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  • I bought this theme, Beverly by BluChic, before I knew anything about anything.

    After trying out every single possible custom change allowed in the theme options, it was still not the way I wanted it. In fact, I still hated it. Go see it for yourself at

    Fast forward to today, after a one-day crash course in CSS and with the help of Firebug, I jumped in with both feet into the “Custom CSS” section of the “Extra Input Settings” section in the “Theme Options” panel.

    Do I know what I’m doing?


    Did I give it a shot anyway?


    Did it work?

    Well, sort of.

    Here is my crap attempt at modifying the theme:

    body  { background: #FFF4F0; font-size: 1em; color: #83644C;  font-family: 'Playfair Display'; }
    .article a { color: #83644C; font-weight: 300px; }
    .container { border-style: none }
    .transparency { background-color: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.5); }
    .flex-caption { font-size: 1.7em; }
    .flex-caption a { color: #83644C; }
    info-meta-title { font-size 0 }
    #count { display: none; } { border-bottom-style: dotted; color: #BA9C87; border-style color; ##BA9C87; }
    .secondary-nav { font-weight: 400; height: 30px; }
    nav {  border-top color: #FFFFFF; border-top-color #FFFFFF; height: 0; }
    .nav-icons { position: absolute; right: 20px; top: 5px; }

    Meanwhile, I still hate the layout, and I need help with a couple of stumpers:

    1. I can NOT for the life of me figure out how to make the body copy smaller!

    2. My main nav menu (below the ugly banner) I am trying to make the rules go away; they should be white, but as you will see they are still there.

    3. I con not figure out how to delete the themes default “Share this post” and the Twitter button on the posts and post excerpts. I don’t want to see them on the front page or in the posts – I already have chosen my sharing buttons in Settings.

    4. And this is weird problem (but I have not investigated why it is doing this): ALL my posts are flush right, when the should be flush left with the sidebar on the right according to the theme’s design and this was BEFORE I messed with it.

    To view the theme demo go here:

    It’s still very much a work in progress – so there are things that I still need to repair/change/fix and haven’t had time to do yet (I’m supposed to be doing my real work, which is saving pets), like all the missing posts (47) and all the broken image links (hundreds!) thanks to a move from WordPress.COM to WordPress.ORG – I won’t even go into that. What a nightmare! I do NOT recommend it. Had I known in advance I never would have moved to .ORG.

    Am I doing this the “correct” way? I haven’t messed with the core in Editor), so I assume doing it in the extra input settings will not affect the core theme in case they should update it or I break the theme, right? I hope?

    That’s it for starters…


    Mollie at

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  • Moderator Andrew Nevins


    Front-end developer

    1. What do you mean by body copy?
    2. I don’t see your main navigation.
    3. Try the CSS

    body.home .post-info-meta {
     display: none;

    4. The hyperlink provided doesn’t link to the demo.

    Oops! One more thing – I can’t figure out how to move the share icons on the top right to the nav bar below the banner? Thanks again.

    Moderator Andrew Nevins


    Front-end developer

    Have you tried contacting the theme’s vendors?

    Thanks Andrew! By body copy I mean the body copy of a post. The navigation is supposed to be below the banner – in between the grey 1px rules (sorry I should have mentioned that).

    Sorry for the wrong hyperlink. Here’s the theme:

    Yes, I have contacted them numerous times, the last letter (a doozie) asking all the same questions one more time. The answers I have received, are not useful for the most part, like, “Have you tried the Theme Options?”.

    I think this is considered outside of the scope of customizations available to consumers.

    He said the changes I want to make involve custom CSS – which I know nothing about (except what I taught myself yesterday – which ain’t much).

    I made a big boo boo.

    I deleted the secondary navigation menu in theme options and now every single page I have is there in no particular order! I tried getting it back, but it appears to be gone and is, I assume, permanently deleted from the theme.


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