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Help with Trident, please. (12 posts)

  1. MsCantBWrong
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi. I'm new to WP and to CSS.
    I've installed root's Trident
    template and have been attempting to personalize it. It's been a while since I've designed any new sites and CSS is rather daunting, but I think I've made a good effort at manipulating the code.
    I have a few questions.
    1. What's up with that #rmenu? I can't find the code to pull the calendar and the links below up to the bottom of the header. Any clues on where to look?
    2. I'd like to stick an image at the top of the right menu. I've found a lot of code re:background-image and I've played with the various bits to see what I'd come up with. Nothing seems to accomplish what I am trying to achieve. I understand the "no repeat" snippet and the "padding" bit. What I am trying to do is post a .gif at the top of the right menu, leaving the bg1.gif as is. Basically, an icon over the green background. I've seen two others using the Trident template with pictures in that spot, however, they have sacrificed the colored background. Is there a way to accomplish this? I'm sure there is... somehow.
    3. I know I'm going to look completely daft, but... I tried to validate my page at the W3 Consortium, hoping that it would clue me in on where to look for my error. I received the following 3 errors:
    Warning: Line 43, column 90: character "&" is the first character of a delimiter but occurred as data
    Warning: Line 43, column 110: character "&" is the first character of a delimiter but occurred as data
    Warning: Line 149, column 125: character "&" is the first character of a delimiter but occurred as data
    I immediately opened CuteFTP to look for the offending page. I couldn't find a single XML document. Everything is PHP and CSS. *scratching head*
    Anyway... thank you root for the lovely template for me to cut my teeth on.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    If anyone needs specific code snippets, let me know.
    TIA

  2. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Where is the rmenu code ? There isnt any. That is where you put/transfer your stuff.Cut and paste from menu.
    Validation? I bet those are links ?
    Image? In rmenu add a div and then put in an img in the normal way.
    HTh. Thanks.

  3. MsCantBWrong
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    And...

    Image? In rmenu add a div and then put in an img in the normal way.

    so just plain ole <img src... blah blah blah> and not the url('wp-images/bg3.gif') that I see in the .css files?

  4. MsCantBWrong
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    ryoken... k, sweet. Thanks. I'll try that tomorrow.

  5. MsCantBWrong
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Validation? I bet those are links ?

    Where do I find the actual document to correct? Everything in my server directory is .css and .php. I'm confuzzled.

  6. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The repeating img you see is the menu bg. Your new img can go on top of it.

  7. ryoken
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Root: it'd prolly be a good idea to include a section for #rmenu styling in the trident CSS. just a copy of the menu stuff would be enough to get a new person started.

  8. MsCantBWrong
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    oh and about the css file file, just copy the menu section and rename all the #menu to #rmenu in the copy ^_^

    OMFG... that was so incredibly easy. Wow. I have been searching for hours for a fix.............. I was looking at everything but the obvious.
    Thx much.
    I'm seriously going to bed now. *muah*

    The repeating img you see is the menu bg. Your new img can go on top of it.

    Yeah. I understood that part. I just didn't know how to integrate the backgound with the image. I think I'm making things harder than they are......
    Anyway... thank you both for the help. Now I can go to bed and actually sleep... not lie there thinking about how to fix this, that and the other thing!
    Whee... tomorrow... add photoblog and post by phone.

  9. Root
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    @ryoken: the issue is that a lot of folks do not want menu items in there at all. They may want fixed content, comments plugins or ads. The 3 col series do require a degree of development by the end user.

  10. MsCantBWrong
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi again. Hope someone reads this...
    Here is my problem:
    I did a search re: trackback overflow and found this thread.
    I've looked at every link on this page re: overflow.
    I am having a similar problem, but not quite. Can someone take a look at this page and help me out?
    My trackback URI is overflowing into the right menu.
    The problem listed above is similar... but not the same.

  11. MsCantBWrong
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Fixed it with help from zedrdave on #WordPress irc: freenode.
    added <font size="h1"> before trackback url</font> in wp-comment.php

  12. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Another way to sort it is to shorten it this way:
    <?php if ('open' == $post->ping_status) { ?>
    "><?php _e('TrackBack Link URI'); ?>
    <?php } ?>

    <?php if ($comments) { ?>

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