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  • Hi all,
    I’m trying to use a premium theme as the front-end of my new WordPress multisite and everything is fine except when a new user clicks the page to register on the site and create a subdomain, the formatting and layout of this multisite new user name and email address box looks a bit ugly and doesn’t sit well with the theme.

    I would like to try and edit this if possible to see if I can find a way of making it look more appealing but I have no idea what I would need to change in the ws-signup.php file

    Can anyone tell me how I could code this new user registration page so it looks as neat as the user login page. You can see what I mean by navigating to http://www.myblogportal.co.uk/ws-signup.php

    Many thanks in advance
    Wayne

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  • Andrea Rennick

    (@andrea_r)

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    Add the extra css classes from the wp-signup page to the theme’s style.css.

    http://wpmututorials.com/plugins/style-your-signup-page/

    Hello Andrea,
    Many thanks for replying to my post, I tried the plugin that you suggested but only with minimal success. I uploaded it into each folder separetly (wp-content/plugins and wp-content/mu-plugins).

    Uploading it to the plugins folder didn’t seem to make any difference, but when I uploaded it to the mu-plugins folder and navigated to the signup page, I could clearly see a much improved signup form, although it was still at the bottom of the page and overlapping other content.

    You can see what I mean by navigating to both of these links (signup and login) on my site, and compare the difference:

    This is the signup page with the plugin in the wu-folder:
    http://www.myblogportal.co.uk/wp-signup.php

    And this is the login page which I think looks much neater, and is how I would like to try and format the signup page to look like.
    http://www.myblogportal.co.uk/?page_id=6

    Any help, pointers or suggestions would be very much appreciated.

    Kind Regards,
    Wayne

    Andrea Rennick

    (@andrea_r)

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    You do not need it in both plugins folders. Please read the instructions.

    Also! You may need to actually edit it for your theme.

    Get Firebug for Firefox.

    Its not in both plugin folders, I did read your instructions. I uploaded it to the plugins folder, that didn’t work so I deleted it and then uploaded it to the wu-plugins folder, that worked a little bit but not much

    I’m not a coder so I wouldn’t know where to start with editing it for my theme. I’m running IE not Firefox

    Andrea Rennick

    (@andrea_r)

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    Editing css is not really coding, no programming needed.

    Hi Wayne. Did you manage to get a solution that worked?

    I didn’t see any instructions with the plugin, so just placed it in the plugins folder. Nothing changed on the signup page after I activated it.

    We used to have a great user signup page until we went multisite. Our login page looks fine (with the help of the Register Plus Redux plugin) but it has no effect on the signup page.

    Hi judodesign,
    Unfortunately I couldn’t get this plugin to work either, I have made some changes to my site and although things now look a lot better than they did, there is still a small issue surround the formatting of the new user registration page, which shows up at the bottom of the home page – I can live with this but its certainly not ideal. The user login form and the lost password form all format properly on their own pages and it looks really tidy, but nothing I do seems to make the new user registration act in a similar fashion.

    I’ve posted support requests to this forum, the forum on the premium theme site where I purchased the theme from and on a forum for a login plugin that I also use and so far nobody has come forward with a working solution.

    If by any chance you do find a way of fixing this, would you be good enough to post a detailed explanation at the end of this post please, so myself and others can hopefully benefit from your knowledge, and of course if I find a solution I will do the same.

    Kind Regards,
    Wayne

    Andrea Rennick

    (@andrea_r)

    Customer Care at Copyblogger Media and Studiopress

    The plugin does not go in the plugins folder. the post explains that. Also it will not magically fix the whole page because each theme is different.

    All it does is help with css issues, which really, you do not need a plugin for.

    LOOK at the page with firebug. There’s a class called .widecontent that you need to add.

    You may also need to actually EDIT the wp-signup.php file.

    Our login page looks fine (with the help of the Register Plus Redux plugin) but it has no effect on the signup page.

    And it won’t. You will not find a login page plugin that has any effect on the signup page.

    Seriously – this is basic themeing. The only reason your theme shop didn’t help is because they didn’t bother to look. It’s really not all that complicated once you actually loop at the wp-signup.php file.

    Andrea, I find your attitude utterly rude and ignorant – there are many people on this site who have far less experience with WordPress, CSS and many other things associated with WordPress – please STOP speaking to me and others who post in this forum with the ‘if I can do it, why the hell can’t you’ attidue.

    These things might be simple to you, to others they are FAR less simple and until we are either shown, or learn by our own means we will never have that knowledge.

    Don’t expect everyone on these forums to be as confident as you are with this technology. If you’re going to help, maybe a step-by-step example of what to do and where to do it would be a much better solution to those of us who have little or no experience of these things.

    Regards,
    Wayne

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    If you think that “‘if I can do it, why the hell can’t you'” is Andrea’s attitude, you’re really gonna hate the rest of us.

    These are volunteer forums, staffed by people who started out just like you. Some of us are homeschool moms, some of us work for fortune 100 companies, some of us run websites just for the hell of it. But we all know exactly what it’s like to NOT know what the hell’s going on.

    And you know what? We all learned.

    WordPress MultiSite is NOT something an inexperienced website running novice should start with. It’s akin to saying ‘I should learn to drive a car. I’ll start with a Mack Truck.’ You’re going to be in for a very SHARP learning curve. I’m not saying you can’t, or shouldn’t, use MultiSite, but you SHOULD know what you’re getting into.

    Put the plugin in the mu-plugins folder. Then open up the PHP file. In there are the CSS defaults. You can either edit them in situ or you can copy the CSS to your theme and edit there.

    If you do not know how to theme, I strongly suggest you consider hiring someone. Hell, I did. I don’t like theming, it’s a pain in my ass. I can do basic CSS, out of necessity, but I paid someone else for my theme and just changed the colors around. Don’t wanna hire someone? Then you’re going to need to take some classes or read some books/docs about how HTML and CSS work. This is useful stuff to know, and I would say a pre-requisit to running a site.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    I’m deleting any off-topic bashing of ANYONE in this thread.

    Put the plugin in the mu-plugins folder.

    Open up the PHP file.

    In there are the CSS defaults.

    You can either edit them in situ or you can copy the CSS to your theme and edit there.

    I don’t see any “bashing” just constructive criticism about trying to get help on this forum. But censor away if it keeps things nice and neat for you guys.

    Back to the issue at hand. I have no mu-plugins folder. Just the normal plugins folder. Is this normal on a multisite setup?

    Hi judodesign,
    I was a little surprised about the censorship too, nevermind!

    The mu-plugins folder is not created by default, you need to add it yourself by FTPing into your website, then go into the wp-content folder and create a new folder called mu-plugins – see, I do have some knowledge 🙂

    Although I’m not sure if you will have any success, I’ve followed the instructions to the best of my knowledge but it hasn’t made a difference to my site – I did change some of the values in the CSS too. Better get that book ‘CSS for Dummies’ I think

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    It’s normal as of WP 3.0. The mu-plugins folder doesn’t get created because we use the same installer for MU as for regular single site. It’s not needed for single-site and would cause problems if it was there. It’s assumed that you’re used to WordPress by the time you get to MultiSite (it’s that learning curve I mentioned).

    The other option is to make your own signup page and redirect to that; http://www.chriswiegman.com/2010/02/using-a-custom-wp-signup-page-with-wordpress-mu/

    Creating a mu-plugins folder on the same level as the normal plugins folder didn’t work. Putting it inside the plugins folder did. Activated it, but no change to the signup page.

    Thanks for the link to the instructions on how to make your own signup page. I think I’ll go there.

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