Blog Design Improvements

by Jean Tower

B ack in February (school vacation) I upgraded my blog to WordPress 2.7.1 and Thesis Theme 1.4.2. I have been intending to make a few little tweaks to how it looked, but was putting it off until I had a little "catch up" time. So, during April school vacation (I’m noticing a trend here) I spent time researching how to make the improvements I wanted. The blog, How to Make My Blog , by Marko Saric, was a great source of tips, strategies, and code. Marko writes clearly and his directions are easy to follow. One improvement I wanted to make was to change the look of the sidebar headers, and although he had done this on How to Make My Blog , I could not find instructions on how to implement a similar style. I left a comment on his site and in a matter of hours (minutes?) I had a reply with that included the needed code. Cool beans! Nice to interact so positively with such a generous (and knowledgeable) member of the blogging community.

So, if you are interested in tweaking your own WordPress and Thesis Theme blog in the following ways, check out How to Make My Blog .
> Move the top menu to below the header image.
> Add a shaded Welcome box at the top of the content column.
> Style the sidebar headers (see right).
I also learned a couple of little things to do in the settings area that aren’t visible to readers, but that are helpful.

link to How to Make My Blog

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Marko Saric April 29, 2009 at 4:45 am

Thanks for the nice words Jean. I am glad I was able to help out.

All the best with your blog.

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