I was playing with the thought of moving Hummerbie.com from Joomla! to WordPress for a while now.
The new Google update gives me a good reason to finally move the site to the WordPress platform.
So I went from the old Hummerbie.com layout to this new version.
Note: The very old Hummerbie website was still on a Joomla! 1.0.x version and also needed to be moved to a new server to get an update.
This was the layout of the old Joomla based website:
As you can see, the new one was not that much cleaner, but it's was the final layout I had in mind.
That would be more like the screenshot below:
But before I can do that, this site needs to be moved to a new up-to-date server.
It will take me at least a week to get this done, but once its moved, you will see new changes and articles.
Update: I think the new Generate theme does a better job showing you as a visitor more options than the Executive theme.
Update 2016 – Moving Providers, Content and Theme
2016 is a very busy year for me as I am moving and consolidating websites and hosting providers.
One of the new factors in Google rankings is this https option I now got with a free certificate that is part of Siteground hosting. The Let's encrypt is not a full SSL certificate, but it should help get some extra points into Google.
A New WordPress Theme
Doing this much work on the Hummerbie.com website is not complete without change the look and feel of the site.
I just love the simplicity and minimalism of the layout. It also works very well on mobile devices.
One other thing I am testing on Hummerbie.com is trying to lose any banners and ads in favor of text links for my affiliate links.
I have found the Pretty Link Pro version to have the better options that I needed and liked a lot. Options like automatic keyword replacement and replacement limits. The keyword replacement limit works so you don't look like spamming your visitors and Google.
I hope you will like the changes as well as I do. Please let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.