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The customizer and other settings/options

What the tool does, what to do if it doesn’t work, and why you should do it anyway.

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Full-width header image in Imbalance 2

The newly added Imbalance 2 is an unusual and interesting theme. Its main posts page normally displays post excerpts in four columns. The header area of the theme is also unusual: instead of displaying a full-width image and a horizontal menu, it conforms to the four-column concept of the main page. You can change that via coding in a Text widget or if you have the Custom Design upgrade. Continue reading

Custom menus

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

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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

Modularity Lite – the hundredth wp.com theme!

https://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

Improving Bueno via Typekit

https://wpbtips.wordpress.com/ In Bueno you can add a custom header image. You can set a background color or add a background image. You can use the unique Bueno Featured Posts widget (see this post). You can use the newly introduced custom Menus (see update at the end of this post)… …And you’ve got a horrible-looking header: … Continue reading

Custom header image in Inuit Types

https://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

Header image in Titan…

https://wpbtips.wordpress.com/ …is not possible without the CSS upgrade. But you can display an image below the header. Create a 958px wide image, upload it via Media > Add New, copy its URL. Then go to Appearance > Titan Options, click “Homepage Notice”, paste the following code in the “Custom notice” box, click “Save Changes”: <img … Continue reading

Hiding title and tagline in MistyLook

https://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

Custom header image in Motion

https://wpbtips.wordpress.com/ Good news if you’re not a fan of the ubiquitous white: the latest addition to wp.com themes is Motion, a beautiful dark-colored theme designed by 85 ideas. (Hopefully widget maniacs will resist its other temptation: widgets can be placed in the sidebar as well as a 3-column bottombar as well as the header! Another … Continue reading

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