New Theme Thursday - New Theme for your ActiveBlog! Our Business Casual Theme

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Real Estate Agent with Myrtle Beach Homes Blog

Jorgen snuck a new theme up on the Outside Blogs last night. "Business Casual" is the name of the new theme. We have one more in the wings for next Thursday and a contract with a great designer for an additional 18 themes.

Here is the new theme:

Business Casual Outside Blog Theme

We will be dropping a new theme every Thursday so make sure to check back for the new stuff each Thursday. Remember, changing your theme is a simple deal. All you have to do is head over to your outside blog after clicking on the link from the left hand side of your 'my home' page. Once on your outside blog, click the 'theme' link up at the top of the page and select the theme you want to use.

If you don't have a custom ActiveBlog on your own domain yet, Brad Andersohn takes you through the step by step of how to get it set up. If you have recently signed up for the Rainmaker upgrade, your ActiveBlog is included in your upgrade so make sure to get it set up.

You can see the theme in action over on my outside blog.

Sign up for your ActiveBlog today!

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***TO OPTIMIZE THE BUSINESS CASUAL BLOG, YOUR PICTURES MUST BE NO WIDER THAN 550 PIXELS.***

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Rainmaker
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
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Hi Jeremy, what's up with my so-called outside blog today?  When I click on the link from my AR blog page, I get nowhere?  I hope this upgrade isn't causing more problems.  If you get a chance can you look into it?

Apr 23, 2009 09:39 AM #1
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Marzena Melby
Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty - Richfield, MN
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Interesting, Jeremy.  I wonder how many people would actually check back for updates.

Apr 23, 2009 09:44 AM #2
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Jo Olson
HOMEFRONT Realty - Kettle Falls, WA
HOMEFRONT Realty @ LAKE Roosevelt - Stevens County

How totally cool! Belonging to one of the "non-cool" brokerages (LOL!) I had to struggle formatting mine - I am way excited to check these out! 18! one every Thursday! how cool!

Apr 23, 2009 09:59 AM #3
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Jer,

These look like they are going to be fun.  Thanks for letting us know and I will be looking forward to next week.

 

Apr 23, 2009 11:48 AM #4
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Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate

Jeremy, I like the look but why does it have a different width than the other themes? At some point it would be nice to write one post that posts correctly to AR, Outside Blog and Localism. Rich

Apr 23, 2009 12:25 PM #5
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Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
ERA - Mesquite NV Homes For Sale - Mesquite, NV
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Jeremy - will check it out - I love my outside blog and it is doing great in the search engines, fun to change the format.

Apr 23, 2009 12:29 PM #6
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Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Licensed in Florida and Washington

I'm still contemplating getting one because to me WP seems to do what I want it to do. I like the simplicity of the AR blog though.

Apr 23, 2009 01:54 PM #7
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Bob Foster
Century 21 Lanthorn R. E. Ltd. Belleville, Ontario - Belleville, ON

Thanks for the new themes, Jeremy. It's good to have more of a selection. Still can't seem to post my header, though, even when it is the optimal size.

Apr 23, 2009 02:14 PM #8
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Christianne O'Malley
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates - Reno, NV
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Wow Jeremy - How exciting - That's a great way to keep it fresh! Thanks for sharing...

Apr 23, 2009 03:10 PM #9
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Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)

Jer - I will check it out!  Looks like a nice, fresh-looking theme.  The picture is scary!

Apr 23, 2009 03:33 PM #10
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John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

Nice to see the commitment to new themes. This will really help the non-franchise agents, as well as the lenders, stagers, VAs, etc. have a great-looking outside blog.

Apr 23, 2009 04:04 PM #11
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Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

I will keep checking to see the new themes.  I didn't realize when first looking at this that it was fire (eyes don't work quite like they did). 

May all of you be safe.

Apr 23, 2009 04:07 PM #12
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Paula Swayne
Dunnigan, Realtors, Sacramento (916) 425-9715 - Sacramento, CA
Realtor-Land Park, East Sac & Curtis Park -Dunniga

Hi Jeremy!
I am back from Bob Stewart's post...and I just wanted to let you know that I will pray for you and all of your neighbors this night. Take care of yourselves!

Apr 23, 2009 05:00 PM #13
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Pat & Wayne Harriman
Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499 - Wallingford, CT
Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate

Hi Jeremy,

I applied the new theme to my outside blog to see what it looked like, only to find that the exisiting toolbar covered most of the new theme's toolbar. Any way to correct that? Thanks!

Apr 24, 2009 12:07 AM #14
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Pat & Wayne Harriman
Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499 - Wallingford, CT
Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate

Geez, I spoke too soon! I can now see the theme's toolbar after I clicked on the "Login" tab, but now the old toolbar has disappeared and I can't make any changes to the blog, like the theme or add a widget! Did I break it??

Apr 24, 2009 12:20 AM #15
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Robert Hammerstein
Keller Williams Valley Realty - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

Jeremy - Looks pretty cool. I will be checking these out as they are released for sure. Thanks

Apr 24, 2009 02:20 AM #16
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Thanks for the update and your hard work.  Hope your house was OK yesterday BTW.

Apr 24, 2009 03:21 AM #17
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Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

Cool.  I Love my outside blog, but it looks kind of boring.

Apr 24, 2009 04:41 AM #18
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Jerri McCombs
Hendersonville NC Relocation - Hendersonville, NC
Hendersonville NC Relocation

Hi Jeremy,

I have been wanting to check out what comes with the extra fees for the upgraded outside blogs. I keep searching AR search area for it but don't see anything that gives us samples. With this market I am hesitant to commit to the fee without understanding how it works. Is there a place to go to see this??Like samples of the Outside Themese, and what other things come with iyt. The upgrade now page has very little on it to get me to hit the upgrade button. Maybe I am missing something??

Jun 22, 2010 05:46 AM #19
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