Preparation In Changing My Retired WordPress Com Premium Tapestry Theme To An Active Theme

~How do you know if your theme has been retired ?~

I really do love this old Premium Tapestry theme and DO NOT want to change it, ย but I have been advised to after a WordPress Com update screwed up my sidebar (now fixed).

A retired theme is a theme which has been removed from the WordPress Com theme list and may one day become totally unfixable.

How do you know if your theme has been retired ? ย Click on the three dots (…) in the “Customize/Edit/Stats” pop-up at the bottom of your screen. ย If you see no theme name it has been retired.

No theme name … retired

This blog has a theme name, so is on the theme list.

On the WordPress Com theme list

~Finding a theme~

I found the best way is to wander around other blogs. ย Here’s a couple I’d like to try ….. THEMES !

I spent a while in the WordPress Forum Premium Theme Support checking for any problems which arose with the themes I fancied. ย I found the theme threads I wanted on the Premium Theme Support sidebar. ย 

(This is the link to the Free Themes Supportย . It’s not so easy, so use the “Search” box.)

~I just know something will screw up when I change themes~

So I spent an hour or so preparing for the worst.

I opened a new file in my laptop and copied pretty much everything from my Dashboard into Notepads.

I spent a lot of time in “Widgets” copying the Media Library image links, plus the code in Text (especially Flag Counter). ย I did this because I’m worried that the Tapestry theme has two widget areas, Header Right & Primary Sidebar and any new theme might have something unexpected which might cause me problems.ย ย 

I have hundreds of items in my Media Library and it would take forever to scroll down to find just one widget image. ย Text code would be impossible to replicate. ย So the copying could come in handy.

~Be brave Ralph !~

Time to visit and try out a new Premium theme, Phoebe & Samantha‘s NATURAL.

(The following process should be the same for all active premium & free themes).

In their blog, click on the three dots (…) in the “Follow” pop-up at the bottom of your screen. ย Click on “Get Theme”.


Click on ” Try & Customize”

Viola !

For me a problem. ย A single blue fish image (the Tapestry Header Right widget) in the right sidebar. ย The rest of the widgets have disappeared, not in the footers, nowhere ! ย A complete widget/sidebar rebuild needed. ย 

Damn !

Okay. ย I’ll try Wendy‘s BASKERVILLE 2 Premium theme.

Same as before, three dots, get theme.

Damn ! ย Single blue fish in the sidebar …….. BUT !

Yay ! ย All the other widgets are in the footer (below the comments)

~Help ! ย What am I going to doย !~

Before I “Customize and Save & Activate” a new theme, do I >>>

1. ย Stay with my old TAPESTRY theme until a future WordPress Com update turns it into a train wreck where it will sag into a soggy mess, ย dribbling out of the screen, ruining my laptop keyboard ?

2. ย Go with Phoebe & Samantha‘s NATURAL theme which needs a total widget/sidebar rebuild ?

or 3. ย Wendy‘s BASKERVILLE 2 ย theme ? ย All the widgets are there. ย I just need to be able to access the theme’s Dashboard and hope that I can drag and drop the widgets from the footer to the sidebar.

I will need to meditate after writing this post. ย This song should help. ย Ommmm !

Pure Imagination – Jackie Evancho


Ommmm ! ย Oh my god !

Ommmm ! ย ‘flippin’ WordPress !

That’s better ! ย Meditation works ! ย *ommmm, mutter, mutter*

Do you meditate on WordPress Com ?

Ralph xox โค

This post is as is, just to give you an idea of what to do and what problems you might encounter. ย You may have NO problems at all with a free single sidebar theme.

Please reblog or share this as you probably have a blogging aunt, who nobody talks about, locked in your attic and she needs to know ! ย Oh, you ARE that aunt ! ย Ooops !

~Update: ย 08 April 2017~

I was fooling around yesterday evening. ย I was trying out NATURAL theme, customising, got tired and thought I was saving what I had done. ย OMG !


Heck, what a mess ! ย I was up ALL NIGHT getting my blog straight.

Well ? ย What do you think ?


109 Comments on “Preparation In Changing My Retired WordPress Com Premium Tapestry Theme To An Active Theme

  1. You can do it, Ralph! ๐Ÿ™‚ … a very good idea to make copies of everything! An very good idea in any case. I have every post I’ve written on an external drive (which is easy for me because I compose ’em all in a Word doc, then copy and past into my WordPress editor) ’cause one can never have too many backups.

