Ch ch changes!

Date
Jun, 16, 2014

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Hi friends! You’ve probably noticed a few changes around here huh? Well I’m so excited to say that I’ve finally upgraded to wordpress.org! Which for you non-bloggers means lots more freedom and opportunities. It was a lot of work behind the scenes and I’m glad it’s done. I read some horror stories from other bloggers about having bad experiences and luckily I didn’t follow in their footsteps.

It did take a little bit longer than I expected, but most of that was just getting the look of my theme the way I wanted before it could be uploaded. Once that happened it was somewhat smooth sailing. I found myself so enthralled with setting everything up I was staying up until the wee hours of the morning and forgetting to eat. Which I don’t ever do. Ever. I love food.

I have to give a HUGE shout out to Jana from LittleWebWritingHood for helping me customize my theme. I was super disappointed in the options that were available through wordpress, my old theme was not one of them, so I tracked down Jana to help bring my ideas to life. Although I might be a graphic designer, CSS styling and coding goes right over my head. I designed my logo and we worked together to piece everything else together. She’s probably so happy to be done with me, I had so many questions and we had over 100  conversations through etsy. Not to mention she gave me her personal cell phone number yesterday so she was available to make some finishing touches. Now THAT’S customer service. I seriously can’t thank her enough! If you’re looking for a new theme, you should check out her shop 🙂

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I’m sure you’ve realized by now how indecisive I am and that was no different in selecting a logo. I planned to keep it similar to my old one and just updating it a little. That clearly didn’t happen. For those of you who’s input I asked, thank you! And it was nothing you said that made me change my mind haha. My site had JUST gone live and I was adjusting my logo to fit in my tiny little gravatar profile. While doing this, I subconsciously created my new logo and I love love love it! It’s clean, professional, classic and I know I won’t get sick of it. Plus a circle is much easier to work with than whatever the heck I had before.

One of the things I am super excited about with the switch is the ability to have a project gallery. I had one before, but it wouldn’t let me link my pictures to the post that it corresponded with. I followed this tutorial from Taryn at Design, Dining and Diapers and it was probably the easiest part of this whole process. So thank you for the super easy instructions!

The next thing that needed updating was my about page. When I first started my blog I probably rewrote that thing a handful of times. I was never fully satisfied and always felt uncomfortable with writing about myself. My solution: make an infographic! I had so much fun creating it and knew it was the perfect fit for me. Here’s a little sneak peek 🙂

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Sorry there aren’t a lot of pretty pictures in this post, but my entire blog is taking the place of those today 🙂 Take a look around, and let me know what you think! If you find something that isn’t working properly please let me know. I think I covered all my bases but I’m sure I missed something somewhere 🙂 And if you have any recommendations on plugins that you love, please share!

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do and I’m so excited to be in my new “bloggy home”! Have a great day everyone!

brepurposed

43 Comments

  1. Reply

    photoboard

    May 14, 2018

    Flashback <3 Keep up the good work.
    http://photoboard.us

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    phoenixrestoration

    June 25, 2014

    Such a great post. I am SO frustrated with the lack of capabilities on wordpress.com. Manually coding each image for Pinterest is slowly killing me. Anyway, this gives me something to think about. I might be emailing you to pick your brain in more detail. 🙂 Christina

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    Debi

    June 19, 2014

    Congrats on the move. It can be daunting but so worth it. Everything looks great.

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      brepurposed

      June 19, 2014

      Thanks Debi! I was definitely a little scared in the beginning!

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    Mama to 5 BLessings

    June 17, 2014

    Great job, I was scared to do this myself and paid someone to do it for me. What a great accomplishment!

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    Family Travel Blogger

    June 17, 2014

    I dont know what your website looked like before but I LOVE this new look. 🙂

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      brepurposed

      June 17, 2014

      Thank you so much!!

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    Becky (The Cookie Rookie)

    June 17, 2014

    This is such a pretty site!! LOVE the background. It looks great, congrats!

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      brepurposed

      June 17, 2014

      Thank you so much Becky!

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    Paula Parker

    June 17, 2014

    Great job. It’s nice to branch out! You go!

