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[resolved] Plugin CSS file screws display on different browsers (3 posts)

  1. chrissmit
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Hi all,

    It seems that the CSS of wp-members screws up its display on different browsers.
    When registering a new user, using Chrome (on a Mac) there is not enough space visible to enter anything.
    In Firefox it works fine.

    I had a friend look at this. Here's his answer:

    ***
    The problem stems from the fact that the designer decided to set the height of the input box and add internal padding to it.

    The plugin has its own css file. Here

    http://internetbusinessquestions.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-members/css/wp-members-2012.css

    He has added 10 pixels of internal padding on line 173.

    Line 173

    #wpmem_reg .div_textarea textarea, #wpmem_reg .textbox, #wpmem_login .textbox, #wpmem_reg .username, #wpmem_login .username, #wpmem_reg .password, #wpmem_login .password {
    display: block;
    font: inherit;
    padding: 10px;
    width: 95%;
    }

    He then sets the height of the input box to 24 pixels.

    In Chrome, this means that 20 of the 24 pixels in the height are used up by the padding. So we only see 4 pixels worth of text.

    In Firefox, they set the box to 24 pixels high AND add 10 pixels of padding at the top and the bottom. Which is why it works there.

    Line 167

    #wpmem_reg .dropdown, #wpmem_reg .textbox, #wpmem_login .textbox, #wpmem_reg .username, #wpmem_login .username, #wpmem_reg .password, #wpmem_login .password {
    height: 24px;
    }

    Simply removing the height, solves the problem.

    BUT, it creates a new problem. They also specified a different height for the label ( the text on the left of the input box ) See below.

    This causes a problem with firefox and stops the label and input box lining up correctly.

    Again the solution is just remove the height declaration.

    Line 113

    #wpmem_reg label.text, #wpmem_reg label.checkbox, #wpmem_reg label.textarea, #wpmem_reg label.select, #wpmem_login label {
    display: block;
    float: left;
    height: 26px;
    width: 30%;
    }

    Caveat: I have no idea what the implications of removing the height are on other browsers, mobile devices etc, bet generally it's better just to let them figure out layouts in their own way. So removing something rigid like a height setting isn't something so bad.

    I think your best strategy for the moment is to remove the height declarations in the CSS as a short term fix, contact the plugin developer about the problem and then us their updated CSS as the long term fix.

    ***

    So, if this is correct, could the developer look into this and provide a fix?

    thanks

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-members/

  2. Chad Butler
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 months ago #

    I would suggest reviewing some of the documentation. There is a section in the User Guide on customizing the forms that covers a variety of CSS information:

    http://rocketgeek.com/plugins/wp-members/users-guide/customizing-forms/

    Basically, there are five stylesheets included in the download (more available on the premium support site). The stylesheet you are discussing here is the default, which is based on the WP Twenty Twelve theme.

    There are a lot of "it kind of depends" elements here depending upon the stylesheet used for the plugin and what theme is being used. Since that is an infinite number of combinations, there is not a one-size-fits-all solution.

    The best solution is to put together a custom stylesheet for the plugin, and that is easy to set through the plugin's options. You can choose to start from scratch, using definitions from your theme's styles and using the various elements in the plugin's forms (best method), or work from one of the existing stylesheets and change what needs to be changed to work with your theme (easier method). Since you already have an idea of what needs to be changed in your case, it is probably simplest to do that and use that result as a custom stylesheet. (Just please make sure you follow instructions and don't save your custom work inside the plugin folder, the result of which would be overwritten when you update the plugin)

  3. chrissmit
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    thanks for that!

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