Customising WordPress.

There are a number of things that can be done to customise a WordPress such as installing various themes, adding photographs and installing various plug-ins. WordPress.org is an extremely helpful website with plenty of information about using WordPress whilst here you can also access different themes and plug-ins.

Firstly, I decided to change the theme of my blog. I came across the theme LeatherDiary under the ‘Newest’ themes on the WordPress admin page. I simply pressed install and this set accordingly. This added the tab ‘Theme Options’ where a number of changes can be made. Initially I decided to change the colour scheme to pink and the alignment of the page to the centre although I may decide to change this in future depending on how my blog develops.

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Another option under theme options that I love is social networking. This allows you to add a Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and RSS link in the header. This allows fast and easy access to other social mediums relating to your work, and doesn’t clutter the appearance of your blog. I added both my Twitter and Google+ link.

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I also decided to change the header image to one of my own. This simply involved clicking on Appearance > Header > Uploading required image > Cropping to the required size.

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Following these slight alterations, this is how my blog currently looks.

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I was also required to change some things on the CSS. First, I went into Editor and changed the font-family in the main content from “Dancing script”; arial; sans-serif to “cambria”; georgia; serif. However, I didn’t like the way this looked so after I screenshot it to show I could change it, I put it back to the original font.

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I also decided to change the size of my site-title. Originally, the size was 62px which I think worked okay but I wanted to see how it looked enlarged. This is how it looked originally.

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I changed the font size to 90px.

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~ by victoriasimkissphotography on January 13, 2014.

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