Theme Editing Help Wanted (6 posts)

  1. pensfanrob1
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I am currently using this theme,
    Zeke 1.0 + Widgets by Michael D. Pollock

    I am trying to reduce the spacing between the lines in the sidebar or the "line height".

    I have searched several times through the stylesheet looking for the code to change with no luck. Any help would be great.


  2. moshu
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Help us to help you...
    Link to:
    - theme's home
    - your blog (so we can see and modify your stylesheet on the fly)

  3. pensfanrob1
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Moshu . I am new to this So I may need some more detailed requests by you to understand exactly what you need to help. Thanks.

    link to theme http://www.solostream.com/category/wordpress-blog-themes/

    down near bottom

    my site: http://www.bptchurch.com

  4. moshu
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well, that's all caused by the crappy code you put into your text widgets... full of empty paragraph (<p>) tags.


    <strong>Hear</strong>: Romans 10:17<p></P>
    <strong>Believe</strong>: John 3:16<p></P>
    <strong>Repent</strong>: Acts 17:30<p></P>
    <strong>Confess</strong>: Romans 10: 9-10<p></P>
    <strong>Be Baptized</strong>: Acts 2:38<p></P>
    <strong>Be Faithful</strong>: Rev. 2:10<p></P>

    Those paragraph tags at the end of each line are causing the "space".

    There is nothing to edit in the theme - but a lot to learn about using correct code.

  5. ScrapbookSupplies
    Posted 8 years ago #

    The <p> starts a paragraph and </p> ends a paragraph.

    The <br> starts a line break and </br> ends one.

    The difference between the two = the paragraph is a bigger 'space'.

    What moshu was saying is that <p> </p> is only putting a large gap of space.

    So, for sake of argument, <p></p> leaves a double space line, <br> </br> leaves a one and one-half line space and not using either (or only using <p> or <br> is simply single spacing).

    You only have to close these tags (meaning </p> or </br>) when you're ending or open with them (<p> <br>) when you're starting - and need a new paragraph or line.

  6. rileycentral
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Works well sometimes as less space than a <p> Always recheck in IE because the differences can be huge.

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