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  • Hey, I’m a wordpress newbie, mainly wanting to use my blog to document traveling I will be doing in the next year to share w/ family & friends. I chose the Grisaille by Nudge Design theme for right now, and I like it the way it is mostly, but I want to change the font/size of the header…. does anyone know what edits I have to do in the CSS to make it so I can customize the header font/size?

    My blog header is long, so it makes it look really awkwad – if you want to know what I’m talking about you can just look – http://www.mayalivesonearth.com

    Or if anyone can suggest some simple looking themes good for a travel blog?

    It would be a GREAT help! Thank you!

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  • Moderator Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    I think it would be best to either use a Child Theme or Custom Style/CSS plugin to change the appearance.
    Have you either?

    What does the Custom CSS manager do? I’m new to this, so I know almost zero about CSS… and what is Child Theme? When I click on the link you posted it just takes me back to the Forums homepage.

    Thank you!

    Oooh, if the Custom Style/CSS the thing you pay for so you can make custom designs, yes, I have that. But I don’t know how to edit the CSS for the current theme I’m using so I can just keep everything the same and just change the font/size of the header.

    Moderator Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    I’m sorry, this is the Child Theme link
    codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

    The Custom Style/CSS plugin just gives an area in the Dashboard where you can add your own CSS, which is generally easier than modifying styles using a Child Theme.

    I’m pointing you to these directions because modifications to original theme files (if not custom themes) will erase once the theme updates.

    Hmm… okay, well I think I downloaded the Custom Style/CSS plugin… but so far it’s just a folder sitting on my desktop…

    Moderator Andrew Nevins

    (@anevins)

    I think I realized what the problem is… I didn’t ever actually download wordpress… I just signed up using the free site, and then upgraded… to the custom design/no ads… etc…

    Well, I downloaded it now and dragged the plugin where it said… still confused though… haha.

    Perhaps I should do a one-click install or just forget the whole thing and use the free one…. and just find another theme that I like and don’t need to change too much. This is all getting very advanced, lol.

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