See my update at the bottom….
I just noticed this alert in my blog admin console:
Howdy! Your current theme, PressRow, will soon be retired and your site will be upgraded to a brand new theme, Pilcrow. For more information on the switch, please read this announcement: Details on PressRow replacement, Pilcrow.
If you want to try out the cool new features in Pilcrow before then just header over to Appearance→Themes and activate Pilcrow—or check out any one of the other fantastic themes we’ve been adding lately.
I like PressRow, but I previewed how the blog would look with this new theme. Although others are complaining about changes, I didn’t see how this would change my blog. So why bring it up?
First, the change is being forced upon us, and I think that’s strange. Lots of bloggers with this theme are complaining about it (see Details on PressRow replacement, Pilcrow) and I haven’t seen any answer as to why this is occurring, but I didn’t read all the comments, so maybe I missed it.
Second, since I’m not planning on switching to the new theme before the deadline, the change will be made automatically. So if you come to the site in 2 weeks and it’s hosed, you’ll know why. I’ll get it fixed.
Third, this is just an FYI to future WordPress bloggers who use the free software. Beggars can’t be choosers, so blogger beware. Overall, I’m pretty happy with WordPress and their service, but it’s the only blog service I’ve ever used, so what do I know?
P.S. A pilcrow is a paragraph mark (see here), not a medicine-addicted bird.
— Update — 12/3/10
Well, I was automatically switched over to the new theme. It was a non-event. I almost like the change better. A couple fonts are different and I don’t like them as much, but it’s not enough to get cranky about. Overall, I judge it a wash. Good job on the seamless conversion, WordPress!