Free Valentine’s Blog Backgrounds

Share a little love with our free Valentine’s blog backgrounds! Click on each image for installation instructions. These are for Blogger blogs only. Enjoy!

Free New Year Embelishment

Only few days left until the new year will begin. To celebrate this occasion I have for you special Free New Year Embellishment. It is extremely easy to install and it will automatically adjust to your screen size. It doesn’t matter if your blog has dark or bright colors – you can use this embellishment and wish everyone: Happy New Year!

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Installation Instructions:

Copy the following code:

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FOR BLOGGER USERS:

1. Log into your Blogger account
2. Click on the ‘Layout’ tab
3. Click ‘Add a Gadget’
4. From the list, click on “HTML/JavaScript”
5. Paste in the copied code to the ‘Content’ box
6. Click “Save”
7. Check out your new blog look!

FOR WORDPRESS USERS:

1. Log into your WordPress dashboard
2. Click on the ‘Appearance’ tab and than on the ‘Widgets’ tab
3. Add ‘Text’ widget to your Primay Sidebar
4. Paste in the copied code to the ‘Content’ box
6. Click “Save”
7. Check out your new blog look!

It is how it looks in action:
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I hope you like it! Remember that it is for personal use only and have happy New Year!

kate

Free Blogger Template: Charlee Hope

Today I have a free Blogger template to share with you!   Here’s a preview of how the design will look when installed to your site:

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Just click here to download the zip file for the design and click here for the installation instructions.

Happy Holidays!

amanda

Free December Desktop Backgrounds

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For this year for Christmas, I decided to go for a gold, silver, and white theme for all of our Christmas decorations. I loved looking through Pinterest for ideas such as glittery gold and silver ornaments, white christmas trees, gold wrapping paper, white and gold wreathes, etc. Inspired by all the pretty images, I created four free December desktop backgrounds to share with you today. Hopefully these add a little gold, silver, and white Christmas cheer to your desktop this holiday season!

Click here to download.

The zip file contains four 1280×800 png files for your desktop. Please remember that the backgrounds are for personal use only!

Anna

Free Christmas Printable | Joy

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I love sprucing up little corners of my home for Christmas in simple, classic ways.  Today I am sharing some Christmas cheer with this free Christmas printable.  I hope it brightens up your home this season.  It is a 5 x 7 simple wreath print and comes in gold or red.

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Click Here for Gold | Click Here for Red

emily

Free Christmas Blog Backgrounds

Deck your blog for the holidays with our free Christmas blog backgrounds! Click on each image for installation instructions. These are for Blogger blogs only. Enjoy!

Color Love | Coral and Navy

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Coral and navy lie opposite each other on the color wheel which mean they compliment each other fabulously. A classic navy paired with a vibrant coral creates the perfect “masculine meets feminine” color palette. Pairing them with neutrals such as gray, gold, silver or white will make any room design, outfit, or blog design look stunning.

Check out these two impressive coral and navy blog designs created by our talented designer Lindsey. There are endless blog design possibilities when it comes to bringing this pretty color palette to life.

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These designs can be purchased in our Blogger Themes & Blogger Templates shops.

Visit us each Wednesday for more inspiring color schemes.

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Free Christmas Postcard

Since it’s time to get greeting cards sent out, I thought I’d start December off with a free Christmas postcard that is all ready for you to use.  It is a standard postcard size (4×6 inches) and is available in two color versions – red/white and full color. It is also print ready.


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You can download both versions for free HERE. Remember that they are for personal use only!

Free Christmas Postcard

Free Printable | Weekly Blog Planner

As the new year is approaching I’m always trying to figure out ways to get more organized.   What better place to start than your blog!  I’ve created a free weekly blog planner printable to help out with this and would love to share it with you!  It’s 8.5″ x 11″ and in PDF format.

Free Printable Weekly Blog Planner

Just click here to download it.   Enjoy!

amanda

Tutorial: Genesis Layout Options

This tutorial will introduce some of the built-in layout options for the Genesis Framework. All semi-custom WordPress themes available for purchase from Designer Blogs include the following Genesis layout options.

Page and Post Layout Options

There are six layout options that can be changed for individual pages and posts.

To change the location and number of sidebars across your entire site, go to Dashboard > Genesis > Theme Settings.

Genesis Layout Options

Genesis Layout Samples

Sometimes you may want a page or post to have a specific layout while the rest of the site has a different layout. From the post or page editing window, scroll down until you see the Layout Settings. Select the layout option you prefer and click Publish/Update to save your changes.

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Featured Images on Blog Page

If you have a preference to show excerpts of your blog page, you can adjust this setting under Dashboard> Genesis > Theme Settings. Scroll down to Content Archives. Select Display post excerpts and check the box for Featured Image.

Genesis Content ArchivesSelect the image size that you would like for the featured image that will appear by your blog excerpt content. For larger image sizes, such as 1024 x 1024, you will need to change the layout to full-width.

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Navigation Settings

You will also find additional settings for navigation under Theme Settings.

Breadcrumbs help visitors navigate your site by showing where they are at a glance.

Breadcrumbs Navigation

Under Content Archives, you can select how the navigation works underneath blog posts by choosing Previous/Next or Numeric.

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laura