After selecting Graph Paper Press, WordPress and Photoshelter as suitable hosts for my blog I set about getting things exactly how I wanted them.
I have no HTML or programming knowledge and despite being an IT engineer by trade, there was a good deal of guesswork involved to achieve my goals and get everyrthing ‘just so’.

One of the niggly things that I couldn’t find a solution to was drop down menu customisation.I knew that I was able to add a menu within the theme navigation settings, however there were two links that I could not find. Both ‘Subscribe’ and ‘Gallery Menu’ were not capitalised and I couldn’t find anywhere to edit or change this within the menu options. I needed to change these to ‘C’apitalise the titles and menu options as the lower case typeface does not fit with the look and feel of the rest of the site.

After searching for some time I had almost given up. I stumbled upon the solution whilst looking for something totally different.

The links are detailed in NAV.PHP and can be changed in the theme template editor within WordPress.

<a href=”<?php echo $photoshelter_name; ?>” title=”<?php _e(‘Image Archive’,’gpp_i18n’); ?>”><?php _e(‘Image Archive‘,’gpp_i18n’); ?></a>
<li><a href=”<?php echo $photoshelter_name; ?>” title=”<?php _e(‘archive home’,’gpp_i18n’); ?>”><?php _e(‘Archive Home‘,’gpp_i18n’); ?></a></li>
<li><a href=”<?php echo $photoshelter_name; ?>/gallery-list” title=”<?php _e(‘galleries’,’gpp_i18n’); ?>”><?php _e(‘Galleries‘,’gpp_i18n’); ?></a></li>
<li><a href=”<?php echo $photoshelter_name; ?>/search-page” title=”<?php _e(‘search archive’,’gpp_i18n’); ?>”><?php _e(‘Search Archive‘,’gpp_i18n’); ?></a></li>
<li><a href=”<?php echo $photoshelter_name; ?>/lbx/lbx-list” title=”<?php _e(‘lightbox’,’gpp_i18n’); ?>”><?php _e(‘Lightbox‘,’gpp_i18n’); ?></a></li>
<li><a href=”<?php echo $photoshelter_name; ?>/cart/cart-show” title=”<?php _e(‘cart’,’gpp_i18n’); ?>”><?php _e(Cart‘,’gpp_i18n’); ?></a></li>
<li><a href=”<?php echo $photoshelter_name; ?>/usr/usr-account” title=”<?php _e(‘client login’,’gpp_i18n’); ?>”><?php _e(‘Client Login‘,’gpp_i18n’); ?></a></li>
<li><a href=”<?php echo $photoshelter_name; ?>/about” title=”<?php _e(‘about’,’gpp_i18n’); ?>”><?php _e(‘About‘,’gpp_i18n’); ?></a></li>

As always, make a copy before changing anything, I simply cut and paste into NOTEPAD.
I have no idea what the .PHP means or how it calls the operations, therefore I would not be able to add menu items, however editing and removal was be easy. I simply searched for the word I wanted to change.

Once my edit was complete the change was copied over to Photoshelter using the new one touch importer. The final stage was to manually re-add the line for my custom favicon.

This was an easy hack with minimal danger provided a back-up of the .PHP is taken. The code can be simply pasted back into the editor and re-saved.