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Wu Wei Theme

  1. I really like this theme and a big thank you for adding it.

    One thing I have a problem with though is that if you put in your own background color and use a blockquote in a post, the blockquote has a stark white background and if there is enough difference in value between that blockquote background and the color you selected as a background color, it ends up screaming at you.

    http://opposablethumbz.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/wuweiblockquote.png

    Can the wonderful theme team include a way where we can change the blockquote background color as an option? That is really the only thing that would keep me from using this theme because it ends up limiting your choice of theme background colors.

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

  2. BTW, the same thing happens if you select the dark color scheme. The blockquote background ends up being a very dark grey and again ends up limiting your theme background color choices.

  3. Good catch! We've removed the background color from blockquotes. It should work as expected now.

  4. Thanks a lot, it looks much better now.

  5. Another question:
    Single posts with images, the image show at 640 pixels width. But a single image in a Gallery attachment page, the maximum width seems to be 460 pixels.

    Seems like the minimum width on attachment pages should be the same as for single image posts, no?

  6. Actually another question...just setting up this theme...I would like the story to be already visible rather than "Read the rest of this story" link that expands the story. How can I do that?

    Also, is there a way to entirely get rid of the Comments area/functionality? Thanks for any help.

  7. @jrismith
    I loaded my test blog with the Wu Wei theme and created a post with 1092 words. Then I published it and got an excerpt. I tried copying and pasting the entire text of 1092 words into the excerpt box and updated the post. What displayed was the excerpt and not the full post. Sadly it appears that the excerpt function is not functional in the theme. If it was then we could over-ride the excerpt supplied by the theme by doing what I describe above.

    Re: disabling comment functionality
    Go to Settings > Discussion to disallow commenting.

    Note that the settings there may be overridden for individual posts and pages. On every post and page you will see this below the editor box in the Discussion module > __ Allow comments

  8. @jrismith: Wu Wei does display full posts. The "Read the rest of this story" link you've got was inserted by you (perhaps you clicked the more button accidentally). Edit your post and delete this (after you switch the editor to HTML):

    <!--more-->

  9. Perhaps Staff are changing things in the background. The reason I say that is I wnent back to my post and edited it in the HTML editor. There was no <!--more--> tag to remove. I added more text for a total Word count: 2435. I did not use the excerpt box. I clicked "Update" and here is the result ie. the full page is now being displayed. > See here http://firstwaltz.wordpress.com/2010/06/09/test-background-color/

  10. Thanks panaghiotisadam...I did hit the more icon, not really understanding what it was, so got that taken care of and all is well.

    However timethief, I did go to Settings/Discussion and pretty much unchecked everything, saved and then logged out and checked my blog and I still have that Discussion bubble icon showing up and if I click it then the message form shows. Am I missing something on the Settings/Discussion page?

    Thanks to you both for your help.

  11. timethief (or anyone else)...I was able to get rid of the comments icon on my home page by the story...there was a place to do that on my post page. HOWEVER...below my blog entry on the home page...it now says No Comments. Comments Closed. And I can't find a way to eliminate that...any ideas? Thanks.

  12. Yes. The only way that can be eliminated is by CSS editing. If you have CSS editing experience, you can get the paid custom CSS upgrade and renew it annually. It will allow you to stylize the appearance of themes you find here > Appearance > Themes, but it does not allow you to change the functionality, by editing the underlying template. Also note that CSS is theme specific, so you cannot use the CSS stylesheets from other themes with the themes here at wordpress.COM.

    Since there is no official Staff support for the CSS upgrade, and precious little Volunteer support, I recommend that you don’t buy the upgrade unless you have at least moderate understanding of HTML and CSS because you must be prepared to do the work on your own.

    If you are considering purchasing the upgrade, you can go to Appearance > Edit CSS. There wordpress has provided a preview function where you can try before you buy.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-css/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/editing-css/

    Please read this post > http://csswiz.wordpress.com/2009/10/15/if-you-have-the-wp-com-css-upgrade/

  13. I am stuck trying to work out how to put a navigation link in the menu at the top that will take me to the "sidebar" at the bottom.

    On the Wu Wei page the link looks like this:
    http://projects.equivocality.com/wu-wei/#sidebar

    However, the equivalent link for my blog does nothing.

    I looked at the page source for my blog and see that there is code for the link at the bottom of the page to go to the top:
    <div class="bottom-link">Back to the top</div>

    but I can't see anywhere in the source so don't know how that one works.

    The only related WordPress.com support topic only deals with adding the html to pages or posts rather than a "jump" from the menu to the "sidebar":
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/page-jumps/

    Baby-steps blog with a couple of test posts is here:
    http://sltnorth.wordpress.com/

    Would be grateful for any advice and apologies if I have missed something glaringly obvious.

  14. Apologies - I included some invisible html in the post above:

    This paragraph should read as follows:

    but I can't see a <name="top"> anywhere in the source so don't know how that one works. (hope that is visible)

  15. Where you've put #sidebar, put #footer.

  16. @justjennifer The maximum width for single post images (and attachment pages) should be 460px. Do you have test page where you're seeing it at 640?

  17. Its possible that the author name will be visible in the post?

  18. @liberatura
    You forgot to post the URL for the blog in question starting with http://

  19. @timethief
    ok

  20. Hi everyone,

    Does anyone know how to keep the text of Wu Wei from becoming orange when you mouse over it? Thanks!

  21. @cs1122: Not possible without the paid CSS upgrade.

  22. thanks so much for letting me know!

  23. Love the theme, just wish the whole thing were a little bit wider, Possible/impossible? Simple/Difficult? Any suggestions would be great!

  24. @tomelrumi
    A theme can only be made wider if you purchase the CSS upgrade.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-css/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/editing-css/

    Suggestion > Would you like to post the URL for the blog in question or would you like to link it to your username?

    Dashboard -> Users -> Personal Settings -> then scroll down to 'Account Details'. In the spot where it says 'Website' type in the complete URL for your wordpress.com blog starting with http:// and save the changes.

  25. I have a question... is it possible to use Typekit to change the font of your blog title when using this theme? I have tried adding .title; title; h1 ... everything I can think of, but nothing will work. Usually "h1" does the trick, but when I switched to this theme, it recognized "h1" as post header, not the page header. Any suggestions? I had this problem with another theme, but I can't remember which one it was.
    Thank!

  26. @texjoy777 -- Wu Wei uses a bit of different HTML structure for the site title and description. The CSS selectors for the entire header would be:
    #header
    ... to just target the title:
    div.blog-name
    ... and just the description:
    div.description

    The easiest way to find this information is to use View Source in your browser and see the HTML elements used. You can also use a tool like Firebug to inspect the HTML and find out which elements are used.

  27. Thanks, Lance!! I looked used View Source before posting, but I missed that code somehow. It's working perfectly now. Thanks again!

  28. * "used" ... not "looked used". Hate it when I do that! lol. Thanks again!

  29. @texjoy777 Great to hear it. :)

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