I’ve been using the BLOGGER PRO word press theme by Design Disease for using this theme hehehehe:-)) for more than a month now and I love the theme. However I wanted to accomplish some stuff that I see are done by other bloggers on their site using the same theme as I have. In order to do this I have to tweak the theme a little bit.
There are times that I get discouraged, especially when I could not find a solution to the desired effect I am looking for. I am sometimes tempted to switch themes in order to solve the problem immediately. However until now I have resisted that temptation. I figure out that it is better to face the problem than run away from it. I always tend to look at the glass half full hence I decided to stick it out with this theme and study hard in order to achieve the desired effect I want implemented on my blog.
As I said I am no HTML expert, and I mostly rely on widgets to make tweaks to my blog. However since I desire to transcend to the level beyond the ordinary blogger, I was forced to hack my way around the theme deleting and adding html codes into the theme editor as necessary.
A blogger who uses the same theme as I have, has managed to place google ads just below his blog title and above his post. I wanted to achieve that effect too.
After several hours of viewing the source, and trying to find out where to insert the google adsense codes, I finally accomplished what I planned in achieving. If you notice in this blog, you can see that I now have google ads displayed at the top of the post, just below the blog title, I also have google ads and a webhosting ad displayed at the top of the footer. So here are the steps to achieve this:
1.) In your Word Press administration panel go to Presentation > Theme Editor > Main Index Template.
2.) To place ad below the header, Place the google adsense code below the first line of code (which is <?php get_header(); ?>) You can get the google adsense code at your google adsense account. Or if you wish you can get the html codes of other ads and place it here.
3.) Enter the HTML code <hr NOSHADE> in order to place a line below your adsense code in order to separate your first post from the ads.
4.) To place ads just above the footer, scroll down and place google adsense codes or any other html ad codes just above the last line of code (The last line is <?php get_footer(); ?>)
5.) If you wish to put a space between the codes use the html code “<p>” (Without the quotes)
If you have any other ideas on how to improve the BLOGGER PRO theme, drop me a comment.