How to switch style from title case to lower case in WordPress with Beaver Builder

It took me some time to figure out how to change case from a heading style title case to normal lower case with my current theme.

The template that came with the theme had Title Case and Heading Styles loaded.  No options within the box to change from the Heading Style (title case) to a regular (non-heading) style within the Beaver Builder pre-loaded boxes.

I eventually tried grabbing a new text box and found that to be the thing to do.

Copy the text from the original box, and paste it into the new text box you dragged over.  Then you can click on Style tab, next on Style and Spacing.  Then click on the normal tab.  This will change text you copied from Title Case to normal lowercase.

Click Save, Done, Publish in this order and you're changes will be live.


How To Create Circle Photo’s In Photoshop For Your Blog, Website Or Social Media Profiles

My first circular photo creation
My first circular photo creation

To get the circular photo in Photoshop, I used the circular marquee tool while holding down the shift key to keep the circle perfectly round.

Then pressed CTRL+J to copy it to another layer.

After creating Layer 1, I deleted the background layer.

Saved the photo as a PNG instead of a JPEG file, so it would keep transparency for the background where the photograph isn't showing.  Otherwise (I read while researching) the edges surrounding the photo would be white instead of transparent.

On my first attempt I hadn't cropped, so the photo was all the way over on the right side with a bunch of white space to the left of it.

I pulled the PNG file back up in Photoshop and cropped.  That worked like a charm.


Finding The Perfect WordPress Theme Amid Thousands

Starting with a free theme.

Spent more than a week trying to choose a beautiful theme.  I was going to buy a premium one and decided not to spend money right away, to build up my web content first.

Most of the pictures in the theme examples aren't as pretty as mine are.

The photo I chose for header image, I took at Reelfoot Lake in Tiptonville, Tennessee several years ago.  My husband and I took a photography class that a Park Ranger was teaching at the Vistor's Center at Reelfoot Lake State Park.  We met with the other photographers early on a Saturday morning for a sunrise tour on the boardwalk along the water's edge.

It was a cloudy morning.  We weren't sure we'd be able to get a good opportunity for a lovely sunrise view.  Luckily, a break in the clouds just when the sun began to rise created our perfect chance.  We clicked continuously for several minutes while the sun displayed it's awesome colors, it's rays of light dissolving the darkness from the night, the sky brightening rapidly moment by moment as the sun rose it's sleepy head above the lake.

Here are some points to consider when looking for the perfect theme for your WordPress site.

It needs to be fully responsive on all devices (laptop, tablets, mobile smart phones) as well as on various browsers.  At this time, I've only used Chrome with this site.  I'll have to check it out with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox also.

I noticed my display size within the WordPress builder (Godaddy's) was at 200% while I was customizing and decreased the size to 100%.  I prefer normal print size over seeing it doubled.

Another thing is the site must load fast, so pick a theme that has the features you want, but not a lot of extras that you probably won't ever use.

A simple minimal theme is easier to read then super colorful, cluttered up ones with lots of tiny labeled tabs and a bunch of thumbnail photos.

In looking at thousands of themes, I found the ones that had the beginning of articles, and not just a photo with a caption, more appealing.

You Tube is great for learning how to do things you want to do but don't know quite how to.

While watching a video on how to put Adsense inside a post, I learned you don't need to have a plug in to do this now.  You can simply paste the code from Google Adsense's ad generator into the text area (HTML tab), save and publish.  This way ads are placed exactly where you want them and your site isn't overloaded with too many ads.

Most likely, I will put ads at the end of the articles.  My intention is for readers to stay engaged through the full narrative and not to lose them to an advertisement before they've finished reading the entire post.