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Using Forums

OK, I know the plural of forum is actually fora but anyway…, I do frequent various forums.  Some of them I just check into now… [Read More]

Styling Genesis Form Buttons and Text Input Boxes

By default, the Genesis theme buttons in forms seem to be quite large.  This was causing an odd presentation/alignment on mobiles on one page where three buttons appear together. The styling is in the css.  I’ve reduced the padding (that was previously 16px) down to 8px which reduces the overall size of the button: button, input[type=”button”],… [Read More]

Removing the Padding around the Site Container

There is quite a space above the top navigation menu which looked odd – mainly because the  site has white background, rather than an image, texture or colour. The gap is caused by the margin of 60px in the following css: /* Site Containers ——————————————— */ .site-container { background-color: #fff; border: 1px solid #e3e3e3; margin: 60px… [Read More]

New website with Suffusion

Header Image Size in Genesis WordPress Theme

I decided to do a quick upgrade to my work website which was still running on Suffusion and looking a little tired and strangely “busy” with it’s different coloured links in the body text and variously coloured widget areas: It also wasn’t responsive and it was having a detrimental effect on my Google ranking. (Note… [Read More]

Header Image Size in Genesis WordPress Theme

I decided to do a quick upgrade to my work website which was still running on Suffusion and looking a little tired and strangely “busy” with it’s different coloured links in the body text and variously coloured widget areas: It also wasn’t responsive and it was having a detrimental effect on my Google ranking. (Note… [Read More]

Adding Next and Previous Article Links to Single Posts

Some Genesis themes do not have a link to “next article” or “previous article” when looking at “single post” pages. It’s necessary to create a custom function and add it to the functions.php file: I added the following code to the bottom of my functions.php file (via www.eugenoprea.com/code-snippets/genesis-how-to-add-previousnext-post-navigation/): /** Genesis Previous/Next Post Post Navigation */ add_action(… [Read More]

Problem with Simple Social Icons fonts not appearing properly

On one of my websites, there was a problem with Simple Social Icons fonts not appearing properly in the widget.  Specifically the the font/logo was not displaying.  The buttons themselves seemed to work.  Apparently the error (you need developer tools to pick this up) was: Font from origin ‘http://yourwebsite.com’ has been blocked from loading by Cross-Origin… [Read More]

Customising the Blog Title in Genesis

I wanted to have different typefaces and colours in the blog title for HappyAccountant.com and did not want to upload a logo because there are no graphic elements. Adapting the instructions on http://www.carriedils.com/custom-site-title-genesis/ (which has developed for her pro theme, W A Estate) I added the following code into the functions.php file: // Filter the title with a… [Read More]