I’ve learned something slowly that I should have learned quickly about wordpress: NEVER CUSTOMIZE A TEMPLATE unless you want to drop to your knees, grab your head, yell out to the gods and cry.
It only takes two clicks to update a template… and blow away all the work you put into it. So you can either decide never to update (and risk an entire mish mash of security leaks) or realize that your blog is like your body. Never quite EXACTLY how you want it, but close enough to be happy. Hopefully.
And so I’m now going back to the drawing board with the goal of making this site as close to as I “want it” without causing future problems.
Bear with me cause I’m no graphic designer!