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[resolved] Oh, help. Please help. (8 posts)

  1. hamstertails
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi. I apologize in advance - this post might be a little long.

    I designed my site in wordpress using a theme called comicpress. I have tried posting my problem on comicpress's forums, but so far haven't gotten them resolved, so I thought I'd try here too.

    I have created some problems on my site. I don't know anything about CSS, and I changed some CSS code, foolishly, and things do not look the way they're supposed to, and I don't know how to fix them.

    As a point of reference, my site used to look like this:

    http://i50.tinypic.com/2rnhr3r.jpg

    Please ignore the red circles and numbers.

    Now, my site looks like this:

    http://i46.tinypic.com/m99502.jpg

    and

    http://i46.tinypic.com/14ujle0.jpg

    Here are my questions, which correspond with the numbers on the two links above:

    1. I totally screwed up the menu bar. It is supposed to look like the menu bar in the first link above; just a normal menu bar. The words Home, About, Email and Facebook are supposed to be next to each other horizontally, not stacked on top of one another.

    2. Somehow, I misaligned the comic. It is too far left; I'd like it to be centered under the menu bar.

    3. The calendar archive is supposed to be on the right sidebar, not on the bottom of the screen.

    Here's the thing - my site looked fine. I created these problems by messing with the CSS. Everything is as it should be with my widgets; it's a CSS problem and I don't know how to fix it.

    It started when I messed with this code:

    /* STANDARD TAGS */

    body {
    margin: 0;
    font-family: 'Arial', sans-serif;
    font-size: 13px;
    font-style: normal;
    font-weight: normal;
    text-transform: none;
    letter-spacing: normal;
    color: #333;
    background: #32CD32 url('images/bgs/background.png'); top repeat-x
    z-index: 0;
    }

    Specifically, I messed with the background: code. I have tried undoing what I did, but it didn't help. The code above is what it looks like right now.

    I don't know how messing with that code could have caused the 3 problems above. But I'm pulling out my hair, so if anyone can offer any assistance, I would greatly appreciate it.

    Thank you,

    Gary

  2. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Have you considered just re-installing a fresh copy of the comicpress theme?

  3. hamstertails
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi esmi.

    I may have to.

    Being a newbie, I have to ask, how do I delete the old theme?

    Thanks!

  4. Nile Flores
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You can do this either from your webhost via FTP

    yoursites/wp-content/theme/yourtheme

    Delete the theme folder is you want to remove the old theme.

    Also, depending on your host, you can even go to your WordPress admin panel>Appearance>Themes, and then click on the delete link for the theme you want to remove.

  5. mechx1
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    For the body tag you listed, you need a semicolon at the end of the background line, so it looks like the other lines in the tag. Re-loading a new copy of the theme is probably your best bet, unless you have good reasons to keep working with this one. If you need to keep the current version, then it would be really helpful if we could see the working site so we can examine the CSS. I'd have to guess that a syntax error in your CSS has blown away the styling for the menu, what we are looking at in your examples is what your menu looks like with no menu style, essentially an HTML linked list. The placement issues may be a residual of the same syntax errors, it's impossible to say.

  6. hamstertails
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for the tips, everybody.

    I'm willing to reload the theme if necessary, but to avoid the work in rebuilding everything, I'll see if fixing the current theme is possible.

    mechx1, I assume when you say "see the working site" you mean you just want to visit the current site, yes? The url is http://www.hamstertails.com. Being a newbie, I don't assume anything anymore, so if you need something more from me, just let me know.

    Thanks!

  7. hamstertails
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Never mind.... it's fixed!

    The guru at comicpress's forum told me to copy and paste the original CSS; I was able to make the needed changes from there.

    Thanks again for the suggestions, everybody! I'm sure I'll be back! :-)

    Gary

  8. Frumph
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @esmi had the correct answer, the style.css file was missing half of the style inside of it. So replacing it from the original zip was the answer

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