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Help w/ CSS on site w/ 4,000+ unique visits per day (9 posts)

  1. pinktruth
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I am hoping to find someone to help me with finalizing my theme on http://www.pinktruth.com I get over 4,000 unique visitors per day, and would love to put a link/credit to you in the sidebar.

    I've done most of the work, and now I'm just down to the picky little things that I can't figure out. Needs as of right now:

    * Fix the links section to include bullets like the other items in the sidebar
    * Increase the font size in the sidebar just a little bit
    * Get one of the "recent comment" plugins to work the way I want it to
    * Rearrange the items in the sidebar (without breaking it every time, like I do)
    * Edit the comments section for each post so that the poster name is bold,with post time next to that; alternating colors every other comment to make them easier to differentiate
    * Figure out why the plug-in Bannage breaks my entire blog
    * Help me change Dan's Avatar Thingy plugin to reduce the size of the avatars. (Should be easy enough, but apparently what I've been doing isn't fixing it.)

    Any takers? You can email me at pinktruth@gmail.com

  2. peiqinglong
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    1. Fix the links section to include bullets like the other items in the sidebar

    In your CSS, you have: #sidebar #blogroll {list-style-type:none; margin:0; padding:0; } Change the list-style-type:none to list-style-type:square.

    2. Increase the font size in the sidebar just a little bit

    Increase the font size here: #sidebar p {font-size:1.2em; margin:6px 0; }

    That will take care of the paragraphs nested inside the sidebar.

  3. peiqinglong
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    3. Get one of the "recent comment" plugins to work the way I want it to

    What is the problem?

    4. Rearrange the items in the sidebar (without breaking it every time, like I do)

    Rearrange how?

    5. Edit the comments section for each post so that the poster name is bold,with post time next to that; alternating colors every other comment to make them easier to differentiate

    Will probably have to send you an email on the code for this one since it's going to involve multiple edits.

    6. Figure out why the plug-in Bannage breaks my entire blog

    If this plug-in does text or something, probably need to add wrap text to the css code.

  4. peiqinglong
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    5. Edit the comments section for each post so that the poster name is bold,with post time next to that; alternating colors every other comment to make them easier to differentiate

    Okay to make each post name bold and alternate colors: add/edit this in your CSS: .comments-odd cite {font-style: bold; color: #red; } and .comments-even cite {font-style: bold; color: #blue; }

  5. pinktruth
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    You are ever so helpful!

    3. I am using Top/Recent Commenters. It is set up to display author name (good!) and the first sentence (not good!). I want it to display the author name and title of the post.

    4. I like my sidebar to go: recent comments, recent posts, categories, links, archives, meta. However, each time I try to move some code, the entire sidebar goes away. I know I'm obviously missing part the code when I move it or whatever, but I've tried this now about 15 times and can't seem to do it without breaking it! :(

    5. I will cross my fingers and try it.

    6. Huh? All I know is that when I activate it, the entire blog (including admin pages) go totally blank. To get even my admin pages back, I had to do the FTP thing and delete the plugin all together.

  6. peiqinglong
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    email me a copy of your sidebar.php: rbui@sjsu.edu

  7. pinktruth
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    1. Did it, but the bullets still don't show up.
    2. Works great.
    5. I should have said I meant alternating colors for the background of each comment. I also added a couple of header styles (h7 and h8) but they don't work fully. The bold in the h7, which should make the commenter name bold, doesn't do anything. This is rather confusing.

  8. peiqinglong
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    1. Do this, remove the id="blogroll" and just use < ul>, that will give you the bullets. Easiest and quickest way to fix that for now. If you want to style it differently, we can do that later.

    5. You're using too many headers. Headers should not be used for what you're using them for. I would use only h1-h3, h1 being for main titles of pages, h2 for sub sections of the main pages, and h3 for any remaining stuff. So we need to go into the comment.php and make some modifications.

    I also do not think your page will validate correctly with a heading inside of an ordered list. I'm assuming you want to do something similar to: http://www.abunchofcars.com/2006/10/26/how-to-guides-and-diy-guides.php/

    This is not something that will probably be a bit difficult to explain. Let me write up the code and paste it when I can.

  9. pinktruth
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    That's exactly what I mean. And the next comment would have a different color background, then back to blue, etc.

    I was confused by all the headers too. The template comes with h1-h6 already set up!

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