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  • Resolved justingsouter


    <p>Hello folks</p>

    <p>In seeking to replace the standard Kubrick header with an image (now visible on, I also seem to have changed the theme code such that the image has become the (repeating) background for blog posts, e.g. this blog post. Aargh!</p>

    <p>I would love some help with:</p>

    • Working out what I’ve done wrong, and
    • Getting some instructions about how I can change it back to the default.

    <p>I have considered:</p>

    • Using an unsullied default / Kubrick installation to copy across the virgin code back to (e.g. for style.css and header-img.php), but to no avail
    • Changing the theme to the WordPress classic theme, and then changing it back to the default, in the hope that will remedy the dodgy code I have spawned [eeuw]

    <p>So, any and all suggestions gratefully received – many thanks!</p>

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  • justingsouter


    Apols for dodgy html folks :$

    <style type="text/css" media="screen">
    	#page { background: url("") repeat-y top; border: none; }

    it looks like you have some inline css in your header.php file where you’ve told the background image to repeat…

    repeat-y tells it to repeat the length of the page, no-repeat would make it display only once




    Many thanks for the advice. This post now shows that the image doesn’t repeat, and that will probably do for now, as I plan to implement Thesis asap!

    I’ve also thought that, from the dev blog I have, I could download the Default / Kubrick theme files and upload them to the live site (if necessary to restore the live site to pristine.

    Another observation is that I need to do some kind of source control with the Theme files – I don’t think they get backed up with the DB Backup plugin that I use (or I’m not using it properly…!).

    Many thanks again for your help. 🙂

    Code from Header.php for info:

     * @package WordPress
     * @subpackage Default_Theme
    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
    <html xmlns="" <?php language_attributes(); ?>>
    <head profile="">
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="<?php bloginfo('html_type'); ?>; charset=<?php bloginfo('charset'); ?>" />
    <title><?php wp_title('&laquo;', true, 'right'); ?> <?php bloginfo('name'); ?></title>
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="<?php bloginfo('stylesheet_url'); ?>" type="text/css" media="screen" />
    <link rel="pingback" href="<?php bloginfo('pingback_url'); ?>" />
    <style type="text/css" media="screen">
    // Checks to see whether it needs a sidebar or not
    if ( empty($withcomments) && !is_single() ) {
    	#page { background: url("<?php bloginfo('stylesheet_directory'); ?>/images/kubrickbg-<?php bloginfo('text_direction'); ?>.jpg") repeat-y top; border: none; }
    <?php } else { // No sidebar ?>
    	#page { background: url("<?php bloginfo('stylesheet_directory'); ?>/images/kubrickheader.jpg") no-repeat top; border: none; }
    <?php } ?>
    <?php if ( is_singular() ) wp_enqueue_script( 'comment-reply' ); ?>
    <?php wp_head(); ?>
    <body <?php body_class(); ?>>
    <div id="page">
    <div id="header" role="banner">
    	<div id="headerimg">
    		<h1><a href="<?php echo get_option('home'); ?>/"><?php bloginfo('name'); ?></a></h1>
    		<div class="description"><?php bloginfo('description'); ?></div>
    <hr />

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