The Logo Bar!

Now my wife will tell you that I do not visit bars! I guess I would rather write computer programs that go get drunk. However, the Logo Bar is not a place to drink like a Go-go Bar! So let’s jump right in and discover how we can still improve how ours looks!

Starting at the Top! The Logo Bar! This works in both the TuKod Theme and Atahualpa. The first thing we are going to want to change is the color of our site name! For this we look at “Header Area” and click the “Style & edit HEADER AREA”.

Blog Title Color

For the “Blog Title Color” I am going to use the same color I used for the Frame Background and the Links…

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Blog Tagline

For the “Blog Tagline” I want to also change the color, but this time I want to give it a shade darker…

#205500

The Darker color will first of all give a little contrast. However, it will also tend to “underline” the Blog Title.

“Blog Tagline” started this way…

margin: 0;
padding: 0;
font-size: 1.2em;
font-weight: bold;
color: #666666;

And I only changed the color so it now looks like this:

margin: 0;
padding: 0;
font-size: 1.2em;
font-weight: bold;
color: #205500;

Search box

The “Search box” starts off looking like this:

border: 1px dashed #cccccc;
border-bottom: 0;
width: 200px;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;

I really do not like the dashed lines, so I change it to solid, with my #4 color, true Dollar Bill Green #85BB65! I chose on my Choosing Website Colors (Money.M143.Net):

border: 1px solid #85BB65;

This will match the Page Menu and Category Menu later on. If you would rather just get the line to disappear, just change the color to your background color. For me that would be:

border: 1px dashed #fff;

My Final “Search box” is:

border: 1px solid #85BB65;
border-bottom: 0;
width: 200px;
margin: 0;
padding: 0;

Text in header search box

To finish thing up in the Logo Bar (One for the Road?) I am going to add a little text in the “Text in header search box”. In My Case… I am going to just say…

Search M.M.E.

As in “Search Money Making Entrepreneur!”

Or you could put in something simple like:

“Type + Enter to search”

Congratulations

Congratulations, you have completed your remodeling of the Logo Bar, you are not open for business! “But wait!” You say, “It doesn’t look right!”

A Frequently Asked Question!

When you set it up it asked you for a Blog (Site) Title and you answered “My Blog” Not only that but it stuck you with “Just Another WordPress Blog” for the Blog Tagline. The colors and style are beautiful, but the words My Blog | Just Another WordPress Blog are painfully boring!

To change this, we need to leave the TuKod Options and find where it says “Settings” at the bottom left menu in our Site Admin page. Go ahead and click it…

Settings

Right at the Top, under General Settings you will see boxes for…

Site Title
Tagline

Use what you need for your site, for this site I put in…

Money Making Entrepreneur
Worldwide Ways To Make Money ~ How To Start A Business!

You can read these at the top of this page in the Logo Bar!

Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom and “Save Changes”. In fact, it is likely that if some change does not work, the “Save Changes” button was not presses. I know I still forget sometimes! (Like Now!)

 

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