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  • I’ve searched the forums and found many other topics like mine, but the solutions that were given don’t solve my problem. I think my issue is specific to my MistyLook theme.

    I am trying to replace the headings in my sidebar with images. I have done this successfully with my “Links” heading by altering the functions.php file (which mostly controls the theme’s options page) but I can’t figure out where the others are hiding.

    I do know that replacing the stuff between the relevent <h2> tags in sidebar.php hasn’t done the trick, but I suspect it works in other themes.

    Please help!

    Scarlet Arts is my blog, if you’d like to see what I mean.

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  • When you say you want to replace the headings with images, do you mean completely replace each heading with a unique image or do you mean to preceed or trail the heading with an image or do you mean to have the heading text with a background image to set it off?

    The unique image one would be a bit more work. The other two are easily done with CSS.

    DO u mean by this?

    <h2 class=”donate”>Donate</h2>

    In CSS

    .donate { text-indent=-9999em; background:url(image location) no-repeat left;

    Is it something like this?

    Yes, something like that would insert the same image with each of your sidebar headers with the class “donate”. Of course, I don’t think you want to indent the class -9999em 🙂

    One that I’ve used before in the CSS for a theme is:

    #sidebar h2 {
    font: italic bold 16px Trebuchet, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
    margin: 8px 0px 3px 0px;
    padding: 15px 0px 0px 0px;
    height: 35px;
    text-align: center;
    color: #FFFFFF;
    background: #DAA520 url(images/sidebardiv.png) no-repeat center;

    If you are just wanting to change the “look” of your headings just take out the title and replace with an image


    from this:<li id=”linkcat-2″><h2>Blogs I read</h2>

    to this: <li id=”linkcat-2″><h2><img src=”linktoyourheaderimage”></h2>

    If you are correctly linking the images I don’t understand why they wouldn’t work

    I am using text indent for bot purpose. With text indent, the bot will still managed to saw the word and recognized it.

    I have search forums googled followed threads and still cannot figure out how to put images (that are links) in the sidebar in place of text links.
    Please help ???
    Thanks in advance!

    You mean this?

    <a href="referral site url"><img src="image url" alt="image name" /></a>

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