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[resolved] Bullet Points Not Working (16 posts)

  1. Mark Gordon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi folks.

    I'm using the Blackbird WordPress Theme. I'm trying to use bullet points (unordered list) in the WordPress page editor. They're there on the edit page, but don't translate to the web page. The same is true of the number points (ordered list).

    I've noticed that I also have to press return twice to get a single paragraph break on the published web page. Does anyone know how I can get the text editor to work properly?

    MG.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Try using Firefox with the Firebug add-on for this kind of CSS troubleshooting. Or use whatever developer tool is available in your web browser.

  3. Mark Gordon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think this is a problem on the back end esmi.

    For instance, I've noticed that if I use the 'text' tab in the WordPress page editor, the code ' ' imposes a visual break. There are a couple of points where I want a paragraph break, and saw in the text tab, this code is missing. I can type it into the text and update the page and all will be well... until a short while later, when I'll find the code in the text tab (and the actual visual break on the webpage) have both disappeared again!

  4. Mark Gordon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh. it seems you can't write code in the forum! that code I was referring to is '& b s p ;'

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I think this is a problem on the back end

    Can you replicate the problem using the default theme with all plugins deactivated to confirm this? The issue is specific to your site and does not seem to have affected WordPress 3.5's other 12 million users. :-)

  6. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This has been asked before (try searching the forums) and has to do with the lack of padding on lists in that theme - so you'll need to add that back in - try this:

    ul {
       list-style: disc;
       padding-left: 20px;
    ]
  7. Mark Gordon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Kinda makes me feel special :)

    I'll go and check.

  8. Mark Gordon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    WPogi - That bit of code undoes all the CSS editing that I've done to the theme. (I pasted it into the Blackbird theme 'styling options' area).

  9. Mark Gordon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes - the problem does seem to be theme specific. Pity. The theme works really well for my purposes otherwise.

  10. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    re: 'posting code in the forum'
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Forum_Welcome#Posting_Code

    just a typo;
    should be closed with a curly bracket } like so:

    ul {
       list-style: disc;
       padding-left: 20px;
    }
  11. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If it "undoes" CSS - you likely have a syntax error - try validating it - http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/

    (you WILL see errors - not all are problematic - look for parse errors in the code you've modified.

    EDIT -- oops, that was MY error - sorry - not enough coffee yet - it's only 6 am here! Thanks Alchymyth :).

  12. Mark Gordon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks folks. I have to run, but I'll try the code with the curly bracket at the end. WPogi - you're a better [wo]man than I, dealing with this sort of thing at 6AM!

    MG.

  13. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    WPyogi is the best!
    Sorry Alchymyth, you're second.

  14. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    not enough coffee yet - it's only 6 am here!

    'the early bird catches the worm'

    WPyogi is the best!

    I totally agree :-)

  15. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'd say it's the other way round - LOL! I vote for everyone being on the top of this heap! You too, AN!

    And Mark, yep, it's woman!

  16. Mark Gordon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi folks. Yes - that code did it. Thanks so much Alchymyth and WPogi. (And sorry about the sex change!)

    You are stars!

    MG.

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