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  • Hello All,

    I could really use some help here. My site was up and running great until the guy decided he no longer wanted to host it for me. Now, I did everything I could to search for how to move a blog (to my own server). I am doing the best I can but have run into one major porblem that I don’t know how to fix.
    The text of the post is overlapping the background and theme of the site. The problem can be easily seen by comparing the two following links:

    The original:

    The Problem:

    Also, the header is all screwed up. Anyone have any idea to fix these?

    Thank you so very much in advanced.


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  • First, it seems you are using the Twenty Eleven theme. You should not make changes to the theme directly, or they will be lost when you upgrade.

    Instead, use a child theme as described in the Codex:

    Also, it looks like you are missing a lot of the styles from the original site and the flash player that shows the gallery.

    You can fix the header by adding this to the end of style.css:

    #site-title, #site-description {
        clip: rect(1px, 1px, 1px, 1px);
        position: absolute !important;

    But, you need to make sure that you get all the styles from the first site by moving the site properly.

    See this article from the Codex:

    you can fix your content width with this, just adjust the width as needed;

    #primary {
    width: 70%;

    Thank you both so very much.

    I really appreciate the feed back. I know I have yet to install and activate the proper plugins.

    deepbevel: Where do I put that code? Any guess where it goes in the style.css???

    Thank you so much.


    vtxyzzy: I tried that code, unfortunately it did not work.. I am trying to hide the header text and header area ll together so that it is just the picture for the header…

    thank you.

    As far as I can tell, the problem was solved. Try clearing your browser cache – you may be looking at an old copy.

    At the risk of nagging, I will repeat that you need to use a child theme instead of modifying Twenty Eleven.

    yes, at the end of style.css, I previewd the change on your site in Firebug and it worked for me.

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