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WordPress: Visual QuickStart Guide, Second Edition by Matt Beck, Jessica Neuman Beck

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11. Getting Fancy With Themes

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Customizing Your Theme with CSS 162

Adding a Favicon 165

Editing the Functions File 166

Putting It All Together 172

So you know a little about HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and you want to make your theme a little less...generic? Then this is the chapter for you! We’ll walk you through the process of making modifications to your theme. In particular, we’ll teach you how to use CSS to customize key aspects of your theme; how to add a Favicon, the little icon that identifies a site in the bookmark bar of some browsers; and how to edit the functions.php file to add support for exciting WordPress attributes like featured images, custom backgrounds and headers, and custom menus. We’ll also show ...

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