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How to change "Recent Work" headings (20 posts)

  1. madamski
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    http://www.mikeadamski.com

    I cannot find these in any of the .php files...can someone let me know where I can change these headings? They don't appear to be part of the right side bar.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/showcase/

  2. mr49online
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi, madamski!!!!

    If you want to just hide, these headings (Recent Posts, Recent Comments, Archives, etc ... ) from right side bar. There is no need to find them in .php files.

    Just go to admin -> Dashboard -> Appearance -> Widgets:

    On the right side of your page from "Sidebar" just drop those widgets which are not required.

    Hope your issue will be resolved. ;)

  3. madamski
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you, but the items appearing in the middle of the page are not part of any widget as far as I can tell. Most of them are on the sidebar widget area yes, but not the ones like "Recent Work."

  4. mr49online
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Contents appearing in the middle of the page are posts. yes these are not part of any widget. So, you want to delete them too?

  5. madamski
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    All I'm trying to do is change the text from "Recent Work" to something else.

  6. mr49online
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    oh, i c... ;)

    you want to change the font style etc. isn't it???

    For this type of customization in any word press theme, the preferred approach by word press experts is to create a Child Theme, and then make any type of change there.

    So, I must encourage you to first create a child theme. Then let me know, if there is any query you have... A quick example of creating a child theme is here.

  7. madamski
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hmmm, ok well I followed all the steps (only creating the styles.css sheet/copy) and pasted the info at the very top, but all this seems to do when activated is revert back to the original theme of WP.

    Not sure...ugh.

  8. mr49online
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Oo Oh... madamski, you made a mistake....

    I just, inspected your site, and come to know that... you have copy/pasted that twenty eleven theme example code in your code, due to your site reverted back to default WP theme.

    You have mixed up the showcase+twentyeleven theme together. Let me simplified your current situation in short while.

  9. mr49online
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    First, you have to revert back your all changes.

    • Yours Issue:
    • I guess, First you copied style.css from showcase folder and pasted it here on this path: wp-content/themes/showcase-child/style.css and then you copy/pasted that example code in style.css on above mentioned path. isn't it?
    • SOLOUTION:
    • Remove each and everything from style.css on this path: wp-content/themes/showcase-child/style.css. Means, you should have an empty style.css file there.
    • Then paste the following code in it.
    • /*
      Theme Name: Showcase Child
      Theme URI: http: //mr49online.wordpress.com/
      Description: Child theme for the Showcase theme
      Author: Muhammad Farhan
      Author URI: http: //mr49online.wordpress.com/about/
      Template: showcase
      Version: 0.1.0
      */
      @import url("../showcase/style.css");`
    • Now activate this Showcase Child theme
    • Add any style you want under @import url(....) statement.
    • Hope your issue will be resolved.
  10. mr49online
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hope for the best.. madamski... :-)

  11. madamski
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok, thanks so much for the help.

    I've followed the steps and my website seems to have responded, but it's very messed up now! http://www.mikeadamski.com

    Also, I wasn't sure what you meant by this:
    "Add any style you want under @import url(....) statement."

  12. mr49online
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @import url(...), means, the statement you added in newly created showcase child theme.

  13. mr49online
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Oo... :(
    can you rollback your current changes?

  14. mr49online
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi, madamski, simply do that.... Just go to admin->Dashboard->Appearance->Themes and activate Showcase theme. you site will become in required shape.

  15. madamski
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Right, I can do that...but doesn't this not allow me to make the changes I originally was trying to make?

  16. madamski
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've set things back to normal...but I still cannot change the "Recent Work" heading to something else.

  17. dano1981
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Mike,

    Sorry you had to go through all of that. Ouchhh! That looked painful. I know those who replied did their best to address your question - but they simply don't understand the angle from which you were trying to obtain an answer. You are not a programmer - don't try to recreate the wheel (as suggested) instead "alter" the wheel...

    Here's what you do -

    Go into your dashboard, and into the "appearance" area. You want to look towards the bottom under appearance and you will see "editor." When you select it, it will take you to an area where you will see "code" in front of you. Off to the right, you will see a variety of options like this:

    Templates

    * 404 Template
    (404.php)
    * Category Template
    (category.php)
    * Comments
    (comments.php)
    * Footer
    (footer.php)
    * Header
    (header.php)
    * Homepage Page Template (**** Mike - select this option)
    (homepage.php)

    Then, simply do a standard (crtl + F) "find" and you want to locate the words "recent work"

    Once there, you can change it to what you want
    But you may need to enter "spaces" between titlings
    Example if you wanted it to say:

    Education WHS Broadcast Teacher tech (across the top of that "line")

    you will need to enter space "& n b s p ;" (in html code that equals one space)(I had to put my own space between the "&" and the "n" and the "b" and the "s" and the "p" and the ";" because when I ran them together, wordpressdotorg showed them as "blank".. so run all 5 symbols and letters together and it will create a "space" between words. So remove the spaces between & n b s p ; run it all together. This made a hell of a lot more sense, until I noticed this issue when saving my post...

    so you might then enter (this is an example, you'll need to play with it):

    Education    & n b s p ; & n b s p ; & n b s p ;   WHS Broadcast     & n b s p ; & n b s p ;  & n b s p ; & n b s p ; teacher tech

    Based on the amount of   you have, it will govern the number of continuous spaces, and therefore distance between your titles

    Don't be afraid to play with it. But before you "play with it, copy the "code" for "Homepage Page Template" first - paste it into a wordpad to save it's original state. In case you make a mistake, you can simply paste the original code back in. Make sure your "update" your changes, and see how they look.

    It does work, that is how I changed mine, and I saw your site (of course)

    Dan

  18. dano1981
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Mike,

    you will see this (I'm only showing the row "above," the row with "recent work," and the row "below"). Just to "illuminate" the area you'll be focusing on......

    </div>
    <h2>Recent Work</h2>
    <div class="row">

    You'll change it to something like this;

    </div>
    <h2>Education & n b s p ; & n b s p ; & n b s p ; WHS Broadcast & n b s p ; & n b s p ; & n b s p ; & n b s p ; teacher tech</h2>
    <div class="row">

    Except, again, take out the spaces between each occurrence of "& n b s p ;" and run all 6 of those characters/symbols together. To give you a sense of what I mean, between "education" and "WHS Broadcast" all those "& n b s p ;" which there are three sets of, represent three spaces, once saved or updated look at your site, and you will see the changes....

    Mike - you are only changing what resides between <h2>Recent Work</h2>
    in other words just what is to the right of <h2>, and to the left of </h2> which of course are the words "recent work."

    Dan

  19. madamski
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    GOT IT! Thanks everyone!

    Dano, yeah I knew HOW to do it, I just couldn't find that stinkin' area to save my life! (usually in the styles.css) I'm definitely not a programmer or coding expert by any means, so I'm grateful for the assistance!

  20. madamski
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey everyone...another hopefully simple editor question:

    I've made some nice progress...now I'm wondering how to get the widget info on the right hand side to show up a bit cleaner. I figured out how to adjust the text size, but I don't like how there is so much space between the name (for instance, Social Media) and then A TON OF SPACE and then the images/links...same for the other titles too obviously.

    It looks clunky and while I'd like some separation between each widget, I'd like the titles and info for each widget to be grouped closer to one another.

    Make sense? This has got to be easy?!

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