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    • Hello Widdershins ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you ! Hopefully I will have a new theme up and running for my next post *cross fingers*. Just need the courage to do it !
      I agree with you about backups. You use Word. A great idea. I use the “Add New” editor directly and have had no problems with it. I back up my post files (mainly photographs) into two memory sticks. I use two, as one stick refused to load a couple of years ago and I lost a lot. Other than the apps I need, the only thing I keep on my laptop is a post that I am working on.
      It’s great to know what you are doing.
      Take care. Ralph ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Ralph it’s just too complicated. Thank you for the link to Jackie Evancho what a sensational singer she is and so young.

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    • Hello Leslie ๐Ÿ™‚
      It does seem complicated, but in fact it is a quite simple process until, as usual, WordPress throws one a curve ball, then it becomes complicated. Oh boy !
      I agree. Jackie Evancho is brilliant !
      Big hug. Ralph xox โค

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  3. i am dizzy and don’t think i will ever be able to change my theme after reading about your experience. i’ll just have to let it blow up or fade away…)

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    • Hello Beth ๐Ÿ™‚
      That’s exactly the way I feel. If only WordPress would stop fiddling with the older themes we wouldn’t have a problem now, would we ? But I am going to be brave and change my old theme. This may be the last time you hear from me. lol
      Sorry to make you dizzy my friend. Here is a big hug to straighten you out.
      Ralph xox โค


  4. Good post, Ralph. I’m not very computer-savvy, and I do remember switching themes took a little bit of tweaking (because now I had a new footer widget section), but I don’t recall it being too tedious (my existing widgets didn’t all disappear…but they did not look right immediately and did require me to do some work).

    Good luck with everything! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. I’d stay with my old theme till the end…
    Wordpress support is non-existent and many times insulting as they never answer your questions (in my case). It’s so hard to find someone who actually reads what you say and is skilled to provide a solution.
    I tried many times in the past the “live demo” option and it was a complete mess! Menus, pages, widgets and most important, previous posts and photos were vanished or resized.
    I wouldn’t risk it, but maybe you’ll be more lucky. After all fortune favors the brave!
    Good luck! โค

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    • Hello dear Pelly ๐Ÿ™‚
      Whew, I know. You have been through the wringer with WordPress support. It was such a shame that they ruined your photographs by cropping them in Reader. They do have to mess us about, don’t they ? I wish they would test things out properly before going live with updates. So I don’t blame you for hanging on with your old theme. It may last for years. Who knows ?
      Anyway, keep blogging my friend as you are an original !
      Big hug. Ralph xox โค

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    • Yes Ralph, what pelly said… – only I would modify “After all fortune favors the brave!” to read “After all fortune favors the prepared!” ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Hello Peggy ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you so much. Well, I have changed my theme to Natural. Boy, it took some work to get it where it is now, but it is getting there.
      Happy Saturday my friend. Ralph xox โค

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  6. I was really, really pleased changing to Baskerville for my Light Workers site, Ralph ~ ~ it has three widget positions down the very bottom plus a fabulous sidebar! I couldn’t be happier… and, I didn’t have any problems at all changing over. Yes, I needed to rearrange some widgets, but, heck; a change is as good as a holiday they say.. (Who are they?) ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Hello Carolyn ๐Ÿ™‚
      Your theme looks really great and was my second choice. I screwed up big time last night and accidentally activated the other theme. Everything was a total mess and I was up all night trying to get my blog somewhat presentable. I need a holiday ! lol
      Big hug. Ralph xox โค

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      • It does look very presentable, but must have scared the dickens out of you! And yet, Ralph, sometimes we need that little push to make a change!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      • Hello Carolyn ๐Ÿ™‚
        Thank you for your kind words and yes, I just didn’t believe what happened when I pressed that save button. Oh yes, I was pushed alright into a sleepless night ๐Ÿ™‚
        But what you say about needing a little push to make a change is sometimes really necessary. Well it was in my case ๐Ÿ™‚
        Big hug. Ralph xox โค

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  7. You are good Ralph, copying all…. If you change the theme, all the media should still be there though? I don’t think I will ever change it. Please do get a theme where the writing is in black on white, not the other way. I find it hard to read white writing on black background. ( Age, I know… ๐Ÿ™‚ ) I am sure you will make it! With your cat’s help…. and you know from a user perspective, I like a blog where I can go back to the last post for example. Some blogs I can’t find how. I like it easy to navigate…. that is probably again because I am not that good on the computer or getting old…hehe

