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Several n00b Questions, and a Suggestion


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Old Sep 17, 2014, 04:04 PM
Quantumn
 
5 posts · Sep 2014
Several n00b Questions, and a Suggestion

Hi, I'm enjoying Montezuma so far. It was quite a shock when I went to make theme changes and was presented with the raw .css files, but I'm adjusting. This theme is generally more for web developers than bloggers.

The site I'm working on is here and I've done quite a bit of rewiring to the base theme as you can see, but there are a few things I can't figure out.

- I'd like the sidebar on the -left- rather than the right. Is this possible?

- I'd like to stop this half-color of titles thing. I can see it's not a simple comment-out, but my attempts to make the titles one color -and- change color on hover, have failed.

- I can't seem to set the font-weight of my article text. I've set it down to 200, which seems to come up when the page first loads, but then is overtaken by the bolding.

- Somehow the theme chooses a section of each article to present on the home page. Maybe it's the first 4 or 5 lines. Where is this decision made? .I'd like more lines, and I'd like to preserve my paragraphs; I have my <more> tag. And it seems to choose an arbitrary image from the article, which is usually squirrely and irrelevant to the title. Where is this decision made?

- How do I adjust the height of the header, where it says "Weblog..." I'd like to have more of the background image.

- I can't figure out where to put the background image for the article background. I've tried everywhere that makes sense and nothing works. I'd like this background also behind the sidebar, and I'd like to add a slight tint to the sidebar.

- Are there other choices for the format of the calendar widget?

And last I have a suggestion. I know it's not easy to wean off of Javascript, but the Tor Browser and other secure browsers can't do Javascript. That's the reason I'm moving to HTML5 and is why I'm here. Can maybe a view be taken to reducing the Javascript in successive releases? HTML5 should be able to cover everything.
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Old Sep 17, 2014, 05:43 PM
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23,765 posts · Mar 2009
OSX 10.11.5 WP 4.x Atahualpa(all) Safari, Firefox, Chrome
Quote:
- I'd like the sidebar on the -left- rather than the right. Is this possible?
MTO->Main Templates->Index.php move the 'widgetarea-one' <div>...</div> before the 'content' <div>...</div>
Quote:
- I'd like to stop this half-color of titles thing. I can see it's not a simple comment-out, but my attempts to make the titles one color -and- change color on hover, have failed.
do a forum search, this has been answered before
Quote:
- I can't seem to set the font-weight of my article text. I've set it down to 200, which seems to come up when the page first loads, but then is overtaken by the bolding.
go to MTO->CSS Files->posts.css and find the section
HTML Code:
/*****************************************
POST BODYCOPY
******************************************
<div class="post-bodycopy cf"><div class="post-date"></div><a class="comment-bubble">13</a>
	<p>...</p><p>...</p>
</div>
******************************************/

.post-bodycopy { 
	/* text-align: 		justify; */ 
}
and add yout font-size there
Quote:
- Somehow the theme chooses a section of each article to present on the home page. Maybe it's the first 4 or 5 lines. Where is this decision made? .I'd like more lines, and I'd like to preserve my paragraphs; I have my <more> tag. And it seems to choose an arbitrary image from the article, which is usually squirrely and irrelevant to the title. Where is this decision made?
MTO->->Sub Templates->postformat.php the line
HTML Code:
		<?php bfa_excerpt( 55, ' ...' ); ?>
click the 'Limited PHP Code tab in the upper right to see the explanation
Quote:
- How do I adjust the height of the header, where it says "Weblog..." I'd like to have more of the background image.
go use FireBug in Firefox, examine the code and see wjhat element and classes are in use, then add some CSS to increase the height
Quote:
- I can't figure out where to put the background image for the article background. I've tried everywhere that makes sense and nothing works. I'd like this background also behind the sidebar, and I'd like to add a slight tint to the sidebar.
You can't have tried everything or you would have figured it out. Try .post-bodycopy
Quote:
- Are there other choices for the format of the calendar widget?
the calendar widget is not part of the theme but you can style it by adding CSS in. I'd add any extra CSS to the end of MTO->CSS Files->various.css
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Old Sep 17, 2014, 07:54 PM
Quantumn
 
5 posts · Sep 2014
Thanks.

Quote:
Originally Posted by juggledad
MTO->Main Templates->Index.php move the 'widgetarea-one' <div>...</div> before the 'content' <div>...</div>
Oh my gosh. Well at least it wasn't a stupid question...


Quote:
Originally Posted by juggledad
MTO->->Sub Templates->postformat.php the line
HTML Code:
		<?php bfa_excerpt( 55, ' ...' ); ?>
click the 'Limited PHP Code tab in the upper right to see the explanation
This does seem to allow me to set the number of words from the article on the summary page.

But is there no way to stop it from eliminating my paragraph formatting, or let me choose where the breakpoint is, or keep it from randomly choosing pictures from the article? Those wrong pictures really mess up my weblog.


Quote:
Originally Posted by juggledad
You can't have tried everything or you would have figured it out. Try .post-bodycopy
Doesn't work in posts.css|post-bodycopy or layout.css|#main or several other places I've tried. Maybe it's not so important.

Last edited by juggledad; Sep 17, 2014 at 08:15 PM.
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Old Sep 17, 2014, 08:27 PM
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23,765 posts · Mar 2009
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Quote:
But is there no way to stop it from eliminating my paragraph formatting, or let me choose where the breakpoint is, or keep it from randomly choosing pictures from the article? Those wrong pictures really mess up my weblog.
change the excerpt to the_content()

HTML Code:
Doesn't work in posts.css|post-bodycopy or layout.css|#main or several other places I've tried.
where and what did you put in posts.css?
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Old Sep 17, 2014, 08:45 PM
Quantumn
 
5 posts · Sep 2014
Quote:
Originally Posted by juggledad
change the excerpt to the_content()
I'm lost with this. Just learned CSS yesterday.


Quote:
Originally Posted by juggledad
HTML Code:
Doesn't work in posts.css|post-bodycopy or layout.css|#main or several other places I've tried.
where and what did you put in posts.css?
.post-bodycopy {
background: transparent url("https://quantum-sci.com/cacook/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Back-paper.jpg") -10px 0px repeat;
text-align: justify;
}

Also tried it in content.css under body { and several other places.

I find I need to edit breadcrumbs.php. (I want to change "Blog" to "WebLog") Other themes don't want you to modify the core files as they will only be replaced in an upgrade. Is there any protocol I should follow for this change, beside just making a note? (breadcrumbs.php is not in SubTemplates)

With the customization I've done with this theme, will MTO|Export back up all the .css files along with customization settings? The help file doesn't say. Is there a recommended method, other than just FTPing the theme from my blog?
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Old Sep 18, 2014, 04:52 AM
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23,765 posts · Mar 2009
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With the customization I've done with this theme, will MTO|Export back up all the .css files along with customization settings? The help file doesn't say. Is there a recommended method, other than just FTPing the theme from my blog?
The theme options are stored in the database and will not be effected by theme updates.

If you have changed anything in the theme files, those changes will be wiped out during an upgrade.
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