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  1. Sorry for the multiple questions!

    I've tried making my blog wider (MistyLook - manmademeals.org) on Firebug but then cannot find away to do the following:

    1) Make the header bigger (since it always asks me to crop it)
    2) Do this through CSS
    3) Make both the main post area and the widget bar bigger to fit the new blog width.

    Is this possible?

    Many thanks!

    The blog I need help with is manmademeals.org.

  2. So, I've figured out how to change the main post area and widget area bigger (I think) but I still can't get around the header. Though I can make the area bigger - it won't let me in put a larger image without cropping!

  3. Sorry for being out of context, but how did you change the main post width?

  4. I used this CSS:

    #content-main {
    width: 520px;
    }

    Hope that helps!

  5. @dewnestry
    The blog linked to your username is an empty WordPress.COM blog wearing the Choco theme. All CSS editing on WordPress.COM blogs is theme specific. Our themes at WordPress.COM, even those with the same names as the WordPress.org themes, are not the same. WordPress.com and WordPress.ORG run on different software. Therefore as leonfrey is CSS editing MistyLook the editing he is doing is not applicable to any other theme. Please read this entry > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    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/

  6. Thanks.
    Two things:
    What do you mean, an empty site? It's not empty... ><
    And secondly, is there a way to change the width of a blog without purchasing upgrades?

  7. @dewnestry
    Oops! Excuse me. I had two windows open and looked at the wrong one. There is no way to make any changes to any theme's width here at WordPress.com without purchasing the annually renewable editing upgrade and doing the work yourself.

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