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Customizing the blog title in Blogum

The blog title in Blogum is black, and it comes with a decorative dash. If you don’t like the dash, you can use HTML in a text widget to hide it. Using a similar technique, you can also color the title, if you wish, or you can reposition the tagline.

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Overriding default table colors

http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/ In most wordpress.com themes, when you create an html table the background of each cell is transparent unless you specify otherwise. But in a few of the newer themes (Autofocus, Beach, Bold Life, Clean Home, Dark Wood, Esquire, Motion, Mystique, Nuntius, Parament, Retro-fitted, Strange Little Town, Titan, Triton Lite), tables have a colored background … Continue reading

Modularity Lite – the hundredth wp.com theme!

http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/ The WP Theme Team have been churning out new themes at a frenzied pace; the hundredth had to be a good one, and a good one it is: introduced today, Modularity Lite is a dark theme, great for photo blogging (but not only). See announcement and demo. Unique features: • Optional slideshow on the … Continue reading

Introduction to the Structure theme

http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/ [Last updated May 2013] Structure is the latest addition to wp.com themes. Its chief attraction (or repulsion) is the unique structure of the homepage, which is divided into two main sections: the lower one displays your latest posts (as usual), while the upper one is designed to showcase one post (perhaps too glaringly). The … Continue reading

Featured posts/images in Inuit Types

http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/ The blog front in Inuit Types normally displays the beginnings of your latest posts; number of posts set in Settings > Reading > “Blog pages show at most [ ] posts”. The most recent posts can be highlighted as “Featured Posts”; number of posts selected in Appearance > Theme Options > “Featured Post Entries”. … Continue reading

Custom header image in Inuit Types

http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/ Inuit Types is the latest addition to wp.com themes. It has no header image, but you can place one in the blog title area by taking advantage of the “Front Page Intro” feature (obviously the image will appear on your front page only). Option 1 – plain image Create a 610px wide image (must … Continue reading

Custom frame around a WP slideshow

http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/ A recently introduced feature is the ability to display a gallery as a slideshow. The images are displayed against a dark grey frame – see example in the wp.com blog announcement. That frame may not be to your liking, or may not fit the theme you’re using, but it isn’t directly customizable (yet?); so … Continue reading

Sticky posts and their appearance

http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/ On your main posts page, recent posts are normally displayed in reverse chronological order (latest at the top). A sticky is a post that overrides this order: no matter what its date, it will show up above the most recent post. The option is found if you click the “Visibility” tab in the Publish … Continue reading

Background and tables in Dark Wood

http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/ Dark Wood is the latest addition to wp.com themes. Most notable feature: it allows you to upload a background image (without resorting to html workarounds that, as we’ve been threatened, will soon be blocked). Not as good as it sounds, though: your choices will be extremely limited, because of the theme’s color palette. (Examination … Continue reading

Links in Rounded

http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/ In my opinion, Rounded is a badly designed theme. Among other things, it’s got this rather unfortunate idea for highlighting links: If you’re using Rounded and you wish to turn your links into standard blue underlined ones, change the beginning of the link code from this: <a href= to this: <a style="color:#00f;background:transparent;text-decoration:underline;" href= The … Continue reading

Sidestepping the auto-post when using MixPod players

http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/ The post “Alternative audio players” is a guide to the MixPod/MyFlashFetish players. Unfortunately, the MixPod auto-post-to-WP function often doesn’t work. So here are some workarounds that allow you to sidestep it. A – If you have previously inserted another MixPod player/playlist in your blog, and you want to insert a new one, using the … Continue reading

Getting rid of unwanted features in MistyLook

http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/ MistyLook happens to be one of the most popular wp.com themes, but users occasionally complain about this or that default feature. Some of these features can be overriden via coding: 1. An image in a post or a static page will be highlighted by a dropshadow effect. You can get rid of the dropshadow … Continue reading

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