Tag Archives: Wordpress Design

What are the costs associated with launching a WordPress web site?

To me, as a website developer, I am sometimes put off by this question, I’ll be honest. It just seems silly. Sorry. I know that it’s a legitimate question though, but, it takes me having to put myself in someone else’s shoes to really appreciate the question, and where it comes from. So, I will attempt to do that here within this post.

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Blue Mist Elegant Theme: Remove Thumbnail Image

The Blue Mist Elegant Theme (used by yours truly) comes automatically showing thumbnails on the home page. Call me weird but I don’t really care for having to post thumbnail images on my home page, so I wanted to remove them from the Blue Mist Theme.

To remove the thumbnail images on the home page of the Blue Mist Elegant Theme:

  1. First you will want to make sure you back up your theme in case you make any mistakes during the process of removing the thumbnail images.
  2. Next you will want to open your home.php file via your WordPress Dashboard.
  3. Find the following DIV tag:

    Delete this DIV tag and click save.

  4. Next you will want to cut and paste the following php code to a text file:
  5. You will then want to paste the ABOVE code directly under the following php code within the home.php file:

  6. Next you will want to delete the following DIV tag from the home.php file:

    Click save.

  7. Lastly go to the stylesheet and edit the DIV homepost-right class to move the home page content more to the left, you will want to change the “float” to say left:
    float: left;

When you are finished editing the home.php file you will want to go follow steps 1-6 within the index.php file.

Adding a Fancy Siggy

Fancy signatures at the end of a blog post has become extremely popular. Custom signatures add a touch of personality to every blog.

In this tutorial we will walk through how to create a custom signature to your WordPress blog to where it shows up after every post and page of your blog.

Step #1 First you will want to actually design the custom signature. I like to use the dimensions 200×35 pixels for the design. Once you are done creating the custom signature you will want to save the image as “siggy.gif” – without the quotations.

Step #2 After you design the image you will want to upload it to your web server via FTP. Be sure to upload the image to ==> wp-themes/Your_Theme_Name/images directory.

Step #3 Once your image is uploaded to the appropriate directory, copy the following image code:

Be sure to pay attention to the name of your images directory. And if you need to change the directory in the code above do so where is says “images.”

Step #4 You will then want to copy and paste the image code above within your index.php, single.php, and pages.php AFTER the following code:

You should now see your custom signature at the end of every blog post and page.