Custom website layout enhances user experience

I recently inadvertently overrode my WordPress Theme on Dashboard at WordPress, and ended up with my custom layout – developed over the years by Walden Design and Maestra Web Design – replaced by a standard, off-the-shelf WordPress Theme.

With thanks to Walden and Maestra  – and with thanks to the fact I had a Dropbox backup of the code for the custom layout – I was back in business by the time the Canadian Thanksgiving was over.

I have learned three lessons:

  1. Be careful what you do on Dashboard at WordPress.
  2. The layout of a site has a tremendous impact on its readability, its user-friendliness.
  3. Google Analytics is great to check out every once in a while as the screenshot below indicates; I was delighted to know that people are reading my blog posts once again, now that the layout has been restored.
Oct. 12, 2016 Google Analytics screenshot, Preserved Stories website

Oct. 12, 2016 Google Analytics screenshot, Preserved Stories website.

 

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