The Problem With The Twenty Ten Theme…
I realized already some time ago that the Twenty Ten Theme comes with a major problem if you upload a lot of photos or if you use a lot of photos on your blog. It´s about tag and category pages. Let´s take for example the tag Shyna on my blog. If you click this link to the tag page of my cat, you will indeed find all my posts that are related to my cat. But the problem is that you will only see text excerpts which is totally ok, but some themes would show text excerpts and the first photo of the post.
You maybe understand what I am missing with the Twenty Ten Theme. If I show my readers any link or category, it should show all the related posts as text excerpts but also at least one image. This would allow people who are mainly interested in my images to browse through them when I link any tag or category page. It´s not only about my readers, I do prefer those image excerpts as well. It wouldn´t be that difficult to change if my blog would be self hosted. It would be just some PHP changes but that means it is not possible with a blog hosted on WordPress. They offer the custom CSS feature but you can´t change this with the CSS files because it is PHP related. I suggested the mentioned image and text excerpts feature in the forums but it´s not likely that they will add this feature.
This means, I will soon look for a different theme. Or let me say, it might happen that I will experiment with other themes because I think image excerpts are very important for blog that contains a lot of photos. It´s sad that my readers wouldn´t find all my cat photos, if they browse through this category or tag. Instead people will find all cat related posts but they would need to open each article from the list to find my photos. This is a thorn in my side since months.
At the same time it is the only complain about this theme, but it is a big complain. Otherwise, I really like the minimalist design of the Twenty Theme. It´s just the problem with category and tag excerpts. I won´t rush it but I already started to go through several themes. I am looking for a good alternative but didn´t find one yet. I am really picky at this point. I just wanted to talk about it here, that there might be some design changes to this blog in the future.