One of the cool things WordPress.com handles is media embeds. Instead of messing around with a bunch of embed codes, your WordPress.com site is setup to use oEmbed. This means if you want to share something like a YouTube video, you can just put the YouTube video’s link into your post and we handle the rest. The tricky […]
This tiny dev tools protip saved my life the other day. I was getting so frustrated, then Shawna gave me some education. Maybe ‘Friday CSS Tricks’ should be a thing?
I’ve seen this problem come up a lot recently in the WordPress.com forums. “I’ve added some CSS to my site, but the changes aren’t showing. What should I do?” Staff and volunteers can help with CSS on your WordPress.com site in the CSS Customization Forum.
I had previously written on how I customized my blog with Hew, here on WordPress.com. The Hew theme is now available on the WordPress.org theme repo as well. Hew If you have a self-hosted site and use Hew, feel free to use any of my CSS adjustments. I recommend activating the Jetpack plugin for its CSS editor.
How I Customized Hew
When the designers at WordPress.com released the theme, Hew, I immediately liked it. I had been using Vertigo because it was unique and odd, just like me. It also used post formats, which I like. But Hew gave me a chance to turn my page into something less driven by the theme itself and more representative […]
My wife gave me a mini code challenge for her post today. She wanted to hide some spoilers from a book review. We’d rather hide the spoilers behind a click or hover, and I normally would accomplish that with a bit of jQuery, but her blog is hosted on WordPress.com so interactivity wasn’t really an […]