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Widgets in Blix: Delete headers/Make captions?

  1. My blog: http://theirbatedbreath.wordpress.com
    My name: David D. Robbins Jr.
    Questions:
    1. Is there a way to delete the blue headers in my widget rail? For example: I have a header that says "RSS Feed" with a subscription button below it. Seems redundant. I'm trying to eliminate that.
    2. And, with my theme (Blix), what's the best way to put both image and text into a widget? For example: If I wanted to put text right underneath my "about the author" avatar. Caption doesn't seem to work for this theme.

    Thanks so much in advance for any time you put into these two questions. I really do appreciate all who make the effort to help blogging newbies like myself!

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

  2. 1. Not without experience with CSS and the paid CSS upgrade. For the RSS feed widgets you can try putting a single space in the title field, and then all you should have is the blue bar.

    2. The easiest way to do this is to compose things in a draft post and then switch to the HTML tab and copy the code out and paste it into the text widget.

    If you are talking about captions on images in posts, I am sure captions work with all themes here. I've never played with captions at all, so I can't say for sure.

  3. Thanks "thesacredpath"! Yes, I bought the CSS upgrade in order to change the color scheme -- which worked out nicely. But I'm still learning on the CSS end, with other aspects of what I can do with it. It's fascinating.
    1. Thanks. I want to try and get rid of the blue bar all-together for certain items.
    2. Oh, yes. I'll try that! I think that might be the solution. I've been trying to use the image widget and then adding a caption. (Which doesn't appear to work.)

    By the way ... love the Aurelius quote. Words to live by, certainly.

  4. I almost forgot -- thanks for the SPEEDY reply too! Geez, you're fast. :)

  5. 1. Getting rid of the blue bar for certain items is a little dicey and depends on how things are structured in the markup. In general, the widget titles are controlled by #subcontent h2

    #subcontent h2 {
    background:transparent none no-repeat scroll 0 0;
    color:red;
    }

    The above takes out the background image/color and since the text was white, I changed it to red (you could change the color (of course the RSS widgets have a different color assigned.

    The change the color of the RSS widget titles, you would have to do this:

    #subcontent h2 a {
    color:red;
    }

    2. The image widget, as far as I know, does not support captions.

    And you are welcome.

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