Ikeep backups of all kinds of files and folders from different computers and laptops I have owned over the years. At the weekend, I found a folder containing the favourites from an old copy of Internet Explorer. Amongst the list of sites I used to frequent was a collection of blogs I used to read. It’s Sunday and I had time on my hands so I thought I would have a look at some of these sites and see how people who used to share their lives with me were getting on these days.
We did mention on the old Jammy Toast how we started blogging but for those who were wondering or those of you who are new to Jammy Toast you may be lost. So today, I thought we might explain the importance of socks on your head. In the summer of 2006, Ananasty – an old friend of the bears – used to go out gallivanting on Sunday afternoons. I would pick her up and we would go and play golf or go bowling or some adventure or other. Occasionally we might go to the cinema and watch a film, which if it was boring usually ended in us having a “sock fight” or some other interesting pastime.
Please excuse Jammy Toast from going missing for the last few days, we have been playing around with the new version of X. I say “we” but what I really mean is “Edward”. He has been experimenting and finding out just what is possible with the new version of X and its new page-builder; “Cornerstone”. Furthermore, he is thinking of redesigning the home page using some of the new design elements available through X and Cornerstone. Watch this space for future developments…
Well at last it has happened, after waiting for what seems like a lifetime, we finally got our paws on the new version of our theme. X Version 4 has now been implemented on Jammy Toast with the new page-builder, simply called Cornerstone. This is a standalone plugin with a custom frontend interface for building pages and posts with the integrated shortcodes. This takes the place of the X Shortcodes and will ultimately take over from Visual Composer. We already have plans for some new features on Jammy Toast to demonstrate just what X can do.
The people who make our WordPress theme, Themeco, have told us that a big update is on the way. They are currently on the final stretch and if all goes according to plan, they will be releasing the latest version towards the end of this week. This is a big update and is causing a great deal of excitement with Edward who no doubt will be installing it as soon as he gets hold of it. Themeco have packed in some exciting things with this update but so far and just building up the suspense and not revealing just what they are as yet.
While everyone has hopefully been enjoying their Easter Bank Holiday, Edward has been hard at work restoring all the old Posts featuring Miss Chimpton, Ananasty and Davidd. Some of the stories are quite amusing and also show just how naughty the terrible trio used to be. The restored posts cover the period from June 2006 through to December 2006 featuring some wonderful stories. Who can forget the Story of Mick, Princess Natalie and the Lighthouse, Antony Cadillac, The Romance between Miss Chimpton and Speedo Trunks Man. Who can forget the day Lisa dared to step out of the house in her Jarmies with a hangover or Chimpton in her Flasher coat?
We have mentioned before about how and why Jammy Toast started but I don’t think we have ever told the story about how we started blogging in the first place. So, I thought today we might put that right. In the summer of 2006, Ananasty and I used to go out gallivanting on a Sunday afternoons. I would pick her up and we would go and play golf or go bowling or some adventure or other. Occasionally we might go to the cinema and watch a film, which if it was boring usually ended up in us having a “sock fight” or some other interesting pastime.
We just thought we would pass on a big thanks for the help everyone is giving us with our new-look Jammy Toast. Some of the pages are not working properly yet but Edward is working on it so hopefully everything will be working as it should soon. In the meantime, if you spot something which you do not think is working correctly it would be great if you could just pass the details along to Edward. If you could include all relevant details like what happened, what you were trying to do when it happened and include details of the device you were using like a PC or a MAC or Tablet/Pad/Phone.
Ijust thought tonight that we might as well warn you that Edward is getting itchy fingers again and is thinking of a complete redesign for Jammy Toast. He has always wanted a theme which has the ability to change design at the flick of a switch and he thinks he has now found one. This new theme has built in custom post formats enabling either Standard, Image, Gallery, Audio, Video, Quotes or Links straight out of the box without the need for complicated plugins which need to be updated at regular intervals. It is also fully responsive so that it can display on any device. It is advertised as “The last WordPress theme you’ll ever have to buy”.
Welcome back to the new look Jammy Toast. Edward has been busy during the last few days working on a quick re-design on our website. It has taken a little longer than we expected; mostly because we wanted to re-design much of the homepage content and not just copy over the old content. Work is not yet complete – many of the menu items will just take you to blank pages at the moment – but this content will be added during the next few days. We just wanted to get the site back on-line as we have been inundated with emails and messages asking where we are.