The Great Purging

Today, well, really it was yesterday but whatever. Today, I began the great purging of themes. Having already decided to let go of some domains that I had had for many years and had never done anything with them, I have now decided to get rid of the great many poorly written and coded themes that I have been using on my remaining sites.

Specifically, I’m getting rid of the StudioPress themes that I have been using. I mean, sure I should have gotten rid of them because they belong to what amounts to nothing more than an anal cyst, but when I acquired the themes, they were not owned by that person so I felt OK in continuing to use the themes.

I’m getting rid of the StudioPress themes because they are poorly written. The more I learn about coding and website hosting etc. the more I’ve come to realize just how poorly coded the themes actually are. Don’t get me wrong, they are nice looking themes, and they are getting better and better looking as time goes by, but behind the scenes, they are not Scottish, they are crap.

Specifically, I do not like that the theme hardcodes the hosting user name into the database every single chance it gets. Why is that a pain in the ass? Because should you change hosting, or should your hosting username change, you are left with an essentially useless installation that will take you hours upon hours to fix. All because the developer was lazy and hard coded the path to certain folders into the database instead of using variable links.

It’s stupid, and lazy and I’m done trying to fix their mistakes and their awful and lazy coding. Don’t fret, StudioPress is not the only company that does this, Thesis theme does this same crap too. I suggest avoiding them both.


Rafael is an aviation geek, a consumer advocate, a dad, a multiple personality blogger, a photographer, politically opinionated, a videographer and many other things as well.