ActiveRain Tutorials: New Theme Thursday- ActiveRain has Upgraded to Granite

New Theme Thursday- ActiveRain has Upgraded to Granite

Just like I have shared over the past few weeks, ActiveRain has designed a new theme for your ActiveBlogs.  This weeks theme is called "Granite."  It incorporates nice jewel tones with the sidebar image.  It also allows for a Header image for your blog.  Below is a screenshot of what it looks like, or you can always visit my outside blog to view it in real time.

ActiveRain Granite Theme

Remember, changing your theme is a simple deal. All you have to do is head over to your outside blog by 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.

For information on how to sign up for your own Outside Blog, click on the picture below.

Outside Blog

To see other new themes visit:

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

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

21 Themes to Customize your Outside Blog

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Comment balloon 30 commentsJeremy Blanton • July 23 2009 10:52AM


Hoo Haa! I just wanted to be first to comment after being away for 2 weeks backing in the mountains of New Mexico with a group of Boy Scouts. It's great to see you still  putting out tips, advice and excellent information! Thanks!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 10 years ago

I think I am a rainmaker I do not know. Nice post and thanks for the update . Ther is just so much going on it is a lot to digest sometimes

Posted by Charlie Ragonesi, Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros ( over 10 years ago


OK you threw me off with the new profile pic. I'll read you last post and see what the contest is about!

Thanks for the update on the outside blogs. I love mine and would recommend that all members have one!

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 10 years ago

Great theme addition!  I like the darker tones so I will probably give this one a shot!

Posted by Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate (RED Properties) over 10 years ago

It is good that you are adding graphics, and equally good that you run through this several times since not everyone sees every blog post, especially when someeone is subscribed to a lot of blogs.

Posted by Stephen Kappre, Helping You Home (KW Hometown) over 10 years ago

I love my otside blog!  Thans for the new tip!

Posted by Lisa Wetzel, CDPE, SFR (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) over 10 years ago

Richard- The icon change is to help my daughter win a contest.  Am I a crazed Daddy?  Yep, You BET! Go Vote Here! Vote early & Often :)

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) over 10 years ago

Hi Jerry, Good post. Thanks for sharing.

Best - Sash

Posted by Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate (RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd.) over 10 years ago

Hi Jeremy..Nice new Theme..would like gto see one that looks like a newspaper..thanks


Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) over 10 years ago

I was going to task you about the Isabelle win thing, but see that you've explained above. I do like the new granite template, too!

Posted by Melissa Zavala, Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County (Broadpoint Properties) over 10 years ago

Very to play on the web! I'll check it out.

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) over 10 years ago

Thanks Jeremy...  The granite theme is very attractive.  Only prob is, with old eyes like mine, the comments themselves are easy enought o read in white lettering, but it's hard for me to see the identity lines on who is making the comment.  Like I say, probably just tired old eyes!

Posted by Bill Blair, Covington Georgia Realtor Covington Living Homes (Coldwell Banker Realty) over 10 years ago

Love your hard work and the themes, but mostly love your being a good father! I know the feeling and there is nothing like it, right?

Posted by David M. Childress, I would love to be your Realtor® in Akron Ohio! (Howard Hanna Real Estate Services) over 10 years ago

Another beautiful template, Jeremy.  You guys are doing great work.  Can't wait to see what you come up with next.  I think this is really pretty.

Posted by Heather Chavez, Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235 (Second Self Virtual Assistance) over 10 years ago

Can you imagine not paying $19.99 a month to get the amount of business we do?

What a opportunity !!

Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 10 years ago

Looks great Jeremy, I hope you'll remember me if you learn of anyone moving to "The OC" and I will do the same!


Best regards.

Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI 

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors      

Posted by Michael A. Caruso (Surterre Properties) over 10 years ago

Nothing makes a better picture than a baby and their b-day cake- smart parenting in removing the outfit!  Nice blog theme too.

Posted by Christine McInerney, The McInerney Team, Knoxville TN Homes For Sale (Great Life RE) over 10 years ago


I love all the Outside Blog options you offer us.  One suggestion - I strongly prefer strong/clear delineations between posts.  I looked at your OB and found it hard to figure out the breaks.

Jeremy Blanton - ActiveRain Tutorials

This is true for many, which is why I haven't changed mine. I like the color block for comments and then the new title underlined. 

Would it be possible to have a thin border around each post?

Posted by Irene Kennedy Realtor® in Northwestern NJ (Weichert) over 10 years ago

Jeremy --- Hi, there --- just wanted to say that I have voted for Isabelle and voted and voted and voted ,etc.

I want to be sure she wins.

Mama Liz's Signature

Posted by Liz Loadholt, Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC (Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC) over 10 years ago

Like Liz, I voted and voted. How many points do we get when Isabelle wins?  :-)

Posted by Lori Cain, Midtown Tulsa Real Estate Top Producer (eXp Realty) over 10 years ago

Hi Jeremy. That is a cool one.  (Oh and I voted for your daughter LOL)

Posted by Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i (Aloha Kai Real Estate) over 10 years ago

I'll have to go check it out...  Either that or I will have to try the chameleon thing... 

Posted by Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy (Century 21 Results Realty) over 10 years ago

It is cool that you guys continue to add new themes. I am all for variety!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 10 years ago

Jeremy - Cool new granite theme.... will check it out... I am with Bill I like variety as well...

and yeah you are a cool daddy goin to vote now.....She's too cute...

Posted by Robert Hammerstein, Bergen County NJ Real Estate (Keller Williams Valley Realty) over 10 years ago

I like the idea of the granite theme, with the ability to add a picture to the header...but does it have to be that sullen rust color? Can't it be a wonderful shade of steel blue?

Posted by William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate (WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group) over 10 years ago

Jeremy, this is a great theme. You guys just keep improving and adding and making AR better all the time!


Posted by Sharon Alters, Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL (Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308) over 10 years ago

There are so many new themes.

 I think I'll have to stop by and see if it's time for me to make a change.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) over 10 years ago

So I just realized (doh) I wasn't subscribed to your blog. Hmmmm. However, I have been voting for your beautiful daughter! Nice info about the outside blogs. I'm not sure what to do with mine . . and have been attempting to get advice from anyone from AR for months since I am going down a different path. ;-)

Posted by Susie Blackmon, Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing over 10 years ago

Susie- Give me a Call on Monday & I will help you with whatever you need....As long as it has nothing to do with Cowboys we are safe.

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) over 10 years ago
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Posted by brissosse over 7 years ago