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Set off image and text on a page (7 posts)

  1. terricomp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is silly, but I cannot find the answer. I would like to be able to add a block of text (3 lines, centered) in a shaded box with an image to the left of them on several of my pages. In Word, I would simply create a text box, add a picture to it, size it and place it. No problem. In WordPress, I have researched and tried plugins to no avail. Even pictures that I add cannot be moved to where I want them. It is just left, center, right. Adding the text as a caption with a small picture results in a narrow little box that looks awful. I am not a coder, so unless I get precise html to add to the Text tab, I won't know what to do with css code. Are there any suggestions out there?

  2. Andrew
    Forum moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you have the HTML already there, via a plugin or text widget, it's very easy for someone here to help you out if you link your site.

  3. terricomp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Quick response, thanks Andrew. I don't want a text widget, because I don't want this on a sidebar, but rather in the body of the page. If you take a look at this page: http://maaom.org/meret-bainbridge/. The flower logo on the right should be contained in a box along with the text:
    A valued member of MAAOM - Supporting Your Access to
    Traditional Oriental Health Care in Maine

    I would like this to fill some of the white space on the right. All I get is white space and the logo. No way to put the logo and this text together. If I enter the text, it just creates a new line. That's why I thought a text box would work, but none of the plugins I have tried will put a text box in that space.

  4. Andrew
    Forum moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I see, I think you may have to write something in your template for this, change your theme's template. Are you okay with that?

  5. terricomp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm using Mantra by Cryout Creations. It has a lot of options, and I can add some changes in the theme CSS settings. But I have not created child themes and I don't want to make changes in the editor that would disappear with theme updates. This seems like such a simple thing, but so difficult to do!

  6. Andrew
    Forum moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It's difficult because it ultimately comes down to trying to make layout changes in the WYSIWYG editor, and the editor isn't really intended for that. The layout should already be set in place in the template, and then you should have a separate section when you Edit that Page in the dashboard to add information to it; if you've come across Custom Fields then it could be like that.

    There are proper ways of making theme modifications that will not be erased when the theme updates. First you'd need to create a Child Theme: http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

    Can we continue this discussion on your theme's support section by creating a new thread there? http://wordpress.org/themes/mantra#postform

  7. terricomp
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't see anything in that discussion pertaining to text box issues, and a search only searches on all themes and gives no result. I really don't want to have to create an entire Child Theme for this one item. Are there no plugins that would work?

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