Feeling Kind Of Disappointed With Writedge And Daily Two Cents
What's going on? What reason do you have to feel disappointed about these 2 writing sites where you can earn a bit of passive income? What happened?
In an earlier post here on Persona Paper, I wrote about upcoming changes to Writedge and Daily Two Cents. I said that I welcome the plan to change themes and that I look forward to it (it was a long time coming, IMHO). But changing themes also means more work since writers who used videos on their Daily Two Cents and Writedge articles will now be forced to move these videos unless they don't mind losing them.
The hassle and inconvenience of moving videos
That's 1 reason to feel disappointed (yup, still not done moving videos from my posts there. Still have a lot more posts to get through so am glad to be making a bit of progress. It's also good that at least we get a bit more time to do this as they're planning to change themes on the 23rd of March 2015) but it's not all.
Another reason to feel disappointed in Writedge and Daily Two Cents
I just found out that they've already decided which theme they're planning to implement on the 2 sites. It's called the Hot News Viral theme and I can't say that I'm all that fond of it at all. Actually, out of all the 3 choices, this was the one that I disliked the most (no offense meant to anyone, just my personal preference/opinion). I know I'm not the only one who doesn't like this theme though since there were votes for the other 2 themes as well. It just so happened that this one won
Some of the things to dislike about Hot News Viral Theme
Note: this is based on the preview of the theme that I saw here http: //demo.mythemeshop. com/s/?theme=HotNews
- No navigation bar or menu links - this refers to links to the other pages on the site. For example, on Persona Paper, at the top of the page, you can see links to "home", "rules", etc
- Fake infinite scroll feature - already wrote a post about this here on Persona Paper so let's not get into that now. LOL
- No footer section - by this, I mean the columns that appear before the copyright section. You can put text (like disclosures and disclaimers) or links here. For example, on Persona Paper, you can see "site links", "ideology" and "legal" on its footer section
- Search bar - I don't know if this can be moved but its current location is at the bottom of the site right before the footer section. Usually, you see search boxes at the top of the page, right? For example, the Persona Paper search box is located on top of the webpage.
- No read more link on the "stories" and "other stuff" categories on the homepage of the theme preview. You can just see a pic, the post title and a very short snippet
- The "latest" posts is located near the bottom of the homepage and it's in 3 columns - there are read more links here, which is good, however, everything looks quite cluttered and messy thanks to the 3 columns. It looks like everything is being squished together and the short snippet has the potential to look like 1 huge block or wall of text
- Back to top button - I actually like this but its current position is too near the top of the page. It should be much, much lower.
- The box - I don't know what to call this but, if you see the theme, you will immediately notice this box with a gray/black border. All the content of the site is inside this box and it's on top of the background. Behind it, you can see 2 black bars (one on top and one on the bottom). It looks- eh, I don't really like how it looks
- Author information - I don't know if this can be changed but, if I look at a sample post on the Hot News Viral theme preview, I can't see any author information, which is not good for a site that has multiple authors
So, what about you? What do you think about this theme? Like it? Dislike it?
( Note : this is just my personal opinion of this theme based on my preferences so no offense meant to anyone who likes this theme. If you like/dislike this theme, feel free to say/explain why)
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