The Custom Design upgrade will let you customize your blog’s CSS and upload your own favicon to make your blog more personal.


CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is a kind of code that tells the browser how to render a web page. Here’s an example:

img { border: 2px solid red; }

That line basically means “give all images a red border two pixel thick.”

The CSS editor will let you modify the stylesheet of your blog: borders, images, navigation items, widgets, margins (…)

You can give it a try for free if you go to  Appearance → Edit CSS in your blog’s dashboardJust edit your CSS and hit the Preview button. You can either make changes to your current theme’s stylesheet (using the classes and IDs provided by your theme)  or start from scratch if you’re a pro.

CSS Help

CSS is not very hard to learn. If you already know a little HTML it will be fun to move things around on the web page by changing your stylesheet. There are many online tutorials to help you get started. The following are the ones recommended by WordPress: