Bold Life theme: Moving the "Posted By" credit?

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  • #992399

    Good afternoon,

    Is it possible, using CSS (I do have custom design enabled) to take the “Posted by” credit that currently sits at the bottom of my posts with the tags, and move it underneath the post title? If that isn’t possible, is there a way to at least make it stand out a bit more, possibly by making the font a little larger or changing the color?

    Thank you!

    The blog I need help with is modernborefare.com.

    #992754

    You can move the post meta to the top of posts using absolute positioning, but you must give it a set amount of spacing and so it will only really work well if all the post meta has similar heights. To see what I mean, try out the following on your Appearance → Custom Design → CSS editor with the preview button:

    .entry-inner {
    	position: relative;
    	padding-top: 80px;
    }
    .post-meta {
    	position: absolute;
    	top: 0;
    	width: 530px;
    	margin-top: 10px;
    }
    #992777

    I see what you mean; without being able to ensure similar heights, the tags’ll run over the headlines. Hmmm…back to the drawing board then. Thanks for the reply!

    #992784

    If you were very careful to keep a not-too-crazy long list of tags and categories, it could work.

    #992785

    I agree, though I’m a bit of a zealous over-tagger.

    While this isn’t EXACTLY on point, I have found another template that does replicate what I’m looking for. If I change templates midstream, I lose all formatting and CSS/font choices I’ve made, correct? There’s no way to try out the new theme (outside of live preview) then revert to the old one, edits intact?

    #992788

    I agree, though I’m a bit of a zealous over-tagger.

    Over-tagging will harm rather than help. If you use too many, WordPress.com sees it as a red flag for spam. We recommend sticking to a maximum of 10-12 combined categories and tags.

    If I change templates midstream, I lose all formatting and CSS/font choices I’ve made, correct?

    Well, the CSS will stay, but it almost certainly won’t work for the new theme because most CSS is theme-specific. I would recommend starting over with CSS if you change themes.

    There’s no way to try out the new theme (outside of live preview) then revert to the old one, edits intact?

    Currently, the live preview will actually show a new theme with the CSS edits in tact. We’d like to change that in the future though because it’s really not the best way to preview in most cases.

    #992791

    I had no idea about the over-tagging; thanks for the heads up. I was never in the 20+ range, but it’s a good thing to keep in mind. Thank you for the answers, it’s given me some things to think about re: CSS & themes.

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