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HELP CSS Newbie!

  1. So I got the css upgrade and I have looked at some help sites but when I attempted to do changes on the css editor nothing happened. I don't know if I just don't get it or what?

    Anyway I am trying to launch a site/blog for my upcoming wedding and would like some assistance.

    If any of you out there in the internets knows how to use css and has free time I would really appreciate the help. :)

    What I would need is: custom background and header

    I believe I can easily do the rest

    Thanks everyone!

    The blog I need help with is thespringbride.wordpress.com.

  2. It seems you've managed to do what you wnated?

  3. not not really, it isn't how I want it to look.

    Example: I want the title of the blog in the header. I also don't like that black bar where the tabs are in the header and want different font.

    I put up this background and header quickly because wasn't sure how else to do it.

  4. Do you have the CSS upgrade? Otherwise you won't be able to do what you want.

    Assuming you do have it, then you don't need to use the custom header/background features, so you'll have to reset them. Once you've done that, paste this code in your CSS editor (I'm using the same header and background images):

    body {background: #85C5A3 url(http://thespringbride.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/0c9e004d4.jpg) 0 0;}
    
    #branding {
    background: #fff url(http://thespringbride.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/cropped-georgia-okeeffe-white-rose-with-larkspur6.jpg) 0 0 no-repeat;
    height: 198px;
    width: 940px;
    }
    
    #branding img {display: none;}
    
    #site-title {margin: 20px;}
    
    #access {
    background: #003;
    }
    
    .menu  a{
    font-family: "Times New";
    color: #fff !important;
    }
    
    .menu a:hover {
    background: #00f !important;
    }

    The values of the "color" attributes in the "#access", ".menu ul a" and ".menu ul a:hover" selectors are just for sample purposes; of course, you'll need to change them to whatever colors you want. Same thing goes for the "font-family" property of the ".menu a" selector.

    It's highly recommended to not paste the whole CSS in the CSS Editor but just the changes/additions you're making to the theme. I'd recommend you reading this for more info:

    http://csswiz.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/if-you-have-the-wp-com-css-upgrade/

    HTH

  5. darkangelinternetmarketing
    Member

    I didn't see any other newbie posting, so I didn't know where to post my question, what do you do when your blog disappears? mine did, I made some changes and I guess I must have done something by accident and now I can't access it as an admin and it doesn't show up publicly either. the address is http://www.darkangelinternetmarketing.wordpress.com/
    Is there a way to go back and undo whatever I did before or do I have to start all over again?
    Thanks in advance for any help.

  6. @darkangelinternetmarketing

    I didn't see any other newbie posting, so I didn't know where to post my question, what do you do when your blog disappears?

    I can see your blog http://darkangelinternetmarketing.wordpress.com/ clearly using Firefox 3.6.4 It has not disappeared. Also note that no wordpress.com URLs contain "www".

    Since there is no official Staff support for the CSS upgrade, and precious little Volunteer support for it, I never recommendthat an inexperienced person purchases CSS upgrade. Unless you have at least moderate understanding of HTML and CSS it makes no sense to do so because you must be prepared to do the work on your own.

    Also as we have only a couple of Volunteers who occasionally help with CSS editing it's important to be patient. When they log in after their working day or during it they will locate all CSS threads and offer help.

  7. I noticed that someone mentioned resetting the coding in here. I think I've figured out what I need to do to make changes to the CSS now, but I've already messed up the entire coding.

    How do I reset completely and start from scratch? Is that an option?

  8. You go to the CSS box, delete ALL the code in there, and tick "Add to existing CSS".

  9. Thank you so much for your help @raincoaster! I seriously thought I was going to go crazy!

  10. No worries, glad you're all good. CSS is a good way to mess up your blog, but as long as you save your different edit versions as text somewhere, you can always backtrack without starting over.

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