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Help Needed w/Wordpress Website - Lurleen

Postby LurleenMcNair » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:44 pm

Hello Everyone - I need assistance with my website. I created a wordpress blog website and I found a template that I like and need to put the social media pictures on the side bar and I would the affiliate links on the side or should I just take them out. I would like to change the text type and the header.

I just need help with the website. www.goodexecutivesolutions.com
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Postby lisamariemary » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:33 pm

Hi Lurleen - glad you're here! Would love it if you'd post an intro in the intro thread so we can get to know you a little better! :)

Your site is looking great! I really like the colors as well as the theme.

Which social media pictures are you wanting to put on it? Do you mean like your Flickr stream?

Affiliate links generally convert better in the body of your text, but, I'm not sure what affiliate links you're talking about .....

There are lots of people here who can help you with Wordpress. I'm sure some more people will catch this post in the morning....
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Postby tknoppe » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:14 am

Hi Lurleen! Ok - first, changing text type and all that is done in the stylesheet.css When you click Appearance > Edit Theme > the 1st pg that comes up with the stylesheet.css,

First thing: I looked at your source code & noticed you copied/pasted from Word. Don't do that. It messes with the editor in WP. Just type straight into the html editor in WP; or if you need to type offline, do so in Notepad, then copy/paste into WP and add any styling in there. By styling I mean making things bold or using h1 tags or something like that. You do not need (and should not) change font types within a post or page - that's controlled in the stylesheet to make everything uniform & consistent throughout the site.

That said: to change the font for the main area of your content, look in the stylesheet for a class entitled "entry" it may be listed like: .entry or #entry If there is no font listed next to that, go up and look under "body" as it may be classified there.

Sidebar: without looking at your theme, I'm going to guess that you may change those elements in widgets. Widgets are also under Appearance in the wp-admin. If you're not seeing a widget containing the code for what you're wanting to change, then it's going to be found in the actual sidebar.php file.

I know this seems complicated & it really isn't so much as it's wordy to explain it all. LOL

Post again if you have more questions.
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Postby lisamariemary » Fri Mar 06, 2009 8:19 pm

Thanks, Traci! I knew someone would pop in here to explain things! ;)
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Postby angienewton » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:37 pm

Lurleen,
Love the shades of purple on your blog. The print is a bit hard to read because it's kind of small (to me anyway).

Traci is great with WP so follow her lead.

Oh and the Twitter link on the top right of your blog doesn't link to your Twitter account. Might want to check on that.
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Postby LurleenMcNair » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:58 am

thanks sooo much Lisa, Angie and Traci. You all are great. I will start looking those things up.
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New Wordpress Question

Postby LurleenMcNair » Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:31 am

Thanks to you all who answered my question. I now have another one.

I want to add to the side bar by changing some of the things on it. How do I place an add in the four boxes?

How do I change the interesting topic box or take it out complete?

Thanks again.
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Postby tknoppe » Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:00 am

Widgets. Most themes now uses widgets in the sidebar and make life much easier.

Log into wp-admin/ click Appearance > Widgets and it will show you the widgets in use. You can click them and drag them to reposition them. OR add a new Text widget from the left by clicking 'add' and then you can add html code or whatever to that new widget, save the individual widget, then save the whole side bar and it changes the entire look of your sidebar.
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Postby terrapin719 » Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:28 am

The site is looking great! I love the purples! :)

If your ad boxes aren't in your widgets they might be in a file all their own. I've been noticing that more and more on wordpress themes that I've downloaded lately. Usually it's named something like adtabs or ads or blocks or something like that.
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