Need help with customizing header.

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  • #771931

    cheehooo
    Member

    Hi,

    It’s my first blog and I like the theme options on wordpress. I chose Imbalance 2 by WPShower and I activated it for my blog, but I would like to put some additional text explaining the blog above the line, how do I do that? I would also like to customize it a little more is it only possible to do that by upgrading?

    Here’s my blog so you can see what I mean.
    http://baffledbylife.wordpress.com/

    Thanks!

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

    #772032

    a) You go to Appearance>Widgets, drag a Text widget to the Header area, enter the info, save.
    Note that the content of a Text widget can include coding for formatting the text.

    b) Probably. What exactly do you have in mind when you say “customize it a little more”?

    PS “Just another WordPress.com site” is the blog tagline. You can edit or remove that preset blurb in Settings>General.

    #772036

    cheehooo
    Member

    Thanks so much I thought that tagline wasn’t changeable I am so glad to know it is.

    a) I was able to add the widget, but how do I format the text or move it? I’d like to move it the left hand side under the blog title and change the font.

    b) I don’t like how the about section shows up. There’s a large empty space then the line and then the about section. I would also like to move the leave a comment button below the post not right under About.

    P.S.: You just saved me hours of frustration, thank you!

    #772086

    You’re welcome.

    To change the appearance of the text in a text widget you need coding. Click my username and study my posts on formatting text.

    For the rest you need the Custom Design upgrade and experience in CSS editing.

    #772096

    cheehooo
    Member

    Okay, thanks a lot I’ll look at your posts.

    #772101

    cheehooo
    Member

    I checked out your posts. I found the post on formatting, but I can’t find anything on aligning the text to the left.

    I found this code from a different website, but it doesn’t work.
    <P ALIGN=”LEFT”>
    Hello World!

    </P>

    </BODY>….

    #772108

    cheehooo
    Member

    I found this one your site
    </p><P ALIGN=”Left”>

    But it’s not working. Is it maybe not possible to move my text on the left hand side?

    #772112

    First off, don’t use caps in HTML. That went obsolete a very long time ago. Also, more and more HTML formatting commands go away with each new version of HTML and all that is being moved over and into CSS. What you do is use the style declaration and inline CSS such as this.

    <p style="text-align: left;">Paragraph text here</p>

    And don’t use body tags in text widgets.

    If you have a number of paragraphs that you want all left aligned, then you can do a div such as below.

    <div style="text-align: left;">
    <p>Paragraph text here</p>
    <p>Paragraph text here</p>
    <p>Paragraph text here</p>
    </div>
    #772115

    @rich: cheehooo wants to position the text widget below the blog title, not left-align the text in the widget.

    @cheehooo:

    Formatting the text means changing its style (make it bold, larger, indented, colored, different font or whatever). Changing the positioning of the whole widget is a different story: as I said in my previous reply, it requires the CD upgrade. There is a code you could use to do it without the upgrade, but I doubt if Explorer in particular will display the right result so I’d rather not suggest it.

    By the way, I don’t have one post on formatting, I’ve got five, plus one with codes useful for text widgets (including how to create links).

    #772146

    cheehooo
    Member

    Thank you to you both for replying to the post.

    I checked out your other posts and found the link code. Since I can’t move the widget to the left I wanted to put it in the tagline. Does tagline allow links?

    #772171

    Nope. Perhaps you should start looking for a different theme.

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