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.