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  1. factchecker
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    http://thescottboard.com/blog/

    Ok - I am new to WordPress and php, but I think I have this working using the Pool Theme. We just need to enter about 300 more venue posts. I do have four issues so far:

    1) The fold-out cats work great, but they are too slow. I am hosted on Yahoo.

    2) I added a border around the post titles, but what's with the dividing line after the last non-blank? I think this is where I added the border:

    #noticias h2, #noticias h2 a {
    color: #0090DA;
    font-size: 18px;
    font-weight: normal;
    margin: 20px 0 0 0;
    text-decoration: none;
    border: 2px solid #66A8CC;
    }

    3) The links color is too bright. I'm horrible when it comes to colors, does anyone know a complimentary color that would match the heading?

    4) This is a big request, and I can't figure out if it's possible even after hours of reading. I want to make another dropdown to make it easy to chose the posts only for the 1st American Idol, Kelly Clarkson, and show beneath it the cities she has performed in and go right to those posts. She has been to a few hundred venues (posts) world-wide (not all entered yet), and it's not practical to choose Kelly from the fold out cats and page through all of her stuff. All posts have at least one artist category and a location. So, I want posts for ID 35, all non-artist cats in her drop down. (Artists start with * or AI).

    Sorry for the long post, my categories are set up like this:

    597 *AMERICAN IDOLS
    144 — AI1*Finalists
    36 — AI1-Justin Guarini
    35 — AI1-Kelly Clarkson
    142 — AI2*Finalists
    106 — AI2-Carmen Rasmusen
    30 — AI2-Clay Aiken
    423 *GUEST IDOLS
    39 — *Al Jarreau
    40 — *Andrea Bocelli
    41 — *Ashford & Simpson
    384 AUSTRALIA
    389 — AU-Brisbane
    385 — AU-Byron Bay
    390 — AU-Melbourne
    598 CANADA
    13 — CA-Alberta
    15 — CA-British Columbia
    348 — — CA-BC-Vancouver
    590 — — CA-BC-Victoria
    596 UNITED STATES
    8 — US-Alabama
    56 — — US-AL-Birmingham
    73 — — US-AL-Huntsville

  2. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    #2 look at what you have going on:

    #noticias h2, #noticias h2 a {
    color: #0090DA;
    font-size: 18px;
    font-weight: normal;
    margin: 20px 0 0 0;
    text-decoration: none;
    border: 2px solid #66A8CC;
    }

    you are applying a border to both elements, seperate those out, one decalaration for h2 and and one for h2, apply a border to one or the other, and specify a width to the one you do apply the border to.

    Figure out #3 with this:

    http://wellstyled.com/tools/colorscheme2/index-en.html

  3. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    to follow up:

    #noticias h2{
    width: 570px; <--- for instance
    border: 2px solid blue; <--- for instance
    color: #0090DA;
    font-size: 18px;
    font-weight: normal;
    margin: 20px 0 0 0;
    text-decoration: none;
    }

    #noticias h2 a:hover {
    background: transparent;
    color: #6EB9E0;
    }

  4. factchecker
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks! I tried it, but the dividing line was still there. I'm taking the border off of the titles for now. Maybe I can find another way to make the posts look more distinct from one another. Maybe I can figure out an < hr > or something.

  5. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    if you did that, and still saw the border, youre using wp-cache and you need to clear it to see the changes. I saw the changes immediately using firefox AND the web-dev extension.. in other words, what I pasted above works; applying the border to the h2 tag alone.

    See this: http://www.village-idiot.org/broke/sample.gif

    Ive made the border red so that you might see it clearer.

    It would be nice, generally speaking, if suggestions werent dismissed so easily after someone asks for help. Good luck all the same. Fwiw, I like it better without the border.

  6. factchecker
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Oh, I'm dumb --- I didn't separate. Now your code works for me. I turned off the wp-cache because someone said if you are updating posts contantly, it is worthless. I dunno.

    Now I'm going to try to find a deeper color for the links and categories that matches.

  7. whooami
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    yes, that wp-cache thing is a pain in the ass, to say the least. Leave it off, youll be happier with your editing :)

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