Thesis Theme Christmas Tweaks

December 3, 2009 | By | 3 Replies More

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When I started blogging, I have been a fan of magazine style themed blogs but as I go on further with blogging, I’ve decided to switch tastes and basically try some other themes from Typebased, Playmaker to Flexx Themes until I finally embraced Thesis theme.

Although Thesis is pretty much high maintenance in the sense that I don’t have enough knowledge about PHP and CSS, I still decided to use it because I know there’s something about this theme and why everybody’s going crazy about it.

This holiday, I’m actually thinking beyond myself and part of that is basically showcasing the guys that have inspired me to tweak my theme the best way I can even though I don’t have access to the forums.

First off, the Christmas ambience of my header is largely influenced by Sire of He’s been an avid commentator on this blog and I appreciate his interest with what I write.

My header is basically taken from this code:

#header { text-indent: -9999px; }

.custom #header { background: url(‘’) no-repeat; text-indent: -9999px; border-bottom: none; }

.custom #header #logo a { display: block; height: 110px; width: 950px; background: url(‘software-critics-christmas.png’) no-repeat; outline: none; }
.custom #header #logo, .custom #header #tagline { text-indent: -9999px; }
.custom #header #tagline { height: 0; }
.custom #header {border-bottom:none; padding:0}
.custom #header { padding: 0; }

I can’t remember whose blog I got it from but whoever you are, thank you for sharing your talent.

Based on the code above, some of the values are pretty much familiar with those using Thesis, the snow flakes however are taken from here.

The custom RSS image tweak was courtesy of Brendan Wenzel’s How to Change the RSS Feed Link to an Image with Thesis Theme tutorial. I really didn’t do much about the codes because like what I’ve said, I’m not really that CSS savvy but I’m glad Brendan helped.

You can see the code below and just change it to your liking.

.custom .menu .rss a { padding-right: 16px; margin-bottom: -130px; text-indent: -9999px; background: url(‘’) 100% 50% no-repeat; border: none; width: 120px; height: 145px; }
.custom .menu .rss a:hover { padding-right: 16px; margin-bottom: -130px; text-indent: -9999px; background: url(‘’) 100% 50% no-repeat; border: none; width: 120px; height: 145px; }

Santa images are available online and you can just grab whatever you want. I know that those who know Photoshop can do much better than I did with my RSS image button. Suit your style.

Thesis Theme Christmas Tweaks

Thesis Theme Christmas Tweaks

Finally, I want to thank Chris Pearson of for creating Thesis Theme for WordPress whose blog often leave me breathless whenever I drop by.

And to all Thesis users who doesn’t get tired of sharing their tweaks and tutorials, you all rock!

In case I’ve forgot to mention your name, please do so at the comments section.

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  1. Sire says:

    Thanks for the link luv Mathdelane. I think it’s great that you’re getting in on the Christmas spirit. I also think it’s great when bloggers share how they managed to do little tweaks to their themes.
    .-= Sire´s last blog ..Giving Your Blog That Christmas Feel =-.

  2. Mathdelane says:

    Hi Sire,
    I normally link to anyone and to where it is due. It’s no big deal to me. I’m not that kind of blogger that will greed over virtual stuff. The Christmas spirit reminds me to be good again (or at least I’m trying). 🙂 I admire those bloggers that share what they know and their individuality.

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