Monthly Archives: January 2015

How To Change WP Parallax Content Slider Font

Free-WordPress-Content-SliderFor reason unknown the makers of the WordPress Parallax Content Slider continue to not have an option in the user settings to change the font when it’s clearly too big for most people!  They start that bad boy out at 66px!  You can’t even see most your post title.  It’s beyond ridiculous, and sad for such a cool free WordPress content slider!  The method mentioned here works with the latest version as of January 2015 which is Version 0.9.8.  Simply update the Plugin within Installed Plugins in your WordPress Dashboard.

Since these Wizard Masters haven’t the foresight to give us the option to change the font in our Dashboard we’ll have to edit their style file.  You will need open you site up with FTP software, a file manger, or whatever method you can to acquire your sites files.  Then go to the folder containing your WordPress blog.  Go to the Wp-Content folder, and then the Plugins folder.  Within that folder click the WP-Parallax- Content-Slider folder.  Finally go into the css folder, and copy the style.css file,  Save one file on your desktop to edit, and another in a different folder as a back-up in case you mess up.  If you have an online file manager you can edit that way as well.

The file on your computer might not open up with anything so right click it, and then click Open With Notepad.  Then click edit, and then find in the Notepad file to search for the word font.  The second result in the search should yield this:

.da-slide h2{
color: #fff;
font-size: 66px;

Change the font-size to 20px, or any number you’d like. Then save the file.  Replace the style.css on your server with your edited Notepad file, and then refresh your blog to see if the title in the slider is smaller.  You can continue to change the font-size number until you get the size you desire.  You may also alter the font color.

Searching for the word font another 3 searches down, or 5 from the top of the Notepad document should get you this code:

.da-slide p{
width: 45%;
top: 155px;
color: #916c05;
font-size: 18px;

Again you can change font-size here to alter the size of the description font below the title in the slider along with the color as well.  Then save your file to the server replacing the current style.css.  Studying the style.css file further will aid in further altering the content slider to fit the needs of your website because God knows the folks down at WP Parallax Content Slider aren’t going to help you!

Congratulations you’ve defeated the idiocy of the WP Parallax Content Slider!

Java No Longer Supports XP!

Java StinksOn April 8, 2014 Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP because they need to force people on to other versions of Windows to increase profits.  So in other words they gave at least 20% of computer users an ultimatum.  Along with an even higher percentage of businesses trying to maintain a budget.  They’re clearly kicking themselves in the rear for making XP too good as it was the first version I’ve used that was actually stable!  Unless you want a new computer it’s ridiculous to spend nearly $100 for a new operating system when your current one is working great.  If Microsoft really wants people to upgrade then offer a low cost or free one because most people won’t upgrade due to monetary limitations.

Java is software you probably have installed on your computer.  It’s used for online applications barely 0.2% of the time, and it’s often vulnerable to viruses if you aren’t allowed to have the latest updates. Despite the fact that the vast majority of computer users don’t need Java they’ve decided to alienate the ones who do by disallowing upgrades of their useless software for those using Windows XP.  So we recommend uninstalling it no matter what your operating system is because it’s simply worthless, and could be a security risk to your computer!

Your best bet for a low cost Microsoft Windows upgrade is probably Ebay if other software companies eventurally force you to upgrade.

You can also get a refurbished computer for cheap as well with a later version of Windows.

How To Change WordPress Post Title Font Size

In your WordPress dashboard go to Appearance on the right hand menu, and then to Editor which should open to edit your style.css.  Then open your web browsers Find feature.  If you don’t know how to access it then press the Ctrl + F keys at the same time.  When the search box opens type in .hentry h1.  You should see something like this:

.hentry h1 {
font-size: 18px;

At that point change the number next to font-size and px.  Don’t touch anything else or you could mess up your blog.  After you change the number press the Update File button at the bottom of the page.  Then check your blog to see how the new font size looks.  You might have to refresh your browser to see the changes take effect.  If you don’t like the size then go back to repeat the above steps until things look right.