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  • #103891 Resolve

    jackiesjoiedevivre

    My blog is launching Wednesday and after playing around all weekend, I’m still struggling on some of the basics as a newbie, but I am brand new to WP so I’m learning as fast as I can, especially tossing in a premium theme which appears to be somewhat limiting in certain fields. Do you know if there is a font that fits the date on the post without cutting it off awkwardly on the second line? I don’t seem to be able to adjust that date box. It’s so cute, but I have plenty of space on the left if I could just stretch it out. I’ve seen the two blogs you have as examples do not modify it, but I’m not a fan of the appearance of:

    Octobe
    r

    or

    10/20
    12

    Suggestions?

    Also, do I have any control over the width and font of the post title? From what I can see the post font mimics the theme font which I don’t want for my post font. I love the way “Jackie’s Joie de Vivre” looks, but can you direct me in “custom design” to how to change the font for the title of my post (i.e. NYT’s “America’s Ineffective Antipoverty Effort”) that you can currently see.

    Thank you!

    The blog I need help with is jackiesjoiedevivre.com
    #124225

    jackiesjoiedevivre

    RE: datestamp – I figured out a correction for the date that will work for the timebeing in the custom format of: M j, Y

    Still curious about utilizing the space on the left and questions about font?

    #124227

    jackiesjoiedevivre

    On the custom fonts tab, I want the “Site Title” to be in the “Theme Font”, but when I switch the headings font (for title of post), it keeps switching the font of Jackie’s Joie de Vivre. I’m also struggling with the menu font.

    #124284

    philiparthurmoore

    Hi @jackiesjoiedevivre.

    Do you know if there is a font that fits the date on the post without cutting it off awkwardly on the second line?

    It looks like you have the Custom Design upgrade active on your site, so you may want to try using this Custom CSS in order to get the post date on one line:

    .post-date {

    margin-left: -132px;

    width: 100px;

    }

    There are also a lot of different fonts you can try out, but I think you should try this with CSS first to see how you like it.

    I don’t seem to be able to adjust that date box.

    You can do this by going to Dashboard → Settings → General and adjusting the following setting: http://p-am.net/grabs/date-20121016-210030.png

    Also, do I have any control over the width and font of the post title?

    You certainly do with both your custom font upgrade and also your Custom CSS upgrade. You can go to Dashboard → Appearance → Custom Design → Fonts and then choose a custom font for Headings. This will change your post titles and dates but keep the site title as-is.

    I hope this helps. Let me know if there’s anything else I can do for you!

    #124333

    jackiesjoiedevivre

    Thanks Philip! The advice on the the custom css for the post date was perfect! (and I knew where the date box was)

    Even though you say going to Dashboard–> Appearance–>Custom Design–> Fonts will let me choose a custom font for my headings there is some kind of glitch happening. I asked because I was already trying exactly as you said, but I have the site title under “theme font” and every single time I change the heading font (i.e. Calluna) it also changes the site title! This while the site title still says “theme font”, not Calluna. I feel like I’m going crazy because what you’re saying is simple, but I’ve already tried and it’s not working.

    #124394

    philiparthurmoore

    Hi Jackie. I totally see what you mean. This was a bug in our Custom Fonts functionality for Vintage Kitchen and I’ve just rolled out a fix for it. So now headings fonts should not affect your site title at all. Please let me know how it works for you! Sorry for the headaches.

    #124403

    mybakingcottage

    hello, i just purchased this theme today but i’m just using it as a basic user. No ftp and stuff. But i found the custom text very disturbing and a little difficult to read. Is there a way i could change the font w/o css or upgrading? Thanks

    #124409

    philiparthurmoore

    Hi @mybakingcottage. You would need the Custom Design upgrade in order to change fonts and designs of the theme. Cheers.

    #127542

    Michael Fields

    The width of the date tab has been increased so that it should accomodate longer month and day names.

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