Goodbye Sliding Door theme

It was time for a change.  My sliding door theme had served me very well when I wanted to use this blog primarily for pictures.  Now that my interest in writing has been rekindled, the white text on a black background isn’t going to work anymore. 

Also, with the Japanese influence in my life I also tend towards the minimalist as one that causes as few problems as possible.  What theme does better than that then the standard WordPress theme!  I ran out of patience waiting for twenty fifteen to come out so I went with the beautiful Twenty Twelve.  

Also, I need to figure out what I’m going to do with the pictures in the galleries displayed by those previous sliding doors.  The plugin I used was Nextgen and I have to say the following

I hate the Nextgen gallery plugin!!!!!

The gallery itself was very nice but the plugin slows down the entire site to a crawl.  Well, actually it broke the site for a while due to conflicts with other plugins and that took me a few months to figure out!!  Then they fixed that bug but it still makes the entire site slow.  I tried tinkering but in the end kept getting a “thrown exception” error.  Without the plugin the site runs so much faster so I’m over it.  I may just use the WordPress default gallery option which is a bit awkward to use if you continually want to add pictures, or I could just take the easy route and be done with galleries once and for all.  

So goodbye Sliding Door Theme, you’ll be missed but it’s time to move on. 

By Mateo de Colón

Global Citizen! こんにちは!僕の名前はマットです. Es decir soy Mateo. Aussi, je m'appelle Mathieu. Likes: Languages, Cultures, Computers, History, being Alive! \(^.^)/