If you are a regular reader of my blog, you will have noticed a recent change in the layout. Being intelligent and blog-savvy people, I’ll not bore you with too many instructions, but here are some tips which you may not know.
My new theme allows me to display three “featured posts” in the area where you would normally find a header image. For the time being, my featured posts will be the last three posts published. The one currently “in focus” being the latest post. You have to click on the other two on the right to bring them into focus.
The top (black menu) has a new menu item called “Series”. This provides a quick link to the post archives for a particular post series i.e. where I have written more than one post about a specific topic or event. I have done a similar thing with the “Guest Bloggers” menu item, so that you can quickly find any posts written by a particular guest blogger.
Underneath the featured posts you will find the “Spotlight” area. Here I’ll put (usually older) posts that I think deserve some longer exposure. At this stage they are mainly posts which I wrote before I had many readers, but which I think may be of interest. I will be changing the content here about once a week, so if you’re on the homepage, please take a quick look to see if there is post you may have previously missed.
Below the Spotlight area, is the “Latest News”. A bit of a misleading title, because it is actually not the latest news, but the fourth latest post and older. If you find the whole featured posts thing too confusing, look at the tabs in the right-hand widget area. The “latest” tab shows the last eight posts in reverse date order.
That’s it – simple right?
I would be grateful for any feedback, particularly if you come across something which is not working as it should. You can leave a comment on this post, or email me here.