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[resolved] Installing Custom CSS (6 posts)

  1. jimtreganza
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I installed my new blog http://www.sctlivetheatre.com/wordpress this week, and I am very happy with it, but having a couple of problems getting it configured.

    First, my research told me that I needed to be able to edit with CSS in order to globally change the color of my post titles. The WP site says that in order to do this, you must install the Custom CSS Upgrade, and that the charge is $14.97. I finally found the WordPress.com Custom CSS plugin and installed it. "CSS Edit" now appears in my Appearance menu on the Dashboard, but there was no notice of a charge for an upgrade. Where do I pay the $14.97? How does this work?

    Here's another puzzle: In order to join this forum, I entered my username and password. That didn't work. Then I tried to register with another username and the same email address I used for the blog. I got a notice that said registration was successful and I would receive an email in a couple of minutes--I didn't receive an email. FINALLY, I used a new username and a different email address and did receive my password. That's how I got in here now. It still seems that I should be able to use my "regular blog name" to get into the Forums. What's up here?

    My WordPress blog is hosted as part of my website http://www.sctlivetheatre.com package with GoDaddy rather than WordPress. Does this have anything to do with it? I'm confused. Thanks in advance.

  2. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If you have a wordpress.com wordpress you need to ask on their forum as this is self hosted wordpress.org forum.

  3. jimtreganza
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I don't know what you're saying. My forum is hosted on my own server. Isn't that self hosted? Can anybody give a little more explanation? I thought that was the purpose of this forum.

  4. govpatel
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Now I am confused as I looked at your website and there is no forum on your wordpress if you are taking about this forum that not hosted on your Go daddy account.

    The WP site says that in order to do this, you must install the Custom CSS Upgrade, and that the charge is $14.97. I finally found the WordPress.com Custom CSS plugin and installed it. "CSS Edit" now appears in my Appearance menu on the Dashboard, but there was no notice of a charge for an upgrade. Where do I pay the $14.97? How does this work?

    I do not know any custom css upgrade.

  5. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Don't confuse wordpress.com with wordpress.org. If you are hosting your blog on Godaddy, you can edit anything you like. There is no need to install any plugin for this feature.

    Use your ftp client or your file manager in your hosts control panel and have at it. Remember to always make a backup copy of your files prior to edits, and always save a fresh copy after customization.

    [edit] ...just looked at your site. It is recommended that you make edits to the default (twentyten) theme by way of creating a child theme.

    If that is not an option, you need to properly rename the default theme (twentyten) or make sure that you have a backup copy on hand that always reflects your most recent customizations.

    You will, without question, loose any and all modifications you have made to the twentyten theme when you next upgrade WordPress. The default theme will be over-written.

    Here's another puzzle: In order to join this forum, I entered my username and password. That didn't work. Then I tried to register with another username and the same email address I used for the blog.

    The username and password for your blog, wordpress.com, and these forums have nothing to do with each other. There is no reason you should expect to use those credentials interchangeably.

  6. jimtreganza
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you so much Claton, for answering all my questions and giving me the info I need. Obviously, I am new to WordPress, but not to web design. You straightened me out! I had no idea that WordPress.com and WordPress.org existed as two separate entities.

    Again, thank you!

    Now I'm moving again, full speed ahead!

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