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Extend WordPress default theme from 800px wide to 1024px (5 posts)

  1. arqad
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I really like the WordPress default theme and have adapted it to my needs.

    The only thing is that I want to alter it for 1024x768 resolution. 800x600 is pretty lame :P

    I found a web blog post about it, but it didn't mention how to change the theme. I looked in the CSS-file, but it didn't seem to be quite enough.

    Thx for any help!

  2. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    altering the css will alter the layout enough to get the width you want, etc.

    However, the theme makes use of images which will have to be altered to the proper width

  3. arqad
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You sure aboout that? Does the width need to be altered at multiple places?

    I'll give it a new go to see.

    The images won't be a problem, but I appreciate the heads up! :)

  4. arqad
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ok, tried it again and got some results this time.

    But how do I know which width's are to be edited. I want to increase the width of the entire page by 200px, but the change should only apply to the mail blog entry area, the sidebar width is just perfect.

    With this test-css the page is all messed up and main page and sidebar is all twisted.

    I see entries such as narrowcolumn and widecolumn. How do I identify the different columns?

    Thx!

  5. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    narrow column is for pages with sidebar, widecolumn is for without, its the content area.

    Use a free tool like firebug for FF, or developer toolbar for IE

    You can then point and click at elements on the page to see what's what. Or do it old school and view your page's source from in a browser

    usually pages have a wrapper, which you would need to widen, a header which you would need to widen. You say the sidebar is fine, so leave it be. Then you widen the actual content area, and a footer if it exists.

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