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[closed] How to make twentyten wrapper wider (17 posts)

  1. 6lunt3d
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I've had a read of everything I can find on the subject but can't find what I'm looking for. What I want to do is keep both columns, but make the whole thing wider. Currently I have a wide stripe of background to the left and right of the central wrapper that holds the two columns; it's this stripe that I want to reduce the size of.

    I have already created a child theme directory on the server and put a style.css and index.php in there.

    Could somebody advise me which parts of the index template I need to change, please. I've tried a few things, but I'm getting nowhere fast.

    Thanks

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    A link to your site would be useful for people helping out here - it's not possible to help with CSS without seeing a live site.

    Please also see: http://codex.wordpress.org/Forum_Welcome#No_Bumping

  3. 6lunt3d
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the reply, WPyogi.

    I didn't post any CSS or php because it's the same on every TwentyTen theme -- I have changed it back to default after every change because I wasn't able to get anything to work. I can make the page stretch across the whole width of the screen if I only have one column, thanks to another post I read, but when I try to keep both columns it doesn't work properly.

    I'm reluctant to post my site address because last time I did that I got hacked straight afterward.

  4. I'm reluctant to post my site address because last time I did that I got hacked straight afterward.

    Then there is something really wrong with your installation. That 100% should not happen ever.

    If you do not want to post a link then that is fine. But unless you can provide some sort of before and after CSS/HTML then it'll be harder for people to help you.

  5. 6lunt3d
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    I'm reluctant to post my site address because last time I did that I got hacked straight afterward.

    Then there is something really wrong with your installation. That 100% should not happen ever.

    There was nothing wrong with the install. AFAIK it was a brute force hack. A 24hr lockout after three wrong attempts would help with that.

    [mod note: There's no point in posting the content of a default theme. It is much easier for people to help if they see the actual site.]

  6. 6lunt3d
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    [mod note: There's no point in posting the content of a default theme. It is much easier for people to help if they see the actual site.]

    That's the whole point -- I need help changing the default theme. That's why there's nothing to be gained by posting my site address.

    Somebody help me, please?

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Do not edit the Twenty Ten theme itself. First create a child theme for your changes. Or install a custom CSS plugin.

  8. 6lunt3d
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Thanks Esmi -- I've already created a child theme section in the themes directory and followed all the instructions for that. All I need now is help with altering the code, because I'm not having much luck on my own.

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Site url?

  10. 6lunt3d
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

  11. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 12 months ago #

    wordpress.com?

  12. 6lunt3d
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    Yes, it's exactly the same as my site. As I said earlier in the thread, I don't want to post my site details here as the last time I did that I got hacked straight afterward.

    It's exactly the same as the default twenty ten -- I haven't successfully changed anything yet, so I just have the basic default template still.

    I would be very grateful if somebody could just tell me which field to change -- is it in the CSS file or the index.php?

    Thanks

  13. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 12 months ago #

    I'm sorry but these forums are for self-hosted WordPress sites only. Please try asking your question on http://en.forums.wordpress.com/

    If you require help with a self-hosted site, then we need to be able to see the site. Posting your site's url here will not result in it being hacked unless you have not properly secured your site (in which case, anyone could hack it at any time).

  14. 6lunt3d
    Member
    Posted 12 months ago #

    You guys are obviously sensitive about the subject of wordpress sites getting hacked, nevertheless is did happen to me as it has no doubt happened to many other people through no fault of our own.

    Any install is only as secure as the password you use on it and if somebody makes a determined effort to brute force hack it they will get in eventually.

    The site forms part of how I earn my livelihood and put food on the table for my family, so I will not endanger it once again purely because you are being pedantic about seeing the site. There are over six million downloads recorded for the twenty ten skin. Mine is just the same as every other basic install -- I posted the CSS and the index.php, I posted a link to a working site, and yet still nobody will help me make a basic change and all I seem to get is grief from the mods.

    This forum is meant to be here to help people. If the positions were reversed I would help you, but it's pretty obvious that you are not going to help me, so I'm left with three choices: I either give up and leave the site as it is, or I carry on and figure it out myself, or I put an identical site up on a server somewhere where it doesn't matter if it gets hacked.

    I think I will opt for option 1 -- least risk, least hassle.

    Have a nice life, guys.

  15. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 12 months ago #

    If your site was hacked, it has nothing to do with posting the site's url here. It's not the issue of your site being hacked that is being challenged but your assertion that it had anything to do with posting its url here. That's simply not a valid assumption by any stretch of the imagination.

    if somebody makes a determined effort to brute force hack it they will get in eventually.

    Have you reviewed Brute Force Attacks or Hardening_WordPress?

    If you want help, post your site url so we can try to help. We're good but we're not psychic.

  16. 6lunt3d
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    So what it boils down to is that you are withholding the help you could give because you are upset that I won't post my url for fear of getting hacked. That's not very fair, is it? I have too much to lose, so I won't be bullied into posting my url.

    You don't need to be psychic, you don't need my url in order to help me, all you need to do is look at any twentyten site (there are millions out there), or the CSS, or the index pages I posted before. To say otherwise is disingenuous.

    I have looked at the articles about hardening WordPress to attacks, and I've looked at the stuff about brute force attacks. Nevertheless, the last time myself and many others were attacked, there was a theory circulating that hackers looking for soft targets would cruise help forums such as these. It seemed to make sense at the time, because anecdotally, the only thing the victims had in common was the help forum. I've heard of it happening on other content management system's forums, and forum software help forums. It may not be empirical evidence, but it's enough for me, combined with painful experience, to weigh the risks and choose not to post my url when you don't actually need it.

    If you don't want to help me then don't, but don't pretend there is a need for me to post my url in order to facilitate understanding.

    Can somebody delete my account, please. I've had enough of this.

  17. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 11 months ago #

    you are withholding the help you could give because you are upset that I won't post my url

    No one is "withholding help". We cannot provide any CSS help without seeing the site. This was pointed out to you earlier in this topic. And, no, looking at any site running 2010 is not sufficient. To help with your CSS issues on your site, we need to see your site.

    To say otherwise is disingenuous.

    If you know so much about CSS, why couldn't you sort this out yourself? Why did you need our help? Personally, I've been using CSS for about 15 years - 13 of them as a professional developer - and I still cannot troubleshoot CSS problems without seeing the relevant site. I'm good but I'm not psychic.

    Can somebody delete my account, please

    We cannot delete accounts here. You can just walk away and let the account lapse.

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