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Wasted Morning with WordPress

For approximately a half hour this morning I had this travelogue on Wordpress. Good going. No problems. Everything went smoothly. I simply published an index page with Wordpress to the same address as this travelogue with the attempt of leaving all of the Blogger generated pages right where they were — without altering anything. —————- [...]

For approximately a half hour this morning I had this travelogue on WordPress.

Good going.

No problems.

Everything went smoothly. I simply published an index page with WordPress to the same address as this travelogue with the attempt of leaving all of the Blogger generated pages right where they were — without altering anything.
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Wade from Vagabond Journey.com
in Bangor, Maine USA – July 8, 2009
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This would work out fine, as I do most of the navigation for this travelogue manually with self generated index pages (directory, by world region, and year).

I stood in a position where I could take up the line with WordPress that was laid down with Blogger.

Except . . .

I could not find a theme worth using. I could not find a theme that I liked even remotely as much as the one that I created through the Blogger publishing platform.

The page that you are reading now started out as a simple two column Minima template that I massacred, buggered, and mutated to be exactly what I want it to be.

I could not find a WordPress theme that could match my preferences. Most of them just look plain stupid. I run the Arras theme for the homepage, travel help, and Feature stories parts of Vagabond Journey.com, and this is what I tried to use for the travelogue . . . but it just did not seem right.

The problems that I am having with Blogger are “known issues” and I will wait out a month for them to fix them. Until then, I will be searching for an appropriate theme.

I can now begin publishing with WordPress at the touch of a button.

I really wish that I could just use the template that I currently use of this traveloge with WordPress . . .

Looking for a path through the woods.

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  • Craig | travelvice.com July 8, 2009, 12:49 pm

    This template looks quite simple — perhaps just creating your own is the solution? You've already got the HTML, you'll just need to fill in the bits & pieces with WordPress' "hooks"

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  • Daniel July 8, 2009, 1:39 pm

    This might be way past the scope of the fiddling you want to take con, but here is a site that offers a tutorial on tweaking blogger themes to fit wordpress. Here's the URL: http://www.jestro.com/web-design/convert-xhtml-css-to-wordpress/

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  • Wade Vagabond Journey.com July 8, 2009, 1:47 pm

    Hello Craig,

    That is exactly what I would like to do. I suppose I will try to find those "hooks" and put them in haha.

    Thanks, Daniel, for your help.I am looking at this page now.

    Wade

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  • Craig | travelvice.com July 8, 2009, 10:12 pm

    Lemme know if you need any help Wade — I'm quite savvy with WordPress under the hood.

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