Posted onSeptember 5, 2013
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In the last Intro to CSS post, we looked at how to identify selectors that you can target in your theme. Remember, a selector is the code a site uses to make changes to how things display.
Today, we’re going to explore one particular part of the Developer Tools, the Matched CSS Rule pane, and see how you can use it identify declarations and start tinkering with your site. A declaration is the part of the CSS rule that tells the CSS what to do — make this font bigger! Change the background color! The Matched CSS Rule pane shows us how selectors are currently being used on the site, which can teach you what kinds of declarations you can use, show you why your declaration might not be working, and let you preview CSS edits on your site.
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It’s easier than ever to add another dimension to your posts with embedded videos or tweets: announcing the Media Explorer, a new media curation tool that lets you add trending content from Twitter and YouTube without ever leaving your post editor!
To access the Media Explorer, simply click “Add Media” while editing a post, as you would to insert a photo. You’ll see a couple of new options below the familiar image tools: The Twitter Explorer lets you find tweets by keyword or hashtag, by tweets to or from a specific user, and by geographic location — search for tweets using any of those parameters right in the same window: Want eyewitness stories on some breaking news? You can pull tweets from people on the ground into your blog ASAP — the geographic search is the next best thing to having someone there: The YouTube Explorer changes the way…
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