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Comment Spacing (18 posts)

  1. CybernautM71
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    On my new WordPress blog (recently ported from MovableType).. I find I have a very "squished" look on my comments section. The first comment on a post (when there are multiple comments).. and the first entry field for the name when you are entering comments.. is jammed up tight against the heading.. instead of under it, as it is supposed to be.
    I'm new to coding.. very very new to it.. and this seems so different from MT.. could anyone give me any simple ideas on how to put in a space?
    my weblog addy is http://www.myowncommotion.org/wordpress/

  2. oriecat
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I think you probably just need some in there somewhere. Play around in wp-comments.php and see if you can locate the right text and then put that in and see if it helps. Just do one at a time so you can remember where it was and erase them if it isn't right. (maybe copy and make a backup first, just in case! :)

  3. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    OMG what kind of idea is that ??????. Please. Style the CSS.

  4. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Cybernaut - you've got no comment styling in there at all.
    Check what came with the default install.

  5. oriecat
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well maybe I am just stupid, but in all of my installs and most installs I have looked at there is a after the H2 for Leave a comment, then it says Line and paragraph breaks blah blah... and as you can see on his page, it doesn't say that, so he appears to have also deleted the p which would give him a break after Leave a comment, which is what seems to be what he needs. To me anyway. *shrug*

  6. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Yeah - the guys who did some of the fancy styles in the style sheet comp kind of skipped on some of the details.

  7. oriecat
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Ok, I can understand that using a p isn't right, since there is no paragraph of info going into it, like in my examples. (Then how about a
    ?) How do you style something in a way so that it breaks after it, or do you style the thing after so it breaks before? I don't mean to be a retard, I really do want to understand this better.

  8. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well what we do not want to do is find the comments page and start adding anything to it at all. Comments selectors are already in the CSS file. All we need do is add a top margin or some padding / fancy borders / whatever, in there. We do not want to be hand coding br tags all over the place.

  9. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    To be exact in #feedback.

  10. serendipity
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    You've got other problems, too.
    on this post & comments the page says it's utf-8, but in the main story are all non-unicode characters; in the comments they're apostrophes. How do you generate your posts?

  11. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I beg your pardon. The proper selector for the CSS is h2 # comments. Incidentally the comments are now in lists for our added convenience. It is just basic list styling.

  12. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Houston we have a problem. Cybernaut can you confirm you are fitted with WP 1.2 please.

  13. CybernautM71
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    As far as I know I have the most recent edition of WP. As I am a severe newbie a friend of mine uploaded it... I'll ocnfess to being the one that butchered the comments code. I thought it was a glitch having all that exposed code, so I deleted it :(
    I fear I have mangled everything. I am hoping I don't have to ask her to totally reinstall, though :(

  14. CybernautM71
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Btw, thanks for all the answers so far.

  15. Root
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Ah. You've fessed up now. Thats good. Welcome to CSS.

  16. CybernautM71
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Up until the newest post, all the previous posts were in my MovableType blog. All of the errors with the apostrophes and such, are something that happened in the port over.
    So, there is no simple easy fix to this comment question, right? I've added the break tags, and nada...
    I haven't the foggiest clue how or where to add any buffer or margin tags...
    Are the wordpress comments supposed to have all of that exposed code look, like it did when it was default? What is the purpose of it? All I wanted was a nice clean design, which is why I stupidely deleted it :(

  17. oriecat
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well you got the Name box moved down!
    The code was a listing that showed what html tags are allowed in comments, so people would know. I usually delete it myself on mine and just leave the part that says "Line and paragraph breaks automatic, email addresses never displayed."

  18. CybernautM71
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Ok, it isn't pretty.. but I figured out a way to do what I want. I'll admit that I'm lame enough to have Dreamweaver uploaded while not knowing how to use it (yet)..
    I just cheated and had it show me a live view of my code, until i fixed my snafu..
    Hopefully i'll learn and make my OWN CSS style soon, and won't have to annoy all you guys..
    thanks SO much though, the WP forums already seem much nicer and helpful than the MT ones ever did

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