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  1. MACinSM
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I want to add my photo to my blogs.

    Blog #1 http://www.dailyaffirm.com
    In this blog, I want to add it to the banner. If that's possible, I will change the title to DailyAffirm and the subtitle to Positive Affirmations Day by Day, otherwise the banner will be too crowded.

    If it's not possible to put the photo in the banner, can you tell me how do to that in the side bar?

    Blog #2 http://www.jmviews.com/
    In this blog, I want to add it to that area at the left, just below the banner that says "Insert a short description about yourself here, and possibly a small photo, or comment this line out."

    How do I accomplish these actions?

    Thanks

  2. Do you have Adobe Photoshop?

  3. If you do have Adobe Photoshop, download Kubrick v1.2.6 to get the Photoshop template for the first blog and add your photo to that.

    http://binarybonsai.com/files/kubrick126.zip

    If you don't, try using any image editing application to add your photo to kubrickheader.jpg.

    If you don't have an image editing app, try Gimp.app (Mac), Gimp (Unix/Linux), or Gimp for Windows (PC).

    On the second blog, make sure that your image fits into the size constraints of the sidebar, and replace the about text with:
    <img src="/path/to/yourimage.jpg" alt="Your Image" />

  4. MACinSM
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    macmanx,

    I understand both conceptually, and expect to be able to do these, when I have some time this afternoon. I didn't want to wait until then before acknowledging I have received your good advice. You are REALLY good.

    MACinSM

  5. MACinSM
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Can you take a look at my Blog #1?
    http://www.dailyaffirm.com

    There is, of course, a centering problem. I tried to design all the elements in the banner, but could not find a way to over-ride the need for a "title" in WordPress. My preferred whole title is DailyAffirm: Positive Affirmations Day by Day, but that's too big. Even DailyAffirm: Positive Affirmations is too large with the photo.

    I can get used to it, but my impulse is to move all the lettering over to the right, to center it between the right edge of my mug shot and the right edge of the banner.

    Does it look ok?

    Maybe I should just put the photo in the side bar. What do you think?

  6. Hm, everything looks great except for the header image being too low. And, I'm not sure why it's doing that. Hopefully someone else here does though. Sorry.

  7. MACinSM
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks. I know why the header image is too low and how to fix it. You have sharp eyes.

  8. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

  9. MACinSM
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Blog 1 fixed with an added swish
    http://www.dailyaffirm.com

    Now to blog 2.
    http://www.jmviews.com/

    I've sized my photo, or can again if I need to. I believe I have the proper code, following macmanx's model. But I am stumped about replacing the about text. What/where is the "about text"?

    Thanks.

  10. In sidebar.php, replace this:

    Insert a short description about yourself here, and possibly a small photo, or comment this line out.

    With this:

    <img src="/path/to/yourimage.jpg" alt="Your Image" />

  11. MACinSM
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks for the suggestion, Macmanx

    In the wp-admin folder, I was able to locate a sidebar.php file. However, I could not locate the text "Insert a short description about yourself here, and possibly a small photo, or comment this line out" to replace.

    This is in reference to http://www.jmviews.com

    Is there another sidebar.php file?

    P.S. (two minutes after writing the above).... I found it. It's called index.php in the theme folder. I'll re-size the photo, but at least I know now how and where.

  12. fishcakes
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    could not find a way to over-ride the need for a "title" in WordPress

    The way to do this is to access the 'style.css' file, also to be found in the wp-contents/themes/default folder. Michael Heilemann, the maker of the default theme, suggests that you add the value "display: none;" inside the { } brackets following the entries for "H1" and ".description"

  13. In the wp-admin folder, I was able to locate a sidebar.php file. However, I could not locate the text "Insert a short description about yourself here, and possibly a small photo, or comment this line out" to replace.

    No, you want your theme's sidebar.php file. Go to the Presentation menu and select "Theme Editor".

