Female Founders Over Forty: Understanding Toxic Workplaces

I’m back from a week in Italy, yes, it was lovely.  I met some great people, including an amazing woman in my age range.  Another woman with a remarkable past, stellar skills and jaw-dropping experience–and, like so many of us, under-employed, in a toxic environment, having to figure out whether or not we can make… Read More

Setting up for Success in Experimenting with CSS

Once we get a handle on the basics of using CSS in combination with themes, we begin to consider how to get really fancy. I like using all kinds of visual formatting: blockquotes, sidebars,  just like a print magazine!   Can I do this?  Well, that depends. Still, before we get started on those kinds of… Read More

Understanding Pseudo Elements CSS in WordPress themes

Pseudo-elements enable us to style certain parts of text, such as the first letter in a paragraph, or the first line in a paragraph.  There’s a bit of a trick to borrowing code to achieve these effects within a WordPress theme; disappointingly, adding the drop-cap seems to pretty much require a plug-in solution. Disappointed sigh.… Read More

Styling Headings with CSS in WordPress Themes

In my last post, we looked at how to find a theme’s style.css sheet.   In this post, we’ll investigate how to manipulate the typographic elements with Additional CSS customization. We’ll focus on the header styles.  They’re a good basic element are easy to customize–if you know the ins and outs of WordPress theme coding.  This… Read More

Getting to Know Your Theme (Part 1): Using Safari to Find Your Theme’s Style Sheet

Our themes are build on style sheets–and you can find yours!  WordPress.com shows how here in this post in their support files.   But what next?  This post will take a look at theme’s style sheet to investigate how to work WITH your theme, rather than against it, in developing new style options Finding Your Theme’s… Read More

On Themes, CSS and Frameworks

Styling WordPress themes used to be a breeze. Ah, the Olden Days! No, not true: in the Olden Days, CSS standards were buggy as a beehive. And when we got the CSS code right, the blog pages would go berserk in different browsers. It was horrible. Then, CSS version 3 changed things for awhile. Now… Read More

More Tips about Changing Themes: Aligning the Blockquote

Yes, I’m back to The Entrepreneur (for now).   If you read me regularly, you may have seen me try on the “Heart and Style,” “Lenscap” and “Traveler” themes– but I’m back to the old theme –with some lessons learned and more CSS tricks to share. Lessons Learned Lesson One: I completely lost all my custom CSS… Read More

More Headaches Dealing with Yoast SEO

Okay, so where the hell is this alleged 24/7 Premium Support?  Back up.  The problem:  On the last upgrade of Yoast SEO,  somehow my Yoast plug in reverted to being a free plug-in.   It’s taken hours of head-scratching and  it is still not fixed.  Instead of giving out license or activation keys, Yoast SEO makes you… Read More