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Adding my photo to my blogs

  • I want to add my photo to my blogs.

    Blog #1 http://www.dailyaffirm.com
    In this blog, I want to add it to the banner. If that’s possible, I will change the title to DailyAffirm and the subtitle to Positive Affirmations Day by Day, otherwise the banner will be too crowded.

    If it’s not possible to put the photo in the banner, can you tell me how do to that in the side bar?

    Blog #2 http://www.jmviews.com/
    In this blog, I want to add it to that area at the left, just below the banner that says “Insert a short description about yourself here, and possibly a small photo, or comment this line out.”

    How do I accomplish these actions?

    Thanks

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  • Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    Do you have Adobe Photoshop?

    Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    If you do have Adobe Photoshop, download Kubrick v1.2.6 to get the Photoshop template for the first blog and add your photo to that.

    http://binarybonsai.com/files/kubrick126.zip

    If you don’t, try using any image editing application to add your photo to kubrickheader.jpg.

    If you don’t have an image editing app, try Gimp.app (Mac), Gimp (Unix/Linux), or Gimp for Windows (PC).

    On the second blog, make sure that your image fits into the size constraints of the sidebar, and replace the about text with:
    <img src="/path/to/yourimage.jpg" alt="Your Image" />

    macmanx,

    I understand both conceptually, and expect to be able to do these, when I have some time this afternoon. I didn’t want to wait until then before acknowledging I have received your good advice. You are REALLY good.

    MACinSM

    Can you take a look at my Blog #1?
    http://www.dailyaffirm.com

    There is, of course, a centering problem. I tried to design all the elements in the banner, but could not find a way to over-ride the need for a “title” in WordPress. My preferred whole title is DailyAffirm: Positive Affirmations Day by Day, but that’s too big. Even DailyAffirm: Positive Affirmations is too large with the photo.

    I can get used to it, but my impulse is to move all the lettering over to the right, to center it between the right edge of my mug shot and the right edge of the banner.

    Does it look ok?

    Maybe I should just put the photo in the side bar. What do you think?

    Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    Hm, everything looks great except for the header image being too low. And, I’m not sure why it’s doing that. Hopefully someone else here does though. Sorry.

    Thanks. I know why the header image is too low and how to fix it. You have sharp eyes.

    Blog 1 fixed with an added swish
    http://www.dailyaffirm.com

    Now to blog 2.
    http://www.jmviews.com/

    I’ve sized my photo, or can again if I need to. I believe I have the proper code, following macmanx’s model. But I am stumped about replacing the about text. What/where is the “about text”?

    Thanks.

    Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    In sidebar.php, replace this:

    Insert a short description about yourself here, and possibly a small photo, or comment this line out.

    With this:

    <img src="/path/to/yourimage.jpg" alt="Your Image" />

    Thanks for the suggestion, Macmanx

    In the wp-admin folder, I was able to locate a sidebar.php file. However, I could not locate the text “Insert a short description about yourself here, and possibly a small photo, or comment this line out” to replace.

    This is in reference to http://www.jmviews.com

    Is there another sidebar.php file?

    P.S. (two minutes after writing the above)…. I found it. It’s called index.php in the theme folder. I’ll re-size the photo, but at least I know now how and where.

    could not find a way to over-ride the need for a “title” in WordPress

    The way to do this is to access the ‘style.css’ file, also to be found in the wp-contents/themes/default folder. Michael Heilemann, the maker of the default theme, suggests that you add the value “display: none;” inside the { } brackets following the entries for “H1” and “.description”

    Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    In the wp-admin folder, I was able to locate a sidebar.php file. However, I could not locate the text “Insert a short description about yourself here, and possibly a small photo, or comment this line out” to replace.

    No, you want your theme’s sidebar.php file. Go to the Presentation menu and select “Theme Editor”.

    Macmanx said “No, you want your theme’s sidebar.php file. Go to the Presentation menu and select “Theme Editor”.”

    My reply:

    In the “Theme Editor” there are three ‘Sharepoint Like’ theme files: Styles sheet, Comments Template, Main Template.

    While I did not make the changes using the ‘Themes Editor,” the changes that I did make are reflected on the Main Template. (I had not discovered “Themes Editor.” I’ve only been using WordPress since Friday. Php and blogging are new to me. )

    To try to figure out how to make the change from your original suggestion, I first used ftp to search the online files in my theme for sidebar.php. When I couldn’t find sidebar.php there, I searched the the WordPress files. Then I decided to investigate my downloaded copy of the theme folder — I searched the contents of those files.

    The way I actually made the change was to cut and paste into that index.php file which I uploaded that using ftp. Since my photo is now showing on my blog (although I will resize it if I’ve done this correctly), I’m hoping it’s going to be ok. I guess the question in my mind now is, will cause any problems for me later?

    Also, I notice that there are some foreign language notations on the posting section of this blog. Will these disappear when I post my first message?

    Thanks,
    Jeanie
    http://www.jmviews.com

    Moderator James Huff

    @macmanx

    That seems to work perfectly. I’m sorry about the confusion, it looks like you’re using a very non-standard theme. In the standard theme structure, most of the theme elements (sidebar, footer, header, etc.) would be separated into their own templates. Sorry about that.

    That seems to work perfectly. I’m sorry about the confusion, it looks like you’re using a very non-standard theme. In the standard theme structure, most of the theme elements (sidebar, footer, header, etc.) would be separated into their own templates. Sorry about that.

    No need to apologize, for sure. You have been very helpful. Your original suggestion led me to a solution. I just wanted to check this out because all this is new to me. I want to avoid problems later if I can.

    All the php language is new. I also notice that on this blog that there is another language, perhaps an East European language. Do you have any thoughts on how I can change those? Maybe I went too non-standard, but I really do like the design.

    http://www.jmviews.com

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