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Adjusting Mystique tabbed widget

  1. Is it possible, running a .com blog, to edit the Mystique theme tabbed widget so that it defaults to show the categories rather than the popular posts as it does at the moment? Or indeed to edit it to select which of the tabs displays as default. I've checked the theme options and there doesn't seem to be anything available.

    The blog I need help with is martincloake.wordpress.com.

  2. If you have CSS editing experience, you can get the paid custom CSS upgrade and renew it annually. It will allow you to stylize the appearance of themes you find here > Appearance > Themes, but it does not allow you to change the functionality, by editing the underlying template. It does not allow you to remove footer links to the theme designer or to wordpress.com. Also note that CSS is theme specific, so you cannot use the CSS stylesheets from other themes with the themes here at wordpress.COM.

    Since there is no official Staff support for the CSS upgrade, and precious little Volunteer support, I recommend that you don’t buy the upgrade unless you have at least moderate understanding of HTML and CSS because you must be prepared to do the work on your own.

    If you are considering purchasing the upgrade, you can go to Appearance > Edit CSS. There wordpress has provided a preview function where you can try before you buy.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-css/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/editing-css/

    If you do purchase the upgrade be sure to read this article before starting your editing > http://csswiz.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/if-you-have-the-wp-com-css-upgrade/

  3. thesacredpath
    Staff

    There isn't anyway to change the default tag that is open when the page loads. That is set in the theme PHP script files and we do not have access to them.

    You could use a standard categories widget and then use the tabbed widget for the other purposes (deselect categories in the tabbed widget).

  4. Thanks folks. Seems a pity that such an obvious and simple option is not available, but thanks for advice.

  5. @martincloake
    This is a multi-user blogging platform. All blogs here wearing the same theme are using the same template. Every edit made affects all of them so only Staff can access those files and edit.

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