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  1. I've got (hopefully) a simple question which I'd love answered before I invest in CSS: with the upgrade, can I eliminate the white text box on Bueno pages? You can see the box I'm talking about on my homepage where I have written "Welcome to FollowMyFilm"

    I'd love to get rid of that box and will dive into CSS if I know it's possible.

    Thank you!
    Christopher

    The blog I need help with is followmyfilm.com.

  2. Yes you can. The following will get rid of it. The second bit gets rid of the thin line that is typically below the title

    .home .post {
    background-color: transparent;
    border: medium none;
    }
    
    .home .post .title {
    border-bottom: medium none;
    }
  3. Thank you, as always, for the help, Path!

    I "previewed" the changes based on what you said and the text box disappeared. The only odd thing that happened is the black border on the top expanded and the blog title and menu subtitles lost their placement.

    I took a screenshot of what happened (highlighting the title and menu subtitles, since they are black on black and invisible unless highlighted).

    Here is the URL of the screenshot: http://followmyfilm.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/screen-shot-2011-03-04-at-10-18-23-am.png

    Forgive me if I am asking too much. In the hope that it's a relatively simple issue, I'm eager to pay for CSS upgrade and have a cleaner home page.

    -Christopher

  4. thesacredpath
    Staff

    I'm not sure what happened. I just tried this again using firebug and your site does not blow up, and I also tried it on my test blog with Bueno and it worked just fine.

    Try previewing it again and if it blows up, try force refreshing the preview page.

  5. Hmmm.... Weird. Maybe it's a preview thing. I actually removed the changes you gave me and now preview shows this monstrosity!

    http://followmyfilm.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/screen-shot-2011-03-04-at-10-53-23-am.png

    Is "force refresh" different than merely clicking the refresh button in the browser? And I wonder if previewing in Firefox has anything to do with it...

    cB

  6. thesacredpath
    Staff

    Log out of wordpress, clear your browser cache and cookies, restart your browser and then try again. I had a similar problem the other day and the cache/cookie dance fixed things.

    I don't know if the DDOS attack is still going on here or not, or possibly there are still some side effects left of that.

  7. Okay, I figured it out. I tried your latest suggestions above and it didn't work, so I created a test Bueno blog and it worked. So, I deduced that there must have been something wrong with the code in my CSS stylesheet.

    I then deleted the entire contents of my stylesheet, and simply pasted the code above. Now the preview looks great!

    I guess I must have done something to the code, played around with it awhile back, so we weren't dealing with the original code.

    Thank you!

  8. Tip:When you alter a theme’s stylesheet, you only need to put in the Editor the modification/additions to the CSS, not the entire thing. Read this for more info:
    http://csswiz.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/if-you-have-the-wp-com-css-upgrade/

  9. It could be that if that selector and everything was already in the CSS edit window, that it was fighting with what we put in.

    At wordpress.COM, only put in the specific selectors, and the specific declarations that you are adding or changing and make sure "add to existing..." is selected. Do not paste the entire stylesheet. That can get you in trouble.

  10. And you are welcome as always. And I see TT is on the job with a great little bit of reading from the CSS guru himself, @devblog.

  11. Oh, man! CSS really, really freaks me out. I worked me butt off on my site, trying to use the "pages" approach which TT has promoted in the past.

    I just really want to avoid spending another solid week trying to learn and figure out CSS.

    Thank you again for the help and I will definitely check out the article TT posted.

    One final question: so I got my homepage without the white text box, but I cannot NOT have text in there. I go to the page editor, eliminate all text, hit update, and the last text that I had typed appears. Must there be text on a page?

  12. No, you can have a page with no text, but the problem is that search engines will not like that at all, especially for a main site landing page. Your search engine ranking will suffer greatly.

    With the CSS, just put in what you had changed, if you can remember what that was (which is another reason to only put in the stuff you are actually changing). Put it back in a bit at a time.

  13. That's a real bummer about search engines. I just really, really want a clean landing page. That was my reasoning for all this to begin with.

    I simply cannot get my page to stay without text. I've tried clearing cache, cookies and restarting my browser with no luck. I wipe out all text in my page and update, but the most recent text still shows up. However, if I change the text, retype something else and hit update, then the new text shows up, so I know update is working.

  14. thesacredpath
    Staff

    Put in one single letter and set the color of it to the color of the background. That is one way to do it, but as far as your main landing page showing up in search engines, it will likely not since there is nothing for the search engines to see or index as far as content goes. Your other pages will likely show up, but with reduced search engine ranking.

    Search engines need something to index, or they simply go away.

  15. Thank you again for all the help. Looks like I'll just go ahead and type something up, a "Welcome Message" or something similar. But, now, thanks to your help, without that ugly white box!!!

    Thank you again, Path (and Thief!)

  16. thesacredpath
    Staff

    You are welcome.

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