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[resolved] Education Theme: banner is wrecked (10 posts)

  1. DrBarley
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Using Feedburner, all is well. But when I configured the plugin for MailChimp, it added the fields for first name and last name, which forces the banner (or the email field) out of bounds. The small screen on my netbook neatly arranged the content into two rows, but on desktops it's a mess.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/genesis-enews-extended/

  2. Brandon Kraft
    Happiness Engineer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can you send me a link to your site with the widget active? There are a number of widget areas in Education and want to ensure I can be efficient when tackling this one.

    I'm heading to sleep, but will check it out tomorrow.

  3. DrBarley
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I, too, am about ready to pack it in for the night.

    Although the site is http://hbcmemphis.org, it doesn't have the offending widget in place now. I had to revert to Feedburner because the website was scheduled to go live tomorrow. I'd like to use MailChimp if we can get the banner to display properly.

    Thanks for your help.

  4. Brandon Kraft
    Happiness Engineer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Makes sense :-) Same location as the one in place now? I'll see what I can do with Education's CSS for ya.

  5. DrBarley
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, same location; I just used the Call to Action widget to configure it. I'll check back tomorrow afternoon.

  6. Brandon Kraft
    Happiness Engineer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Here's my stab at it. Generally, you'll likely just have to adjust these values to get it to work.

    That said, you don't have to use the first/last name fields if you don't want to. Just leave the first/last name field name settings blank. Offering since the Feedburner form wouldn't accept names anyhow.

    To your theme's style.css, try adding:
    .enews #subscribe { margin-top: -45px; }

    Change:
    #home-featured .call-to-action .enews p { line-height: 110px; } (previously 130px, near line 699 of the original theme.

    Remove:
    #home-featured .call-to-action .enews form { display: inline } (near line 709)

    That produces this:
    http://picpaste.com/education-GRWpFjxf.png

    Cheers!

  7. DrBarley
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    On the desktop, the changes you prescribed did render the result in the picpaste image, but it didn't work for the netbook or the phone screen. Instead, the three input fields were too large and they partially covered the "Stay in Touch" line above them.

    I had thought that I'd be happy enough with only the email address field, so I attempted to "Just leave the first/last name field name settings blank." Come to find out, I hadn't put anything in those fields anyway; they're already blank. I'd be glad to erase them if I knew the necessary emendations to the CSS (so long as the remaining box knew how to position itself, as it did with the Feedburner setup).

    Returning the CSS to its original condition and leaving those field settings blank in the widget does produce a result in the "mobile responsive" display: only the email field appears there. But the first & last name fields continue to show on the netbook and desktop.

    I currently have the widget configured for MailChimp. http://hbcmemphis.org

  8. Brandon Kraft
    Happiness Engineer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    It appears that there are single spaces in those field settings, which would make them render.

    http://sp.brandonkraft.net/ has been set to show what it'll look like with those spaces removed.

  9. DrBarley
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You da man! I don't know how those blank spaces got into those fields, but I deleted them and the results are satisfactory. Thanks a bunch.

  10. Brandon Kraft
    Happiness Engineer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Good to hear.

    Education is a great theme; the only problem is (for me, at least) it was designed before the name fields were an option, so many of the cool places to add a subscribe form just can't easily add them. Much simpler to not include them if they're not required :-)

    Cheers and Happy Easter!

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