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[resolved] Editing The Erudite (25 posts)

  1. Power Kitten
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi folks

    I've decided to use The Erudite as my theme. Looks great!

    Only problem is, I can't find something I want to change in editor mode. I want to get rid of the 'blogroll' part that comes up when clicking on 'further information'. I can't seem to find any references to it in the template files.

    Am hoping for a simple solution to this, as I am not very tech-minded at all!

    Thanks for your help.

  2. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Where does this "blogroll" appear? i.e. where is the "Further Information" link?

    Also, a link to your site might help.

  3. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Also, try the Theme Options. One of the following two options may be what you're looking for:

    * Disable 'Keep Reading' (Turns off the dynamic Keep Reading / Put Away functionality on the homepage if it doesn't suit your fancy')
    * Disable Header/Footer Hiding (Turns off the dynamic show/hide functionality of the header and footer)

  4. lowercasename
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If you go to sidebar.php, it should be hiding there. I think the one you want to get rid of is
    <?php wp_list_bookmarks('title_before=<h3>&title_after=</h3>&show_images=1') ?>
    But I'm not sure if it'll mangle the footer if you delete it. Give it a go!

  5. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If you go to sidebar.php, it should be hiding there.

    If that's the case, then the issue is that no Widgets have been added to the dynamic sidebar, thus causing the default content to appear.

    Go to Dashboard -> Appearance -> Widgets, and add some Widgets to Sidebar 3.

  6. Power Kitten
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Problem solved. Thanks so much for your help! I'm sure I'll be back with further questions. :)

  7. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Glad you got it sorted!

    So which was the solution?

    Also, could you mark the topic as "Resolved", in order to facilitate others finding solutions to similar problems?

  8. Power Kitten
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sorry, the solution was that from lowercasename.

  9. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Did you actually change the template file?

    Note that, if you did so, your changes will get over-written when the Theme is updated.

  10. Power Kitten
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I did, yes. Thank you for pointing this out!

  11. Power Kitten
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Okay, apparently I'm not supposed to have different threads for different questions.

    I need some more help for working with the Erudite theme. As is, the following all show up as italics:

    Categories
    Public name
    'Keep reading'
    'Read more'

    I'd like to take all italics out. My site is not published yet; at the moment I am treating Twenty Ten as a holding page.

    Grateful for responses.

  12. Power Kitten
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi again

    I've published the site: http://www.exquisiteterror.com/

    I'd really like to change the italics, as detailed above. I'd also be grateful to be pointed where to change the sizes of the initial letters of the posts. And that stripy background.

    Thank you. :)

  13. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    These questions are dead simple to answer, if you're using Chrome Developer Tools (in Chrome: right click, "Inspect Element") or Firefox Firebug.

    For the Post Author Name, Category list, and Comments link:

    .entry-meta a {
         font-style: italic;
    }

    For Keep Reading link:

    div.reveal p {
         cursor: pointer;
         font-style: italic;
         font-size: 1.3em;
         line-height: 1.846;
    }

    For the Read More links:

    .more-link a {
         font-style: italic;
    }

    For the drop-cap (initial letters):

    .entry-content > p:first-child::first-letter {
         font-size: 3em;
         float: left;
         background: #555 url(../images/stripes.png) repeat;
         color: white;
         margin: .05em .1em 0 0;
         padding: .1em;
         line-height: .7em;
    }
  14. Power Kitten
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you Chip. This is great!

  15. Power Kitten
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sorry, I need more help. I am using Firebug Lite, as I use Safari. How do I save the changes? It seems all I can do is view how they look, but cannot change permanently.

  16. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    How do I save the changes? It seems all I can do is view how they look, but cannot change permanently.

    You'll have to edit your Theme style.css file.

    The best approach for doing so is to create a Child Theme, and add your CSS changes to your Child Theme's style.css file.

  17. Power Kitten
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Unfortunately I am now very confused. The style.css file in this instance states that it is not used, as below:

    /* File here for WP identification purposes only. This CSS file is not loaded by the theme at all. See css directory for theme CSS */

    But where do I find this css directory?

    When you say create a Child Theme, do you mean start from scratch, copying what I already have?

  18. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    But where do I find this css directory?

    I assume you're accessing your Theme files via FTP.

    The Erudite's Theme files are in /wp-content/themes/the-erudite/.
    Inside of this directory, find the /css/ directory.
    Inside of this directory, find the erudite.css file.

    When you say create a Child Theme, do you mean start from scratch, copying what I already have?

    No, not at all. In your case, a Child Theme would be nothing other than a properly formatted style.css file. See here:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

  19. Power Kitten
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm not using FTP. An attempt just now taught me that I do not have a password to do so (guest didn't work).

    I'm accessing everything through the site itself. This is probably irrelevant (I'm useless at this stuff), but I purchased the WordPress option when I bought the domain from GoDaddy. So I log onto my own site and access WP through that.

  20. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You're probably going to need FTP access if you want to edit Theme files.

    You could alternately use the File Manger in cPanel (or Plesk or whatever GoDaddy offers) in your hosting account, but that's a much more difficult approach.

  21. Power Kitten
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Another stupid question: how do I get FTP access?

  22. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Another stupid question: how do I get FTP access?

    You will probably need to set up an FTP account, through your GoDaddy account management.

  23. Power Kitten
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If I just use Firebug in Firefox instead, will I be able to make the changes permanently? Or is that just too easy?

  24. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If I just use Firebug in Firefox instead, will I be able to make the changes permanently? Or is that just too easy?

    No, that doesn't work. All these developer tools do is modify the browser's local version of the stylesheet that has been served to the browser from your site.

    But think about it: if you could make permanent changes to your own site using Firebug, then you could also make permanent changes to anyone else's site - and anyone else could make changes to your site.

  25. Power Kitten
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Good point. Okay Chip, thank you for your help. Off to GoDaddy I go.

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