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    • Hello Ute:)
      Thank you so much for your input and I will try to do what you ask. Thank heavens I copied everything in my dashboard especially widgets. I screwed up last night and activated the Natural theme (the one that lost all my widgets) and I had to spend all night building the sidebar etc. I have almost got it the way I want it. Lots more to do.
      Hah, your age ? You look and act like a young 30-year-old ๐Ÿ™‚
      Big hug. Ralph xox โค

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      • Haha Ralph, my age, I act sometimes like a 10 year old…. Thank you for your sweet compliment… โค

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  8. I know how complicated and when I get one, I don’t want to change but sometimes it is needed. Good Luck dear Ralph, whatever you make, you know, we all love you, your posts, photographs and smiling face of your blog. Be happy and enjoy, Thank you, have a nice day and weekend, Love to you all, nia

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    • Hello dear Nia ๐Ÿ™‚
      I really do believe that you are THE expert in changing themes. You always seem to be able to come up with a theme which enhances your photographs. Well done my friend.
      Thank you so much for your sweet words which I really do appreciate.
      Love and big hugs. Ralph xox โค

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    • Hello Shey ๐Ÿ™‚
      Heehee ! I should have a nervous breakdown after accidentally activating this new Natural theme last night. My blog looked like Hamstah Dickens had been chewing it to shreds. I was up all night with double sided sticky tape making my blog half presentable. I shall now go away and have that nervous breakdown ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol
      Big hug. Ralph xox โค

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      • Ralpha… I promise my darling man I will get used to the blue boxes I also promise that whatever these blog goblins (blog-gobs) do here I will follow you . That goes for to the end of the earth if need be x

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    • Hello Annette ๐Ÿ™‚
      Wow … Thank you so much my friend ๐Ÿ™‚
      Big hug. Ralph xox โค



  9. umm, coffee, chocolate and then go with Wendy’s theme? It would be less work, or wait, is there any less work on wordpress. good luck my friend. have a faboo weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Hello dear Adele ๐Ÿ™‚
      Sounds good to me. One teenie-weenie problem. I was trying out and practising customising Phoebe’s theme yesterday evening, got tired and saved what I had done. Wrong ! I activated the theme and stayed up all night making my blog presentable. I could have screamed (if I was a girl ๐Ÿ˜‰ ). It is almost done now, thank heavens !
      Thank you and do have a faboo (?) weekend yourself my friend.
      Big hug. Ralph xox โค


  10. Good Lord! I do not ever want to be retired because I’m not tech savvy like you, Ralph. I hope my theme is a popular one so they probably won’t retire it. Have a great weekend!

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    • Hello Liz ๐Ÿ™‚
      Ooops ! I have just checked your theme and I am afraid that it is an old one and not on the WordPress theme list any more. Anyway, it may last out for a few more years. Keeping my fingers crossed for you my friend.
      Big hug. Ralph xox โค


  11. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it has always seemed a good approach to take with these beasties.

    Otherwise, I would advise you to put together a testing site that you could run in parallel with your main site – maybe start by duplicating – lock-stock-and-barrel – this site there, and work over and up new themes on the new site. Once you have the new place where you want it you could then point your vanity domain name to it.

    Whatever you do remember that if you break your site to an extent where you can only link to text documents and gif file locations that will in no way deter me from following your exploits (and I think it is safe to say I’m not alone in that sentiment.)

    Best wishes or break-a-leg (whichever applies)


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    • Hello Mike ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you so much for your sensible and wise words. I should have read your comment before playing with the tryout customiser in the Natural theme. I was about to shut my laptop down for the evening and thought I had better save what I had done in the customiser. Like an idiot I activated the theme and my blog was like a train wreck. I worked on it all night and it is somewhere near okay. Just some tweaking to do now.
      Thank you, break a leg should be break a theme. lol
      Take care. Ralph ๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. Ohhmmmmm……… mene mene tekel upharson ….What? How did that get in there? That’s an ancient warning, not a meditation chant. Okay, let me try again, Ahem! OHhhmmmmm ….. my, I’ve got to get dinner on! But that’s cooking, not meditating. Obviously I do not mediate on WP.
    Have a great weekend, Ralph! xoxo โค <#

