Working in WordPress is quite a bit different than designing in Adobe Muse. Each website building platform has a learning curve and I suppose it depends on the person whether that curve is steep or not. Acronyms like HTML and CSS used to freak me out but I also felt safe from code, as I hid under the blanket of Muse, that is until Muse announced it’s end of life.

Secretely, I’d always wanted to try WordPress anyway so rather that feel like it was the end of the world for my business, I welcomed WordPress with open arms. At first I was like, “This is easy!” It was so easy, in fact, that I was pretty upset at myself for not joining the WordPress wagon sooner. Then, it wasn’t easy. The more I tried to style my site, the more I realized I had a lot to learn. In Adobe Muse, if you wanted to changed the size of an image from 400×400 px to 400×500 px it was not only easy but there were a number of ways to do it. I forget sometimes it took me a good year of solitary confinement and burning the candles at both ends to get good at it. In WordPress, that same change is not so simple. At least not to the naked eye, and I’ll admit I have spent days in WordPress forum and on chat with support to figure out really basic tweaks. It’s been frustrating and then after a few trial and error attempts with this thing called CSS (a way to style your site) I kind of like it. Since there are a million ways to style your WordPress site, you could, like me, spend days looking around the net for the right codes or you can take a look at my cheat sheat. All you have to do is copy and paste each code into you own CSS and watch the magic happen.

Here is a list of common properties:

  • background
  • background-color
  • color
  • display
  • font-family
  • font-size
  • font-weight
  • height
  • line-height
  • margin
  • padding
  • position
  • text-decoration
  • text-transform
  • width
  • z-index

.site-info {
display: none;
}