I've tried a number of BLOGs to accomplish my goal of an easily updated website and integrated web log and was intrigued by WordPress and itâ€™s customizability. Iâ€™ve been playing around with PHP and WPâ€™s design fit right in with what Iâ€™ve been trying to do.
CSS is something that I havenâ€™t played around with much so I had to rely on the experts who created all the wonderful templates for WP. I liked the 3 column Vesuvius most of all and integrated that into my creation (though later I will hack that up as well).
I use categories and the â€œcustomizable-post-listingsâ€? plugin by Scott Reilly to define my pages, and allow constant easy updates, though I only use links to allow people to view the siteâ€™s pages and have removed the category links altogether. I do have archives in case anyone wants to go back in time ï?Š.
Iâ€™ve re arranged some of the left column to suit my taste, but have not played with CSS colors more than to define my â€œAngels Scoreboardâ€? include on the right and to add a #picturebox for, well, pictures and as they have their own categories can place them anywhere I like.
Thanks to everyone who worked so hard on WordPress, itâ€™s plugins and this Support Forum for all the dedication to this platform. Iâ€™ve learned a lot in a short time.
See my site: http://www.alleymon.com (all personal stuff no one cares about but the design element might be of interest). The coolest part, is I can update from almost anywhere at almost any time, easily.