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  1. I am a real CSS newbie who just got Custom Design. My theme is WordPress 2011. I want to do the following:

    1.) Center the header text
    2.) Remove everything except the actual datestamp from the date section (i.e.: just "03.16.2012" instead of "Posted on 03.16.2012"
    3.) Change the datestamp from a hyperlink to standard text
    4.) Center the main menu

    Any help is much appreciated.

    The blog I need help with is

  2. I also want to:

    -Hide categories and tags
    -Change all footer text to simply "Powered by WordPress"

  3. You cannot build or use your own custom theme built from scratch at

    The only themes we can use are those found here > Appearance > Themes
    This is a multiuser blogging platform. All blogs wearing the same theme are using the same underlying template and we cannot access the underlying files and edit templates or themes.

    There are two free themes, Sandbox and Toolbox designed to allow maximum flexibility for CSS editing and creating new “skins”. Toolbox is more modern and includes a lot of support for CSS3 and HTML5, so it is really only limited by your skills and knowledge.

    If you have CSS editing experience the upgrade will allow you to stylize the appearance of themes you find here > Appearance > Themes, but will not allow you to change the functionality, by editing the underlying template. It does not allow you to remove footer links to the theme designer or to Also note that CSS is theme specific, so you cannot use the CSS stylesheets from other themes with the themes at WordPress.COM.

    Please read >

  4. I never said I wanted to completely redo the theme or make my own, just make a few more tweaks to make the website look just as I want, within the existing theme.

    I can somewhat live with the obnoxious footer thing (even if plays games with the GPL license, to my understanding), as long as everything else is achievable. But I will check out the Toolbox theme, too.

  5. On the flipside, it's probably not worth my time to check out the Toolbox theme, because I am not about to put in that much effort to learn all that CSS. Better to do as many of these as I am able to, within the existing theme.

  6. I think I also wish to center the title text for posts (but not for any other pages).

  7. I've already been able to remove the footer. This is coming alone quite nicely :)

  8. Ok, so the only things left to do are:

    - Remove everything except the actual datestamp from the date section (i.e.: just "03.16.2012" instead of "Posted on 03.16.2012"
    - Change the datestamp from a hyperlink to standard text

    Finding out how to do this is a little trickier than other things.

    Any help appreciated.

  9. DONE :)

  10. I've already been able to remove the footer. This is coming alone quite nicely :)

    We are all aware of how to do this. The point is that it's not allowed. It's ToS violation.

    May I remove the ‘Blog at’ credit in my site’s footer?
    Although the Custom Design Upgrade certainly grants you the capability to hide the credit from your site’s footer, you are not permitted to do so. Even our VIP bloggers are required to maintain the credit.

  11. If anyone wants to know how I changed anything on my website's look from the default WordPress 2011 theme, just ask. For reference, here are the CSS tweaks:

    #container {
    margin:0 -240px 0 0;

    #content .entry-title {

    #access ul {

    #branding {
    border-top:0 solid #bbb;

    #site-title {
    padding:15px 0 -15px;

    #site-title a {

    #site-description {

    #branding img {
    border-top:2px solid #000001;
    border-bottom:2px solid #000001;

    .tag-links {

    .cat-links {

    .sep {

    .menu {

    .menu ul {

    #site-generator {
    border-top:2px solid #000001;

    #site-generator a {

    #site-generator .sep {
    background:url('images/wordpress.png') center left no-repeat;
    margin:0 7px;

    #branding #searchform {

  12. Unfortunately, I have to report you to Staff as you removed the footer credit links and replaced them with a redirect link to a third party site ie: "Wallpaper courtesy of
    New Evolution Designs."

  13. First of all, the link to the site that provided the wallpaper was there well before I removed the bottommost footer. It is actually an HTML-text widget embedded in the 2nd footer of the WP 2011 theme.

    What it be an acceptable compromise if I placed the link "Powered by WordPress" in that same area as the wallpaper credit? Would that be an acceptable compromise that satisfies the ToS, or do I have to always leave the default footer untouched? If the answer is the latter, then WP has succeeded well at pissing me off today. What I object to is NOT the reference to WordPress, per se, but the mislabeling of my site as a "blog."

  14. Ok, I have compromised, and credit is given where it is due. Now, if WordPress is operated by tolerant humans with empathy and respect, they will leave me be.

  15. If you would, timethief, could you at least let Staff know that I have kept the reference to WordPress, but refurnished it to look as I prefer?

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