I’ve been using Annotum to design my articles, but I’m not happy with the look and feel of the theme. I could do with a sandbox theme really but I would need to use the CSS. At the moment I cannot afford to purchase the upgrade to use CSS. Plus, I prefer to write one article at a time and that might take many months to complete, and I like to see the article up and running once I have completed the article. Since I plan creating tons of articles, it would be costly for me to pay for the upgrade from the start just for the sake of one or two articles.
I have been thinking about using Notepad++ instead to create my website. This would mean I could fully customize how I would like the article to look. But does WP support this platform, and would it cost me?
The blog I need help with is mbukee.wordpress.com.
Notepad++ is just a text / programming editor – just paste the code from it into your html editor in WordPress.com – also Notepad++ is a free download.
If you have a Window’s machine you can use Windows live writer and offline editor – also free
There are some offline editors for the Mac but I am not familiar with them.
Auxclass, how would that work without the CSS? Since Notepad++ uses CSS, I would need to upload the CSS, but how?
The site linked to your name is Sandbox and empty – if Annotum is a non-standard theme then you are above my paygrade.
But on a standard WordPress.COM theme the CSS is edited with an online editor and you just modify the part of the CSS code that you want to change. The CSS is separate from the Post area – don’t know if Annotum lets you do inline CSS or not – I have not even looked at Annotum let alone worked with it to know any limits of it –
are you part of the migration from another platform some months back?
I switched to Sandbox an hour ago. Before that I was using Annotum. I thought that you could not edit any CSS on WP without an upgrade?
Correct you need the upgrade to make CSS stick – the CSS editor lets you practice changes to your site – there is also a 30 day refund policy I think so you can try CSS and if you can’t make things look like you want you can cancel for something that does not work for you.
I don’t know if only you can see the changes – I am sure the changes go away when you log-out – I would think that there is something to prevent you from getting around buying the upgrade by staying logged on.
I know what the CSS editor does, I just don’t want to pay for it untill all my articles have been done.
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