Personalize Your Site Appearance

takes full advan­tage of the Cus­tomiz­er to make man­ag­ing col­ors, fonts, lay­out and more set­tings, through­out your site as easy as pos­si­ble. And what bet­ter way to make style changes than with live pre­view? Sim­ply change any set­ting and see it take effect right way from Appear­ance Cus­tomize.

Colors

You will find all the set­tings relat­ed to col­ors in the Appear­ance → Cus­tomize → Col­ors. By click­ing on it, you have access to a num­ber of dif­fer­ent sub-sec­tions with con­trols for the col­or of var­i­ous ele­ments on your site. We have grouped them in order to keep you focused on a spe­cif­ic area at a time (like the head­er or the foot­er).   Each col­or option comes with an inter­ac­tive col­or pick­er, allow­ing you to select any shade imag­in­able. If you already know what you are after, sim­ply type in the HEX col­or code (in case you wish to put the exact same col­or in mul­ti­ple set­tings).

Fonts

deliv­ers the whole 600 Google Fonts library at your fin­ger­tips. You can change each font by going to Appear­ance → Cus­tomize → Fonts. Be aware of using more than three dif­fer­ent fonts — being con­sis­tent with fonts cre­ates a uni­fied look for your site. If you are after pre­mi­um fonts like the ones offered by Type­Kit or the like, you will need to man­u­al­ly insert the code they pro­vide via a child-theme.

Blog

This sec­tion allows you to change the blog set­tings in order to bet­ter match your per­son­al style. You have the pos­si­bil­i­ty of Choos­ing the Lay­out for sin­gle posts (split or clas­sic), Show the Share but­tons in posts, Choose a Lay­out for Blog Archives (Grid or Clas­sic), adjust the Excerpt Lenght and change the Excerpt “More” Text.

This article applies to Border, and Lens as they share the same underlying structure.

Updated on May 3, 2017

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