Video 2 Flexibility3 Quick Change Settings

In video 3 of the Flexibility3 Theme series I go over the Quick Change Settings.

I hope you enjoy them.

Remember to maximize the video to watch in full screen–click on the button that looks like this–on the bottom of the video.

In this video I start out with the first option in the theme–Quick Change Settings


  1. Diana on November 26, 2010 at 3:14 pm


    Thanks for telling me about the footer and how to get rid of the built in monetization. Hope it is still only $27.

  2. hollypowell on November 27, 2010 at 1:51 pm


    I think Ryan has gone up to $47–but still a good deal–in my humble opinion

  3. Dale on November 28, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    I’m justing getting started with my first self hosted blog and it’s amazing the great help that’s out there. Great videos, easy to follow. I appreciate the added insight and commentary. Thanks

  4. Kent on December 9, 2010 at 3:09 am

    How do you get rid of the “About my Blog? It says “just type and it will be automatically replaced.” Sorry, but that’s not true. There is no WYSIWYG editor. All you see in the page you are referred to is a mess of CSS with no readable text, no way to change it or get rid of it. Basically, I don’t want “About my Blog” at all if it is this terribly difficult to edit or get rid of. But there is no obvious method to remove it.

    I’ve worked with html for a long time and understand it. Have to be honest and say I really hate wordpress so far but know I need to use it. If this software could incorporate a normal web page editor that is truly WYSIWYG, it would be a great stride forward. I DO like the look, though, and the idea of the tabs. Just has to be taken a step further. But a good start. And your videos are well done and a good length. K

  5. hollypowell on December 9, 2010 at 6:28 am


    I hear your frustration–there are basically 4 components to working in wordpress.
    #1 Your basic wordpress install–with the dashboard
    #2 The theme you decide to work with
    #3 Plugins that make doing anything in wordpress easy
    #4 Widgets

    Once you go through all the options of working in each of those components–you will learn to love wordpress as much as I do.

    I see in your next comment you found your answer: Settings, General

    You can actually work in html using the editor and setting up custom pages for your blog–I just don’t happen to have tutorials for that at the moment.

    Thanks again for visiting my site and I hope I can lower your frustration level a bit.

  6. Alan - Commercial Photographer on January 18, 2011 at 5:01 pm


    I am just getting started and you video is easy viewing. I was recommended the flexibility theme and told it was easy and as you have shown it is.

    Thanks you for putting these videos togeather!

  7. ShariLee Beynon on February 5, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    Where do I go to upgrade Flexibility3? When I looked for it, it is $127. – not $27. Has the price changed that much, or am I looking in the wrong place? Thanks! ShariLee
    PS: I LOVE your videos – they are a great help

  8. hollypowell on February 28, 2011 at 4:38 pm


    I do love this theme…that’s for sure.


  9. hollypowell on February 28, 2011 at 4:45 pm


    I answer this question here

    Hope this helps.

  10. Mr WordPres$uccess on March 24, 2011 at 2:48 am


    I’m just starting to work my way through your Flexibility 3 videos and I’m convinced that this is video #2 that’s going over the Quick Change Settings. You began this post by saying, “In video 3… I go over the Quick Change Settings.” – did I miss something?

    Thanks for sharing how to remove the ads by purchasing the theme ($47 as of this moment).

  11. Holly Powell on April 12, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    hmm, I’ll have to take a look at my videos and see where I made a mistake. I think I cover everything–but will def look to make sure.

  12. Charles R on May 2, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Hi Holly,
    On the default flex3 theme it seems that the about side widget is smooshed to and is too small opposie hello world. However in this video when you changed the color to blue it seemed to correct itself. I tried that and mine is still too small and the word about is hidden. Do you know how I can fix that? Thanks.

  13. Holly Powell on May 3, 2011 at 6:45 am

    You can change the widget size in your options–same place you can change your content size.

    Hope this helps.

  14. Robin on May 21, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Holly, I bought the purchased theme from Ryan. I still have the very bottom of the footer with a clickable link to another site that came with this theme. How do I change it so go to my affiliate site instead?

