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Customization of Imbalance 2

  1. socialchicagency
    Member

    Hi everyone,

    I have a blog on wordpress.org and have played around with the CSS to personalize it. However for the time being my new blog needs to be on wordpress.com. I can't get my head around making changes that would be easy on .org.

    Could someone please help me with three main problems:

    1) I want to delete site info as this is a professional site and I don't want it to say wordpress at the bottom
    2) The images on the home page don't have a standard size, I would like them to be automatically stretched to a specific size
    3) There is no space to add an excerpt, which means the home page just pulls in the first part of the text. I would like to be able to control how much is pulled in,

    Thanks so much in advance

    The blog I need help with is socialchicagency.com.

  2. 1) I want to delete site info as this is a professional site and I don't want it to say wordpress at the bottom

    That's not allowed and it's clearly stated here:

    May I remove the ‘Blog at WordPress.com’ credit in my site’s footer?
    Although the Custom Design Upgrade certainly grants you the capability to hide the credit from your site’s footer, you are not permitted to do so. Even our VIP bloggers are required to maintain the credit. http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/#frequently-asked-questions

    3) There is no space to add an excerpt, which means the home page just pulls in the first part of the text. I would like to be able to control how much is pulled in,

    That's not possible as CSS editing cannot be used to change the way any theme functions. If your theme does not have an active excerpt function coded into it you can't add it. CSS editing can only be used to chnage appearance not functionality. It's clearly stated here:

    Does the Custom Design upgrade let me edit HTML?
    No. The Custom Design upgrade allows you to edit fonts and CSS only. You can change the appearance of a theme, but not its HTML markup, PHP code, or content. You can choose to apply your custom fonts or custom stylesheet to any of the themes available on WordPress.com. Some themes, like the plain but versatile Sandbox and Toolbox, are blank canvases waiting for your custom fonts, CSS and images. http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/#frequently-asked-questions

  3. To create a custom excerpt, you add content (including HTML and inline CSS) to the Excerpt module of the post editor. If you're not seeing the Excerpt module while on the post editor screen, click Screen Options (top right) to activate it.

  4. 2) The images on the home page don't have a standard size, I would like them to be automatically stretched to a specific size

    The size for the images in the Imbalance 2 theme is set in the theme to 210 pixels as part of the theme design, and that is coded into the theme. This means that even if you did stretch the images with CSS, the original image would still be embedded at 210 pixels and they would look blurry and pixelated if you stretched them.

    Depending on the quality of your images and how well 210 pixel wide versions of them resize, you might be able to stretch them a little. Here is an example that you can test:

    .box,.abs,.box .texts,.abs a img,.box .attachment-homepage-thumb {
    width:250px;
    }
  5. socialchicagency
    Member

    Hi everyone,

    Thanks for all the help. I think I will switch over to .org as soon as I can.

    One extra question..

    Does anyone know if it is possible to delete the date, 'featured' and number of comments copy from the home page?

  6. Does anyone know if it is possible to delete the date, 'featured' and number of comments copy from the home page?

    You can hide the date, 'featured' and number of comments copy on the home page of the Imbalance 2 theme with this CSS:

    .grid .time {
    display: none;
    }
  7. socialchicagency
    Member

    Thanks so much! :)

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