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  • I am using “Fall in love” theme on my website. Tried to send Dilip an email, but it appears he has moved and the email thingie doesn’t work. I am changing some things like the colors, text align, etc. Minor changes. On the left menu, the section titles like “Categories” are all the way to the left. I would like to make these centered and perhaps change their background and add a border. No matter what I do, I can’t change it. I think I have not identified yet the div they are under (bear with me, I am new to this so that might not be correct term) This is how that section is set up:

    #menu {
    float: left;
    width: 165px;
    padding-left: 10px;
    padding-right: 5px;
    padding-top: 10px;

    #menu a {
    text-decoration: none;
    color: #0b60bf;
    #menu form {
    text-align: center;

    #menu input#s {
    width: 80%;
    background: #fae;
    border: 1px solid #999;
    color: #248;
    /*end search box */

    #menu img {
    text-align: center;
    background-color: #d00;
    border: 1px #050 solid;
    padding: 3px;

    #menu ul {
    color: #0b60bf;
    font-weight: normal;
    list-style-type: none;
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;
    text-transform: lowercase;

    /* menu sections */

    #menu ul li {
    color: #0b60bf;
    font-family: Verdana, Georgia, ‘Times New Roman’, serif;
    font-size: normal;
    border: 3px ridge #98bde9;
    text-align: left;
    font-weight: bold;
    padding-top: 10px;
    letter-spacing: .3em;
    margin-top: 5px;
    padding-bottom: 5px;

    #menu ul ul {
    font-variant: normal;
    font-weight: normal;
    line-height: 100%;
    list-style-type: none;
    margin: 0;
    padding: 0;
    text-align: center;

    /* menu list items */

    #menu ul ul li {
    border: 0;
    font: normal x-small Verdana, ‘Lucida Grande’, ‘Lucida Sans Unicode’, sans-serif;
    letter-spacing: 0;
    margin-top: 0;
    padding: 0;
    padding-left: 12px;

    #menu ul ul li:before {
    color: #ae0000;
    content: “0BB 0A0 0A0 “;

    #menu ul ul li a {
    color: #0b60bf;
    text-decoration: none;
    text-transform: uppercase;

    #menu ul ul li a:hover {
    color: #e63;
    border-bottom: 1px solid #98bde9;

    #menu ul ul ul.children {
    font-size: 142%;
    padding-left: 4px;

    #menu li.menutitle {
    border-bottom: 3px solid #98bde9;
    width: 90%;

    And This is on the sidebar.php:

    <div id=”menu”>

      <li id=”menutitle”><?php _e(‘Categories:’); ?>
      <?php wp_list_cats(); ?>

    <li id=”search”>
    <label for=”s”><?php _e(‘Search:’); ?></label>
    <form id=”searchform” method=”get” action=”<?php echo $_SERVER[‘PHP_SELF’]; ?>”>
    <input type=”text” name=”s” id=”s” size=”15″ />
    <input type=”submit” name=”submit” value=”<?php _e(‘Search’); ?>” />

    In trying to find out where this goes, I was able to change the text to lowercase. So I think it should be under “menu ul”. But as you can see, adding a “text-align:right;” doesn’t move the text. I am looking at it in IE6 and Firefox 1.5.

    My website is

    Any help will be greatly appreciated. Oh and don’t notice the other stuff that is out of place or looking weird, I am still in the process of fixing/changing it to suit my needs.


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  • 1. Don’t post long code here, please!
    It is difficult to read and nobody really bothers to take a look at it. You can use or similar services – and post back with the URI.
    For posting small code snippets, please read carefully the instructions here below the text input area: the “backticks” usually are located on top-left of your keyboard, where ~ [tilde] is.

    2. And a helpful reading:

    My bad, sorry. I thought perhaps someone had encountered the same issue before and might be able to pinpoint the problem quickly by looking at the code. I’ll refrain from posting stupid questions in the future.

    Hey, the question is absolutely valid!
    Nobody says it’s a “stupid” one. I was just trying to help you by saying not many people will “quickly looking at the code” – because it’s difficult to read it here in the forum.

    It seems you figured out how to solve your problem, right?
    Can we mark this thread “resolved”?

    No I have not resolved the issue. I had read finding your css styles. This is how I was able to find the div by changing the text-transform to lowercase from uppercase. I can also change the text color on that div and it changes the correct text on the menu. Only thing is that putting a text-align on that same div doesn’t change the alignment. Which I find very strange indeed.

    I tried copying the styles from another theme into this one and changing the sidebar.php to reflect the css name changes but that just got me a bunch of parse errors. So I had to change it back to it’s original css.

    I don’t want to reinvent the wheel, specially since I don’t know much about the wheel in the first place. I can’t seem to find understandable intructions anywhere on the web. I was hoping someone here might have come across this before and might be able to help or offer some suggestions. If no one can, I’ll have to keep pluging away on my own until I figure it out…. someday….before I go senile… before I get old and die…. 🙁

    I have been using Dilips theme as well and you can check out my page at Most of Dilips theme has been changed but I am having a problem with creating new pages. I read your posts and I am a little unclear with what you want to achieve so if you would send me your url maybe I can help. My name is Steve and you can either post further information here, or email me at


    giselcaton i also noticed that on any pages u have added u recieve error messages as well, such as on your favorite jokes page. Any idea what to do with these error messages? They read something like:
    Warning: comments_template(/home/giselus/public_html/wp-content/themes/Fall-In-Love): failed to open stream: Success in /home/giselus/public_html/wp-includes/comment-functions.php on line 26

    Warning: comments_template(/home/giselus/public_html/wp-content/themes/Fall-In-Love): failed to open stream: Success in /home/giselus/public_html/wp-includes/comment-functions.php on line 26

    Fatal error: comments_template(): Failed opening required ‘/home/giselus/public_html/wp-content/themes/Fall-In-Love’ (include_path=’.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php’) in /home/giselus/public_html/wp-includes/comment-functions.php on line 26

    As to the errors, believe I found a solution. Hope it will help:

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