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[SOLVED] Author Bio help


  #1  
Old Sep 15, 2010, 03:47 PM
lnsokol
 
14 posts · Jul 2010
Still new to this I am trying to figure out what I should do for a bio. I would like it to appear below
http://laurasokolphotography.com/blog/
the header image. I see that I can place a Bio widget on the sidebar but I am not using them. I would like an image next to it. I had thought that maybe a 'sticky post' would work but it didn't look like I wanted. How would you do it?
Thanks in advance.
Laura Sokol
  #2  
Old Sep 15, 2010, 04:14 PM
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lmilesw
 
10,174 posts · Jul 2009
Central New York State USA
I think a sticky post could work. Just style it to fit with the site. You could add a new widget area for this but I don't know what you would gain over a sticky. What was it about a sticky post that didn't look right to you?
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  #3  
Old Sep 15, 2010, 04:19 PM
lnsokol
 
14 posts · Jul 2010
Having the photo in there. I'll try it again and post to see what you think. What do you think of the site at present? I wish that I could get the background to start at the center then work its way outward too. It is just the one dot repeating.
Thanks for the super quick response.
Laura sokol
  #4  
Old Sep 15, 2010, 04:28 PM
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lmilesw
 
10,174 posts · Jul 2009
Central New York State USA
I really like the site. I just added it to my list of Atahualpa sites I especially like. I think changing your background code to the following will do what you want.
HTML Code:
background: url("/blog/wp-content/themes/atahualpa353/images/background-8.gif") repeat fixed center top transparent;
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  #5  
Old Sep 15, 2010, 04:36 PM
lnsokol
 
14 posts · Jul 2010
LARRY!!! Yes that is exactly what I was looking for!!! Thank you soooo much. I still don't have enough money to donate... but I have been talking your awesomeness up. Flynn did an amazing job with this and all of you moderators are AMAZING. I have referred a few friends wanting to get their own sites going to Atahualpa. I love it. My hubby's company (an online school) is looking to update with a more SEO happy site and I sent them your way. They will be donating soon I'm sure.

I am having issues finding the way to make a sticky post. My brain is gone today.

Thanks again. Laura Sokol
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Old Sep 15, 2010, 04:47 PM
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lmilesw
 
10,174 posts · Jul 2009
Central New York State USA
When you are creating a post you will see the word "Visibility" in the Publish box on the right with an edit link next to it. If you click the edit link you can check the box next to "Stick this post to the front page" to make it stick.

You can style this sticky by going to ATO>Style Posts & Pages>POST Container:STICKY
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Old Sep 15, 2010, 04:51 PM
lnsokol
 
14 posts · Jul 2010
Wonderful... I knew I had seen it somewhere. Off to try. Will post my success.
Again so grateful.
Laura
  #8  
Old Sep 15, 2010, 07:29 PM
lnsokol
 
14 posts · Jul 2010
Larry,
I have been in and out of working on it (I have three kiddos) and I remember the reason why I didn't want the sticky. There is the comment under, date over, and the uncategorized wording. I think that is why I was leaning toward not having it sticky and using a widget. Any suggestions. I did remove the 'no comment' or 'comments are closed' since I don't want that on any posts. I also don't want that post clickable. Just info on me no extra bells and whistles. So the photo is almost where I want it but it gave me a white border inbetween the border I gave it for some reason. I removed the other border that I thought could be causing it.
http://laurasokolphotography.com/blog
Any ideas are appreciated.
laura Sokol
  #9  
Old Sep 15, 2010, 11:02 PM
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lmilesw
 
10,174 posts · Jul 2009
Central New York State USA
For a new widget area that only shows on the front page add the following in ATO>Style & edit Center Column at the top of the Content ABOVE the LOOP box.
HTML Code:
<?php if( is_home() ) bfa_widget_area('name=My bio widget area'); ?>
Then add a text widget with code like the following. I had to wrap a div within a div to get the height. Otherwise the image overlapped the item below. These sizes are all approx.

HTML Code:
<div style="height:175px;"><div style="float:left;margin-right:5px;"><img src="http://laurasokolphotography.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/me-240x300.jpg" alt="" width="124" height="155" /></div>
Hi! My name is Laura and I am so glad you found my blog. This will be better once I figure out how to write my bio without writing a lame paragraph. Thanks for the patients.</div>
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Last edited by lmilesw; Sep 17, 2010 at 07:40 AM.
  #10  
Old Sep 16, 2010, 03:20 AM
lnsokol
 
14 posts · Jul 2010
I entered the first code where you said to but can not figure out to save my mind where to enter the

<div style="height:175px;"><div style="float:left;margin-right:5px;"><img src="http://laurasokolphotography.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/me-240x300.jpg" alt="" width="124" height="155" /></div>
Hi! My name is Laura and I am so glad you found my blog. This will be better once I figure out how to write my bio without writing a lame paragraph. Thanks for the patients.</div>

code. I know I have probably seen it but holy smokes I can't seem to find it. Not even close. I'm going to go to bed then hopefully the pillow will help my brain a touch.

Thank you again for your awesomeness,
Laura s
  #11  
Old Sep 16, 2010, 03:23 AM
lnsokol
 
14 posts · Jul 2010
I also was trying to get it to be at the top of every page under the header. I think that it helps if people are brought to my site via search engine looking for a specific post. I am drawn to that type of photog site. Is that possible?
Thanks again,
Laura s
  #12  
Old Sep 16, 2010, 09:51 AM
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lmilesw
 
10,174 posts · Jul 2009
Central New York State USA
To have the widget area on all pages use the basic code of
HTML Code:
<?php bfa_widget_area('name=My bio widget area'); ?>
Then when you go to Appearance>Widgets you will see a new widget area called My bio widget area. Just drag a text widget into that and use the other code I gave you. It may need to be tweaked for you particular situation.
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  #13  
Old Sep 16, 2010, 05:39 PM
lnsokol
 
14 posts · Jul 2010
Larry, Thank you again. I will give this a go. Spent the day helping my grandfather install a new Kodak printer and teaching him how to make a photo book. Now off to work on the site.
Best Regards,
Laura S
  #14  
Old Sep 17, 2010, 01:06 AM
lnsokol
 
14 posts · Jul 2010
Larry, After having my hubby help tweak it a bit your widget worked great! Thank you again so much. (now I just have to figure out what I did with my comments and I am almost ready to launch. Haa haa)
Thank you so much,
Laura S

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