Front page text is fixed? (7 posts)

  1. jbardy
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am creating a separate page for blog posts and using a static home page with an about paragraph. This is what I want, but the about paragraph text is fixed on the page.

    By fixed, I mean when I make the browser window smaller or larger, the text doesn't expand with the rest of the page size like other pages on the site. So i'm assuming it will look bad on mobile devices, etc.

    Is this because I've made the home page static?

    I searched for a while trying to find a solution, figured I'd ask here.

    Any help would be great.

  2. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Can you post a link to your site? It's almost impossible to help with things like this without looking at it.

    Generally, no a static page would not be automatically fixed -- it's likely something in the CSS code for that page and/or coding errors someplace.

  3. jbardy
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well, because it is messed up, I don't want to leave the site that way.

    But, if you look at the products or about us page, drag the window size around, and notice how the paragraph text and images on the page all move based on the size of the window.

    The front page paragraph text doesn't move with the photos when it's made a static page.


    Thanks in advance.

  4. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hmmm, that's not what I see -- all the pages are basically the same upon narrowing the browser window. All the pages have

    body {
        min-width: 1060px;

    So the pages are not going to resize any smaller -- but will get a scroll bar when narrower than 1060px. That's what happens in Firefox and Safari on a Mac.

    You're right, it probably won't look great on smaller devices You'll need to find a "responsive" theme if you want the site to work well on smaller devices. Or modify the CSS yourself -- though that takes quite a bit of CSS knowledge.

  5. jbardy
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for taking a look..

    yes they are all pretty much the same, but if you make your browser window very narrow and expand it, you will see that the text and images start to get centered out as the page gets larger.

    The text on the static home page does not move at all.

    I don't suppose it's a huge deal since none of this would look that great on mobile devices, but it's a bit frustrating and leaving me to wonder if I should even change it since it's such a small nuisance.

    I did not setup this site, so it's making things a bit complicated.

    Should I be using SFTP or FTP to connect to the server? I can connect with FTP but SFTP is not working for me, so i'm wondering how crucial it is to use SFTP to update the wordpress files.


  6. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I should even change it since it's such a small nuisance.

    I can't really see a difference -- probably not worth worrying about. I can understand your frustration with the site -- as it's hard to deal with existing code or problems that are not your doing :).

    I don't know the answer to your SFTP question -- perhaps check with your host about that?

  7. jbardy
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Do you not connect to your wordpress files via an FTP or SFTP client?

    You say you can't see a difference, but that's because the home page is not set to where it's messed up. I will check back here in a a few minutes to see if you're still on, and if so, I will change the home page to the messed up text i am talking about.


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