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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

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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Clickable header image in Vertigo

In all wp.com themes, the header image or the blog title works as a link back to your homepage. Some themes allow you to hide the actual blog title and tagline (see list in my post Header images). That’s useful if you wish to add your own header image with the blog title incorporated in it as a graphic. But if you do that in Vertigo, Continue reading

“Posts on pages”

http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/ Required reading 1: Post Categories Required reading 2: Post vs. Page Users sometimes ask how they can make some posts appear on a page they create. This question springs from a confusion between two different kinds of “pages”. Your main posts pages, or the pages that show up if you click certain items in … Continue reading

Hiding title and tagline in MistyLook

http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/ In several themes, including MistyLook, you can upload a custom header image (full list here). When your image includes the blog title and tagline, the standard ones that show up above the image are redundant; for that reason, some themes include a “Hide Text” option. Unfortunately MistyLook doesn’t. Deleting the title is highly inadvisable … 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

Position absolute (pt. 2)

http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/ In Position absolute pt.1 it was shown that you can use this command in a text widget to place an element outside the sidebar. It was also explained that in many themes this doesn’t work well, mainly but not exclusively because of the grey admin bar that logged-in wp.com users get. Here’s a report … Continue reading

Position absolute (pt. 1)

http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/ According to http://www.w3schools.com, “an element with position: absolute is positioned at the specified coordinates relative to its containing block”. Using this command, you can work various sorts of magic that would normally require the paid CSS upgrade: you can put code in a text widget and make something show up at another point on … Continue reading

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