Posts like "?p=18" are generated without backgound image (8 posts)

  1. llprice
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hello, hope someone can help me solve my little problem.
    I'm not a coder, and I'm learning CSS on the fly, but I set up a WordPress blog with the Kurbrik theme a few months ago, and made quite a few modifications in the style sheet to reflect a home page design & colors.
    I tried to tweak the php to get rounded corners into the box, but gave up on that task when my changes didn't carry over to every page on the site.


    I then turned the blog posting over to another person. Recently, I have returned to the news duties. Today, I made a horrible discovery -- the post pages are very hard to read because a background image isn't included in each post as it's page is generated.

    for example: http://cgi.unk.edu/artblog/?p=15

    I don't know if this is due to an oversight in the style sheet, or if I mucked something up in the php. Is there a help file that might help me get this fixed or can someone suggest a correction.


  2. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'm seeing this in your style section of your <head>:

    #page { background: url("http://cgi.unk.edu/artblog/wp-content/themes/arts/images/") no-repeat top; border: none; }

    Note a lack of an actual image file in the url.

  3. llprice
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Wow. Thanks for spotting that so fast.
    I'll make the changed right away.
    You're terrific.

    L.L. Price

  4. llprice
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hello Kafkaesqui,

    Now that I've had my morning coffee, I realize that I need just a bit more information. I did notice, in the source, that the WP generated "post" pages did NOT have that background image
    like the main pages.

    What I didn't see (and don't know), is where I can change the code or markup to make that background image automatically appear in each post page, as it is generated, when I post a new message.

    Thanks for your help.

  5. Joshua Sigar
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Do you have different header file for index and single? Either way, post here http://pastebin.com the content of header.php and come back with the link.

  6. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 10 years ago #

    Following alphaoide's suggestion, also don't forget to let us know which image is supposed to be there.

  7. llprice
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hello alphaoide and Kafkaesqui,

    Okay, I think I see the line that needs to be replaced -- in the header! Now it's coming back to me. Change images in the header in Kurbrik -- I read that last summer, but forgot. I'm guessing these are the lines that are of interest:

    #page { background: url("<?php bloginfo('stylesheet_directory'); ?>/images/artbg.gif") repeat-y top; border: none; }
    <?php } else { // No sidebar ?>
    #page { background: url("<?php bloginfo('stylesheet_directory'); ?>/images/") no-repeat top; border: none; }

    I need to add "artbg.gif" after the "/images/" in the second line. I'm guessing I need to replace the "no-repeat" with the "repeat-y top string as well.

    Back when I set this up, I used FTP to make alterations. That login changed when the other party took over the news. As I recall, I can't edit in the theme editor either. I have to wait until Monday, when the sysop can give me a new pass.

    Or is there some way to make changes through the dashboard?

    Thanks guys.
    L. L. Price

  8. Joshua Sigar
    Posted 10 years ago #

    If you can't use the theme editor then you have to use FTP--no other way.

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