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      brepurposed

      June 17, 2014

      Thank you Paula!!

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    Liz Mays

    June 17, 2014

    You did a great job on the site, and congrats to you for moving it yourself. That’s a big deal!

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      brepurposed

      June 17, 2014

      Thank you Liz! It helped to get me familiar with WP 🙂

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    Payal Bansal

    June 17, 2014

    I loved these ch ch changes.. All the very best with this new changed platform 🙂

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      brepurposed

      June 17, 2014

      Thank you much!

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    Hanan

    June 17, 2014

    Welcome to the wonderful world of WP! You’ll love it! Love the colors and wood background!

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      brepurposed

      June 17, 2014

      Thank you so much Hanan! Excited for everything WP has to offer 🙂

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    Amy @ Homey Oh My!

    June 16, 2014

    Yessss girl. LOVE the simplicity of the new logo!! Pretty colors, too. All the changes are so fresh but still very you. Welcome to the magnificent WordPress world!!

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      brepurposed

      June 17, 2014

      THANKS! I’m much happier with this logo and am glad you think it reflects my style! xo

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    Amber NElson

    June 16, 2014

    Congratulations! I wish you the best of luck on your changes!

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      brepurposed

      June 17, 2014

      Thank so much Amber!

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    Heather

    June 16, 2014

    I think it looks beautiful! I especially like the wood background and I love that your name is apart of your blog name. Very cool!

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      brepurposed

      June 17, 2014

      Thanks Heather! I love the background too!

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    Mistee Dawn

    June 16, 2014

    I think it looks great. I love the background.

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      brepurposed

      June 17, 2014

      Thank you Mistee!

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    Christine T

    June 16, 2014

    I upgraded to WordPress.org a couple years ago and never looked back! I love it so much! Congrats on your move 😉

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      brepurposed

      June 17, 2014

      I’m loving it so far! Thank you Christine!

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    Erica

    June 16, 2014

    LOVE the new look! It’s so clean and fresh and beautiful! 🙂

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      brepurposed

      June 16, 2014

      Thanks Erica! I’m so happy with it 🙂

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    Kungphoo

    June 16, 2014

    Congrats.. this is nice a nice and easy platform! Good Luck with it..

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    Stacey Werner

    June 16, 2014

    Congrats on the move. It is great that you didn’t run into any issues… I have heard the same horror stories!

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    Debra

    June 16, 2014

    Congratulations on the move! Everything looks fantastic!

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    Felicia

    June 16, 2014

    I also made the change to WordPress a few months ago and it was the best decision I have ever made. I love the freedom and flexibility it gives me. My layout and functions are exactly how I always envisioned them!

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    Christina

    June 16, 2014

    This is great Bre!! It looks fantastic!!! I may be coming to you with questions if I ever decide to make the switch. 🙂

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      brepurposed

      June 16, 2014

      Thanks Christina!! I really recommend doing it at some point, it’s totally worth it and I’m here to help! 🙂

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    Erin S.

    June 16, 2014

    I moved to wordpress at the beginning of this year too. I’m loving it!

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    Lin

    June 16, 2014

    Welcome to the WP family!! Keep up the great work!! xo Lin http://www.hotforhouses.com

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    Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    June 16, 2014

    Moving from blogger to wordpress (almost 4 years ago) was the best decision that I ever made. Congrats!

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    Melanie

    June 16, 2014

    Congrats on the move! I moved a year and a half ago and haven’t regretted it.

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    Trish

    June 16, 2014

    Looks Fabulous! Great tips and excited for the recommendations for when I get ready for my move (though I’m super intimidated by the horror stories)!!!

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      brepurposed

      June 16, 2014

      Don’t be scared! It’s really not that bad. Yes things can go wrong, but there are so many forums out there and so many people to offer support! If you make the move, I’m here to help if you need it 🙂

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    Nicole B.

    June 16, 2014

    I love the new Brepurposed!!! Perfectttt!!! And congrats on the successful move 🙂

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      June 16, 2014

      Thanks Nicole!! I’m slightly obsessed haha.

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