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How to Use CSS to Stylize Headings in Your WordPress Content

So the extra-large font on the post titles and teeny-tiny text on the headings of Twenty Eleven are not doing it for you? This tutorial will show you how to spice up any theme headings using CSS and discuss the pros and cons of doing so.

Styling Headings with the WordPress Customizer or Appearance Settings

Maybe just changing the font and colors will be enough for you to style the headings.

Experiment with the WordPress Customizer settings in Appearance > Customize. It’s all automatic, so there is no need to know how to code CSS.

Pros: You can customize the appearance of your theme to your exact specifications, though the specifications maybe limited or constrained.

Cons: If you switch themes the fonts will carry over, but the CSS will not. You will also lose your customization if you upgrade your current theme for security reasons. Take a look at the Frequently Asked Questions about Customizer for all the other restrictions. Continue reading How to Use CSS to Stylize Headings in Your WordPress Content

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Tutorial: How To Delete Your WordPress Site

There may be a day when you realize that the WordPress.com blog address that you signed up with, may not be the one you want to stay with. If that is the case, you have a few options.  You can:

  • Change your domain name and keep all your current content.
  • Take out all of your posts, or at least the ones you don’t want, but keep the same name.
  • You can make your site completely private so that no one can see it.
  • You can transfer your site to someone else.

If you really want to completely delete your WordPress.com site, there is a way. You need to understand though that
it will be permanent!
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WordPress Words: Child Theme

A Child Theme is a Theme that inherits the functionality of another Theme, called the parent Theme. Child Themes allow you to modify, or add to the functionality of that parent Theme. A Child Theme is the best, safest, and easiest way to modify an existing Theme, whether you want to make a few tiny changes or extensive changes. Instead of modifying the Theme files directly, you can create a Child Theme and override within.
Child Themes – WordPress Codex

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Child Theme Applied to Reverse Reverse

This is an article for a graded assignment covering the process of styling a Child Theme, changing the look and feel of the Parent Theme on a WordPress site.

The overall purpose of my blog site is that it will be a static page with 9 blog posts in reverse chronological order so when the page is done it will start with #1. Its working out so the videos will show my kids growing up.

The first screenshot is the desktop version in its entirety. I am keeping the meta section in so I can easily log in. This widget will be replaced by a longer list of recent posts. I’m leaving the Tags section in because it looks cool. I still need to put more thought into the menu pages.
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Twenty Eleven Child Theme; Make It Tacky With These 3 Easy CSS Mods!

In the Clark College WordPress Class We have downloaded Instant WordPress, which is a server designed to act like WordPress.org. It is free to download, and includes features such as plugins and use of the editor. However, the website that you create with this software is NOT live, and remains on your hard drive. Where it stays. Reclused from the world and worn out while you test its limits. But I digress… Continue reading Twenty Eleven Child Theme; Make It Tacky With These 3 Easy CSS Mods!