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  • So I’ve been struggling with a bunch of problems manipulating the look of my blog. I’m not super familiar with CSS etc, but I have set up a child theme.

    1. I can’t seem to manipulate (namely, remove) the colour from the footer of the posts. I want a super minimalist look overall, so I really want the footer to be white and I want those borders around posts gone. Any suggestions? Other threads on the footer topic didn’t seem to help much/can’t find anything on removing the post border.

    2. The sidebar is making me crazy! I want my “about me” (i.e. links to Pages) to all look like the titles in the sidebar (i.e. bigger and bold). Any suggestions?

    3. The subscribe button and box to enter an email is all wrong – the proportion of the text to the box is all wrong, and I’d like to change the size of the subscribe button itself. Any ideas?

    Here’s my site:

    Any help super appreciated! There’s so much extra stuff on this theme and I just want it as sleek and minimal as humanly possible!!!

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  • .hentry, .page-header, .page-content {
    box-shadow: none;

    .entry-footer {
    background: none;

    .widget button, .widget input[type=”button”], .widget input[type=”reset”], .widget input[type=”submit”] {
    font-size: 1.1rem;
    padding: 0.3462em 0.6923em;

    See how you get on with those. CSS edits like this are best put in your child theme.

    Oh, and there’s a clue in the first one in that what looks like a border is actually a box-shadow.

    Awesome thanks 🙂 That solves 1 and 3! Any ideas on number 2?

    Oh and that email box for subscribers…? Can I change the size of the font in that box?

    li.page_item a {
      font-weight: 700;

    #subscribe-email > input {
    font-size: 1.2em;
    padding: 0.3em !important;

    After this one, if it works, you might need to go back and adjust the values in the rule that changed the button.

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