Face lifting the blog – Misty Lake with adaptions
This blog used the theme Tarski from the very beginning. But I somehow felt I want to have a different design, more adaptive for mobile devices, and so I went for the hunt.
My requirements were not too long: I want two column layout, and decent width but not too wide. After some playing around with various themes I finally settled for Misty Lake, one of the free themes provided by wordpress.com. Setup was extremely simple, and actually everything showed up in a very decent way right from the beginning. But nothing is perfect, so I started to create a child theme for it and changed one by one some items to make it looks more like I want to.
Initial child theme setup
I create a new folder misty-lake-wpcom-child in my theme folder, and created an empty style.css only containing the minimal necessary information:
/* Theme Name: Misty Lake Child Theme Theme URI: not available Version: 0.1 Author: Norbert Preining Author URI: http://www.preining.info License: GPL v2 or later License URI: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html Text Domain: misty-lake-wpcom-child Template: misty-lake-wpcom */ @import url("../misty-lake-wpcom/style.css");
Uploaded the new theme and selected it in the admin interface. Not much changes, though, not very surprisingly.
The footer showed the wordpress.org link, the name of the theme etc, all things I don’t want to see there, but have them replaced by a simple copyright statement. The was achieved by creating a new file footer.php which contains the following code: