Housekeeping Notes

Over the New Year I changed the WordPress theme. I felt the old one was getting a bit stale. While I liked the banner picture up top, I felt it was taking up too much screen real estate.

I like the cleanliness and overall layout of this WordPress theme. There are couple of issues, however. For one, the font is a bit too big, but you can adjust this in your browser. If you have a scrolling wheel, CTRL+Scroll will shrink the size.

More pressingly, the new fontĀ  prevents me from bolding parts of the quoted text. Overall, I like how quoted text is broken out, but I’m used to bolding specific passages of interest. I’ve been told by readers that this is helpful. So it’s kind of big deal that I can’t do this anymore.

I’ve also noticed that subheadings are coming in at the same font as the title, instead of smaller. This can be confusing, since subheaders make it look like multiple posts.

Theoretically, if I can get access to the cascading style sheets for this theme I can tweak it. But so far I’ve been unable to figure out how to do that in WordPress. I may have to pick a different theme entirely if I can’t figure out how to tweak this one.

Anyway, apologies to readers for these issues. Hopefully I can resolve them quickly. Normally I like to write new content instead of fiddling with WordPress, but I guess I’ll have to bite the bullet and figure this stuff out. Thanks for your patience.

UPDATE: the new theme appears to correct many of these problems. Let me know if there are any other issues. Thanks!

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