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Help Modifying Morning After Theme (8 posts)

  1. ali-p
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I hope y'all don't mind if I use this one topic to discuss all my issues as I know it can be annoying to find a hundred-odd posts from the same person discussing problems with the same theme. On the bright side, my issues aren't problems, so that's a bonus, right?

    Just for starters, my site currently has a "down for maintenance" sign on it thanks to the Unavailable plugin, I got sick of working out kinks under the public eye. So I'm viewing this guy's page to see TMA in action.

    Now without further ado onto my modification questions:

    1. Header Image: Is it possible to make it... bigger? I requested a custom header image for use with the Humidor theme and it would be a total shame to have it go to waste. I was hoping it would be possible to make the header image larger to allow for the notably larger custom image (820 x 151 pixels).
    2. Navigation: I'd like to ditch the navigation at the top (under the search) and relocate it to the column where "recent posts" are.
    3. Categories List: Secondary to that, I'd like to move the Categories list (not visible on Vinny's site) and place it under the page list.
    4. Recent Posts: I'd like to take recent posts out of that column entirely and position them under "asides".
    5. Those are the modification issues I'm dealing with currently. I am pretty good at following instructions if they're explained clearly, so I don't need it done for me. Just a little bit of help. Thanks!

  2. scyfox
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    anything else?
    :/

    I'm just trying to fix the nav buttons. They cannot seem to work

  3. VeraBass
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    without anything to look at:

    1. usually specify exact image size in style.css as a structure element (note that exceeding 800px on fixed width themes can cause them to break in some browsers)
    2. find the related code and move it
    3. if you have a widgetized sidebar, drag and drop the widget ...if not then cut the code and paste it whrever you want it
    4. no idea what asides are but see 3 above
  4. lisavollrath
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm using a heavily modified version of TMA on one of my sites, here: http://www.tentwostudios.com

    I found it very simple to tweak the placement of elements in this theme, so yes, most of what you describe is possible.

    Be aware that out of the box, the large header image is attached to that first article linked right under it---so, it's designed to change as your content changes.

  5. ali-p
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks everyone. I'm not exactly sure how to change the header image size... I've viewed the files, but I'm kinda stuck on how to change that.

    As well, what code do I use to call the blogroll? I viewed the codex, but there doesn't seem to be a current code for it, it looks like they're all being discouraged from use with the latest release.

  6. ali-p
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi again, I made it live to make helping me easier.

    I haven't changed much of anything yet, but I'm getting this error above the "latest entry":

    WordPress database error: [Table 'ali_new.wp_categories' doesn't exist]
    SELECT cat_ID FROM wp_categories WHERE cat_name='Asides'

    WordPress database error: [Table 'ali_new.wp_categories' doesn't exist]
    SELECT cat_ID FROM wp_categories WHERE cat_name='Featured'

    And this error where the categories should be:

    WordPress database error: [Table 'ali_new.wp_categories' doesn't exist]
    SELECT cat_ID FROM wp_categories WHERE cat_name='Asides'

    WordPress database error: [Table 'ali_new.wp_categories' doesn't exist]
    SELECT cat_ID FROM wp_categories WHERE cat_name='Featured'

  7. lisavollrath
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Are you running WP 2.3? If so, you should do a search here in the forums for wp_categories doesn't exist---I believe there's been some discussion about this.

    wp_categories doesn't exist in the 2.3 database, so the theme might have to be updated to pull the right information.

  8. a.broekhuizen
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    A lot of your questions are easy to change in the css.

    The header:
    You can find it in the css. It' s called #topbanner
    '#topbanner {style.css (line 55)
    background:transparent url(images/bg/home_banner.png) no-repeat scroll 0%;
    border-bottom:1px solid #999999;
    height:70px;'

    Just change the height into:181px; end add an width:850px;
    Go to the imagemap and get rid of the standaard image, replace it for yours. Make sure you use the same name as the standaard image; home_banner.png

    You can use (morzilla)"firebug"-add on to seach for the right elements in the template that you want tot change. Firebug is very helpful.

    To change te position of the search menu, you also have to make some changes in the css. It's possible that your seach menu dissapears, because its positioned under your header(becouse your header is bigger then the standard).

    I think you should read more about css. Download firebug ad you 'll be ok:)

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