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[resolved] I am a beginner (40 posts)

  1. eijkan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just love this theme, and it will be perfect for the website I want to make.

    I have never ever used WordPress before, I am such a beginner.
    And, oh what a beginner... I cant even get this simple thing to work.

    I downloaded the theme, great. But I can not get to look like I want. I may need a WordPress-theme-Spun-for-dummies-tutorial, I know (but when I upload a different theme it work ok).

    But I really want the "circles". Cant get that to work. I made several different pages and thought the "circle thing" to solve it self, but no. And I really dont understand what went wrong.

    Do I need to upload picures direct into the "circles"? And where do I do that?

    Anyone out there who can explain like you would to a small child? I dont know any of the lingo so to speak..

  2. Alocin82
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    can u write down the link and i can take a look

  3. eijkan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Arent you a darling!?!

    Bare with me it if is just rubish to you!
    I have published 3 pages with pictures on/in them, they are just named 1, 2, 3

    http://www.littleoldlady.se/

    And of course I would like it to look like the Theme prewiev... http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/spun

    I am working on a MacBook Pro and Safari.

    Thanx :)

  4. Alocin82
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You have to work with posts

    each post that you write down and set a featured image go to look like theme demo.

    1- add new post
    2- set featured image (on roght down you can find it)
    3- pubblish post
    4- look the web page

    finish
    This themes like a lot of themes work with posts...

  5. eijkan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    WOW!

    So if I am thinking correctly, this theme works more like a "blog" then (fine with me).. with posts and not pages?!

    If I add pages they will be at the menu at the top?

    Anyways, THANK YOU!

  6. eijkan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh, I have another problem. Now that I have a pro with me!

    The text (picture) at the top left side. Any way to get it big an gorgeous? It is supposed to be the title of the webpage / my business.

  7. Alocin82
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    yes true!
    you create amenu for the page and u can see it on the right top

    to create menu:

    1- cretae the pages ( page 1, page 2 page 3...)
    2- apparence-menu-add menu (crete it)
    3- use the menu like primary menu on the left u can see the option
    4- save
    5- look your web

    the color are very light..maybe better to change it to see it better!

  8. Alocin82
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    For the dimension of logo u have to change code of css:
    apparence-edit

    find on row 673:
    .site-title {
    font-family: Playfair,Baskerville,"Times New Roman",Times,serif;
    font-size: 5.4rem;
    font-style: italic;
    font-weight: normal;
    line-height: 1em;
    margin: 0;
    text-transform: none;
    }

    HERE U HAVE JYST CHANGE 2.4 to 5.4 or 6 or 9 or what u want

    save it

    look uor web

  9. Alocin82
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    sorry! u are using picture and not text!

    u have to modify style.css

    #masthead img {
    float: left;
    margin-right: 1em;
    max-height: 200px;
    width: 400px;
    }

    like this u go to have a image of 400x200
    u have to upload of course aimg of this diemnsion

  10. eijkan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I still dont get the circles thing to work. Saved 3 posts, with featured images. They don't show at all.

    My pages however, show in the "menu" (havent created one my self yet), but looks like a blog on the page..

    Could you please take another look?

    :)

    littleoldlady.se

  11. Alocin82
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    settings- readings-
    you have set on:
    Front page displays
    this:

    Your latest posts

  12. eijkan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OMG!

    That sounds complex, Ill give it a go though! But, the theme has images in the demo, is there a easier way?

    Or should I try with text first so I can easier find the "place" in the code so I can change it later?
    I am not good with code, have never been :/

    Will look up the font page display thing now :)

  13. Alocin82
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    yes try with text before bettere and easier....

  14. eijkan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yeay! The pictures are showing!!!

  15. Alocin82
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    yes i saw it!
    nice now second step
    the logo like a text!!!
    come on change 2.4 to 8 and it is ok

    .site-title {
    font-family: Playfair,Baskerville,"Times New Roman",Times,serif;
    font-size: 2.4rem;
    font-style: italic;
    font-weight: normal;
    line-height: 1em;
    margin: 0;
    text-transform: none;
    }

  16. eijkan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The logo is a picure, I am not sure if the Theme will accept my prefered font.

    site title, will look up up in the source and try my best :)

  17. eijkan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    hmm, added the text, didnt delete the picture yet. Seams like we have a small space to work with...

    *thinking*

  18. eijkan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok. Deleted both.

    I would prefer to have my logo in the handwritten looking font, will give that a go again.
    Any advice?

  19. Narbaitz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Do you guys know how to get the circles to link with pages instead of Posts?

  20. Alocin82
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @Narbaitz: not possible in easy way i think u have to hack a lot the theme

    @eijkan: i do not understand u want text or image??

  21. eijkan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Image in the circles. It works ok now, ok to use posts insted of pages.

    But could be good to know anyway, I might change my mind.

    Thank you guys! I really appreciate all the help!!!

  22. eijkan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    AND image as the logo, wich is a image with text but in another font... clear?

  23. Alocin82
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    FIND THIS in style.css ( apparence-> editor )

    #masthead img {
    float: left;
    margin-right: 1em;
    max-height: 75px;
    width: auto;
    }

    AND REPLACE WITH THIS

    #masthead img {
    float: left;
    margin-right: 1em;
    //max-height: 75px;
    //width: auto;
    }

    UPLOAD A BIG LOGO at least 300 or 400 of width
    do this and let me know and i can take a look again

  24. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry, wrong thread.

  25. eijkan
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Changed the code, but I do not have access to Photoshop or any program where I can remake and enlarge my logo.

    When I upload it to wordpress it's just very tiny and does not really look like my original... To idea to change the font i WordPress I guess, other computerns wont be able to see the font since it is not a common one?

  26. Alocin82
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    u have to download a plugin :

    WordPress Font Uploader Free

    and set it

  27. Caroline Moore
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @Alocin82 was on the right track with this, but you can't use double-slashes to comment out CSS. This should remove the width/height restriction on the masthead image and allow it to display at whatever size you upload:

    #masthead img {
      max-height: none;
    }

    Add the above to a CSS plugin (like Jetpack) or child theme. Fair warning, I don't know how this will affect the rest of the layout, since the header isn't designed to accomodate a larger image. You may need to make additional changes to the CSS to make it look like you want. I recommend using Firebug for work like this--makes it much easier.

  28. Alocin82
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    @Caroline Thanks :)

  29. Anne-Marie
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have a short question if I may :-)

    I love the theme, just one thing bothering me, the text colors in my posts and menu are just too light and somehow I just can't seem to change it in the css. I tried replacing #999 with #000 but no results.
    It must be a little thing I'm overlooking...hope one can help me out...took a long time to find this theme, would be a shame if I had to drop it just because of the text colors.

    p.s...happy holidays!

  30. danamichele5
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    How do I change the default opacity of the Circles on the Spun Theme?

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