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Widgets for wp.com blogs: 13 – some games

Some users occasionally ask for games you can add to your blog. You can add any game if it’s flash, by turning the embed code into the right shortcode. So here are a few. Happy holidays!

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Custom menus

A. Why custom menus
B. Common mistakes and misconceptions
C. How to

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Category descriptions

Users sometimes ask if you can add an introduction to each one of your category pages. The answer is no, if one means rich content of the type you can add in a post or a static page. But some of the newer themes, as well as a few older ones, display the category description when you view a category page.

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Image captions with no dash in Twenty Eleven

Image captions in Twenty Eleven are adorned with a strange dash some users don’t like. Using the workarounds described in this post you can get rid of the dash and center the caption text. The same technique can be used to modify the styling of image captions in any theme.

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Blockquote style

When you quote a passage from another source, you can mark it as a blockquote. Doing so will automatically result in some differentiation, to make the quote stand out. The styling varies from theme to theme – see complete survey in the post.
The default styling of blockquotes can be modified in the HTML editor or if you have the Custom Design upgrade. Continue reading

On the recent featured image issues

Two days ago users started complaining that their featured images stopped showing up. This post explains why this is happening, as well as what you need to observe from now on.

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Positions absolute, relative, stable(d), unstable(d) and others

Or, what can happen when you try to justify the unjustified…
A possibly edifying dialogue in a recent forum thread.
Your opinions welcome.

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WordPress.com themes – from most to least popular

• December 2010 & January 2011
• July 2011
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Inserting Prezi docs

Prezi is a zooming presentation editor that allows you to create elaborate presentations (more interesting than slideshows).
This post explains how you can embed a Prezi doc in a WordPress.com blog.

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Gallery attachment pages: navigation links and image links

In almost all WordPress.com themes, gallery attachment pages feature previous/next navigation links; their style varies (thumbnails, text, or icons).
What happens when you click the image on a gallery attachment page also varies (link to real-size original, link to next attachment page, or no link at all). Continue reading

Clickable header image in Clean Home

In all wp.com themes, the header image or the blog title works as a link back to your homepage. In Clean Home, the header image doesn’t work s a home link (as a rule, this happens only when the regular blog title is inside the image area).
If you wish to make the header image clickable, there are two solutions. Continue reading

The Gallery format as custom excerpt

Some themes support custom excerpts on index pages – see The Excerpt function.
A new group of themes can now be added to the list: the themes that support custom excerpts when you use the Gallery post format.

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Announcement 22/03/2012: After WP's latest move, this blog will no longer offer active support and assistance. The blog will remain online but commenting on older posts has been disabled.
✶ All theme-related posts are updated up to and including theme 189 in this list, but will not continue to be updated.

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