Hang onto your WordPress.com hats. You can now customize your own WordPress.com blog. I will be playing with this soon, but to get you started, here is the news.
WordPress.com has announced release of a Sandbox Theme by Scott Allan Wallick and Andy Skelton. It allows you to customize your own WordPress.com blog’s look.
This is not a free feature. The cost is USD $15.00 for annual access to this “upgrade feature”.
To help you customize your WordPress.com Theme, they’ve introduced a Custom CSS Editor that allows you to customize your blog’s look. You can’t change the HTML, but you can mess around with the look.
If this overwhelms you, or you want to show off, WordPress.com Forums has a new section on CSS Customization to help you you.
There are limits to this. Right now, you can’t add any CSS to your individual posts. You will be able to change the styles in the CSS references within your Theme, but possibly not to the very finest detail you might like.
This is also opening a can of worms for WordPress.com support. Before you rush there seeking help on every div, id, px, em, font, etc., please check the following resources and search online for CSS tips, tricks, and techniques. There is a ton out there. Even here.
- CSS and Web Page Design List of Resources
- CSS: Studying Your CSS Styles
- Secrets of WordPress Theming
- Finding Your CSS Styles in WordPress
- WordPress Codex – WordPress Lessons
- WordPress Codex – Design and Layout
- WordPress Codex – WordPress and CSS
- Designing a WordPress Theme From Scratch
- Designing a WordPress Theme – Building a Sandbox
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