ActiveRain Tutorials: New Theme Thursday - New Theme for your ActiveBlog! Our Easy Going Theme

New Theme Thursday - New Theme for your ActiveBlog! Our Easy Going Theme

Finally, the return of New Theme Thursday!  This week we are rolling out a new theme titled: Easy Going. This clean looking theme features a slick background and rounded corners which I personally enjoy!  Here is a screenshot of my Outside Blog:

Easy Going Theme

We will be introducing new themes on Thursdays so make sure to check back for the new stuff. 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. For those of you who have recently signed up for the Rainmaker upgrade, your ActiveBlog is included in your upgrade so make sure to get it set up.


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Outside Blog

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Comment balloon 32 commentsJeremy Blanton • May 07 2009 04:13PM


Is there any way for me to customize my own theme, I want it to fit with my website and I have a developer to do it but there is no place for me to do so, is this coming down the pipeline? Or a case by case thing?

Posted by Heather the Realtor Orlando, Lake Mary, First Time Home Buyers, Bank Owned Homes (LemonTree Realty) about 11 years ago

Right now Heather that is not an option. Possibly down the road there will be the ability to customize things a little more.  We do have some more themes that will be rolling out over the next several weeks.  But for now, the only ones available are themes present.

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) about 11 years ago

Jeremy - Thanks for the update. Love these new themes. Getting a collection of them now.

Posted by Robert Hammerstein, Bergen County NJ Real Estate (Keller Williams Valley Realty) about 11 years ago

Thanks for the info.

Posted by Wanda Phillips (Success Investment Realty ) about 11 years ago

Jeremy: You guys and gal are really doing many great things here in the rain.. You Rock !

Posted by Roland Woodworth, Q Realty - Power In Real Estate (Q Realty) about 11 years ago

Hey Jeremy ! I just changed my outside blog ( theme to the Easy Going Theme! I think it is my favorite one so far, next to my personal "Northern Nevada Resource" theme I use most.

I will be looking for the new theme next week! Thanks!

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund Real Estate ) about 11 years ago

Hey Jeremy!

I need to get my outside blog, I am still hanging on the "inside"! :( I am so stretched right now though, and can't quit fit it into my budget. I will someday, and by that time I am sure you guys will have the customizable theme. Thanks for the info! :)


Posted by Lisa Udy, Logan Utah Realtor ( Platinum Real Estate Group) about 11 years ago

I don't have an outside blog, but I'm the kind of guy that likes options and change! Good job guys.

Posted by Stephen Kappre, Helping You Home (KW Hometown) about 11 years ago

Hi Jeremy -- I like clean, simple, easy.  I think this theme will be a big hit.

Posted by Chris Olsen, Broker Owner Cleveland Ohio Real Estate (Olsen Ziegler Realty) about 11 years ago

Great info.

Posted by Realty Dot Com ( ( about 11 years ago

Jeremy, It looks good. I still have not switched my outside blog over to the new ones. Maybe some day someone from AR will help me do it. (hint hint)

I hope all is well with you and the family.

Posted by Bryant Tutas, Selling Florida one home at a time (Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC) about 11 years ago

Thanks for this info, I just signed up for the outside blog last night, starting to work on it.

Posted by Heather Fitzgerald, REALTOR Greenwood Indiana Real Estate (REALTY WORLD-Harbert Company, Inc.) about 11 years ago

HI Thanks,

I will sign up for my outside blog tomorrow and thanks for the tips. Bookmarked

Posted by Anonymous about 11 years ago

Howdy there Jeremy

It sure would be nice if ActiveRain, would start makeing things here to help promte the Home Inspector members of the community. Seen that I was told a few mouth ago, by AR. That they were going to.

It sure would be nice, to have AR add at the bottom of all blog post page's a link to find Home Inspector members of AR, in each State, like they do for Real Estate Agents in every State.

 Find NH real estate agents and Charlestown real estate on ActiveRain.

Most of us are really active in the community also.

God Bless America

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) about 11 years ago

Jeremy that is a nice looking blog which is easy on the eyes.  I guess I am going to have to move to this blog.

