet projects. The link is in the upper menu bar. Instead of having to scroll through pages of posts tagged with ‘crochet’ you can now see them all on one page with thumbnails. It took a little sleuthing to figure it out since I couldn’t find a plugin that allowed you to link to the project’s blog post, but the one I installed adds a URL box to the image…ehh I’m not gonna explain anymore than that since I really have no idea lol.

I made a new About page. And yup, that 4th heart is on Denver. We decided to take Brian’s company up on their irresistible offer to relocate there sometime this summer. An official blog post on that will come next week. I am relieved.

You can now find all my social media links and ways to subscribe to posts up in the menu bar.

And I moved my daily blog reads to their own page to clean up the sidebar a bit and allow more space for my affiliates. I hope you don’t mind!

Some of the things that aren’t working:
The pin-it-now plugin stopped working a few weeks ago even before I changed layouts and I have no idea how to get it to work again. That was probably my favorite plugin too. I’ve tried installing multiple other plugins too without success. If anyone has any idea how to fix this, I’d really appreciate hearing your tips!

The 3 column footer is acting funky in that the widths are not the same so the last column is ridiculously wide while the first two aren’t and I have no idea how to fix that.

I can’t get my original favicon to show up and I have no idea how to remove the child theme’s heart favicon.

No big deal though. But I hope you like it! Let me know what you think or if you have any suggestions on how to improve anything. I’d also love to hear about some of your favorite plugins!

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