WordPress themes

We use a homebrew adaptation of an obsolete WordPress “theme” that we like very much. This is the theme you usually see; Red header text, clear open text font (Verdana) and a custom sidebar on the right margin. The logo is usually a red ball point pen image, but may be a department icon such as the PC image in “Computers” or the nebula in “Astronomy”.

In WordPress, the administrator can switch themes at the click of a button. If you have a big collection of theme styles, you can switch themes like Imelda Marcos could switch shoes.

If you navigate away from the main WordPress index page, say to Archives, you notice right away that the formatting on those pages is not right. The supporting templates don’t work properly with the?latest code releases. So, we’re on the prowl for a new theme.

If you’ve noticed the theme is different on a page from visit to visit, that’s why. We’re experimenting. And we have a favorite new theme. It works great on every department index except Commentary. And I can’t figure out why.

I’ve tried a couple of other “new themes” and they work great too – except in Commentary. It’s not my customization, because the stock off-the-shelf themes have this issue as soon as installed. I’ll figure it out eventually. That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.

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