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    • Hello dear Resa ๐Ÿ™‚
      Ohhmyygodd … Your witch’s spell really worked ! Oooops, I must be a wizard as I have a black cat ! Yes, your spell worked, big time. Some unknown force made me activate a new theme while I was playing with the tryout customiser, must have been about the same time as your comment came in. My old theme disappeared and the new theme was a train wreck. I worked all night on it and it’s almost okay now.
      Time for some OHhhmmmmm. Love the smell of your cooking, it’s just reached here in southern Spain. Thank you and have a lovely weekend yourself my friend.
      Love and big hugs. Ralph xoxox โค

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      • Oh Ohm! I think my themes on my graffiti blog and my Art Gowns blog are retired. Would you be a dear and have a look. Let me know if I’m thinking right? xoxoxo

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      • Oh no, you are right, both your Art Gown and graffiti blogs are retired. What a pain ! I do hope that they last a few more years. Your Queen’s End is okay though.
        You can check it yourself by clicking on the three dots in the small customise/edit/stats pop-up at the bottom of each blog screen. If there is no Get Theme then the theme is retired.
        Big hug. Don’t panic. Ralph xxxxx โค

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      • I’m not panicking, but I’m sick of looking at themes I don’t like.
        xxooxxoo โค

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    • Hello Jan ๐Ÿ™‚
      I totally agree ! You get settled and comfortable with one’s blog then WordPress decides to ruin one’s day. I have finally changed over to a new theme and pray that WordPress doesn’t touch it. lol
      Big hug. Ralph xox โค


    • Hello Katie ๐Ÿ™‚

      Ahhh, the freedom of meditation, so you are welcome my friend. That will be US$100 please ! Heehee.

      OoooomWP. OooooomWP. indeed.

      Big hug. Ralph xox โค

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  13. Good luck with it all Ralph. I always look at your blog in the WP reader, so I have no idea if this is the new or old theme. Maybe you don’t need luck as you have already made the move. Is that what you were saying in the post? All the tech stuff got me bedazzled!

    It is very strange that you should have added Pure Imagination to your post, as I have just come from watching TV where I was getting annoyed by the use advertisers are making of this gorgeous song to sell their tatty merchandise. I think Audi is the latest of at least three ads using Gene Wilder’s version.


    • Hello dear Kate ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you so much for your good luck. It worked ! I’ve finally changed over to a new theme and it is pretty much finished, thank heavens. I don’t want to go through that again, because, as you say, one gets bedazzled.
      Wow, I didn’t know that the song was used in advertisements. As you say, it’s a gorgeous song and should not be treated so badly.
      Love and big hug. Ralph xox โค

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    • Hello Gallivanta ๐Ÿ™‚
      It’s a lovely song and as you say, very apt.
      Many hours later, I think I have finally finished the theme change over. Never again !
      Take care my friend. Ralph xox โค

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    • Hello Mihran ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you so much, your comment is really uplifting and helpful. It was a lot of work to get my new theme the way I want it. It’s pretty much finished now.
      Have a lovely day. Ralph ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. Since you did a screenshot of my site as an example of a retired theme, I guess it’s retired. Thank you very much for the heads up. ๐Ÿ™‚ I guess I have to investigate now … Good luck with all this stuff. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Hello Lynette ๐Ÿ™‚
      Yes, I am afraid your theme is now retired, but hopefully it may last for a few years more. If you do change your theme I hope it switches over easily. Thank you my friend and good luck to you as well.
      Big hug. Ralph xox โค


  16. My dearest Ralph, Oh my goodness, no wonder you’re having anxiety about changing your theme, I’ve never seen anyone try to change one the way that you’re doing it! I changed dozens of themes on dozens of sites and never lost anything!
    I suggest just shopping around the theme showcase and look for a theme that you like and that has the features that you want. Then after you have picked one you can do a preview, see what you think and either go ahead and install or not.
    When on earth are you viewing themes via other people’s blogs. That will only confuse the issue since everyone sets up their blogs differently and in many cases incorrectly or not to their themes full potential!
    Feel free to let me know if you have any questions that you think I might be able to help you with.
    Lots of best wishes, my friends, โค Have a great day. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Hello dear Amanda ๐Ÿ™‚

      I know ! You have changed themes more times than I have had girlfriends. That’s one then. lol

      Well you know me, I am never one to do things simply, but I did have a reason or two for looking at other bloggers’ blogs.

      As I do write a lot of comments, I needed to pick a theme where the comments don’t shrivel up in replies to vertical single letters.
      I wanted the sidebar to be separate from the main post area.
      A small header picture area was a must. etc.

      Those were the main reasons why I preferred looking at other blogs rather than the WordPress theme list at first.

