Deborah of Confessions of a Mother Runner came to me because she was looking for an overall “cleaner” look for her blog. There were several issues she had and was hoping that a site redesign would help. She:
- wanted a smaller header
- wanted to have an ad widget above her content
- wanted a visual index of her recipes
- cleaner sidebar
To correct the issues she was having with her blog I installed the Genesis Framework, and my Sweet Kitchen Theme. The theme itself did not require very much customisation. I changed the colors of text to match her header, and changed the title fonts to keep the feel from her original design. For her header I resized the image, and changed the year on the runner’s bib to 2016. I also styled Shareaholic to match her design. Along the way I discovered how to add font awesome to menu items in the navigation bar.
I then added in some genesis plugins to add in the social icons into the sidebar, and to style her subscribe widget to match her blog. I then added in an index plugin and configured it to create a visual index of her recipes. Overall it looks cleaner and showcases her recipes well.
Here is the final product:
Visual recipe index:
Visit Deborah’s blog, Confessions of a Mother Runner
to see the Sweet Kitchen theme in action here.