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GeneratePress Customizing Set Front Page

If you are using the GeneratePress Theme and have uploaded the Add Ons plugin and activated all of the options, the Set Front Page option is the first section you'll see when you click on the Customize link from a page or post. The 'Set Front Page' section is a duplicate of a setting you can also change in the Reading Settings....

GeneratePress Customizing Site Identity

If you are using the GeneratePress Theme and have uploaded the Add Ons plugin and activated all of the options, the Site Identity option is the second section you'll see when you click on the Customize link from a page or post. The 'Site Identity' section has the following four settings: Site Title This is the name of your website. It will...

GeneratePress Customizing Layout Container

If you are using the GeneratePress Theme and have uploaded the Add Ons plugin and activated all of the options, the Layout option is the third section you'll see when you click on the Customize link from a page or post. The Container sub-option is the first in the list of this section. The 'Container' section lets you adjust the Container Width...

GeneratePress Customizing Layout Header

If you are using the GeneratePress Theme and have uploaded the Add-Ons plugin and activated all of the options, the Layout option is the third section you'll see when you click on the Customize link from a page or post. The Header sub-option is the second in the list of this section. The 'Header' section lets you adjust the Header Width and...

GeneratePress Customizing Layout Primary Navigation

If you are using the GeneratePress Theme and have uploaded the Add-Ons plugin and activated all of the options, the Layout option is the third section you'll see when you click on the Customize link from a page or post. The Primary Navigation sub-option is the third in the list of this section. The 'Primary Navigation' section lets you adjust the Navigation...

GeneratePress Customizing Layout Sidebars

If you are using the GeneratePress Theme and have uploaded the Add-Ons plugin and activated all of the options, the Layout option is the third section you'll see when you click on the Customize link from a page or post. The Sidebars sub-option is the fourth in the list of this section. The 'Sidebars' section lets you adjust the Sidebar Layout, Blog...

GeneratePress Customizing Layout Footer

If you are using the GeneratePress Theme and have uploaded the Add-Ons plugin and activated all of the options, the Layout option is the third section you'll see when you click on the Customize link from a page or post. The Footer sub-option is the fifth in the list of this section. The 'Footer' section lets you adjust the Footer Width, Footer...

GeneratePress Customizing Colors Body

If you are using the GeneratePress Theme and have uploaded the Add-Ons plugin and activated all of the options, the Colors option is the fourth section you'll see when you click on the Customize link from a page or post. The Body sub-option is the fifth in the list of this section. The 'Body' section lets you adjust the color for the...

GeneratePress Customizing Colors Header

If you are using the GeneratePress Theme and have uploaded the Add-Ons plugin and activated all of the options, the Colors option is the fourth section you'll see when you click on the Customize link from a page or post. The Header sub-option is the second in the list of this section. The 'Header' section lets you adjust the color for the...

GeneratePress Customizing Color Navigation

If you are using the GeneratePress Theme and have uploaded the Add-Ons plugin and activated all of the options, the Colors option is the fourth section you'll see when you click on the Customize link from a page or post. The Navigation sub-option is the third in the list of this section. The 'Navigation' section lets you adjust the color for the...

GeneratePress Customizing Color Sub-Navigation

If you are using the GeneratePress Theme and have uploaded the Add-Ons plugin and activated all of the options, the Colors option is the fourth section you'll see when you click on the Customize link from a page or post. The Sub-Navigation sub-option is the fourth in the list of this section. The 'Sub-Navigation' section lets you adjust the color for the...

GeneratePress Customizing Colors Content

If you are using the GeneratePress Theme and have uploaded the Add-Ons plugin and activated all of the options, the Colors option is the fourth section you'll see when you click on the Customize link from a page or post. The Content Colors sub-option is the fifth in the list of this section. The 'Content Colors' section lets you adjust the color...

GeneratePress Customizing Colors Sidebar Widget

If you are using the GeneratePress Theme and have uploaded the Add-Ons plugin and activated all of the options, the Colors option is the fourth section you'll see when you click on the Customize link from a page or post. The Sidebar Widget sub-option is the sixth in the list of this section. The 'Sidebar Widget' section lets you adjust the color...

GeneratePress Customizing Colors Footer Widget

If you are using the GeneratePress Theme and have uploaded the Add-Ons plugin and activated all of the options, the Colors option is the fourth section you'll see when you click on the Customize link from a page or post. The Footer Widget sub-option is the seventh in the list of this section. The 'Footer Widget' section lets you adjust the color...

GeneratePress Customizing Colors Footer

If you are using the GeneratePress Theme and have uploaded the Add-Ons plugin and activated all of the options, the Colors option is the fourth section you'll see when you click on the Customize link from a page or post. The Footer sub-option is the eighth in the list of this section. The 'Footer' section lets you adjust the color for the...

GeneratePress Customizing Colors Form

If you are using the GeneratePress Theme and have uploaded the Add-Ons plugin and activated all of the options, the Colors option is the fourth section you'll see when you click on the Customize link from a page or post. The Form sub-option is the ninth in the list of this section. The 'Form' section lets you adjust the color for the...

GeneratePress Customizing Page Header

If you are using the GeneratePress Theme and have uploaded the Add-Ons plugin and activated all of the options, the Page Header option is the fifth section you'll see when you click on the Customize link from a page or post. The Page Header section lets you adjust the Page Header Position and the Single Post Header Position. Page Header Position This...

Before and After Website Redesign | smoothtransitions.net

I think it's a good idea for each website to be updated each year. I mean, really updated, like a relatively major overhaul based on all of the things that were learned in the previous year. It normally takes a day to do the work, so it's not too much to ask considering the massive impact it will have on...

Create a Demo Website URL

When I start a new website project, I create a demo website URL for the client. This gives me a safe place to create a website that I can control and they can see and take for a 'test-drive' prior to it going live on the permanent URL. The easiest way I've found to do this is to create a...

Remove an Image Background

There has been numerous time I would like to use an image on a website, but it has a messy or distracting background. I'm sure you have too. I've used all kinds of software to 'cut out' the part of the image I want and make the rest of it transparent, but it has always been a cumbersome and time-consuming...

Digital Image File Types

If you are going to add or edit digital images to your website, you're going to need to know what digital image file types there are and the benefits of each. There are almost as many image file types used on the internet than there are websites, but there are three that are the most commonly used in website design....

Create a Full Size Website Image

If you're thinking about creating a website, one of the first things you are likely to do is to look around the great world wide web to see what you like. This can be for your own process or part of the process you go through with a website designer. Once you've found something, sending website links is a good...

WordPress Support Forum

I recently went into a website that I manage and tried to make some simple text changes. Each time I tried to save the changes by clicking on the Update button, I was taken to the All Posts listings. I had never had this happen before, so I tried some of the tactics that had worked in the past with...

Free Website Images

One of the more common questions I get is, "Where can I find good quality images I can use on my website for free?" Luckily for all of us, there are more and more resources every day. Here are the websites I usually go to first: Pixabay - Unsplash - Pexels - Gratisography - If you...

Writing Success Stories That Sell

Don't like to read? Press play! Want to listen to this later? Download the audio file for Writing Success Stories that Sell. You're in the business of solving problems. Right? Right. Everyone is. Even artists are in the business of solving problems. When I'm feeling a bit down, I turn on some music to lighten the mood. Problem...

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