I have only had four people to comment on my blog during February. Since I have enough copies of my book to send each of you a copy, I am declaring everyone a winner. My piano teacher would have enjoyed drawing the winners, but she is very tenderhearted, so she will be glad that everyone has won. John Nickolaus, Send me e-mail You can also find the email link at the bottom of my main page.
Melissa, and Annette, If you will email me with an address, I will send you each a copy of the book this week.
Thank you for all your comments. I hope that you will continue to read my blog and comment. Next week I hope to write about decorating eggs with tiny scraps of fabric and Mod Podge. Be sure to check to see if my eggs turned out okay.
Today I made some changes to the “sunshine” theme that the blog is using. I think this is pretty good for now. The blog page looks more like the other pages of the web site. What I did:
Using the WordPress themes editor I edited styles.css to have the #header function display line.jpg at a height of 10 pixels. This replaced the header.jpg image of the yellow bicycle that was 200 something pixels high.
Using the editor on the server, I edited the templates/header.php file to comment out the stuff that was drawing the blog name and tag line and the navagation bar. I could not figure out how to do this in the WordPress themes editor.
Still working on the blog’s appearance. I looked at some other themes including “Dream on” but in the end I thought that would be harder to adapt than “sunshine”. So back to sunshine where I added the sherralynsdolls.gif image and the navigation buttons to the “notices” section of the blog. That’s almost what I wanted. Next I need to get rid of the nice picture of a the yellow bicycle at the top of the theme. The brown navigation bar is a bit of a problem too. More to come.
1 2 3 Testing.
Thump! Thump! Thump!
Can you hear me?
How about there on the back row? Raise your hand.
Okay. Let’s get started.
This is my first blog. First post ever. I’m just trying this out. The web site and blog are supposed to be about Sherralyn’s dolls but I’m helping out with the technical stuff. I’ve written some html in the past but have never set up a web site and never used WordPress before. The look of the blog is determined by what WordPress calls a theme. There’s about a bazillion of them to chose from and for now I picked this one. It’s called ”sunshine”. It’s nice enough in and of itself but it’s not what I really want. What I want is to have the picture at the top be a photo montage that I made up of some of Sherralyn’s dolls. And I want the words “Sherralyn’s Dolls” up there. And since I was thinking to have a ”Main” page that shows the dolls and to have the blog as a secondary page, it seems to me that the “Main” button should be on the left and the “Blog” button to the right of that. But the WordPress themes that I have looked at so far do not let me change out the picture from the “theme editor” function of WordPress and I don’t see an easy way to move the “Blog” tab out of the left-most position. What I want would look something like this:
But we are anxous to get this blog going so I’m going with “sunshine” for now. I think that I can change the theme later and not lose any of these first blogs. We shall see.