      Thank you so much my friend for your offer of help. After many hours I think my blog is pretty much there with the new theme, but there is always tweaking to be done.

      Have a lovely Sunday afternoon my friend. Big hug. Ralph xox โค

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      • Thank you Amanda. It’s finished ! Took forever, mainly because I have been playing with CSS colours.
        BTW I owe you an email. I am way behind with my inbox, but I hope to get you some time this week my friend ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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  17. I think I give you a ton of credit, because I have no idea or desire to learn how to work themes, lol. Good luck with it master WP genius. ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

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    • Hello Debby ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you for your lovely comment. It’s quite a pick me up.
      Well I have done it, transferred my blog on to a new theme and guess what ? I have been playing with CSS, just colours though. I think I would get brain damage if I went any deeper. Anyway, it’s finished ! Maybe I can sleep at night now ๐Ÿ™‚
      I do hope that you are having a lovely week my friend.
      Hugs. Ralph xox โค

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      • So glad to hear Ralph. You are a WordPress wizard. You’ve got me beat even accomplishing that much behind the scenes. โค Happy week to you my friend. ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

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  18. Changes sometimes are awful and sometimes good. It takes a little work and a little adjustment, but at the end you will like the new thing.

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    • Hello Valentina ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you so much for your wise and wonderful comment. In fact you are spot on, as I do like the final result. So, at the end of the day, I am really pleased that someone up there gave me the push that I needed.
      I hope you are having a lovely week my friend.
      Hugs. Ralph xox โค

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      • I went through the same pain last year with my interior design website. I had to rework it with a new style and now I absolutely adore the way it looks.
        I am having a great week, thanks ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

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      • I am so pleased that you love the end result of all that work Valentina ! Happy. Happy. ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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  20. Ralph, I hope it is all settled out now. All appears well today in your blog, but what a time you went through. I had to come back to your post several times before I got to this point. Sometimes life happens (as you know too well), and I was also trying to find out if my theme is on the chopping block. I really appreciated your instructions on that. I couldn’t make it happen with my iPad, but I could on my laptop. Thankfully, I am retired, but my theme is not. I’m sorry you had to go through this mess. I think the younger generation refers to it as a “hot mess.” I need to get with the times.๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a great week with sunny days ahead on the WP front! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    • Hello Linda ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thank you so much for commenting on my new theme. After many hours it’s finally finished except for the odd tweak here and there in the future. I had my old theme for four years, so was way out of practice, probably why it took so long to change themes. I’ve had a play with CSS. That’s why it’s is so colourful.

      I have had a look at your blog theme and it’s fine, definitely not retired, so no worries there. I see you are posting a lot of book reviews lately. I have not read a book for a couple of years now due to my vibrating hands … the words get mixed up somewhat. Haha !

      Thank you so much. Sunny days are here at last, 30ยฐC today. And as for sunny days on my blog, I do hope so. I do hope that you are having a wonderful week my friend.

      Hugs. Ralph xox โค

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  21. Oh my goodness!! I am the aunt who doesn’t remember how I did my first post and naively thought it was “easy!!” Ralph, this post had my stomach tied in knots!!
    I have a bunch of tags on the side of my posts when I or someone should happen to see an old post about a favorite song or movie or the subject of faith. . . It will lead you to them But I have no idea how to lassso then under control or fix the time I didn’t put Any tags on my posts. . .
    I am 61 years old and totally behind on technology, Ralph!!
    On the sweet and positive side:
    I like your blog anyway you produce it! Your kitties and your humor are very hilarious and make me happy.
    ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€
    If you see huge gaps in time remember I have a 45-50 hour week sometimes at a really strenuous warehouse job! Some lucky people are retired and have a very nice life. . . I miss you many times, though!!

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    • Hello dear Robin ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you so much for visiting and filling my notifier with loads of likes and comments. Fantastic !
      I just had a close look at your blog theme and luckily for you it is very simple, so you should be able to change theme without any problem. I shouldn’t worry about all those categories as they should hop across to a new theme without any problem.
      I shouldn’t worry about your age (you are just a toy girl to me ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) and technology as WordPress is not that complicated until something goes wrong, then it is an oh boy moment.
      I don’t think I remember a day going by without receiving a new post email from you. At one time I thought that you and Beth were the same person as you both seem to publish at the same time. lol
      What a pain it must be to be working those hours and having to do such a strenuous job as that. It’s such a shame to have to do these things just for money to live on. I hope something new and more calming comes into your life to make things so much easier for you my friend.
      Sorry I have not been commenting on your blog as often as I would like, but I can just about handle my own blog. I must try better or you may slap my wrist. ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Love and big hugs. Ralph xox โค


