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WordPress Web Design For Dummies by Lisa Sabin-Wilson

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Chapter 14

Using Basic CSS and HTML to Customize Your Site Design

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding key CSS concepts

arrow Adjusting the background of a theme

arrow Adding your own header image to a theme

arrow Changing the look and feel of your site design

arrow Looking at basic HTML

Tweaking is the practice of changing a few elements of an existing WordPress theme. Thousands of WordPress website owners tweak their existing themes regularly. This chapter provides information on some of the most common tweaks you can make to your theme, such as changing the header image, the color of the background or the text links, and font styles — and these changes are pretty easy to make, too. You’ll be tweaking your own theme in no time flat.

This chapter introduces you to the basics of CSS and HTML markup that you use to provide style and structure to your WordPress theme. When combined with the functions and template tags that I cover in Chapters 11 and 12, CSS styling and HTML markup provide the finishing touches ...

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