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Increase title font size, but not headings?

  1. belleweatherfarm
    Member

    Is there any way to increase the title font size without having to increase the headings size?

    The blog I need help with is littlepuppetstudio.com.

  2. Hello there, hope you are doing well, if you are talking about page and post titles, then add the following and adjust as desired.

    .wf-active .entry-title {
    font-size: 25px;
    }
  3. belleweatherfarm
    Member

    Hah, ha, ha! THERE you are! So I was gathering taps today and thought of you, and then realized that every year at this time, I'm grappling with blogs and thinking of you and maple at the same time :)

    About titles, I want to be able to increase the size of the blog title Little Puppet Studio without increasing the size of anything else.

    I gave up on developing this blog a while ago, couldn't settle into any themes and just did not have the time to mine my way through the forum to find the info I needed. Just came back to it this week, and found lots of new themes (I'm even willing to buy one)…at this point, I'm flat out discouraged. The themes all seem pretty much the same, just variations of the same format.

    What I want seems so simple, and somehow the current system is so confusing to me. I miss having the stylesheet where everything was right in front of me at one time. I find I can never find what I need in the forum, and the tutorials just don't solve my confusion. Is there anywhere I can talk to someone on the phone while I figure this out, or find someone I can pay to assist me, or better yet, figure out what it is in my foundation that I simply don't get so I can get rolling on my own?

    The closest I can find in style to what I want is Motif (wonderful simplicity, especially if you hide the menu under the title), but I REALLY want a left sidebar menu, middle posting section, and right side bar.

    Do I need it to become a "real website"?

  4. If you're looking for a theme that's close to Motif in style but has a left and a right sidebar, try Comet.

  5. belleweatherfarm
    Member

    Thanks justpi :) I will look, although I've actually come very close to getting something I can settle with out of Motif. I'm struggling with one issue about the menus. I've taken a few items from the regular menu and put them into the footer menu, and this may solve my problem.

    But I cannot find a way to take those footer pages off the upper menu. How can I do this?

  6. belleweatherfarm
    Member

    justpi, using the guidance in your post, I did successfully make the top menu have the pages I want. However, now, the first tab no longer says Home, but displays the long quote I've put on the title spot for my front page post. Is there a way to retain everything on the page as is but make the first tab say Home, like it does if I just use the original menu bar?

    I haven't made this public while I grapple through the process and develop the text (barely in place). Do I need to give you access?

  7. I'm flat out discouraged. The themes all seem pretty much the same, just variations of the same format.

    I hate hearing that!

    I think some of the newer themes are totally unique. :) Flounder is one… and Kiore Moana… and Bushwick… and Vision!! Did you see all of those? Maybe you were looking at the trending view, and the ones listed at the top there might be similar because a lot of people are picking the same types of themes lately… anyway, that's one possible explanation.

    What I want seems so simple, and somehow the current system is so confusing to me.

    Do you mean the CSS editor, or something else?

    I miss having the stylesheet where everything was right in front of me at one time.

    The problem was that beginner users would copy paste the entire stylesheet into the CSS editor and that causes more confusion in a lot of cases. This may help you though: http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/how-to-find-your-themes-css/

    Is there anywhere I can talk to someone on the phone while I figure this out, or find someone I can pay to assist me, or better yet, figure out what it is in my foundation that I simply don't get so I can get rolling on my own?

    Phone is not currently an option for official WordPress.com support, but it may be an option for a private consultant.

    I bet we can help in the forums though! … if you want to give it another go. :)

    The closest I can find in style to what I want is Motif (wonderful simplicity, especially if you hide the menu under the title), but I REALLY want a left sidebar menu, middle posting section, and right side bar.

    Profile might be a good choice: http://profiledemo.wordpress.com/three-column/

    Or Ari which is very simple and meets the requirements you posted: http://aridemo.wordpress.com/

    Ahhh, I didn't read your later comment about sticking with Motif before I wrote this comment. :) I'll look at that next.

  8. belleweatherfarm
    Member

    :) YAY! Thank you, thank you all, for your time!

  9. But I cannot find a way to take those footer pages off the upper menu. How can I do this?

    Go to Appearance > Menus, and make sure the menu named "top menu" is selected in the dropdown menu at the top. Once you've selected that, you should be able to adjust the menu items and save changes as needed.

  10. Is there a way to retain everything on the page as is but make the first tab say Home, like it does if I just use the original menu bar?

    Once you get the top menu selected on the Settings > Menu page, click the little arrow on the right side next to the quote. You should see more options pop up. Whatever you put in the "Navigation Label" field is what will show up on the menu itself.

  11. belleweatherfarm
    Member

    Oh, thank you SOOOO much, you are today's hero :) I am satisfied at long last (it's been a long 5 months)! The page is so simple, crisp and clean the way I wanted it, I'm so excited! Now I can pull together the info, make my coordinating flyer and card, and get back to puppets and kids, where I belong!

    I'm going to play in the CSS to see if I can reduce the navigation bar height a teensy bit. (based on the following from the forum, do you know if it will work?) But if I can't pull it off, it's wonderful just the way it is :)

    .main-navigation,
    .main-navigation li {
    padding-top: 10px;
    padding-bottom: 10px;
    }

  12. reduce the navigation bar height

    In your example, the selectors are good, but 10px actually increases the height. Try experimenting with numbers smaller then 10px.

    Or, here's an alternate solution that also centers the menu:

    .main-navigation {
    	padding: 0;
    	text-align: center;
    }
    
    .main-navigation ul {
    	display: inline-block;
    	margin-bottom: -8px;
    }
    
    .main-navigation ul > li {
    	text-align: center;
    	padding: .5em 1em;
    }

    To adjust the height, try changing the ".5em" value in the last rule to something smaller like .2 or .3

  13. belleweatherfarm
    Member

    Did it!!!! Reduced to 7 on bottom, 6 on top , dropped right into the spacing I'd hoped for! Oh hooray, hooray, I never thought I'd be satisfied with anything…. I am so pleased :)

    Thanks for popping in. I can't wait to finish filling in content and go public :)

  14. Wonderful! If you have other CSS questions as you go, just start a new help request in the CSS forums. :)

  15. belleweatherfarm
    Member

    So, before I mark this resolved, can you tell me about being a "creativity cultivator" (just changed to staff while I typed this!)?

  16. @belleweatherfarm, that's because of a bug in the forum software. :)

  17. belleweatherfarm
    Member

    What is a Creativity Cultivator?!

  18. Generally :) it means that I help people make beautiful websites that they love on WordPress.com.

    :)

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