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Changed templates - How do I write text in Header?

  1. RE: http://jennikeast.wordpress.com/

    Sorry, I do realize you are all volunteers and I realize I've probably ignored the you know what out of all you hard-working people, but as a newbie to WP I do have a lot of questions. Things that were intuitive to me on other blogs, just seem to be less so here--hence all the questions. (Though I do confess some of the questions could have been answered re: searching the forums. I have used them, just so you know.

    I do have another question that I did not see answered on the forums. I changed my template to one called Structure--I chose it because it displays the latest posts in abbreviated fashion--thus allowing more posts to be seen by prospective clients. This is as close to a portfolio-style template that I can find on WordPress.com

    Anyway, it says I can insert text into the header (another nice feature) plus widgets, but how? I go to Appearances and it only gives me a preview. I don't see anywhere where it allows me to insert text. It only gives me the option of uploading a new image to replace the existing one. I don't want to replace it. I want to keep the existing one and add to it - giving a brief intro to my portfolio overall. It's a great place to be able to put that, but how?

    Thanks for any and all help you can give me with this. It's a nice template and one that I'd like to customize as much as possible.

    jenni

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

  2. Go to appearance > widgets and there is a "top right" widget area. That is the header widget area where you can put whatever you want. If you want some text, then use the text widget.

  3. And actually that widget area is NOT in the header area, it is to the right of the grey featured image box near the top of the page where it says,

    This is the home page widget area. You can use this space to add an introductory message to your blog with a Text Widget or add any other widget here.

  4. One other thing I'll mention is that in any theme here you can use the "read move" tag to break your posts and show only a small portion on the font page, so you can really use any theme you wish.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/more-tag/

  5. Yeah, I just realized (funny how that always seems to happen right after I post the question) that I did not mean the HEADER area in this case, but the WIDGET area. Nonetheless, I still would not have figured it out without your help...at least for another couple of hours anyway!

    Thanks again for all your hard work. Like I said, I did not realize all of you were volunteers at first. If you accepted online tips (as in $$ not advice), I'd certainly add to the till!

    jenni

  6. @TSP
    We are crossing paths and going around in circles in 3 different threads with the same blogger. See here please > http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/can-i-add-a-free-heme-on-wpcom-not-listed-on-theme-gallery?replies=8#post-546959 and here .

    I will back out of these threads now and focus on others. :)

  7. You're welcome, and we all do this because we enjoy helping and sharing our knowledge.

  8. panaghiotisadam
    Member

    I changed my template to one called Structure--I chose it because it displays the latest posts in abbreviated fashion--thus allowing more posts to be seen by prospective clients. This is as close to a portfolio-style template that I can find on WordPress.com

    Another theme you might like is Inuit Types. For a live example check timethief's blog.

  9. You're right...Time Thief's blog is great...I like that template. Was that all done without any coding?

  10. Very helpful, Sacred Path...thanks for the tip. Funny thing is that I used those on this blog I created for my former employer...don't know why I didn't think I couldn't do that with Word Press. Speaking of which, it would be VERY helpful if WP allowed each of those icons to tell blogger builders what each symbol mean by putting their cursor over it.
    Don't know why they don't. Of course, I know most of them but a few I only knew by trying them out. Is there a site you can direct me to that gives a definitions of each symbol? (A glossary.)

  11. @jennikeast
    My blog does not have a CSS upgrade. :)

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