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Styling WordPress Comments with CSS & PHP help.

  • I’m working on a replication of this guy’s comment section from scratch

    As you can see, I’m almost done.

    However, when using ‘Firebug’ and ‘SEO for Firefox’ you can see that this guy is calling things like:

    .surround ul li, ul.children, commentlist, div.surround.

    …Things that arenโ€™t in the custom.css

    How did he put those selectors in there?

    I’m most concerned with .surround because that’s what he’s using to put a box around his threaded comments, organized like a list.

    I appreciate your help.

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  • whooami

    @whooami

    Member

    have you thought of asking the person behind the site you are umm.. using for inspiration?

    Hi,

    .surround ul li is in his custom.css

    .custom .comments .surround ul li{background:#FFF url(images/blackGrad.gif) repeat-x; border:1px solid #000; clear:both; -moz-border-radius:3px; overflow:hidden; padding:10px; -webkit-border-radius:3px}

    check custom.css again.

    //www.blogussion.com/wp-content/themes/thesis/custom/custom.css

    Right off the bat I see lines 454, 438, 452…

    I thought the same thing at first, but in this case the site owner seems to be openly encouraging it – at least by the looks of the article.

    whooami

    @whooami

    Member

    nono, i was suggesting asking him for help, not for permission ๐Ÿ˜›

    That makes sense too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    check custom.css again.

    //www.blogussion.com/wp-content/themes/thesis/custom/custom.css

    Right off the bat I see lines 454, 438, 452…

    I know it’s in css but .surround (for example) is being called from some function in his PHP. I would like to know what that code looks like so when style my comments using .surround, something actually happens.

    I’ve talked to him and apparently it’s top secret.

    He’s using the thesis theme, so the only 2 files he’s editing are:

    custom.css (publicly visible)
    and
    custom_functions.php (not publicly visible)

    I might be out of line trying to call a custom selector but I really just need to put a box around each comment.

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