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Little Help? Customizing layout is driving me nuts... (5 posts)

  1. mixmastermichael
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ok so long story short, I'm trying to convert my existing HTML and CSS site to a wordpress theme.

    Here's my progress

    http://malbertdesigns.hostzi.com/?page_id=23
    compared to:
    http://modenafinefoods.com

    Now, I naturally have a few questions that would be WONDERFUL if someone could help me with:

    1.Sidebar images for the nav.
    I tried for a while to figure this out, but I don't know how I can manually insert my image to go to the correct link, instead of the text as it is set up right now. For example, at http://malbertdesigns.hostzi.com/?page_id=23 I would like to replace the text "Acetum" so that it reflects the link with the correct image, as indicated by this page: http://modenafinefoods.com/acetum.html on the sidebar. In the sidebar code, I don't really understand how the page titles are loaded in as they are not really listed.

    2. Another thing that has been driving me batisht crazy, is how I can delete the "pages" text listed above: brands represented.

    The HTML source code lists this as:
    # <div id="pages-3" class="widget widget_pages"><h1>Pages</h1>

    But in the sidebar.php code, the "pages" part isn't listed at all, so I'm not sure how the hell that's showing up. here's the php code:
    <?php wp_list_pages('title_li=<h1></h1>'); ?>

    Can some kind soul out there please give me a little help? The theme I modified is called "3d-realty".

    Thank you very much.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    1. You could try looking at CSS image replacement techniques.

    2. It's in the background image for #sidebar h1 in style.css

  3. mixmastermichael
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks very much for the reply, I figured those issues out, but I now have a few more with my site that would be great if someone could please help me out.

    1. IE 6
    For some reason, my site is really jacked in IE 6 for some reason and I don't really know why. The dropdown menus do not work either, even though I made sure they did before building the site, so I don't know what changed. http://malbertdesigns.hostzi.com/acetum

    2. Porting over my files. The site I am creating is a "Dev site" where I would like to be able to port over the pages to the real thing when they are ready to be taken live. I can't seem to find where these pages are actually saved in my ftp folders however, can someone let me know where the actual "pages" are saved?

    Going along with that, my current host at http://www.modenafinefoods.com does support wordpress, but I have not installed it there yet. Is there a way to install wordpress so that things show up "behind the scenes" (not viewable when someone types in modenafinefoods.com) so that the html files still appear and work great, but I can make changes to the site via wordpress behind the scenes, then once everything is ready to be taken live, I can port everything over.

    Please let me know if that all makes sense or if there is something you would like for me to clarify on.

    Thanks,
    Mike

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  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    1. You could start by sorting out the validation errors in your theme. Then move onto the CSS errors.

    2. Post and page content is stored in your database - not in files.

    3, Install WordPress on the live site in a sub-folder. Then when you are launch the new site, see Giving_WordPress_Its_Own_Directory

  5. mixmastermichael
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply esmi, I've made a lot of progress on that site, but some things are still driving me absolutely insane for the layout in IE.

    I fixed some of the errors that fixed the site in IE6 the first time, but now things are looking strange again in IE 6 only.

    Can you or someone else please steer me in the right direction?

    1. Drop downs not working in IE 6
    http://malbertdesigns.hostzi.com/acetum

    2. "Content" div has a float drop issue that I've checked out a few times and can't seem to figure out why it's doing that in IE6.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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