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.
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →
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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