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  1. I see some members have their header image changed from the default. How to done it?

  2. this all depends on which theme, Regulus 2 and the WP default theme you are able to change the header. With Regulus 2 they are switched between prechosen images, and with the WP default theme it is just a gradiant. As far as the new themes I haven't looked yet

  3. Also, Robert Scoble has been using a custom header for some time. While some users protest this I quite think he deserves it. Anyway, he claims that he is previewing customization features soon to be released on WP.com. You can see his header and the rest of his excellent posts at scobleizer.wordpress.com

    Ethan

  4. yeah I didn't mention scoble since he is a special case, deservedly so.

  5. Remember, it's not a democracy, but a blogcracy.

  6. I would appreciate having my own custom header. But that's easier said than done. If you think of it, only several themes can be custom fitted with image headers.

  7. The custom header is easy to add if you have your own WordPress installation on your own website, and I have been told that it will be available here at WordPress.com in the future, so I'm just waiting to hear when. - Steve

  8. The Toni theme now has a kind of header change, but it just changes the entire colour of the theme. Like tinting a photo.

  9. Yes Andy updated the Toni theme to include some cool color choices, and as we've been saying there will be more and more of this over time.

  10. thelynnsterzone
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    I just thought I'd add I actually love the Toni theme... I just wish it weren't so narrow or was centered as a default or an option. :(

  11. I believe that centering this theme could be achieved through purchasing an upgrade and undertaking css customization. I searched but could not find a reported instance of another blogger doing this as yet.

    CSS customization can be used to improve on any existing theme; you can define your own classes for use in posts; you can select the Sandbox theme and build on one of the Minimalist layouts or, opt for no stylesheet and do it all yourself. If you feel you are up to the challenge of customizing a theme then these link, link, link will be helpful.

    Although there is a forum and other bloggers may volunteer to help you if needs be, there is no staff support for css customization. There are also css resources that you can access listed in the FAQs blog.

    The 15$ you pay to upgrade a wordpress.com blog enables you to to alter the appearance of your theme and but not the underlying php code. Purchasing the upgrade entitles you to customize css on one blog for one year.

  12. Hey im new to hear and was wanting to start a tintin blog can anyone help me. http://www.clothes4who.com cheers guys

  13. It's easy to change header image if you use Cutline.

    The theme will even resize and crop your chosen header image for you.

    I like to change my header image once a week, to keep things looking fresh.

    Even better, Chris Pearson, who built Cutline (pearsonified.com) has developed an automatically changing image header function.

    It's available on Cutline with the CSS upgrade, or on wp.org

  14. For one thing, you can't see t-shirts on a WordPress.com blog.

  15. I think raincoaster meant to say "sell". WordPress.com blogs are non-commercial blogs. You cannot transact business on them. Also there is no blogger intitiated advertsining allowed on wordpress.com blogs.

    It seems to me that as "marketing" the other wordpress option is the one your should be looking at. You can hire a web host very inexpensively and you can download a free template from http://wordpress.org
    Wordpress.com or WordPress.org ? The difference. http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=3700
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/05/07/wordpresscom-vs-wordpressorg/

  16. references:
    (1) No blogger initiated advertising http://faq.wordpress.com/2005/12/08/adsense/

    (2) No using wordpress.com blogs to drive traffic to 3rd party sites (See Section 2, 5th bullet) http://wordpress.com/tos/

    (3) No using a wordpress.com blog to set up a store
    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=17038
    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=16464

    (4) consequences
    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/06/01/my-blog-has-been-suspended/

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