Needle and ThREAD


If you found your way here, you probably noticed some changes to this site. “Website work” has made its way to the top of my To-Do list.

Today I upgraded WordPress. I’ve been thinking and reading about it for two days, after getting emails telling me how out-of-date I was. I barely know how this stuff works, so changing anything is a Big Deal. There is a ton of info out there on using WordPress–tutorials and forums–which means the answers are somewhere, but I have to sift through a mountain to find them. Keywords are everything. Then of course the answers have to be translated into ENGLISH.

To some extent figuring this stuff out is fun. Come on–it’s a puzzle! I puff up with pride when I get past beating my head against the wall and figure something out–like making the landing page a static Needle-and-ThREAD page instead of the blog, hiding a link in the sidebar menu (had to learn some php for that!), and how to get the link to previous posts back when it mysteriously disappeared. It doesn’t sound like much, and it doesn’t look like much, but it was a heap of work. For me. Someone else might have done it minutes, I don’t know.

There are some new things I must get used to, which is okay. I like to feel flexible, able to work in any environment. And there’s lots more to do. I’ve got title overkill on the Home page right now-ha! Ideally, I’d like to get the green logo in the “post” area up to the header area. If it were there, it would be on every page and I could do away with the square logo in the sidebar. Although I like that square logo.

I’ve got some ideas for how to go about that, but it will take time, and I’m all computered out now. That’s a puzzle for another day. It’s progress, though, for the Needle and ThREAD program. Yay!

And by all means, let me know what you think. Commenting should be different now, too. Is it? I don’t think you have to register and log in to comment anymore. Did you hate that?

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  1. I really like the changes, Jen! And even the title overkill isn’t overkill for me! I think you have a terrific concept and program, and I can’t wait to see it grow as the years go on!