Welcome to the new Life of Love! You may have noticed that things are looking VERY different around here! I decided that the blog was ready for a big refresh, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I’m excited to share all the new features with you!
Who Did the Design? The first big step for me was switching my blog from WordPress.com to WordPress.org. I’ve been wanting to make this change for a while now, and pipdig was kind enough to do the migration work for me with the purchase of one of their themes.
The Pipdig themes are expensive, but I am so glad I purchased one. It is 100% worth it, for a beautiful and customizable site!
Alright, now it’s time to jump right into the new features!
What’s New? There are LOTS of new features on Life of Love! When designing the new site, I thought a lot about what I would want to see as a reader. You’ll hopefully find that the website is now much easier to use and to find what you’re looking for…as well as being so much prettier.
The first thing that’s new is the sidebar! I’m just thrilled with how the sidebar turned out. It has a small About Me area, buttons that make it easy to follow the blog on social media, and a small snippet of the Life of Love Instagram. There is also a search bar and a section where you can browse by category – I wanted to make it as easy as possible for you to find specific posts! Another big change on the sidebar is the What’s Popular Now area, which shows posts that are trending right now on Life of Love in a stylish format.
Another huge change? Life of Love now has a real mailing list! This is different from the WordPress.com email program that I was formerly using..and it’s much better! Definitely subscribe to the email list if you want post updates and subscriber-only content! You can either sign up in the blog sidebar or through the pop up that appears when you scroll through the site.
Another change is that all my photos now have a Pin It button when you hover over them! This will make it incredibly easy for you to pin my posts to your Pinterest boards. Just click the button and the board you want to save it to!
In addition to these major changes, there are so many more smaller enhancements. The fonts are completely different and there’s a new black and pastel color scheme. When you hover over certain things, they turn a pretty shade of coral, including the blog’s title. There’s a new area at the bottom of each post with related blog posts, and in the footer of the blog, you can see all my recent Instagram posts.
I’m really eager to share the new Life of Love with all of you, and even more excited to hear what you think about it! Nothing here on the blog is possible without your support, so thank you for following along! I’m crossing my fingers that you’ll take some time to explore the blog’s new look, and please comment below with your opinion on the new look + any questions you have. I hope you love the results as much as I do!