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[resolved] [closed] a few problems (45 posts)

  1. belz2000
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Hi there -

    just wondering if you could please help me with the expound theme:

    1. when you click on a post it take you to the wrong page - ie click on 'why use me post' and it goes to about page. Don't know why?

    2. How do I get rid of the 'leave a reply' thing on the pages?

    3. how do I get rid of the uncategorised flags on the photos please?

    4. how can I change the colour of the navigation box to a lighter grey please?

    5. How do I extend the feature box so you can see the whole post on the homepage of the four posts?

    6. How do I format the featured article to look like it should? Instead of all bunched up?

    Many many thanks for all your help
    Annabella

  2. belz2000
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    sorry forgot to say my website name!

    http://helpwithbestmanspeech.co.uk/

    also can anyone recommend what the best SEO plugin might be?

    many thanks

  3. Jesin A
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    1. when you click on a post it take you to the wrong page - ie click on 'why use me post' and it goes to about page. Don't know why?

    That's because you have the same permalink name for both your about page (Page ID 13) and the why use me post (post ID 37).

    2. How do I get rid of the 'leave a reply' thing on the pages?

    Open each page in the editor and look under the Discussion section. Uncheck both Allow comments and the other option. If the Discussion section isn't shown choose it from the Screen Options above.

    3. how do I get rid of the uncategorised flags on the photos please?

    Add this code to your Custom CSS box or use a plugin like PC Custom CSS.

    .entry-thumbnail-category {
      display: none;
    }

    4. how can I change the colour of the navigation box to a lighter grey please?

    Use this code

    .navigation-main, .navigation-main li {
      background-color: #808080;
    }
  4. belz2000
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    That is all brilliant - thank you -

    just 3 more questions -

    1. How do I extend the feature box so you can see the whole of my short posts on the homepage?

    2. How do I format the featured article to look like it should? Instead of all bunched up? (have a look at the actual article and you will see that it should be spaced out).

    3. the menu order for some reason is not doing what it says. any ideas?

    thank you so so much for all your help!

  5. Jesin A
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    3. the menu order for some reason is not doing what it says. any ideas?

    You haven't associated your menu with the appropriate menu location. Go to Appearance > Menu > Manage Locations tab and choose a menu for Primary Menu.

    2. How do I format the featured article to look like it should? Instead of all bunched up? (have a look at the actual article and you will see that it should be spaced out).

    Use this CSS code

    .featured-content-secondary article {
      float: none;
      width: auto;
    }

    1. How do I extend the feature box so you can see the whole of my short posts on the homepage?

    Create a child theme first, create a functions.php file inside /wp-content/themes/expound-child/ and place the following code

    <?php
    function custom_excerpt_length( $length ) {
    	return 99999;
    }
    add_filter( 'excerpt_length', 'custom_excerpt_length', 999 );

    The closing PHP tag ?> is deliberately omited.

  6. belz2000
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    thanks for first answer - silly me!

    question2 - this is affecting the four boxes at the bottom. What I meant was the main article - I basically would like the photo of the girl to be smaller and the writing to be bigger and the format to be the same as the actual article. A space between each quote.

    also am a little confused about how to create a child theme - is there a step by step guide to this please?

    Many thanks again for your time

  7. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    The link posted above (this - http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes ) is to an article on making a child theme - definitely do it now - otherwise your changes will be lost when the theme is updated.

  8. belz2000
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    shoudl i do this for other word press websites i have also?
    why don't they tell you to do this?!

  9. Jesin A
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Here is how you do it.

    Create a directory called expound-child inside wp-content/themes/

    Create a file called style.css inside wp-content/themes/expound-child with the following code

    /*
    Theme Name: Expound Child
    Template: expound
    */
    
    @import url('../expound/style.css');

    Copy both index.php and featured-content.php from expound to expound-child and edit featured-content.php go to line 23 and change the_except() to the_content()

    Then delete line 24.

    Finally login to wp-admin, Appearance > Themes and activate Expound Child.

    You can copy all the CSS code from the custom CSS plugin to this new style.css file. From now onwards all your Custom CSS will go here.

  10. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    shoudl i do this for other word press websites i have also?
    why don't they tell you to do this?!

