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Header graphic & about the blog/author (6 posts)

  1. JustKat
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I'm a bloghosts victim so I'm setting up some new blogs.
    I'm using the default template with minor modifications (colors, font & header). I like the blog title on the left side of the screen but I want the header graphic aligned right. How do I accomplish this?
    Secondly, I'd like to add an 'about the blog' section that shows a little brief synopsis of what the blog is about. I searched the wiki and found some info. about tags but I'm afraid I'll need WordPress For Dummies step-by-step instructions.
    Additionally I'd like opinions on 'about the author' stuff - I have mixed feelings on this. I want to include something but I'm not sure just how much should be included. I don't know if I should have an about the author link that just leads to another whole page of stuff or if I should just include something brief in the menu - bithdate, location, that sort of thing. For those of you that have an 'about' section of some sort I'd love to see how you're set up, please and thank you.

  2. JustKat
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Please help me out here - I wouldn't have posted if I could figure out what to do on my own.

  3. Well, most people have just done an "about" post and linked to that specific post in the sidebar. Other than that, I'm sure there's someone here who can help. Just give 'em time.

  4. JustKat
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    That came out a little rude, didn't it? Thou shalt not posteth whenst thou hast partaken in too many margaritas. Oops.

  5. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Download 'index.php' to your computer
    Rename it to 'about.php'
    Now find everything inside <div id="content"> to </div> (the one just above the menu div) and delete it.
    Your index should look a bit like this:
    <body>
    <div id="rap">
    <h1 id="header">"><?php bloginfo('name'); ?></h1>
    <div id="content">
    </div>
    <div id="menu">

    Save it.
    That's the basic skeleton.
    This new page must be uploaded to the same directory as your current index.php if it's to work with no further changes.
    Write what you want inside the content div - if the formatting looks a bit odd, it's just a case of playing with some css. Not tricky and if you have problems, post back :)
    If you don't want some of the menu stuff, just delete it from the page.
    And as for 'author' pages .... I've got one, but I change what it says often and I do think they can be interesting if you want to know more about who owns the fingers behind the keyboard.

  6. JustKat
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I couldn't get it done. I think I'm just going to add a link to a seperate html page. The info. there won't change and this particular blog is a food blog. I would like to figure out how to get it done for the main blog, but I'm not even working on that one just yet.

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