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  1. Hello
    I just placed the New Duster Theme onto my Blog. I'm not close to filling in the content but already have noticed the theme seems to have pushed everything to the Right. Where I would expect to see a central column for my pages and my posts nothing is there except for the far right side. Everything seems to be smashed to the right.

    I've tried to do a sticky featured post to the home page (a static page rather than a blog page) to no avail. It too is pushed to the right.

    Along with this, when I try to upload a background, it is not working. I do not see the background at all. Do I need to change this in the CSS section?

    Any help with this theme would be helpful and appreciated. Thank you.

    Please email me here, I do not check my email listed in my account often. [email redacted]

    Thank you.

    The blog I need help with is integralnatmed.com.

  2. This is what you are going to see with Duster. The content will be on the right side. On the left side is where the "showcase" sidebar is. You can use the specialized widget called "Ephemera" which will show a listing of posts you have assigned the post format of "aside" or "link" to. You can put other widgets into the left sidebar as well as well as the bottom bars. Look at the following two links.

    http://dusterdemo.wordpress.com/
    http://medicinewheel.wordpress.com/

  3. So then looking at the first link I notice the title (Duster Theme) is above the blue flowers image with the search bar to the right and below that is the header image.

    When I look at mine and the custom header, it is right above the menu bar but there it not space for a title above that and the search bar is in the way. What is that about?
    Did I remove the space for the title?

  4. That is because you turned off the text for the blog title and tagline at appearance > header.

    The other thing is, I don't know exactly what all you have done to the CSS. I'm seeing some strange stuff in there.

  5. I haven't really done anything to it other than what you have told me to change so far. I added background image b/c I couldn't get it to work in the Appearance section. Other than that. I haven't touched the CSS yet.
    Help me!!!

    Okay I see about the Appearnce/Header blog title/tagline.

    I really just want to make the search bar line up with custom menu bar.

    Are there other things I should fix?

  6. For the search box, to move it back into the menu bar black area, you have to change the "top" value you have from 305px to 290px.

    #branding .with-image #searchform {
    top: 290px;
    }

    If you wan tot move it back up to the top, you have to get rid of the stuff above completely and let the it return to the original CSS, or adjust that to closer to the original value is the CSS (which is 5px). This seems to look pretty good.

    #branding .only-search #searchform {
    top: 15px;
    }
  7. If you haven't done anything to the CSS, then there are some definite bugs in the CSS for this theme that staff need to look into.

    Did you by chance paste the entire CSS stylesheet into the CSS edit box?

  8. Hi
    Okay I went ahead and put the title back in and adjusted the depths, etc. And the search box is now out of the way. What do you think?

    I did not paste ever the stylesheet into the CSS edit Box.

    I've also noticed my footer is scrunched to the right as well, b/c I can see the WordPress Power...etc. stuff crunched to the right.

    Something is definitely off a little about this theme. I thought it was me but I didn't really touch the CSS until now.

    Even when I let the Duster theme do what it is supposed to do, as in the links you sent, it doesn't look or work like that. My stuff was essentially missing or hiding. I like how it is now. Do you think I'll have any problems going forward?

  9. Hi
    Okay I went ahead and put the title back in and adjusted the depths, etc. And the search box is now out of the way. What do you think?

    I did not paste ever the stylesheet into the CSS edit Box.

    I've also noticed my footer is scrunched to the right as well, b/c I can see the WordPress Power...etc. stuff crunched to the right.

    Something is definitely off a little about this theme. I thought it was me but I didn't really touch the CSS until now.

    Even when I let the Duster theme do what it is supposed to do, as in the links you sent, it doesn't look or work like that. My stuff was essentially missing or hiding. I like how it is now. Do you think I'll have any problems going forward?

  10. The thing is, my site, with no CSS changes has everything in the right place (medicinewheel) so I don't think there is anything wrong with the theme.

    Something is going on with your site, or possibly with some of your content or something. I'm not sure what though.

  11. Is your CSS edit window blank except for what I have had you add to it? Paste everything you have in the CSS edit window here into the forum so that I can take a look at it.

    Did you by chance have some CSS edits from a previous theme in there?