    • Thank you Robin and I do hope that you are having a happy Easter dear friend. xoxox โค


  22. You’re a brave man! I can’t understand half of problems you are facing. Let’s hope I don’t have to change the theme. It will be a cat-astrophe. I think you did brilliantly ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheryl

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    • Hello Cheryl ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you so much. The new theme is almost the way I want it to be.
      Your “Twenty Ten” theme is fine . No need to change it. Whew !
      Happy Easter to both you and Becky my friend.
      Hugs. Ralph xox โค

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  23. Amazing Ralph – I love the new look site and glad it all worked out in the end. Thanks so much for the shout out too – much appreciated! I’m laughing though (sorry) as I did exactly the same not long ago with the ‘save and activate’ which was how I’d ended up with the Baskerville theme and yep – like you I was up all night trying to sort it out. As you know… all to no avail as I’ve now got a Pipdig theme for the new ‘self hosted’ blog, which I’m still tweaking and finding my way around! Well done though – I love it! x

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    • Hello Wendy ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you so much. I am beginning to like this new theme and have changed so much by using CSS. It’s first time that I tried using CSS and I have only got as far as changing colours with it.
      Heck ! Amazing that you messed up with saving the same as I did ! I’m sure that you had the same expletive oh no moment.
      You are very brave in self hosting, but your site looks pretty good to me. Well done my friend !
      Ralph xox โค

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      • Your site looks absolutely fabulous Ralph and yep there were definitely some pretty explosive expletives… the air was blue! I’m so glad you approve of the new site. I sometimes think I should get it more ‘professional’ looking and then I think… how boring it would be without my bits of ‘glitter’.. I’m not sure the ‘pro bloggers’ would approve though but ‘hey ho!’…. I appreciate your support Ralph – thank you!! xx

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  24. This is some very useful information, my furriends. We keep this in mind when our bloggie is retired…as I believe it already is…sigh… I guess I have start to meOOMmm now too, just in case ๐Ÿ˜‰ Your blog looks very bright by the way. Purrfectly done! More Pawkisses for the weekend ๐Ÿ™‚ โค

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    • Hello Binky ๐Ÿ™‚
      Thank you so much for your kind words concerning my new theme. I do hope that your old theme lasts for many more years or until you decide to get a new one. Good luck for what ever you decide to do.
      Have a lovely weekend. We are staying indoors as it is pouring down with rain. We don’t like to get wet !
      Hugs for you and Granny. S&S and s โค

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  25. There is probably a new version of Tapestry Ralph. I used to use Coraline and they retired it, but now I use the replacement modern version with a different theme name.

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    • Hello Sandra ๐Ÿ™‚
      I did have a chat with WordPress Staff in the forum and my old theme Tapestry could not be updated. Even so, I am quite pleased with this new Natural theme now that I have it amended to the way I want it, which is very similar to Tapestry, so I am happy.
      I am pleased that you managed to find a new theme which you are happy with. I have noticed that a lot of new themes look very similar. I don’t know, probably necessary for smart phones !
      I hope you are having a lovely week my friend. Ralph xox โค

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      • I had a bit of upset with a guy but other than that I am good. I went to a business show yesterday and the Devon County Show today. Will post some pics in a post.

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      • Sorry to read about the upset with the guy Sandra. I hope you have got over it now. That’s great you are getting out and about and I am looking forward to seeing your pictures.
        Have a lovely weekend. Ralph x

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      • Hiya Ralph, I won’t be meeting a heterosexual guy for a date in the future – for friendship, or in his mind otherwise. I will stick to my rule of only dating asexuals and remaining happily single from now on. I had a lucky escape I think. Other stuff not to do with that is great. At the show yesterday, ai got my parents a rose plant for their anniversary called Special Anniversary Rose and it actually had two open flowers that smelt strongly of being a rose. Some new breeds don’t. I gave it early to my dad yesterday because he was at the show.x

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      • Glad you escaped Sandra. Hey, there’s a lot of XYZsexual words in your reply, stirring stuff. lol.
        That’s a lovely present for your parents. I’m sure they appreciated it ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Yeah. That guy text me. I won’t be replying. Don’t need that type of person in more ways than one.

        Yeah, my mum loves the rose – it smells real and is in their garden already. Thanks Ralph xx

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