    You should avoid modifying theme files, yes. We tell people all the time and some themes do have a note in the CSS file warning users to not modify the file.

  11. belz2000
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    i also have this wordpress website http://littlebusinesses.co.uk/
    should i use a child theme for that also?

    I asked a friend who has been using wordpress for years and has never used a child theme - is it 100% necessary -
    what would happen if I don't do it? am a little confused by it all!
    So far I have just been editing within wp-adim - appearence - editor - templates

    sorry for my ignorance! And thank you all for your help

  12. Jesin A
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    i also have this wordpress website http://littlebusinesses.co.uk/
    should i use a child theme for that also?

    What change is required in this website?

    what would happen if I don't do it?

    When a new update is released for this theme and when you update it all files and directories inside wp-content/themes/expound/ will be overwritten. So you have to make all the changes again.

    If only CSS changes are required you can put those in a Custom CSS plugin but to change the code of template files a Child theme is required for changes to persist.

    If your friend has been editing the main theme's files for years it could be that he/she is using a self made theme or hasn't updated the theme for a long time.

    While editing the files of a self made/custom made theme is not a problem, not updating the theme is a problem.

  13. belz2000
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    ah okay i see -
    i have changed the template in littlebusinsses website also so I guess it needs a child theme.

    I will attempt to make one for both. hopefully!

  14. belz2000
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    right I have made the style.css file within the right folder but where do I put the following please?

    /*
    Theme Name: Expound Child
    Template: expound
    */

    @import url('../expound/style.css');

  15. belz2000
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    oooo okay I think I managed to do it!!

    thank you SOOO much for your help - made it a lot easier.

    does this now mean that any template stuff i must do in the child style sheet, not in the template files themselves where I have been doing html stuff, for things not to be overwritten??

    (I have done loads on my little businesses website just in the header.php etc so am a bit worried when I make the child folder for this everything will change?)

  16. belz2000
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    should i copy all my files across to the child theme? header.php, images languages, etc etc ??

  17. belz2000
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    and do i need to rename them so they are not confused when the theme is updated?

  18. Jesin A
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    does this now mean that any template stuff i must do in the child style sheet, not in the template files themselves where I have been doing html stuff, for things not to be overwritten??

    Yes from now onwards all your CSS customizations will go into expound-child/style.css

    should i copy all my files across to the child theme? header.php, images languages, etc etc ??

    Take a backup of the expound directory and only copy the files which you modified to the expound-child directory. Don't rename any of them. The files in child theme directories can never be overwritten.

  19. belz2000
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    ah okay - thank you so so much - you have been exceptionally helpful

  20. belz2000
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    would you happen to know how to make a child theme for imbalance 2 ? just that it seems to be slightly different?

  21. belz2000
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    in that there is not featured-content.php

    ...but there is theme-options.php file?? could that be the one?

  22. Jesin A
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    The method for creating a Child theme is same for all WordPress themes.

    What is to be changed in the littlebusinsses website?

  23. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    should i copy all my files across to the child theme? header.php, images languages, etc etc ??

    Make sure that you do not copy the functions.php file to the child theme - as that generally crashes a site. See:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes#Using_functions.php

    You should also be aware that some themes will not work with a child theme - so if Imbalance2 is not working, I'd suggest that you ask the developer about it - as that's not a theme supported on these forum.

  24. belz2000
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    i'm more worried about what I have already changed in the themes without knowing that when they are updated the changes will disappear...

  25. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    i'm more worried about what I have already changed in the themes without knowing that when they are updated the changes will disappear...

    If you've modified theme files, yes, that's a valid concern. You can use a file comparison program such as http://www.diffchecker.com/ to find your changes - and then move them to a child theme.

  26. belz2000
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    but if I have already changed the original text how can I compare the two?

  27. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Download a new copy of the theme to your local computer from here:

    http://wordpress.org/themes/expound

  28. belz2000
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    oh i see - thank you so so much!

  29. belz2000
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Hi Again - I don't want my posts to have 'uncatagorized' or the date on them - how do I change this please?

  30. Jesin A
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Try this

    .entry-meta {
      text-indent: -9999px;
    }

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