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[resolved] Balance Theme - alignment of fields (5 posts)

  1. jbarrett888
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've just installed the Balance Child Theme and successfully set-up this widget to integrate with my AWeber account. I'm seeking help tweaking the style to get the three fields (First Name, Last Name, Email) to align. Currently, the bottom-most field (Email) is offset due to the arrow button just to its right. Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!

    The site in question is: http://tamingtech.net/


  2. Brandon Kraft
    Happiness Engineer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    My first idea:
    you could reduce the width of the email field to, say, 135px (I'd do it by adding a:

    .home-featured-right .enews #subbox {
    width: 135px;

    to avoid messing with the widget in other areas.

    That would tuck everything into alignment.

  3. jbarrett888
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the quick reply, Brandon. Since I'm still learning my way around HTML and CSS...my dumb Q:

    Should I add this via the plug-in editor, or via the Theme editor? Thanks again!

  4. Brandon Kraft
    Happiness Engineer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    We have to start at some point!

    You'd want to add it to your theme's style.css. The theme editor is the way you can do it from within the WordPress dashboard. You can add the code suggestion at the very bottom of style.css.

    The "best practice" way would be to use an FTP editor ( http://codex.wordpress.org/FTP_Clients ) to download the style.css file from your wp-content/themes/THEME-NAME folder, edit it on your computer, then upload it back to the server—keeping a backup just in case. With CSS, it is less critical (since it only impacts the visual part of your site) than when making changes to PHP (e.g. your theme's function.php file. If you have the wrong typo, a bad change to functions.php could create an error that would prevent your site from working).

    Generally, you won't want to edit anything via the Plugin editor. Any time a plugin is updated, it would override any edits made.

    I hope that helps and makes sense!

  5. jbarrett888
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks - it worked perfectly, and yes, your explanation makes sense, too, re: theme editor, FTP editor, and Plugin editor!

    I have used an FTP editor but it makes me super nervous... just need to get a bit more comfortable learning how everything fits together.

    Appreciate your help!

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