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Home button in Ocean Mist

  1. I love Ocean Mist, but have one small complaint. There's not a Home button next to the Page buttons. So if someone clicks on a post to read it, they cannot easily hit Home to go back to the main page. (Also, if I send a link to an article to someone, they cannot then hit Home.)

    Any suggestions on how to fix this?

    The blog I need help with is wrh3.wordpress.com.

  2. Ahh - the blog I need help with is cwrs.wordpress.com, not the wrh3 blog.

  3. You need to create a custom menu. Details here:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/

  4. Thanks! I ended up switching templates, because the Ocean Mist template had a couple of other issues too. It is a beautiful template, but IMO harder to get "just right" ...

    But I am keeping this information about custom menus. :-)

  5. I see you are using the Structure theme. The way the theme you are using is designed to operate is described very well here > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2010/05/01/introduction-to-structure/
    featured images sizes here > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/10/21/on-the-recent-featured-image-issues/

    Structure featured images
    Small: 440 x 240 on the home page for featured posts
    Medium: 620 x 380 on the home page for latest feature post
    Large: 640 x 392 on single posts

    setting a featured image http://en.support.wordpress.com/featured-images/#setting-a-featured-image

    If you do not see the featured images box Go here > screen options and select to include:
    Page – Likes and Shares, Page Attributes, Featured Image, Discussion, Comments**, Page Revisions, Slug, Author, Revisions, Writing Helper

  6. Confused me for a minute (easy to do!, heh), because the blog that had been using Ocean Mist is cwrs.wordpress.com, and I switched it to Inuit (which I like a lot).

    But you're talking about wrh3.wordpress.com - I know I am not using that top space like it was designed to be used, and maybe one of these days I will do so. But I really, really like the stark design of Structure. It fits our needs perfectly.

    The way each post is set off in a little gray box makes it look like 3 x 5 notecards (the OLD way to do research). It's so nice and minimalist.

    As an FYI: There is a method to the madness of the numerous blogs we (Center for White Rose Studies) are setting up. People will be drawn into our work on different levels - and that is what we want.

    Some will be interested in the no-nonsense research aspects of our work and will wish to join a project. wrh3.wordpress.com is for them (and we will eventually set up many, many new "worktables" for additional archive projects the same way, with the same theme).

    Some will be interested in volunteering with us and enjoy the hands-on approach of working with people who share common interests (Holocaust education, specifically German resistance). cwrs.wordpress.com is for them.

    Some will be interested in travel and the international aspect of the work, or in German-Jewish dialog (another critical aspect of what we do) with Holocaust ed only tangential. For them, we've got http://takemealongguide.wordpress.com/ .)

    And some will want to help us with what will be our primary fundraiser, a German-American-Jewish cookbook: http://germansinamerica.wordpress.com/ (absolutely no entries there yet).

    However people "find" us, we want to keep them involved. I love how the themes give me a chance to design each blog for a different audience!

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