  15. Lon K on June 4, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Hi Holly,
    I’ve been exploring the Flex3 theme but have run into a glitch with the color picker. The color palette window doesn’t pop-up. I’ve reinstalled the latest WordPress 3.1.3, as well as the Flexibility 3 theme, but still no color picker. Have you encountered this? Does it require a separate install of the color picker software to function?

    An unrelated question is whether you’ve tried to integrate Buddypress with the Flex 3 theme?

    I’ll be interested in your upcoming videos on create new html page layouts for the theme.


  16. Agnes Saam on June 26, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    I love this theme many options and changes you can do to your page.


  17. Joan on July 3, 2011 at 1:57 am

    Hi Holly,

    The most beautiful and functional theme I’ve come across – and believe me, I’ve done extensive research! I’ve fallen totally in love with it. Which version of WP is required?


  18. Holly Powell on July 3, 2011 at 9:23 am

    I’ve used the Flexibility theme for over a year now–so the theme works beautifully on all the past versions. And Ryan does a good job in keeping the theme updated to work with the latest versions–so you should be o.k.

  19. Holly Powell on July 3, 2011 at 9:25 am

    I have not encountered the color picker issue.
    If you are having trouble–shoot a quick video using jing and let Ryan know so he can check it out.

    I have not used buddypress with this theme–but we do use backupbuddy.

  20. Holly Powell on July 3, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Are you talking about the “small row” of affiliate links at the bottom? or are you talking about the two blocks of affiliate links in the feature footer area?
    If you’re talking about the “small row” you need to install the licensed theme.
    If you’re talking about the feature footer area–those can be edited in the footer widgets.

  21. JoelinPDX on July 27, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    What has happened to the options. When I click appearance > options all I get is an ad for FlexTheme or some plug-in. I can’t find the options screen pictured in the videos on any tab. Apparently they are no longer supporting the Flexibility 3 theme. If I can’t, or don’t want to, afford the $197 for FlexTheme, I guess I’m out of luck.

  22. Holly Powell on August 1, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    You may have to do a fix that Ryan talks about here:

    There is still support for the Flex3 theme:

  23. Shirley on October 11, 2011 at 7:34 pm


    I am just starting out and apparently every little tiny step gets me even more lost! Talk about feeling ignorant. I am trying to change the colors to my site and I can’t get any changes to save! It seems to be remaining in default.

    Remember, I am VERY new to this. I can check email and surf the web, that’s about it. Thank you for your videos.

  24. Shirley on October 11, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    O.K…I think I AM a ding dong!! I figured it out…refresh…ya…missed that one. Thanks anyways!

  25. donna on October 17, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    I am brand new to flexibilty3. I was following your video tutorial and when I tried to change the color font on the quick change tab this is the error message i get. “Your stylesheet is not writable. Loosen the write permissions on style.css until you no longer see this message when saving. The default value is 644 on most servers, but you may need to increase it for your particular server. You may also have the theme installed improperly. Make sure the theme folder structure is /wp-content/themes/flexibility3/ and nothing different.” How do i fix that?

  26. Holly Powell on October 29, 2011 at 11:40 am


    I’m sure you’re not a ding dong!!! How funny…you made me smile today and I thank you for that

  27. Kamrul Hassan on June 4, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Hi Holly,
    I just want to know more about the free version. You said in your video that there are some adsense ads at the bottom of the free version and there are some product ads on the right side of the page. Now what I like to know about these adsense ads and the products ads are : Can I insert my own Google Adsense PUB IDS on these adsense ads. And can I insert my affiliate links on the products that are showing at the right side of the blog page.

    I would appreciate very much for letting me know the answers of these two things above.


  28. Holly Powell on June 7, 2013 at 11:59 am

    If you’re using the free version you can’t change the bottom ads (the ones in the footer); however you can change the adsense ads that are in your top feature and bottom feature and if you have widget ads you can change those.

    Hope this answers your question.

    Holly Powell

  29. Holly Powell on June 10, 2013 at 5:10 pm


    The ads that way at the bottom of the site (below your footer) can not be edited with your adsense links.

    The ads that are in the top feature or bottom feature and the right side widgets can be changed and you can use your own affiliate links.

    Hope this answers your questions.


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