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I can't have boldface or insert breaks in Beach theme?!

  1. susanjcunningham
    Member

    I purchased the upgrade so I can change fonts and fiddle with the CSS.

    After I shifted to the Beach theme from the theme you now see, I wanted cleaner fonts and I wanted to have boldface in the parts you see now.

    You will probably note that in the current state/theme of my blog, I have changed the font by hand--paragraph by paragraph. But when I ported it over to the Beach theme, I stripped all that out on my homepage, went back to default and then I added boldface in places.

    I also found the paragraphs in Beach were too close together, so I inserted paragraph breaks. It looked fine. I press save and--the boldface and the extra spacing all disappear! It's just a slab of text.

    Perhaps I can fix all this with CSS? I'm a novice with it, so I haven't even tried. But if it's possible, I will give it a try. Would also like to know if there are other themes with problems similar to Beach that I should avoid.

    Thank you!

    The blog I need help with is susanjcunningham.com.

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  3. susanjcunningham
    Member

    OK---

    At least bold does work now. The spacing issue continues.
    Here you can see the problem of paragraphs too close together:

    http://susanjcunningham.com/2012/07/18/indonesia-hotels-and-middle-class/

    On this and other pages I have tried inserting <P> pairs, single <P> and
    . Page looks OK. Save. Then a few minutes later or, occasionally, the next day, the paragraphs are squished together again and the code has disappeared. I tried putting them inside and outside the <H3> brackets.

    I somehow succeeded in getting some of the spacing to stick on this homepage:

    http://susanjcunningham.com/ Actually, there are too many spaces between some paragraphs but better that than too close together. I was able to insert spaces on this page with single <P> but the effect only lasted a few hours. As for the current state (which might change) … there now no <P> or anything else in the code. I guess I just clicked "Enter" from the visual view and some of them stuck this time.

    Inserting
    on this page:

    http://susanjcunningham.com/2011/12/13/blackberrys-days-in-thailand-are-numbered/

    sort of worked. It lasedt for a whole day but a slash mark ( / ) was also visible on the page. I deleted those slash marks and I’m back to square one. Some things do remain in the code, though: I thought for a moment that “ ” without the quote marks or “<H3></H3>” were adding a space. Nope, the one correctly spaced part (after the 3rd paragraph) now doesn’t have a code there at all.

    Maybe I could insert spacing some how in the CSS? Along with the body font instruction? Should I just give up on this theme?
    Surely someone else has encountered this problem before?

    Tnx

  4. susanjcunningham
    Member

    Uh oh, my indication of the "break" code didn't show up in that post. I tried that in addition to the <P> 's.

    And it sort of worked on this page:
    http://susanjcunningham.com/2011/12/13/blackberrys-days-in-thailand-are-numbered/

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