One of the nice things about a blog is that you can change the way it looks very easily.
We’ve just added a new theme, imaginatively called ‘uniblogs’, which site admins can activate in the ‘Appearance -> Themes’ section of their site’s admin interface. This new theme also uses the Sandbox theme as it’s basis, but this time almost nothing has been changed, so upgrades to new versions of Sandbox should be a snip.
If you’d like to see this theme in action before applying it to your blog, you can check it out on the search engine blog. It’s a lot less formal and more ‘blog-like’ than the main ‘unimelb sandbox’ theme, so hopefully people will enjoy using it. Any issues people have with it – let us know!
What are widgets?
Not only can you change the theme of your blog, but you can rearrange the way things appear in the sidebar. The little chunks of information in the sidebar of your blog are called ‘widgets’ and you can manage them in the same ‘presentation’ tab as the themes. It’s dead simple, just drag and drop. On most widgets, you can click on the little options button to change the title or content of the widget.