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Where do I enter css and/or html?

  1. Maybe I'm just dense, but I have never been able to figure out where one enters css or html coding to customize my appearance. I have no problem doing this for my own personal (non-wordpress) web pages, but wordpress has me stymied. I'm sure it's simple, but ....

    Any help greatly appreciated...

    Tom

    The blog I need help with is btse1.wordpress.com.

  2. Hi there,
    You can hack a theme template free of charge on a WordPress.org install. You cannot edit templates or themes on free hosted WordPress.com blogs.

    If you have CSS editing skills you can purchase an annually renewable custom design upgrade.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/editing-css/

    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. ... http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/#frequently-asked-questions

  3. Thanks timethief. I failed to mention that I already purchased the custom upgrade. However, I'm afraid I don't know what is meant by "hack a theme template..."

    Tom

  4. Oops! I didn't realize you had purchased the custom design upgrade. I'm sorry my language puzzled you. This upgrade comes with Staff support. Please be patient while waiting.

  5. "hack a theme template..."

    Change the base PHP code (not allowed here) - the changes at a.ORG install can be minor such as to add Post by Email or major changing completely how a theme works

  6. I know that the html and php aren't customizeable. I'm just trying to find out where one enters the css.

    For example, on my personal web pages (completely unrelated to WP), I write code using a Notepad file associated with the web page. Here in WP, I'm just trying to find out what the analogous system is so I can make (or try to make) some minor changes to my basic theme using css.

    Tom

  7. Does this illustrated entry help?
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/editing-css/
    Once you purchase the Custom Design upgrade, it’s very easy to get started with editing your blog’s appearance. To begin, simply go to Appearance -> Custom Design in your blog’s dashboard. Then click on the CSS tab. The CSS Editor will then load.

  8. Thanks! I have to run now but will try that this evening!

    Tom

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