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 by changing the image code (in the html editor) from this:
(If the image code already includes style, just add those two commands within the style quotation marks.)
The same trick can be used to get rid of the border around images in Banana Smoothie, Bueno, Inuit Types, Solipsus, The Journalist v1.9 and Vostok – probably in other themes too. In some of these the border command alone is enough.
2. A link in a post or a static page will be olive green plus marked by a light brown dashed underline. You can get rid of this peculiar underline by changing the link code (in the html editor) from this:
(Depending on the browser, you may get the same dashed line under clickable images too; same remedy. Same thing for clickable images in the Motion theme.)
For no underline and a different link color, write:
For a different link color plus a normal underline, write:
Where I’ve written HEX, you write the hex number for the color you want – see “Colors” under Links 1 in my sidebar.
3. The header includes links to RSS feeds. You can hide them by putting this in a text widget (see here for explanation):
Widget content in MistyLook is displayed in a grey background, so if you paste the above code alone in a text widget, you’ll hide the RSS feeds alright but you’ll have an empty grey rectangle in the sidebar. Either paste the code in a text widget that includes other stuff too, or drag the text widget below all other widgets and add this code to mask the grey rectangle:
Update Nov. 2011: 3rd workaround no longer needed: you can now disable the RSS feeds (and the search box) in Appearance > Theme Options.