WordPress Pro

The Aries in me made me do it!! I’ve upgraded to WordPress Pro at $180 a year.

Immediately, I can tell you that the free themes on WordPress.com and WordPress.org differ from how they used to be. Many themes only offer one color, with the option to purchase the theme for more upgrades. This is at a yearly cost for the premium version of the theme, and on top of the $180 a year, it can get costly. However, I totally understand the issues the theme makers had keeping up with the FSE and block editor changes.

Now, there are free themes that offer color choices, so don’t despair. Just be prepared for the changes. CSS codes do not work to change colors, by the way.

There are so many themes that it’s mind boggling! I’ll be playing with a new magazine style theme for Word Craft Poetry. I believe WP takes me off line while I set up the theme.

See you soon!

Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft Poetry.com by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

43 thoughts on “WordPress Pro

            1. When your premium theme is up for renewal you will have to make a decision… go the pro version or use the free version and learn FSE. It’s going to get dicey. For example, the theme I selected doesn’t have mobile capabilities… so you have to select the themes that WP suggests with mobile AMP. So… back to the drawing board!


              1. I just renewed my premium account, so I can put off making a decision for another year. 😉 Who knows what WP will do between now and then?


  1. It looks great, Colleen, my WP theme friend! LOL It took me a while to get used to. The Pro is a lot like being self-hosted but there are a few differences. Finally Eclectic Brew looks like a blog! There are so many themes to choose from, it makes me dizzy and I love it. Have fun. ❤️


        1. Like anything new, I guess it’s a case of learning all about them, Colleen. I’ll be sticking with my Business Plan for now, although it does not come up for renewal until next year anyway.


  2. I can’t comment on your site for this one either, although I could read the post for this one. I see no itty bity comment either–it looks normal but it won’t let me type anything in. I know you like technology, but as I’ve said before, simple is always better for design–the first thing they taught us in design school. When you overthink, or make things too complicated, you lose the effectiveness and the audience attention. I don’t have time to jump back and forth, so I hope this change isn’t permanent or it will lose me for sure. (K)


  3. Gosh, I should take a lesson from you. My theme is from Elementor. It’s the elephant that I don’t want to touch.
    But what if I did? I’d be having as much fun as you… I’m so wimpy and I know it.
    Maybe I will after NaPo. 😔
    Thanks for sharing your bravery. Xo


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