[Jetpack Subscription] removing padding and wasted space (4 posts)

  1. Dan C.
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've been doing quite a bit of surfing around to find posts that relate to the version of jetpack I have on my server but all the coding suggestions are pointing to code that isn't existing in my php.

    I am looking to take the subcription box that is located at the top of http://www.allthingswheat.com and make it a little more streamlined. It's quite large and pushes the post too far down.

    Ideally I would add it to the header or I would make it a horizontal widget just under the navigation bar.

    I am using the Thematic theme.

    I'm green to CSS and what not, trying to learn as I go so any help at all would be appreciated.

  2. Gene
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The good news there's not much you cant do with Thematic. The bad news is that it would be a lot easier if you were more proficient with CSS and PHP.

    Hopefully this will give you a head start.

    If you're not using a child theme copy or move the bundled sample child theme in Thematic to the themes directory and activate it.

    Then download this revised functions.php : https://gist.github.com/4489457
    and replace the sample child theme's functions.php with this one. That'll give you three new widgetized areas to plop the subscribe widget into. You'll still need to style it but this gives you the opportunity to try the ideal placement that I think you were requesting.

    For future reference there are fourms specific to Thematic here: http://thematictheme.com/forums

  3. Dan C.
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks Gene. I'll take a look into it. I'm assuming that you already understand HTML5 and styling with CSS a bit? Can I ask how you learned? I'm really interested in getting back into programming but the books and sites I've tried are usually incredibly boring or poorly laid out.

  4. Gene
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Learning by doing is a repetitive theme in my life. Most all of what I know of web development has been learned from working as a freelance developer. A slight obsession with WordPress and Thematic landed me in the position of being a lead developer for the Thematic theme.

    Thematic is a good theme to learn with and ThematicTheme.com is great place to learn more about the theme. Come on by when you have the chance.

    Note that Thematic's doctype is xhtml not html5 although there is a great html5 plugin that will mod Thematic to output as html 5.

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