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[resolved] Twofer: styling issues and how do I remove whole posts from front page (6 posts)

  1. anoctave
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Happy with the changes I made to header/nav/banner/footer, I moved my child theme to another site that has posts and pages to work on the styling of the body.

    Here's the link.
    Issue One

    Before the old theme on this site got broken, the listing of posts on the first page had excerpts. The excerpts were placed in the excerpt field of the edit post page to be used in a slider, but even the posts that were not in the slider were posted on the front page with excerpts. Also the category pages had excerpts.

    Now there are only full posts. Am I doing something wrong? Is there some kind of conflict?

    Issue 2a
    I seem to have trouble using css on areas that are processed by php. You can see what I mean by looking at the credit line that follows the post title. How do I style those areas? How do I get rid of the icons?

    Issue 2b
    For the quote in the sidebar, I used html code for the header and the italic text. However, I would like to style the text further using css - anyway I can do that?

    Thanks so much for your help.

  2. anoctave
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I solved Issue 2b with the Black Studio TinyMce widget.

  3. anoctave
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok, solved Issue 1. Apparently the last time I used WordPress extensively, it was still automatically showing excerpts on the home page. I found the "more" tag insert so now I have to go through all my posts to change that.

    So now there's Issue 2a to be solved.

    May I add one more?

    Issue 3

    You have the banner so that content is spread across the page depending on how many widget containers I use. Is there anyway to set the proportion of the sidget containers.

    I'd like to use a slider and a quotation on the banner. However, I don't want them to use equal space. I'd like the slider to use say 70% of the space and the quotation to use the remainder. Is that possible?

    Thanks

  4. ahortin
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    There's a function within functions.php called quark_posted_on(). This function displays the details below the Post title (ie. Date, Author, Category, Comments).

    You can either update this function, of if you're using a child theme, create your own version of this function.

    By default, if you've got widgets in both Front Page Banner Widget areas, it will divide the banner into two equal columns. As mentioned in a previous support post, the site uses a 12 column grid. If you want to divide the banner into roughly 70%/30% instead of the current 50%/50%, then you'll need to update the code in header.php that displays these banner widgets. You'll need to change the banner to use 8 columns and 4 columns instead of the 6 columns for each widget area.

  5. anoctave
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks once again for your patience. I'm learning a lot from your gracious responses to my questions.

  6. ahortin
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    No probs :-)

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