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Titles, categories, about pages - hope you can help! (2 posts)

  1. joeking
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Love WordPress 5.1 by the way! It has a lot of features I was really hoping for!

    I'm still a relative newbie at this and have three things I'm puzzled by.

    If I want to change the font size of the title to posts without also changing the titles in the sidebar (categories, links, search, etc.,) how would I do that?

    And category pages that look different to the index and each other. How exactly would I do that?

    And the last thing that gets me. If I create an about page, how do I make the page without importing sidebars, etc.,? When I create an about page, I add my html to the box but it imports other bits from elsewhere too.

  2. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The first place to find information about CSS (the thing that makes the site pretty) is at http://codex.wordpress.org/CSS/ . There is some great helpful advice there to get you going.

    Also check out WordPress Blog Design and Layout to get more information.

    To figure out how to create an individual Page, check out the Codex Pages information that will take you step by step through the process.

    To the simple stuff, to change the look of specific items on your page, when the page is in the browser, from the menu choose VIEW > SOURCE PAGE and read through that file to find out the "names" of the sections you want to change. For example, if you want to change the font size in the "header", you would look for something that says id-header and that is likely to be the "name" for that section.

    Then open the style sheet for your Theme, usually called style.css. Just double click on it and it should open up in a text file (notepad). Look for "header" and then look through the information there to change the font size.

    It could look like this:

    header {display:block; position:relative; margin: 5px 10px 5px 20px; padding: 10px; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 2em; color: blue;}

    See the font-size reference? If you want it larger or smaller, change it and see what happens. You will have to upload your modified style sheet to your website, and then REFRESH (F5) your test page to see the change.

    You will find more info on the specifics of this at WordPress Codex's CSS information and resources.

    Does this help?

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