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how to change widt and background of default theme ? (5 posts)

  1. jagge2004
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Iam trying to modify my site http://www.bionaut.dk I have removed the search field since i dont need it and i would really like to make the sidebar narrower and the text field equally wider. at the same time i would like to give the sidebar background another color.

    I have trawled the css files, the template files the sidebar files you name it. I just cant find out where i need to specify those widths...

    So PLEASE if you know how to help me :0)

    Best wishes

    Jakob

  2. jagge2004
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Havent anyone tried this :0)

  3. jdbanks
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Jakob,

    This bit of CSS is for the column where you have your posts:

    .narrowcolumn {
    float: left;
    padding: 0 0 20px 45px;
    margin: 0px 0 0;
    width: 450px;
    }

    Adjust that width amount to see the change you want.

    Likewise, this bit is for your sidebar:

    #sidebar {
    padding: 20px 0 10px 0;
    margin-left: 545px;
    width: 190px;
    }

  4. Dgold
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    However be aware that the Default theme you're using, is different from many CSS-only themes, because it uses images in the layout.

    You can change the width in the CSS as JD said... then you will need to re-photoshop the background images to fit.

    Another option is choosing a different theme from the 100's available on the beautiful new theme viewer:
    http://themes.wordpress.net/

  5. jagge2004
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Wow you rock guys, i have just been looking and looking. THanks a lot, it means a lot that you find the time to help :0).

    Best wishes

    Jakob

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