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Enjoy These New Site Features

Those who frequent any of my websites will undoubtedly note that I have a thing for changing my WordPress themes on a regular basis. This is because I’ve never been happy with any of the themes I used. For years I’ve wanted to find a podcast friendly theme… the ComicPress of podcasting if you will… and though some came close, I never found exactly what I was looking for. Well, I did… but it would be a custom theme built from the ground up specifically for the show… not a freely available theme… or even premium theme for that matter.

I finally buckled down and got my head wrapped around css and php enough to modify ComicPress just enough to become the theme I always wanted. The product of that work is what you see now.

Here are some of the features that have been added:

  • Live video stream prominently featured on the main page.
  • Social networking buttons, media player and subscription options are in plain view.
  • Better integration of banner ads and other advertising.
  • Podcasts have their own featured column.
  • Feed player added to sidebar.
  • Community chat added to nlcast.com, cmmonthly.com and geeklovesnerd.com.
  • From The Archives added to sidebar. Pulls posts from one and two years prior.
  • Sponsor-A-Show page updated.
  • Promote page added under Sponsor-A-Show

Still on the todo list:

  • Rework layout of individual posts and podcast pages.
  • New header title image.
  • Add community chat page for full screen chatting.

My goal was to create a theme that could be used for all of the NLCast Network shows. I believe I have accomplished this. It really feels good when you learn something new.

GLN Is Looking Sooo Good!

under-construction

We recently updated the entire website. I hope you enjoy the sleeker, brighter, improved version of GeekLovesNerd.com!

Note the dual columns featuring both blog posts and podcasts. This is a feature I’ve wanted in a theme for a long time. I finally learned enough CSS to code it myself. This is a functionality I’d love to build into the new theme over at nlcast.com as well.

I’ve also featured the Categories in their own secondary toolbar. This will allow quick and easy access to exactly the info you’re looking for.

If you’re looking for any of the old menu items that aren’t on the main menu… hover your mouse over the About button. Most of them are tucked into there.