When I started blogging, everything was new to me. I had no writing experience let alone how to design a website.
I was also broke as a joke. And I couldn’t afford to pay for a pro to design a website for me so I had to settle for a free WordPress theme.
That was six years ago and let me tell yah – back then I wouldn’t go near the CSS to customize my theme and I was a hot mess when it came to HTML.
This is how bad I was…when I needed to verify my website for Pinterest I was looking for a video tutorial to show me how to do it. When I’d find one, as soon as I heard “all you have to do is add this code to the head section of the…” and I’d be like peace out homie.
I finally figured out how to do it but I won’t tell you how long it took me, hehe.
One day my worst fear came true. I came across a blog with the exact same theme my blog had. The only difference was the color scheme. Other than that, the layout was identical.
Man, it sucked. I didn’t know what to do. I knew I couldn’t have the same WordPress theme as another blog. That’s not the way to get my brand out there.
And I couldn’t afford a professional – so that left me two choices. Either I grab the bull by the horns and learn how about CSS to customize my theme or quit because I’m too chicken sh*t to learn something new.
The thing that fueled my fear was – knowing that one tiny mistake can screw up my whole blog. And if that happened, how the hell would I fix it.
Long story short…I faced my fear and here I am!
Customize Your WordPress Theme Without Touching Any Code
This blog post isn’t about my blogging bloopers, although I don’t mind sharing my oopsie with you to give you a giggle. I can laugh at that now, hehe.
The reason why I shared that with you is to show you that if you’ve got a thing about CSS and you’d rather stay away from it – that you are not alone. My fear was off the charts but once I understood it, it was easy to pick up.
Nevertheless, now there is tool you can use to customize your WordPress theme without going near the CSS – that’s what I really want to tell you about.
Genesis created Design Palette Pro* for those who want to customize their WordPress theme but who can’t afford a web designer or like I was – scared as sh*t to touch the CSS.
This tool works with the Genesis Framework alone or with any one of these child themes.
Daily Dish Pro
Going Green Pro
Modern Portfolio Pro
Modern Studio Pro
No Sidebar Pro
Sixteen Nine Pro
Smart Passive Income Pro
So if you want to give your blog a makeover but you don’t want to mess with any codes, this tool is perfect to bring the design you envision to life.
How It Works
This tool allows you to make quick and easy modifications to your child theme. We’re talking the header, navigation, content area, sidebars and footers.
By the way, you can change just about anything…colors, fonts, backgrounds, margins and padding. All you have to do is point and click.
You also have the ability to switch between desktop, mobile and tablet to get live previews so you see exactly what your visitors see on these devices.
Check out the setup guide so you can see how easy it is to set up.
I’m sure you’re wondering how much this baby is going to cost. For one site license, it’s only $49. And if you have more than one but less than five, it’ll only be an $89 investment.
Both includes one year of support and upgrades, documentation, import/export and other features.
Not bad, eh?
Over To You
You might think I’m crazy to be telling you about this tool being that I’m a web designer myself. But I also had a beginning and in the beginning, I didn’t have the means to pay hundreds if not thousands of dollars for a customized website.
And if your story started like mine did, I want to make sure you’re in the know about all the blogging tools that are available to you.
So tell me your thoughts about this tool. Is it something you think you would use? Have you used this tool and if you have, what are your thoughts?
Let’s get the conversation going in the comments below!
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