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unordered list - how to have the bullet aligned with first line? (14 posts)

  1. adolbec
    Posted 4 years ago #

    In my text, I use paragraphs organized with bullet lists (see an example in my front page .

    The bullets align with the center of each paragraph. I would like each bullet aligned with the first line of each item.

    Any hint on how to do this?

    Thank you


  2. Vermont Homesteader
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello. I have the same question as the one above. I am using Snow Summit. I like the theme very much, however I have created a bulleted list where the bullets are not aligned with the first line of the text. You can see what I am talking about here:


    You will notice that the gray bullets are placed at the middle of the paragraphs. I do not know how to fix this problem. I would also like to change the color of the bullets.

    Can someone out there explain how to make these changes in very simple terms? I am a beginner. Thank you for your help.

  3. Vermont Homesteader
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello again. Figured it out.

  4. adolbec
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello Vermont Homesteader

    Would you share your solution with me please?

    Thanks in advance

  5. Vermont Homesteader
    Posted 3 years ago #

    First, to change the colors of the bullets I downloaded the plugin: Ultimate Plugin TinyMCE. This installed directly into post editing. I wound up not using the colored bullets, although they are there if I need them. Rather, I designed an image in Illustrator that I used to separate topics. I uploaded these into my page via the "media upload." You can see this, it is an orange swirl, on my website: newestartfarm.com. Look under "Helpful Reading."

    I have to say, I like the Snow Summit theme very much but it looks as if no one is updating it. I hope this does not mean that we will have to change themes once this one becomes too outdated. I have managed to make some changes by looking over the WordPress Codex and at others' posts.

    I hope this helps you. I often feel like a fish flopping around on land for hours as I try to figure this stuff out!

  6. adolbec
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you,
    I on my three browsers (ie, chrome, firefox), your image appears as a separator, which is a viable alternative to bullet points. But I still would like to find a solution to the standard bullet point issue in Snow Summit. So I will leave the top unresolved for the moment.

    Yep, I know the flopping fish feeling.

  7. Vermont Homesteader
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes, I am using it as a separator. Did you try downloading the "Ultimate TinyMCE" plugin? It does work for colored bullets that go to the beginning of the sentence. I looked at your website and had the exact same problem on mine when I first tried bullets. Here is the link to the developer's site: http://www.plugins.joshlobe.com/
    However, you can download it directly from the WordPress plugins menu.
    Bonne chance! (J'ai remarqué que vous êtes Canadien.)

  8. whalegeek
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Having the same problem on a site I am building, so I followed Vermont Homesteader's lead and installed the plug in. Nice! BUT... now the unordered list shows both the plugin's bullets AND the theme's default bullets, the former oriented correctly and the latter's not. And yes, I had cleared the unordered list before redoing it with the new plug in.


    So how do I fix that?

    Thanks in advance... (going to try to figure it out but thought I would ask in case you folks can answer before I do).

  9. adolbec
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am at the same place as you are whalegeek.
    Even though I like Snow Summit, I am considering to switch to WP 2012. It will involve a lot of time, but I prefer to work with a supported theme.

    To my disappointment, Snow Summit does not seem to be that type.

  10. Vermont Homesteader
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm with Aldobec. I am also considering leaving theme because it is unsupported. Does anyone out there know how to encourage the creator to support their theme? I think I'll add this to the WordPress complaint list.

  11. Michael
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    this line (line 286) in style.css defines the grey bullet and its position:

    #content ul li {background:transparent url(images/bullet.png) left center no-repeat;padding-left:10px;}

    simply adjust the background position;
    #content ul li { background-position: left 8.5px; }


  12. Vermont Homesteader
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello Snow Summit users. I am returning to this thread briefly to tell you that I did change my theme because Snow Summit is no longer updated. The chances that someday the theme would not work with WordPress seemed probable. I am now using the Suffusion Theme by Sayonton Sinha. It is an excellent, well supported, flexible theme. I highly recommend it.

  13. adolbec
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am looking at Suffusion at the moment and it seems an excellent alternative.

    Thank you Vermont Homesteader

  14. Vermont Homesteader
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I am very glad this may be of help to you, Aldobec. I hesitated to post this info so I'm glad you wrote.

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