New WordPress Theme

Today, I changed my web site to use the new default WordPress theme called Twenty Twenty-One. Here’s a description of the theme:

Twenty Twenty-One is a blank canvas for your ideas and it makes the block editor your best brush. With new block patterns, which allow you to create a beautiful layout in a matter of seconds, this theme’s soft colors and eye-catching — yet timeless — design will let your work shine. Take it for a spin! See how Twenty Twenty-One elevates your portfolio, business website, or personal blog.

This theme was developed by The WordPress Team, which included the work of Ellen from Elmastudio – one of my favorite theme authors! Though I’ll miss the sidebar, I do like the minimal design of this theme.

WordPress Contributor

If you’ve had a request by someone who would like to share content through your web site – per some acceptable renumeration, or other agreement – you might consider inviting them to do so by issuing them the user status of Contributor.

Once granted, the Contributor has no publishing or uploading capability, but they can write and edit their own posts until they are published – published by the site Administrator. Learn more here: Invite People To Your Site.

WordPress Trivia

As a user of WordPress, it may at times be advantageous to invite people to contribute to your web site. And, it’s also easy – visit this link to invite people to your site. Make sure to include the correct email address which that user has registered on WordPress.

Also, you may not know that there are over 40,000 beautiful and useful copyright-free images which you can use on your site. These are provided courtesy of Pexels and can easily be added to your content – visit this link with information on how to use the free photo library.

Themes. There are many themes available for WordPress users, dependent on which membership plan you have – visit this link to see WordPress themes.

Favorite #WordPress Theme Designers

As a graphic artist, I prefer WordPress themes which are designed to showcase portfolio items. I’m also a big fan of minimal design with ample white space.

That said, two of my favorite theme designers are Elmastudio and Anders Noren.

Real Estate Web Site And Flyer

I’ve recently completed a web site and designed a flyer for clients seeking to sell their condominium FSBO (for sale by owner) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I used WordPress to design their site and FedEx to print the flyers. The clients were pleased with the work, as was I – success!