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Does not work with custom BP theme (5 posts)

  1. stephen h
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Working with a customized/non-standard theme(not a BP child theme), this plugin simply does not work - the tab does not show, and it distorted the styles of pretty much everything on the page, with no way to disable the CSS or customize how it displays.

    Perhaps once some plugin options are developed I'll try it again.

  2. markpea
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Try downloading the plugin zip file and installing again.
    I had problems with this because the author forgot to include images and javascript subdirectories. But she has just updated it. The current download link does now give you the correct version. You may have to change the z-index in style.css so that it's greater than what's used for the theme's #header div. That's what I had to do. Check out this forum posting.
    Mark

  3. stephen h
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Cool, I'll look into it.

  4. stephen h
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the update, it worked - kinda. The tab shows up but still messes up all the rest of my CSS. I'll have to make some changes but it should work.

  5. stephen h
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok, so I have the plugin working now with a little grunt work. Nice job overall, by the way! Here's what I found was messing up the CSS in my site though...

    .clear{clear:both;height:0;line-height:0}
    .clearfix:after{content:".";display:block;height:0;clear:both;visibility:hidden}
    .clearfix{display:inline-block}
    * html .clearfix{height:1%} .clearfix{display:block}.clearfix{height:1%}.clearfix{display:block}

    I didn't have time today to figure out why it was messing up the entire layout, but I think it had something to do with the line-height and height settings being set so low - my whole page ended up being all scrunched together. Admittedly, I'm using a freely available WP theme custom-modded to work with BP as well as using a few other plugins, so I don't really have time to sort through the code to find out what/why the conflict was coming up.

    A couple thoughts...

    1. The plugin appears to work perfectly fine with the above CSS commented out completely. Quick testing in firefox/chrome/IE confirms this. I don't know what the above CSS is supposed to accomplish for functionality or design, perhaps you could enlighten me? Alternately, if your plugin is setting those class names .clear and .clearfix in the code somewhere, it occurs to me that those are pretty commonly used class names, and perhaps they could be changed to something more plugin-specific so they are less likely to conflict with other code?
    2. Now that I have the plugin working though, I see that the login tab only shows when the screen is scrolled all the way to the top of the page. Once the user scrolls down, the tab disappears until they scroll back up. Can the plugin be made fixed to the top of the browser window? I understand it's possible that my commenting out the above code could have disabled this very functionality, so feel free to let me know if that's the case. I also know this is something I can likely sort out myself, just thought I'd pass on the thought just in case. :)

    Thanks again for the work on this plugin. Any follow-up will be most appreciated!

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