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[resolved] Updating Layout Files (Creativix) (8 posts)

  1. robsteffen
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello there.

    I'm setting up a WordPress site for the first time, a personal portfolio site. Its been a lot of fun, even while there have been a lot of problems to overcome. I am running version 3.1.3, and using the Creativix theme.

    I'm wanting to add a background image to the site, I've got a temp version up now. The problem is that the layout images were meant for a white background, and so many have white borders. I found the location of the images on my ftp, downloaded them, edited them in photoshop to remove the borders, and then saved them as .png files to keep the transparency (the original file format was .gif).

    The problem is, I don't know how or where to point to these new files instead of the .gifs within the site or the theme. If the new files were .gifs I could just replace the originals, but I don't think that would let me keep the transparency, which is the main issue here. Since I'm new to all this, I don't know if its a WordPress option I'm looking for, or a theme option (though I'd assume its a theme option).

    Creativix lets you make edits to the .php files it uses, that's where I changed the .css to begin with. But I can't seem to find anything in these php files that directly references these image names to replace them.

    Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

  2. robsteffen
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Whoops, meant to put a link to the site in there. Don't know if it will help, but here it is:

    http://robsteffen.com/folio (very much a WIP)

  3. robsteffen
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Gifs can have transparency. D'oh.

  4. robsteffen
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sorry, it turns out this is still an issue. At least one of the images I need to add transparency to is a .jpg, so I still need to know how to point to a new filename.

    Any ideas?

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    There's no such beast as a transparent .jpg file.

  6. robsteffen
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Exactly. So I need to create either a new .png or a .gif version of these .jpgs to get transparency, which is fine. My problem then is that I don't know where to go in the coding of the page to point to this new file, instead of the .jpg. Does that make sense?

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Looks like the images need to be in your theme's images sub-folder. You'll also need to amend the image names in style.css.

  8. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    My problem then is that I don't know where to go in the coding of the page to point to this new file, instead of the .jpg.

    please post the nmae of the images in question -
    a quick search in the stylesheets should get you the lines that you need to change.

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