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Problem editing my theme (9 posts)

  1. MelRidger
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I am trying to edit the header of my theme. All I want to do is change the text and it's font and color.

    It originally looks like this

    I took the file caption.jpg which I thought was a relatively small area that contained the text and edited it. That caused a lot of the header to turn white.

    What do I need to do? When they created this theme I'm sure they expected people to edit that text. How can I do that without screwing up the rest of the header?

  2. whooami
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    if you want help with style stuff than post a link to the site, with the theme loaded. The explain again, specifically, what you are trying to change, what color, what text.

  3. MelRidger
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    The site is http://www.wkuceres.com. The text needs to say WKU Ceres Women's Fraternity.

    I'm flexible on the font. The color needs to be gold or yellowish gold whatever looks better. I would like the size of the text to be similar to the current text.

    Sorry I don't have any better specifics I'm now in the I'll take what I can get faze.

  4. whooami
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    the text bits .. assuming you want to change that blob that says purple blah blah .. that an image:

    http://www.wkuceres.com/wp-content/themes/purple2.0/Purple/images/caption.jpg

    so you either create a new image and plop it in there, or you remove the image call out from what is probably the themes header.php and put text there instead. After putting in the text, you will need to style it to meet what you want, color and size wise.

  5. whooami
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    making a new image match is going to be tough too, since the gradient you see inside the image is intended to match the rest of the header.. and that all done by another image thats repeating across the top.. thats this one:

    http://www.wkuceres.com/wp-content/themes/purple2.0/Purple/images/topbg.jpg

    you could edit this small gradient image taking out the gradient and making it a solid color and then you could use a solid color as the background for the other image in my post above. But thats no different than just using a background color in the arae thats covered by the image, and editing the first image.

    Either way ...

    Point is, if youre not good with photoshop amd twiddling with the theme youre probably going to have a tough time.

  6. whooami
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    In your style.css if you change this:

    .headerimg 	{
    	/*define main header image with size 782x84px */
    	background: #710B8B url('images/topbg.jpg') repeat-x top center;
    	height: 84px;
    	width: 950px;
    	}

    to this:

    .headerimg 	{
    	/*define main header image with size 782x84px */
    	background: #710B8B;
    	height: 84px;
    	width: 950px;
    	}

    you remove the smaller gradient image, which results in a solid purple background in the header.

    Once thats done, you can just make a new image.

  7. whooami
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Here, I went ahead and made you an image.

    http://www.village-idiot.org/broke/caption.jpg

    Make the changes i outline above to your style.css and upload this new image to where the other is, overwriting the old one, and you should be good to go.

  8. MelRidger
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thank you

  9. Ivovic
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Just a small question from a casual observer... the word 'fraternity' comes from the latin 'frater', which means 'brother'.

    How does a women's brotherhood make sense?

    Sorority, from the latin 'soror' meaning 'sister' is surely more accurate, isn't it?

    I'm big into female empowerment so don't bite my head off for being more into literacy than feminism.

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