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How to Center Feature Images on WordPress in 3 steps

Fixing and customizing a blog template is something that took me months to learn to do on Blogspot.  Since, I bought my domain and moved to WordPress, it’s a whole new world.

Today, I spent the whole afternoon trying to figure out how to center the feature images on my blog.  After reading what seemed like hundreds of different WordPress forum posts, I finally found one that worked!

Here’s the link if you want to read the original post: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/post-size-and-featured-image-centering-sempress-theme

First, download the Simple Custom CSS plugin.

Second, go to appearance and click on “Custom CSS”

Third, add the code listed below to the plugin and click “update CSS”

 

Add in this code: center feature image

And you’re done!  I hope this code saves you some time and a headache.

If you have any questions or comments, leave them below!

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The Pros and Cons of Loop Giveaways

Loop giveaways are the new blogging trend that everyone is jumping on.  You can’t go on Instagram without finding an active loop giveaway.  Before you join a loop giveaway, there are quite a few pros and cons of loop giveaways you have to consider.

For blogging beginners and long-time bloggers, it’s a great way to gain a lot of followers really, really fast.  In a matter of days, you can gain anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand followers.  This may sound like something that is too good to be true and it can be (in some cases).

Since loop giveaways are so popular, there have been quite a few scams on the internet where people will pocket the money from other bloggers and fail to put together a giveaway.  Make sure you do your research and trust the person you are giving your money to.

My rule of thumb is to only join loop giveaways with bloggers who have held successful loops in the past and/or bloggers who are a part of notable networks such as Lucky Contributor and Her Campus.

Before joining a loop giveaway, check out this list of the Pros and Cons of loop giveaways.

The Pros

  • Gain lots of followers very quickly
  • Get to network and talk to a lot of other bloggers
  • Give your blog and you a whole lot more exposure
The Cons
  • Lose about a 100 to (sometimes even) 200 followers a few weeks or months after the giveaway
  • To keep up your numbers, you have to do more giveaways

More giveaways means more followers but it also means more money.  And if you are not in a situation where you can shell out $30 to $40 each week/month to participate in a giveaway then this might not be the best idea to grow your following.

For beginning bloggers, loop giveaways can give you the foundation to build a larger audience.  I gained over 400+ followers on Instagram from loop giveaways.  Since then, I have organically gained another 200+ followers by posting quality photos.

If you have any questions, just comment down below!

The HTML Code for Aligning Social Media Icons

Hello Beauties,
This post is not about fashion, but I believe that this post will become quite useful.  I’m a relatively new blogger and I am constantly trying to reformat my blog, so that it looks presentable and up to my standards.  I like to set goals for myself and it feels good to achieve them.  From reformatting my blog, I had to start looking at html code.  And this is really a completely different language.  Don’t let the familiar letters of the alphabet fool you!  Well, I had a really hard time getting all the social media icons to line up properly.  So, I’m here to share a little cheat code with you guys.  I could not find this anywhere on the internet.  I sat in front of my computer with a million tabs open on my browser, trying to figure the HTML coding out for aligning social media icons.  And there was a not single website that just typed it all out, so here it is.

Here’s to making your life easier.


All you have to do is insert your website, the link of the social media icon (written in .png or .jpg), and the width and height of the icon.  These places are indicated in bold.  Then you’re done!  Congratulations, you have a beautiful set of aligned social media icons!

The code:

Some tips with the code:

  • This code is for multiple social media site
  • Wherever it says social media site, type in a different one
  • Be careful and always match the right social media site to the icon
  • Double check by filling in the code then clicking on each icon to make sure it directs you to the right site
  • Height and width should be the same number if you don’t want the icon to stretch
I hope this code is of some help to you!  I know it took me a while to figure it out.  Leave some comments below if you have questions.  I am, by no means a professional, and I may not even know what I’m talking about.  But I’m just here to share some things that I have learned.And I’m very sorry that you can’t just copy and paste the code.  I had to post the code as a picture or the Blogger HTML editor kept fixing the code.  I know it’s quite a lot of typing, but I hope you guys still find it helpful!

I hope you guys have a wonderful day and I’ll talk to you guys soon!
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