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  1. keyalea
    Contributor Day Volunteer
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've been using Magazine Basic for a couple of years for a green blogging site.

    It was exactly what I was looking for. I realize that I need to update it, but at the time that I was setting it up, I didn't know how to set up a child theme. Word to the wise: Instead of making modifications to the theme - like I did, set up a child theme, then you can easily update it, while keeping the changes that you want.

  2. jastray
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Keyalea,

    I have just visited your green blogging site and I was astonished when I saw that your Facebook Fan Box does match precisely with the sidebar.

    Facebook has recently changed their minimum width
    https://developers.facebook.com/docs/reference/plugins/like-box/

    Now my sidebar is spoiled, and I have had to uninstall the widget. You can see an example here

    I have googled looking for solutions, but either they don't work or I have not managed myself to implement them.

    How have yo sort this out? Have you edited CSS file? Theme? or is something that the widget you are using solves by itself? I'm using Simple Facebook Connect plugin.

    I would really appreciate if you share how did you solve this issue

    Thanks in advance
    Jorge

  3. keyalea
    Contributor Day Volunteer
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Jorge,

    In order to get the facebook widget, I created a developer account with facebook and inserted an iframe. I then specified the dimensions of the iframe, such that it is 160px in width and 487px in height. I didn't use a plugin. The code can be seen with firebug, but I'll also insert it below:

    <iframe scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" style="border:none; overflow:hidden; width:160px; height:487px;" src="http://www.facebook.com/plugins/likebox.php?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fgreenpassivesolar&width=160&colorscheme=light&connections=10&stream=false&header=true&height=487">

    Because the mag theme is configured to have two sidebars of 165px (? - I think) each in width, the 160px declaration seems to work. I might have added code in the css to center and add some padding to content in the widget.

    Hope this helps you.

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