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Post width and position (9 posts)

  1. nemirvlada
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I am using the Oxygen WordPress theme for a portfolio website, but I can't figure out how to make the posts appear on the left. They are always centered. Also, how can I change the width of a post? They are always centered and about 470px wide. I opened the editor and tried changing a few values in the CSS file, but no changes occur. Am I looking at a wrong place? What should I change, say, if I just want the posts to appear aligned on the left and with a width of 600px? The same goes when I click on a post category - it lists all posts in that category in center with 470px width.

    By the way, I should add that I am perhaps only an advanced beginner here. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  2. lorbach
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Hello nemirvlada. Let's figure this out. I'm going to activate the Oxygen theme on my test site and dig in.

    Stay tuned...

  3. nemirvlada
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Fantastic! I am all ears.

  4. lorbach
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    First off... great choice on the theme. Really elegant and clean design.

    Can you clarify what you mean by posts on the left? Are you talking about having your posts display in the Categories section? Or do you want to remove the left column altogether?

    If you want to stretch the width of the middle content you need to really dig into the css and customize the theme. Do you have your child theme created?

  5. nemirvlada
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I just want to remove the left column when I am viewing a post, and when viewing a blog/list of posts that belong to a certain category. I want the post content to align with the header and navigation menu, which are on the left. I haven't created a child theme - would that be the most efficient way to do it?

  6. lorbach
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Is yours a self-hosted (.org) site? If you're not familiar with child themes you'll definitely want to familiarize yourself...
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

    • If you modify an existing theme and it is updated, your changes will be lost. With a child theme, you can update the parent theme (which might be important for security or functionality) and still keep your changes.
    • It can speed up development time.
    • It’s a great way to get started if you are just learning WordPress theme development.

  7. nemirvlada
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    I guess I'll have to roll the sleeves and figure this one out.
    Thanks for your help.

  8. lorbach
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Good luck in there! Let us know if you have any other questions.

  9. S23
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Definitely use a Child Theme to prevent loss of settings after future theme updates.

    Assuming you are self-hosting a .ORG website - the CSS to make the page full width is as follows:

    .featured-wrapper {
    float: left;
    width: 100%;
    }
    .content-wrap {
    float: left;
    width: 100%;
    }
    #content {
    width: 100%;
    }

    Add the above to the editor. The first three lines are for the slider, if you're using it.

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