  14. MACinSM
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Macmanx said "No, you want your theme's sidebar.php file. Go to the Presentation menu and select "Theme Editor"."

    My reply:

    In the "Theme Editor" there are three 'Sharepoint Like' theme files: Styles sheet, Comments Template, Main Template.

    While I did not make the changes using the 'Themes Editor," the changes that I did make are reflected on the Main Template. (I had not discovered "Themes Editor." I've only been using WordPress since Friday. Php and blogging are new to me. )

    To try to figure out how to make the change from your original suggestion, I first used ftp to search the online files in my theme for sidebar.php. When I couldn't find sidebar.php there, I searched the the WordPress files. Then I decided to investigate my downloaded copy of the theme folder -- I searched the contents of those files.

    The way I actually made the change was to cut and paste into that index.php file which I uploaded that using ftp. Since my photo is now showing on my blog (although I will resize it if I've done this correctly), I'm hoping it's going to be ok. I guess the question in my mind now is, will cause any problems for me later?

    Also, I notice that there are some foreign language notations on the posting section of this blog. Will these disappear when I post my first message?

    Thanks,
    Jeanie
    http://www.jmviews.com

  15. That seems to work perfectly. I'm sorry about the confusion, it looks like you're using a very non-standard theme. In the standard theme structure, most of the theme elements (sidebar, footer, header, etc.) would be separated into their own templates. Sorry about that.

  16. MACinSM
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    That seems to work perfectly. I'm sorry about the confusion, it looks like you're using a very non-standard theme. In the standard theme structure, most of the theme elements (sidebar, footer, header, etc.) would be separated into their own templates. Sorry about that.

    No need to apologize, for sure. You have been very helpful. Your original suggestion led me to a solution. I just wanted to check this out because all this is new to me. I want to avoid problems later if I can.

    All the php language is new. I also notice that on this blog that there is another language, perhaps an East European language. Do you have any thoughts on how I can change those? Maybe I went too non-standard, but I really do like the design.

    http://www.jmviews.com

  17. It looks like your theme, Sharepoint Like, is native Bulgarian. Unfortunately, there were never any translations of this theme. So, all you can do really is either choose another theme, or try your best at going through the theme's files and changing all of the foreign words.

  18. MACinSM
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    ROFL. Well, I do like being unique. It's fitting, as many years ago I had a client in Bulgaria who found my web site. Thanks for whatever research you did to uncover that little bit of trivia.

  19. MACinSM
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    On second thought, I do think I need to get this resolved, now that I've finished laughing. Still smiling, though.

    The Bulgarian words are ?š?°Ñ‚?µ?³?¾Ñ€?¸Ñ? which means "categories" and ?š?¾?¼?µ?½Ñ‚?°Ñ€?¸ which means "comments." (Also ? ?µ?´?°?ºÑ‚?¸Ñ€?°?¹ which means "edit" which only I see.)

    I've searched (both visually and through a software that reads the Bulgarian) the three files in the theme editor: Stylesheet, Comments Template, and Main Template. In addition, I've searched index.php which is in the original theme folder, where I made the edits for the photo.

    The developer's url has not responded when I've tried over the last two days.

    Any other suggestions?

    http://www.jmviews.com

  20. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    That's russian and we had a fix around here recently for that:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/38084

    And we have a policy of one question per post here. Just thought I'd let you know in case you keep asking and you get ignored.

    Also see: http://codex.wordpress.org/Customizing_Your_Sidebar

  21. MACinSM
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Lorelle,

    Thank you for telling me that only one question is allowed per post. That might be helpful to let people know such a policy, maybe on signup. To your point, I have not felt ignored at all.

    Thanks for the fix information. And clarifying that it is Russian. I naturally assumed it was Bulgarian since the top of the stylesheet does mention it was translated in Bulgarian.

  22. Lorelle
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Look at the top of the HOW TO section and you will see it very publicly.

    We are working on providing a link in the general forum area.

    And all the information is at http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_the_Support_Forums

    Good luck.

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