Dear Bloggie & Webbie,
I have been learning a lot about WordPress, CSS, HTML and PHP lately. It has been both rewarding as well as……
😡 Why? Because I wanted to make you both look stylo mylo-mah! So, I had to let the geek, technology dabbler in me come out. It is also the 7-th month-mah following the Chinese calendar. Well, you can blame it on WORK!!!…Yes, ever since I went back to Operations @ work, I had time to dabble in technology again. 🙂
What? Customizing your WordPress Theme … All you need is some basic programming knowledge and
- by reading WP Theme Lessons
- followed by this tutorial on PHP to start with…assuming you already know HTML & CSS beforehand.
- then, something about WordPress 3.0 Twenty Ten Theme. (it's a video).
First is the overall style, and colour which was too WHITE! I've changed to a darker one, hopefully easier on the eyes. Actually I needed the darker tone to show-case my photos 🙂 This is done through what WP 3.0 called Child Theme-ing, to prevent my changes from getting wiped if there's an update or upgrade. This requires CSS knowledge. There's many tutorials on this subject, so google for it! To start, read this blog post – Ten Good Reasons to use WordPress Child Themes and Template Parts
Comments Section…This is a tricky one since it involves HTML, PHP and CSS working together, and to top it all off, need to understand that file called functions.php. Oh Boy! I spent quite a lot of time fumbling my way around through trial-and-error. Finally I stumbled on this tutorial, DIW article.
Then I added that cool website/blog/url/bookmark icon called FAVICON, which is a little diver for my website. I followed this tutorial from WP Recipes.
Search Bar…I followed this tutorial called Styling Search Forms with CSS.