  12. Hmmm. I hate to switch to a different theme now after making all the CSS changes, but maybe I'd be better off with the twenty ten theme...it will do the customizing I want without the featured items and I'm not sure I'm going to use that anyhow.

  13. The thing is, I'm seeing CSS changes when I view your blog using Firebug that are overriding original CSS and causing issues, and when I look at my two test blogs, I don't see any of that CSS which leads me to believe there is CSS in your CSS edit window causing problems. CSS is theme specific, so if you leave stuff in from a previous theme, it can totally wreck your new theme. That seems to be what is happening.

  14. Delete absolutely everything from your CSS edit window, make sure "add to existing..." is selected and save and let's start from scratch.

  15. Okay...doing that now.

  16. done and I see this now in the edit window:

    /* Welcome to Custom CSS!

    If you are familiar with CSS or you have a stylesheet ready to paste, you may delete these comments and get started.

    CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is a kind of code that tells the browser how to render a web page. Here's an example:

    img { border: 1px solid red; }

    That line basically means "give images a red border one pixel thick."

    CSS is not very hard to learn. If you already know a little HTML it will be fun to move things around on the web page by changing your stylesheet. There are many free references to help you get started. You can find helpful links, starter stylesheets and knowledgable people in the forum:
    http://wordpress.com/forums/forum.php?id=3

    We hope you enjoy developing your custom CSS. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

    You can not edit the stylesheets of your theme. Your stylesheet will be loaded after the theme stylesheets, which means that your rules can take precedence and override the theme CSS rules. The Sandbox theme is recommended for those who would prefer to start from scratch.

    CSS comments will be stripped from your stylesheet. */

    /* This is a comment. Comments begin with /* and end with */

    /*
    Things we strip out include:
    * HTML code
    * @import rules
    * expressions
    * invalid and unsafe code
    * URLs not using the http: protocol

    Things we encourage include:
    * @media blocks!
    * sharing your CSS!
    * testing in several browsers!
    * helping others in the forum!

    Please use the contact form if you believe there is something wrong with the way the CSS Editor filters your code.
    */

  17. OK, we are back to square one and everything is lookin as it should.

    Now, let's take this a step at a time.

    1. Go to appearance > header, upload your header (again) and apply it. If you wish, go ahead and hide the title/tagline text.

    2. Go to appearance > background, upload your background (again) and apply it.

  18. D'oh. Forget the background, it is showing up just fine. (#2).

  19. Okay I did the background.
    But I'd like to do the logo in place of the title/tagline and i read how to do that in the post we were talking on before. But, now I can't see those places to edit in the CSS :)

  20. As I said, go to appearance > header, upload and apply your header and then turn off the title/tagline text.

  21. Sorry I'm not clear. I want the image that is there now as the header and the logo in place of the title/tagline text. I did it a little bit ago...am I making sense?
    I want both..

  22. You want a 1000px x 300px image above the header image? You do realize that that is going to mean no one will see anything when they go to your blog but those two images? From a reader's stand point that is not a good thing. If you want your logo at the top, it needs to be no more than 120px tall by around 500px wide.

    You need to edit that image and crop and resize it.

  23. Then we can add it above the header image through the CSS.

  24. Okay what do you think of that?
    Can you see the set up now?
    Should I make it smaller?

  25. Nope, that looks good to me.

  26. On the wellness naturally image, take it out of the CSS. Edit your home page (the showcase page) and insert that image into the body of the page and "update." That will keep you from having to do a bunch of adjustments to the "main".

  27. Or, you can change #main so it looks like this

    #main {
        background: url("http://integralnatmed.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/keith-sub-header22.jpg") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;
    height: 65px;
    padding: 65px 0 0;
    }
  28. Actually stick with the CSS instead of putting the image into the "home" page since that will make sure it shows up on all pages, not just the "showcase" page.

  29. I'm so thankful for your help.

    So thankful.

    It is super late for me so I have to pause and get some sleep I have five kiddos to tend tomorrow! :)

    God Bless you.

  30. You are welcome, and this is a new theme and I'm learning on it right along with you.

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