WordPress Template

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WordPress Editing

There are so many ways that you make changes to your WordPress blog.  Check out a few quick examples to modify your blog template.

Theme 1 “Plainly”

Theme 1 - Twenty Sixteen
Plainly Theme Installed (Click To Enlarge)
Plainly Theme
Font Family and Color Font modified (Enlarge)

How these 2 changes were made:


After: 03_plainly_after_website_code

Third Change on Plainly Theme:


Plainly Theme
Plainly Theme Navigational Tab Background Color (Enlarge)


Plainly Theme
Plainly Theme Navigational Tab Background Color changed to Yellow (Enlarge)

How this third change was made:


Plainly Theme

After:Plainly Theme

Google Analytics code installed on Plainly Theme

Google Analytics tracking code
Google Analytics tracking code (Click to Enlarge)

Disqus installed on WordPress blog

Disqus (Click to Enlarge)

Theme 2 “Masonic”

Masonic Theme
Masonic Theme installed (Click to Enlarge)
Masonic Theme
Masonic Theme – Unmodified (Click to Enlarge)
Masonic Theme
Masonic Theme – Modified with 3 CSS selectors (Click to Enlarge)

3 CSS Selectors that were modified
1) Background colour
2) Blog title post underlined
3) Blog post paragraph changed to Italics

The codes used to make the changes:

h2 {text-decoration: underline}

p {font-style: italic}

body { background-color:#0df1d9; }

Blue Jays Facts
Blue Jays Facts WordPress / HTML syntax exercise (Click here to visit web page)

The above post shows the following:

  • ordered list
  • H1/H2/H3 tags defined
  • .smdclass labeled and defined with color/typeface/font size on one paragraph

Blue Jays Facts



The Greatest Home Run Hitters in Blue Jays History!

This is a WordPress HTML syntax excercise.

  • Carlos Delgado (336)
  • Jose Bautista (265)
  • Edwin Encarnacion (239)
  • Vernon Wells (223)
  • Joe Carter (203)

Who had the bigger Home Run, Jose Bautista (2015) or Joe Carter (1993)?

While Joey Bats’ bat flip was heard around the world, it was Joltin’ Joe who hit the biggest home run in team history in a pre-social media world, that brought home Toronto’s second consecutive World Championship.

Who is the best Defensive player in Blue Jays History?

Roberto Alomar without a question!

Image Composition Ideas for Capsule Toronto Instagram

Capsule Toronto
Capsule Toronto

Visuals sell product

Capsule is a recognized sneaker boutique based in the Toronto area.  The 16-year old company has built a reputation for their consistency in carrying the most popular shoe brands, complimented by the latest and emerging street wear brands on the market.  Capsule has been known to have line ups for days leading up to a highly anticipated product release. They have 3 locations in the Yorkville (including a show room) and Markham area to better serve the GTA.  Their target market focuses on the 18-34 age group, who are fashion forward minded consumers.  The following 3 image composition shots that will be discussed below in this blog post are suggested visual ideas, to promote and sell products for their Instagram account, which has over 20,000+ followers.

Image Composition 1

Knolling your role

This image uses the popular knolling composition, which is an overhead view display that gives the viewer a great look at 3 different products.  This would be a great look for Capsule, simply for the fact that their customers are always looking for a combination of ideas on how to integrate their wardrobe from head-to-toe.  The jacket provided is by Roots of Fight, an apparel company that celebrates vintage sports icons, the hat is a retro Brooklyn Dodgers cap from New Era and the Jordan Brand shoes are the iconic 1996-1997 Air Jordan 12 model.  The common denominator between all 3 black/grey colored products is that they incorporate wool material, which is an appealing look for the current fall season.

Camera: OnePlus 1 smartphone
Image Size: 840 x 840 pixels
Filter: None
Lighting: smartphone flash
Suggested Hashtags: #rootsoffight x #miketyson x #brooklyndodgers x #brooklynsown x #airjordan12wool x #airjordan12 x #wearejordan x #hatclub x #wool x #fallfashion x #swag x #baddestmanontheplanet x #jordanbrand x #jumpman23 x #knolling

Image Composition 2

Figure to ground image composition

One of the most popular nicknames a shoe collector is often referred to is a sneakerhead.  And one of their most popular hashtags that they use on social media to define their shoe collection is known as shoe porn, a playful term which has an addictive connotation to it.  If there could be a satirical composition to describe the image, it would have to be POV!  In all honesty, Figure to ground is the primary composition.  This shows the product on foot which is the Air Jordan 6 Maroon model, originally released in 1991-1992.  The Ludwig filter from Instagram was applied to brighten the image of the shoe.

What we see here are two clean primary colors in white and maroon, which is another fall season tone.  The secondary product in this shot is the Zanerobe jogger pant, which is a must have item for fashion enthusiasts.  The stand out feature is their cuffed bottom that prevents the tongue of any high top shoe from being hidden from a pant leg hovering over.  While this image is clean and polished, it also serves as a double meaning with a fashion tip as well.

Camera: OnePlus 1 smartphone
Image Size: 819 x 1024 pixels
Filter: Ludwig (Instagram)
Lighting:  Natural room lighting
Suggested Hashtags: #airjordan6 x #airjordan6maroon x #jordanbrand x #wearejordan x #zanerobe x #joggerpants x #streetwear x #burgundy x #maroon

Image Composition 3

It’s 1996 all over again.

This black and white image portrait features one of Nike’s most iconic shoe designs.  The Nike Air More Uptempo shoe originally released in 1996.  The shoe saw a retro re-release brought back in spring 2016.  This model is widely known for its large “Air” logo design, surrounded by black synthetic nubuck material. Image composition uses a simplistic approach, with a clean and polished visual.  Capsule has built a reputation for its visual simplicity in their Instagram posts.  The popular Clarendon Instagram filter was applied to brighten and intensify a popping color image effect.  This visual fits in line with the brand’s desire to produce eye catching imagery through their social channels.

Camera: OnePlus 1 smartphone
Image Size: 840 x 646 pixels
Filter: Clarendon from Instagram
Lighting: Natural room lighting
Suggested Hashtags: #nikeair x #nikeairmoreuptempo x #scottiepippen x #retrokicks x #oldschoolkicks x #igsneakercommunity x #blackandwhite x #clarendon