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  1. At the bottom, I notice that the footer displays by default my blogger title, and the theme's author. For example:

    Title
    Theme: Andreas04 by Andreas Vicklund. Blog by WordPress.com

    I have the CSS upgrade and can see the CSS coding now. What I don't see is where this script is coming from. I'd like to delete it and input my own footer notes. Does anyone know how I might be able to do this?

    Here's the coding in my CSS editor, if it helps:
    -------------------------------------------------------------

    #footer {
    clear:both;
    text-align:left;
    color:#660000;
    padding:10px 0 12px 24px;
    }

    #footer a {
    color:#660000;
    font-weight:normal;
    }

    #footer span {
    color:#660000;
    font-size:1.1em;
    letter-spacing:0;
    }

  2. I dont think you can, as far as i remember the footer section is part of the theme HTML, which can not be edited.

  3. True - if you don't like the footer you can style the words so they do not show.

  4. Would you happen to know how I can do that?

  5. If you have the CSS upgrade, it is just a simple thing to do, I can find the code if you have it.

    Trent

  6. The code is something like "display: none"

    bung that in the #footer. It will kill the whole footer but as it's the same colour as the rest of the page that shouldn't make any difference.

  7. good question..i was trying to change this myself...would like to have my copyright and contact stuff in the footer but i guess it can't be done.

  8. yeah, you can't change the content of the footer, just the way it displays (or doesn't display, as the case may be).

  9. @wierdscience. Oh yes you can. Recently there has been a demand for removing things. But believe it or not you can use the CSS upgrade to add text to your blog as well. :)

  10. ?
    Details? Hints?

  11. From the CSS 2.1 specification:

    #footer p :before{content: Styled by Raincoaster;}

    Would add the words after content: before the element #footer p. You can use after as well. Does not work in IE. Typical. :)

    For pointy heads here is the heads up

  12. yeah i had emailed support and was told that i couldn't. hmmz0r.

    i shall try anyways though..thank you!

  13. My two cents FWIW
    Css customization is simply editing so adding a notation that the theme footer stating it was edited or styled by the blogger is to my way of thinking ethical. On the other hand, I believe it's unethical to cover over or replace the link to the designer of the theme with information that makes it look as though the blogger "created" the theme.

  14. @wierdscience: Whatever the management say on CSS should not necessarily be regarded as authoriative. Historically it has not been their strongest suit. :)

  15. atthe404: hehehe...i'm sure! it's precisely why i trotted off to try it out after your post. :p i couldn't get it to work though so i'm probably inputting it wrong. i just cut and pasted as a quick trial before i change the text wording. also, you say we can put in text...what about links? thanks again.

    thistimethisspace: interesting comments..I was just thinking about this last night and wondering what the best way to handle that would be if i could alter the footer. the other thing is that a designer may very well NOT want to take credit for your design if he or she thinks it's hideous..hehehe. a lot of it is also the subjective evaluation of 'how much' the theme changed from the original. for the changes i've made, i thought the best way would be to simply list both names.

  16. Well my expo is generic. Your selectors will be different.

  17. is there some trick to figuring out which selector corresponds to what function? the stylesheet is intimidating and I struggle to figure out which things correspond.

  18. There is no trick. But doing CSS requires an understanding of the markup (xhtml). There is no way round that. The CSS applies styles to stuff. To what stuff depends on the markup. So number one read the source (View Source). Get used to it. Feel comfortable with it. Two. Understand what the heck selectors actually are. Different cats of selectors behave in different ways. SO: this is counter intuitive. To understand the CSS do not start in CSS. Start in the xhtml. Then see how they relate. Its all there. :)
    There are gazillions of CSS tutorials on line.

  19. true enough on the tutorials...there are loads but i've still struggled all the same..hehe. i'm about 90% done with my changes now though (for now) so i'm excited for upgrading to css soon! :D

    atthe404: you've been an uber massive help with many of my css questions..thanks abunch

  20. Do I need to sign up and pay to change my footer code?
    Is it 100% run-of-site for my wp?

  21. This is a support forum only for those with blogs that are free hosted by wordpress.com. Here, provided one has a wp.com blog and is conversant with css one can purchase a css customization upgrade and do the work required.

    The blog linked to your username is not a wordpress.com blog. That means this does not apply to you.

    WordPress.com and wordpress.org operate on different software. If you have downloaded software from wordpress.org the correct forum for you to ask questions in is here http://wordpress.org/support

  22. weirdscience,

    If it's still not working, try it without a space before ":before".

  23. I have tried to get this to work on my blog and nothing shows. Any other hints?

  24. Finally - I managed to figure out the proper formatting in order to get the footer code in my blog! Thanks to this post I used the following code:

    #footer p:after {
    	content:" ~ Styled by Vivian J. Paige";
    }

    Hopefully that will help somebody else.

  25. Very nice Vivian. And, YAY! for judyb12.

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