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Changing margins in theme (3 posts)

  1. superoctave
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello! I'm (almost) brand new to WP, and so far, I really like it!

    I'm using the Twenty Eleven theme, but I really don't like how pages and single-content posts look different than the posts on the main blog page. Also, the right sidebar is missing on those pages. (See for yourself: matthewjpool.com)

    I can edit the theme, but am feeling a little overwhelmed when I search through the various CSS and php pages trying to find the parameters I need to adjust. And, even after searching through these forums and Google, I'm just not finding what I'm looking.

    I'm trying to do TWO things:

    1) Add the right sidebar to EVERY page

    2) Make the WP pages and single-content posts look the same as the posts in the blog: remove the extra margin padding and lower the font size.

    I know these should be pretty easy things to fix, but I'm just not sure what needs to be changed.

    Any help would be gratefully appreciated! Thanks!!

  2. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    before you edit anything, create a child theme to work with: http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

    1)
    for static pages, you can use the 'Sidebar Template' under edit page - page attributes
    or
    consider using a plugin, for instance http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/twenty-eleven-theme-extensions/

    2)
    try to use a tool such as Firebug http://getfirebug.com/ to identify which styles to edit in style.css of the child theme.

    even after searching through these forums

    all those questions have been asked and answered before - persist using the forum search, using a variety of search terms...

  3. superoctave
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for your help!

    Yes- I created a child theme - which should save some frustrations later on.

    Actually, changing the page attributes to sidebar did the trick! Now I just need to fix the margins and padding on the single content pages.

    all those questions have been asked and answered before

    I really don't mean to sound like a snot, but that's a bit like telling someone who can't figure out where he is on a map to just look at a map.

    I have been using Firebug. It's a fantastic tool, but I still can't seem to find what I'm looking for.

    Can someone just tell me what code I would need to add to my child CSS page to change the margins or padding of the single content pages?

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