BelchSpeak’s New Look

One of the advantages of having two blogs is you can use one as a guinea pig. I have spent much of the past week tweaking the blog at Belch.Com. Now that it is configured the way I like, I have applied it to the BelchSpeak blog as well.

I have a few people to thank for the new look. First up is Wired Studios and their “Corvette” theme. They were also nice enough to help me tweak their CSS to fit my needs.

The banner background image is the collage on the wall of the Stations Inn, one of my favorite places.

The Get Recent Comments plugin shows the last commenters. It used to be at the sidebar on the right. Now its at the bottom of the page.

Mark Cunningham’s Search and Replace database editor plugin is a lifesaver. One of the hard things about switching themes is how blockquotes get handled. I had to rip out all of the <em> tags in order to get my previous posts to look right. If I didn’t have this tool, it would be a grueling task to do by hand.

Finally, thanks to Lester Chan for three plugins. His Page Navigation, his post ratings system and his most commented posts.

So tell me what you think. Like it? Hate it?

9 comments on “BelchSpeak’s New Look
  1. I commend your effort! I have wanted to change my theme for ages and I know it will take me forever to tweak it just the way I want, time I don’t have. I’m a CSS-aholic and I can’t rest until it’s just right. So I think I’ll just have to live with the old look for awhile.

  2. Thanks you guys. Bazl you may want to play with a widget-ready theme if yours is not one yet. But then again, I have always been a little jealous of your theme and layout- it is very pleasing to the eye and great to read.

    For those who don’t know Bazl, she blogs at Her site is in my blogroll to the right.

  3. Hey Tuffer, well, its smack dab in the middle of the Skyline Drive in North Carolina. Its a 10 hour drive to get there. The times I have been there, I am so road weary and over-stimulated from driving ten hours on winding roads with the top down, the bar becomes a mythical shangri-la, and the beer is the bestest.

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