Altering the Tagline of Elegant Themes’ TheSource Theme

A few days ago I posted about changing the logo on a blog that I am working on that uses Elegant Themes’ TheSource theme, and the images had a very generic Tagline next to the logo.  In response to an inquiry, here is how to change that tagline to something more interesting.  It is really quite simple, and you will never read this post twice.   From your WordPress dashboard, select the Themes option from the Appearance menu item.  This will result in a screen that gives you some options to alter your theme.  Select the “Customize” option on that page.  This will launch a page that will enable you to alter some of the basic settings of this theme.     Once the subsequent page opens, simply expand the first option “Site Title & Tagline”.  Boxes will appear in which you can edit the site title and tagline.  Simply make your edits, click the “Save & Publish” button at the top of the screen and your tagline is changed. As I said, so easy that you will never visit this post...

Changing Your Webpage’s Logo – Elegant Themes’ The Source

  I like to think that when we build blogs we like to show a bit of ourselves to the world.  It is hard to do that if we sport somebody else’s logo, even if we like and use their products.  I like and use Elegant Themes for my blogs because I get a lot of choices for a reasonable price, but that does not mean that I want the stock logos on my sites.  So how does one go about changing a logo? I am currently helping to put together a hobby site named Spotting Round* and have chosen The Source theme for the site.  This is what the header looks like out of the box: It is a nice logo, and it certainly is more professional that what I will replace it with, but it is not mine and it is not my site name, so it has to go.  First thing I did was create my logo using word art in Microsoft Word.  Word art is just a way to create fancy lettering and is a stock part of the MS product.  My logo is below.  As you can see, it is not bad, but it really is not a professional job.  Who cares!  This is not my profession!  So take a moment and create your logo, because we will need it in a few minutes. Here is the logo I created – I sweated over it for all of two minutes.  Note that my logo is not the same size as “thesource” above.  This will cause an issue in a moment. So lets go change...

Watch Out for This When Manually Updating Your Theme

I am of the mindset to always upgrade my theme and plugins when a new version is available.  I rationalize this by believing that if everything is of the most recent version the pieces are most likely to work together seamlessly.  In so doing, I tripped myself up. I use Google Analytics to track this website.  To do so involves pasting a snippet of code into the header of each page that enables Google to peek under the hood if you will.  In updating the site I reinstalled my header file and therefore deleted the Google code.  For the past few days my site traffic looks to have flatlined, while I know that this is not so. Another side effect is that I had changed the font color from the stock grey to a darker color to make this blog easier to read.  Alas this change got lost as well.  Luckily I remember that I wrote up how to change this so all I have to do is go through my article archive and follow the instructions. So remember: if you update your theme you may lose modifications that you made to your site.  Probably not terminal to the health of your site, but definitely a bit...

Who do I Trust to Teach me WordPress? Why Me, of Course!

So I have been absent from this blog for some time due to (insert list of excuses here).  Life gets in the way of our interests sometimes, and the important thing is that we get back to doing what we enjoy when we are able.  So I am back, though will certainly not be posting as often as I used to. I wanted to create a new site to blog about a hobby of mine, and could not for the life of me remember how I went about setting this or the other half dozen or so sites I created in the winter up.  So what did I do?  I went to my own How To Do WordPress instructions.  And you know what?  They are damn good with a bunch of good screenshots to help navigate the process.  Setting these things up is really easier than I remember.  Now if I can just keep finding the time to post new...

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