No Theme Editor

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    The following site describes how to edit theme files:

    It says there are two ways to edit theme files:

    1) Access the Theme Editor from the Administration > Appearance > Editor menu.

    2) Use the Plugin Editor located at Administration > Plugins > Editor.

    However, neither one is available in my dashboard, although I am the administrator and I am using Premium (

    I DO have “Administration > Appearance”, but under “Appearance” there is no “Editor”. Furthermore, I do NOT have “Administration > Plugins”.

    Can anyone help me, please?

    You probably will want to know which version of WP I am using. However, I don’t know. Where can I look this up?


    P.S.: What I CAN find in my dashboard is the following:

    “Appearance > Customize”

    When clicking on “Customize”, a new windows with my blog opens including a blue sidebar on the right, which offers the following options:

    – colors
    – fonts
    – front
    – site title
    – css

    When clicking on “css”, the file is empty. So, obviously, this cannot be the style.css file. Instead, I got the impression, that I can enter css commands here that are additional to the regular style.css sheed. For instance, I entered the following code to get rid of the shadows that were automatically added to any graphic included in my blog (by the way, I’m using the twentytwelve theme):

    .entry-content img,
    .comment-content img,
    .widget img,
    .author-avatar img,
    img.wp-post-image {
    box-shadow: none;

    And this actually worked. The shadows are gone!

    However, I want to change four other things on my blog:

    – change the color of the hyperlinks (hover and visited)
    – reduce the distance between the menu bar and the headline of the site contents below
    – put a graphic in the very top of the page (where, at the moment, the site title and subtitle are)
    – delete the empty area below my facebook- and amazon-buttons (there are a white area and horizontal grey lines that I cannot get rid of)

    Here is the website I’m talking about:

    I have the impression that I need to edit the style.css file to change the above-mentioned four things?! But as described above, I cannot find the css editor.

    Thanks for your help!

    The blog I need help with is



    There is no FTP access to free hosted blogs and we bloggers cannot install any plugins.

    There is no upgrade we can purchase that changes anything at all stated here

    FTP access, plugins and third party themes are available only for VIP bloggers or for those with WordPress.ORG installs. and are completely separate. not a free hosted blog and those are the only blogs we provide support for here. and are completely separate and have separate logins. If you don’t have a username account at, click and register one on the top right hand corner of the page that opens, so you can post there.


    Okay, I didn’t know this. Thank you for your help!



    You’re welcome and best wishes.

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