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Custom menus

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

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Clickable header image in Vertigo

In all 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

Links to specific points on a page Such links are most commonly used for jumping from a table of contents to the beginning of a chapter or section (as in Wikipedia). To do this, you need two pieces of code (in the html editor, of course): one at the source point and one at the destination point. • If the destination point … Continue reading

Links in Neutra Seems we’re having a sudden surge of new themes that must include at least one weird idea… Latest gem is Neutra – see what happens with links: The thing is pale, so enjoy aclose-up of the (uncut) symbol: In most cases it’s better to have your links open in a new browser window, so … Continue reading

Links in Rounded 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

Previous/next navigation links (2) Part 1 covered navigation links on main/category/archives pages. This post covers navigation links on single posts. A: no navigation links on single posts Almost Spring, Ambiru, Banana Smoothie, Beach, Benevolence, Blix, Chaos Theory, Chaotic Soul, Chunk, Comet [**], Connections, Contempt, Dusk, Emire, Fadtastic, Fjords 04, Fleur de Lys, Flower Power, Fresh Bananas, Girl in … Continue reading

Previous/next navigation links (1) Almost all themes feature previous/next navigation tabs on the main posts pages as well as on category/archive pages. The wording varies. (Navigation tabs on single posts are generally different – covered in separate post.) A (majority): Single tabs for skipping to next/previous dynamic page, identical on main posts pages and category/archive pages Almost … Continue reading

Getting rid of unwanted features in MistyLook MistyLook happens to be one of the most popular 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

Formatting text pt. 5: color, size, and font Note 1: All the following are used in the so-called Text (=code) post or page editor (as well as in text widgets). Note 2: In all the following cases, “span” is for characters, words or phrases inside a paragraph; for a complete paragraph, you write “p” instead of “span”; for sections comprising more than … Continue reading

Uploading and inserting images: the three (plus one) link options [Updated December 2012] When you click the “Add Media” button of the post or page editor and select an image from your media library or upload an image from your computer, you get four “Link to” options prior to inserting the image: None, Media File, Attachment Page, Custom URL. These options determine what happens … Continue reading

Codes useful for text widgets Line breaks and blank lines Plain text typed or pasted in a text widget flows in one continuous paragraph. For line breaks you need this: <br /> For blank lines you can use this (you can adjust it by changing the number): <div style="height:14px;"></div> This code can also be used alone in a nameless … Continue reading

Some remarks on Monotone and Duotone Monotone is a very unusual theme, designed to be primarily used as a photo album, with one image in each post. Unique features: • Image showcased above post title, rest of post content (if any) below title. • Images inserted in full size – resizing options/tools don’t work. • One post per page (with … Continue reading


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