Posted by John Walters, Licensed in Louisiana (Frank Rubi Real Estate) about 11 years ago

The theme looks great. I need to catch up on the changes, improvements, and options on the outside blog. A couple months off, I missed some stuff.


Posted by Richard Byron Smith, NMLS #184479, Mortgage Loan Officer (Mortgage Loan Officer, Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation NMLS #2289) about 11 years ago


Thanks for the shout out about this. I knew more were coming but now I have an idea of when. :)


Posted by Steve Hoffacker, Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor (Steve Hoffacker LLC) about 11 years ago

Jeremy, thanks for this information.  I like the theme you use for your out side blog.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) about 11 years ago

I like this look sir and I do think that I will be making the change as soon as I get thru here.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 11 years ago

Dale- These themes that have rolled out last week and this week are made to target at home inspectors as well.  As for searching for home inspectors...I had no problem searching for them.  Here are all the inspectors in NH.

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) about 11 years ago


In your opinion, would it be better to frequently change the look of one's outside blog or to find one and stick with it?


Posted by Irene Kennedy Realtor® in Northwestern NJ (Weichert) about 11 years ago

Irene, that is a tough one.  I would probably say a balance can be good.  Unless you have one of the major Brand Themes running.  You want something that people will come to recognize and be familiar with.  But it is also good to mix it up from time to time and give it a fresh new feel.  People will recognize that too and spend time trying to figure out all the new features.

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) about 11 years ago

Jeremy - I love your posts. I can't wait to see the new theme. I try a new one every few weeks and see how they 'fit'. It's great having options. Thanks for all the hard work!

Posted by Christianne O'Malley, Exceptional Service - Delivering Results in Reno! (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) about 11 years ago

Jeremy - Looks good.  I haven't gotten around to settling on my there yet.  I've been using the Exit one, but I'm not happy with it.  In reference to Heather's comment, perhaps that's one way ActiveRain can monetize the site.  Hire your very own developers.  They probably do themes in their sleep.  Might be something to consider if more people keep asking.  They could even possibly pick up some side work if ActiveRain didn't want to be a part of it.

Posted by Matt Stigliano (Kimberly Howell Properties (210) 646-HOME) about 11 years ago

I totally love this theme, now if I can just figure how to get this outside blog thing going for myself!

Posted by Julianna Hind (Keller Williams Realty) about 11 years ago

Jeremy... I love my outside blog!!!  I have 5 email addresses directed to it right now!  It's awesome that AR has so many sharp themes and options.  Great job.

Posted by JB Brookman, High School Senior Portrait Photographer (JB Brookman Photography) about 11 years ago

EWWW!  I LOVE my outside blog and will take a look at changing it to the 'easy going' look!  I may elect to keep the one that I have but, I LOVE options!!

Have a fabulous Friday...

Debe in Charlotte  

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, The right Charlotte REALTOR! ( | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) about 11 years ago

This is great!  Thank you so much for the ActiveRain Tutorial Blog.  Now I have a place to go for more information.

Posted by Marian Pierre-Louis, Metrowest Boston (Fieldstone Historic Research) about 11 years ago

Good to see you are always making improvements.

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) about 11 years ago

Nice to see it's always constantly improving.

Posted by Mike Henderson, HUD Home Hub - 303-949-5848 (Your complete source for buying HUD homes) about 11 years ago

Desperately seeking info on the "Outside Blog".  I hope you can help. 

I am considering my budget for 2014 and would appreciate your help. Where can I find all the info I need on the subject? I've tried an AR search and mostly get posts by people who haven't yet given their blog a real name. I posted to this Outside Blogs group, but got no replies.

The email contact function on the few outside blogs I was able to find doesn't seem to be working. 

How good are these platforms, really?

Please reply.

Thanks, Jeremy.

Posted by Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent (Solid Source Realty GA) over 6 years ago

Outside blog is up and running great ideals on changing the theme and or character of the blog itself. 

Posted by Laura Filip, What can we do for you today? (Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life ) almost 6 years ago