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Background linking (28 posts)

  1. chrisbeveridge
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Love the plugin overall, but naturally having an issue.

    Example page: http://www.fandompost.com/2012/06/15/toriko-episode-58-anime-review/

    Using WP 3.4 with Gabfire theme BlogNews 2.0

    The backgrounds change easily enough (if it has the gray block in the background, that's the image set), but the clickable url for it is not working. Which is, pretty much, key, as we have studios that want to use the background to advertise (ala http://www.animenewsnetwork.com and how they do it).

    Desperate for help...

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/background-manager/

  2. myatu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi!

    In this case, the theme interferes by covering the click-able area with (invisible) elements.

    This can be solved using the "Custom Stylesheet" option for the Image Set you are using, by adding the following CSS in that field:

    #header,
    #mainmenu,
    #container,
    #footer {
      width: 980px;
      margin: 0 auto;
    }
  3. chrisbeveridge
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Excellent! Works great! I noted in other topics that the link to a new window and the header area not working; are these still known issues? Cause they're not working right for me. ;)

  4. myatu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Great! :)

    Opening the links in a new window can be controlled using the Clickable Backgrounds option under the Miscellaneous heading (near the bottom of the Settings page).

    As for the header areas, they cannot be clickable for the same reason one couldn't click the background earlier on your website; it is covered by elements - unfortunately this is a limitation of browsers.

  5. chrisbeveridge
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    hm, that's weird, I do have that selection ticked for new window opening. Perhaps it's getting a conflict with the theme itself.

  6. agiovine
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey it's me again. Since I've updated to your new release the background link doesn't work again. It's definitely my theme, as I've tried it with other themes and it works. Any ideas? http://www.happeningnearyou.com/

    Thanks :)

  7. myatu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi again :)

    If you look at the HTML source of the page, you will see that just before the body tag, there's a stray <div id="container">. Although it's not valid before the body tag, a browser (like Chrome) may still interpret it. Removing it (likely in the theme's header.php file) will fix it.

  8. agiovine
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You are good!! Thank you so much!! I had been troubleshooting for quite a while.

  9. 1two3
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey there

    Great plugin! I am also having a problem with links not working in the backround. I have been through the forum and tried the various suggestions. The site is http://tidsfordriv.com

  10. myatu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi 1two3!

    You can use the following Custom Stylesheet:

    .wrapper {
      width: 980px;
      margin: 0 auto;
    }

    Now, doing this will also reduce the width of your header and footer, which currently spans the entire width of browser window. It's best to move the header/footer outside the wrapper div element. However, with some additional styling, this can also be accomplished with CSS:

    .header {
      position: absolute;
      top: 0;
      left: 0;
      width: 100%;
    }
    .main_nav {
      position: absolute;
      top: 120px;
      left: 0;
      width: 100%;
    }
    #container {
      margin-top: 163px;
    }
    #bottom {
      position: absolute;
      left: 0;
      width: 100%;
    }
  11. tanjungpinang
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    and another one with the same issue, the bg linking only works in a tiny horizontal stripe right above the footer :)
    the website I'm building right now is
    fashionfights.de
    I randomly tried some solutions from this board and

    #wrapper {
      width: 980px;
      margin: 0 auto;
    }

    kinda works, but it also destroys the header's styling, also the clickable area isn't the whole bg, the vertical area where the header is bigger than the content is still not clickable.

    happy to donate you 20 bucks or something if you can help me get this to work.

    edit:

    oh, and another minor issue is that while the BG is clickable, under FF the mouse cursor doesn't change to that hand indicating it's a link when hovering above it - under chrome it does though.

  12. 1two3
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you Myatu

    Very much appreciated

  13. myatu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    @tanjungpinang: In your case, the wrapper needs to be 948px wide, and include a "min-width: initial;". However, the header would need to be moved outside the wrapper, like the toppanel, as it cannot be fixed easily with CSS.

  14. tanjungpinang
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    thanks - I don't know how to do that, but I've asked the theme's author for help on that, hopefulle he'll respond soon.

    Is the mouse cursor "problem" under firefox related to this? I don't imagine it is tbh.

    Also, setting the margin to 948 and adding min-width: initial; does make the bg clickable right to the content in Chrome but does nothing under FF or IE. I guess it's possible that is because I only have half of the solution right now though, so will see how it looks like once the header is out of the wrapper

  15. chrisbeveridge
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This worked great for awhile but now it seems to have come up again where the background linking isn't working. Is it a 3.4.2 compatability issue?

    http://www.fandompost.com/2012/06/15/toriko-episode-58-anime-review/

  16. 1two3
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi there

    There is a lot of activity on the forums templatic forums to get Background Manager click-able on http://templatic.com/demos/geoplaces4/

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you

  17. thetermy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,

    I have followed all details in this thread above, but my site is still not allowing the background to click.

    Any advice?

  18. myatu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    @1two3 - The issue with the theme is that it uses a wrapper for all the content, which isn't necessary (the entire <div id="wrapper"> element can be removed). Then the top_banner_section element should be centred the same way as the container element (using margins).

    @thetermy - I am looking into it. This should work without issue on your website.

  19. specter911
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi! How can I set link to my page?

    I got this in Costum Stylesheet:
    #page-wrapper{
    width: 1000px;
    margin: 0 auto;
    }

    and I wrote the URL in Background Image link. Did I forget something?
    URL here - http://bit.ly/TAX4TJ

  20. rquattro
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Solved great plugin!

  21. nnbhatt15
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi! the plugin fits very well to my requirements...
    but there are some issues...

    1. Bg images are not linking, even the icon is not displayed
    2. in the admin there is no option to select image ordering other than random
    3. overlay also not displayed...

    i am using WP 3.4.1, Skeleton Theme, Background Manager 1.1.11
    putting custom css in the image set changes my header sytling

    Desperate for help...

  22. @nnbhatt15 Please start your own topic instead of adding your problems onto someone elses.

    http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/background-manager#postform

    Your problem and specifics may not be the same as the OP.

  23. nnbhatt15
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    ok thanks for guiding...

  24. initiateur
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi, this is a great plugin but have an issue :-(

    http://www.kidstendance.fr
    My background is not clickable in header.

    I use twenty eleven theme and I don't know what to remove to make this work :-(

  25. teleanu
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    hello. can you tell me how to make the link open in a new tab, not in a new window. Thank you.

  26. Ajoyshop
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Similar issue to everyone else. Background looks great but not clickable. Must be something in the theme blocking it. Any help?

    http://www.bagogames.net/

  27. Ajoyshop
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Anyone around the help? Still can't make the background clickable. Tried some of the code from up above and didn't work.

    http://www.bagogames.net/wii-u/

  28. ArrowM
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have the same problem here, the background image will not link to outside url. I have tried a few of the custom css changes suggested here, please could someone assist. website is http://smartfind.com.au

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