How to edit the meta info below the title in Basic Simplicity

Posted January 29th, 2010 by Michael Janzen and filed in How To

I’ve gotten a lot of questions about how to edit the meta information under the post/page titles. This is what the code that generates these four text lines looks like right out of the box, albeit with some extra line spaces between the lines of code to make it easier to read. Continue Reading »

Basic Simplicity 1.4.1 Released

Posted January 26th, 2010 by Michael Janzen and filed in Theme

I just finished the next version of Basic Simplicity. I’ve made a few changes that should make it easier to use the theme including support for a full file path for the header background image.

Upgrading? – Watch the upgrade video

Upgrading should be fairly easy but you’ll need to know two things. Backup your current older copy of Basic Simplicity (especially if you made edits to the core theme files, like the index.php file) and you’ll need to fix the header background image. Everything else should be seamless. If you run into trouble please let me know. Continue Reading »

Theory: Uncluttered Designs Increase Readership but Decrease Ad Revenue

Posted December 11th, 2009 by Michael Janzen and filed in Blogging

Recently I simplified the look & feel of my busiest blog by installing my new WordPress theme, Basic Simplicity. In the past when I’ve changed themes on Tiny House Design but I’ve never noticed so much noticeable effect in user behavior. The only real difference I’m aware of is that I’ve never used such an uncluttered design before. Continue Reading »

Basic Simplicity Theme Header Height Tip

Posted December 11th, 2009 by Michael Janzen and filed in Tips

I got an email from Jason about how to edit the header height in my WordPress theme, Basic Simplicity.  I tired to reply but Jason’s email address was wrong so I thought I’d answer he question here since it could help other people control the look and feel of Basic Simplicity. Continue Reading »