Drive Traffic to Your WordPress Blog

There are a couple of things you can easily do to your sidebars to dress them up. I’m sure you know by now that the control for the font (size, color, and font face) are in the Thesis Design Options. We’re going to go further than that.

To change the  sidebar color, you must add a line of code to your Custom CSS file (http://YourSiteName.Com/wp-content/themes/thesis_18/style.css/). And you can make the colors different in each of the sidebars by calling out ‘sidebar_1’ or ‘sidebar_2’.

/*Art of Rockstar Sidebar Color*/ .custom #sidebar_1 {background:#BA5A88 none repeat scroll 0 0;}  


A couple of things: when you copy and paste these codes into your custom functions file, make sure that your computer doesn’t change any of the characters you see here to something that will kill your wordpress blog.

For some reason occasionally when I transfer code from notepad to my custom_functions.php file on my server, the quotes (“) will be changed to a solid rectangle that I can not even duplicate for you . . .

To simply color the space the header is in, you must add a line of code to your Custom CSS file (http://YourSiteName.Com/wp-content/themes/thesis_18/style.css/). And you can make the colors different in each of the sidebars by calling out ‘sidebar_1’ or ‘sidebar_2’.

/*Art of Rockstar Highlight Sidebar Headers*/ .custom #sidebar_1 {background:#666666 none repeat scroll 0 0;}