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Structure theme CSS customization issues

  1. I am having a problem making changes to certain parts of the template. When I try to change the font colors on the navigation bar or to the titles or the top footer background (the bottom footer changes), nothing happens on the preview page. i am not sure if it's because I am just previewing it and certain things just aren't reflected there. Did anyone else have the same issue and how did you resolve them? Do certain changes take and other don't for this template? Thanks!

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

  2. We cannot even begin to help you until you post the URL for the blog in question starting with http://

  3. What code have you tried already? If we know what doesn't work we can point out what hopefully will work.

    lh

  4. Thanks guys. my site is http://pillowchats.wordpress.com

    I actually found a way to fix some of them but I want to change from 3 columns to possibly 2 columns. And I want to make the bottom footer gradient.

    Also, if I map it to my own domain, will I lose all wordpress.com benefits? Will my posts still show up on the wordpress tags, will pingbacks to other blog sites still be automatic, etc?

  5. Hello there,
    I would like to suggest that you read this post as introduction to the theme you are css editing http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2010/05/01/introduction-to-structure/ I'll leave it to the volunteers who help with CSS to deal with your specific issues.

  6. If you purchase a domain and domain mapping and have wordpress.com free host it then you will not lose any wordpress.com benefits. Yes, your posts will still appear on the global tag pages. Nothing changes in regard to pingbacks and trackbacks.

    The Google Page Rank and Technorati authority and rank belong to the root blog ie. the original wordpress.com sub-domain url for the blog. If you purchase a domain name and move the blog to another URL all the links will be broken unless you also purchase domain mapping so readers are seamlessly transferred between the URLs.

    The PageRank on the new blog on your domain will drop to 0/10. That can’t be avoided, however, in about 4 – 6 months time, all things considered you may be able to restore it.

    See > http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/

  7. Thanks timethief! I've been reading a lot of forum stuff to get started and you are extremely helpful throughout the forum! Really appreciate it.

  8. You're welcome and BTW - I love the way you have designed your blog. It's terrific.

  9. Thanks.

  10. So here's the thing about getting CSS help. This is a peer support forum. There is no Staff support for CSS editing and precious few volunteers provide help. It's the weekend so don't hold your breath, okay. When they log in they will find your thread and answer you. There's an RSS feed in the right hand sidebar for every thread >

  11. The theme says it works with 2 or 3 columns but I can't see where to set this specifically. If you want to do it with CSS you could use either of the pieces of code included below, depending on which sidebar you want to keep. You could look in to modifying the widths too if you want.

    #sidebar_right {display:none;}
    .homepagemid {width:720px; float:right;}
    #sidebar_left {display:none;}
    .homepagemid {width:620px;}

    You can target the bottom footer with #footerbg {} and set the background to be a very thin image of the gradient you want to use which is the best method. This is possible using only CSS but works just for newer browsers. With FF3.6+ you could use:

    div#footerbg {background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #ececec, #fff);}

    There's a webkit and IE filter cross-browser method that I've seen but I haven't checked it here.

    lh

  12. panaghiotisadam
    Member

    Careful with the sidebars: the theme displays left and right sidebar on main page and category/archive pages but only the right sidebar when viewing a single post or a static page. So removing the right sidebar needs more than what was pasted above. Also, if you change the homepagemid width, you need to change the width for featured images as well.

  13. Thanks. Sounds lame but I learned to live with the theme! Thanks for the replies.

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