Creating a website has been a do it yourself project, and like any beginner, I made some horrendous mistakes. I learned quite a bit along the way, and then the trick was to put my new skill to work. Quite often, my knowledge outstripped my abilities.
I started with a 4 column theme in WordPress, and it was all: Ooh! Look! Shiny! I could have ten thousand things on the page and I wanted them all.
This is not to say that I should have had them all, and until Cindy Potts said something in a way I could hear it, they stayed. But this was too busy and hard to read. Goodness knows how many readers fled screaming.
I should have taken a screen shot before I took the next iteration down; this is that theme after the big cleanup, and it might have worked once I organized the pages and got rid of the third column of widgets. There was a forest of tags at the top, very cluttered, and a bunch of widgets that didn’t add anything to the usefulness of the site. I’m not sure anyone ever clicked the tag cloud. Trouble was, this didn’t show the secondary and tertiary pages once I’d nested them correctly. So, onwards.
What you see here is my evolution to simple, clean, and organized. I found another theme that would show the subsidiary pages when you hover. I think you can find everything you want, but I designed it so of course I can find it. The question is, can you?
My challenge to you: explore. Punch the buttons and twist the dials. If it’s broken or just not right, leave a comment, here or where the trouble is; I can find all comments from the admin screen. There will be a PD Singer flashlight for anyone who locates a problem I can fix and improve. Excerpt pages are still under construction, but anything else, please mention. I appreciate the help!