Messing about with WP themes

A few of the last sandbox themes and how they were created and customised, from the /bis sandbox installation…

(1) Twenty fifteen, just for variety; no tweaks to css but “header” image (actually that wide sidebar) and “logo” (Anneke’s mosaic) added. Clearwater site uses this theme, mostly to distinguish it from the real NQCC site, but (IIRC) has been tweaked.

(2) Previously: 2012 with one change to css (parent! naughty!) – font greys were all 757575 and the (3 or 4) major ones are now 555 which is much better and certainly not too dark. Make child and change them properly: most to (say) 444 and the rest to (say) 666.

Ditto spacing. Hasn’t been changed yet but 48/24 could go to 32/16 px for compactness.

(3) Previously: Silver theme 080314 uploaded from my computer. Technique: child theme opened in Silver site WP >editor; copied to TextEdit; saved as .txt; renamed “style.css” in finder; compressed via right-click to become style.css.zip; uploaded via Themes > add new in Sandbox WP.

Same technique should work with a whole theme e.g. twenty-ten.

Posts predating this blog

This blog was set up in October 2020. Most of its initial content was transferred from my older (iinet) website and consists of book reviews (primarily fiction and mainly 2005 – 2010), reposted here under their original dates.

It’s worth noting, however, that there are also book reviews (nonfiction and environmentally-themed fiction) on Green Path. All of my reviews are indexed here, whichever blog they are on.

Numberplate Scrabble

My family and I have been playing Numberplate Scrabble intermittently ever since I invented the game while driving my young daughter to school through inner-Melbourne suburbs.

It was one way of getting some fun out of the trip, and I’m sure it had some educational benefit at the time. I’m sharing it here for posterity (I hope Posterity is suitably grateful) and more particularly because a friend of mine was interested when I described it today. Here goes:

The Simplest Rules

1. Take the three letters in any numberplate you spot and use them in a word.

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