DePo Masthead Theme Launch

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  • #265802

    Have been looking for this them to download from WordPress.org, and install on my own. I cannot find it. Can anyone inform me?

    #265803

    vivianpaige
    Member

    This forum is for blogs hosted at wordpress.COM. You should ask your question over in the .ORG forums.

    #265804

    scribblepage
    Member

    i am using the DePo theme and can’t see more than 10 of my posts…where are they? how can i see them?

    #265805

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Can we have a link to your blog?

    In your dashboard under settings > reading, what do you have under “Blog pages show at most”?

    #265806

    mes56
    Member

    hey how to resize the wp_title on the header?

    #265810

    chasflemming
    Member

    No answer yet to mes56’s question.

    I’m wondering the same thing. It’s HUGE. It would be great if there was a built in way to change that size.

    If I get the CSS upgrade, can I change it then? And do I have to learn everything about CSS first (I know absolutely nothing now)?

    #265811

    chasflemming
    Member

    The page describing the launch says:

    “The header font changes size depending on the length of your blog title.”

    That would be cool—if it worked. Which, evidently, it doesn’t.

    #265812

    rosclarke
    Member

    Themes are VERY rarely changed because for as many users who would like things to be different there are just as many who would be upset by the change.

    If you had the CSS upgrade and knew how to use it, you could certainly change the size of the header. But you would need to learn the CSS – there’s no staff help for it and very few forum volunteers who know enough to help. You can try it out using the free preview option before you decide whether or not to pay.

    #265813

    chasflemming
    Member

    rosclarke, thanks.

    It appears to me that the header is not working in the real world the way it was meant to.

    #265814

    chasflemming
    Member

    rosclarke, you—and others here who are more experienced than I:

    As I peer into the HTML of the Incredibly Unshrinking Header, it looks like the header’s size is set in the HTML, rather than in the CSS.

    Am I correct on this?

    I need to know, because that is the major reason for investing in the CSS upgrade. As pretty as it may be, there’s just too much wasted space before you get to the meat of the blog. And if I can’t do something about that Header, I don’t know that I can use this theme.

    Maybe it’s time for TPTB to start working on DePo Masthead v2.0?

    #265815

    rosclarke
    Member

    @chasflemming: if you give me a link to your blog with DepoMasthead on it, I’ll have a look.

    The best thing to do if you’re unsure about purchasing the CSS upgrade is to use the free preview feature. You can check whether the changes you want to make will work before you pay the money to have them take effect.

    #265816

    chasflemming
    Member

    I have several blogs I’m playing with using DePo Masthead. Let’s see . . .

    How ’bout this one?

    http://fwhostleader.wordpress.com/

    There are two things I want to do. One is shrink the font, which appears not be possible through CSS (the HTML overrides the style sheet).

    The other is to remove some of the white space top and bottom, maybe shrink the tagline/author line above it as well.

    Can THAT be done with CSS? I’ve already identified the tagline as H1 and succeeded in changing it. The masthead appears to be an overridden H1.

    I would really, really like to solve this because I love the 3-column wide space that allows me to emphasize 3 stories at once.

    Thanks.

    #265817

    rosclarke
    Member

    Header font size and margins:

    h1{
    font-size= 10px!important;
    margin= 10px!important;
    }

    Play with it until it looks the way you want. The !important makes it override the stylesheet correctly.

    #265818

    chasflemming
    Member

    rosclarke:

    Did you notice that both the tagline and the masthead are h1? When I got the masthead the size I want, the tagline grew.

    I think what I’ll do, since you solved my most pressing problems, is do without the tagline until I learn enough CSS to figure out how to separate the now-intertwined fates of these two elements.

    Thank you for much. As much as anything, the control you exercised over the white space really helps.

    Thanks so much. I’ll try and learn as much applicable CSS as I can so I won’t be so dependent. You’ve given me some breathing room until I can do that.

    #265819

    rosclarke
    Member

    You’re welcome. Sorry I didn’t spot the tagline/masthead issue – I tried playing with it on my testblog which doesn’t currently have a tagline, so I didn’t notice that problem. I’ll see if I can have another go.

    #265820

    chasflemming
    Member

    Thanks!

    #265821

    chasflemming
    Member

    rosclarke, you are my HERO!

    Your snippet of codes was a very important clue for me. I looked further at the html and discovered that the header I DIDN’T want to grow was defined as a class (“name”). So, I looked through the Dreamweaver tutorial and discovered how a class referred to in html should be referred to in CSS. Put it in, played with it, and it worked!

    Here’s the code I built out of YOUR code:

    .name {
    font-size:12px!important;
    }

    h1 {
    font-size:60px!important;
    margin:5px!important;
    }

    Thanks a million!

    #265822

    chasflemming
    Member

    I’ve been working my way through, refining my blog ( http://fwhostteam.wordpress.com/ ).

    My current area of concern is the navigation at the bottom. The little headlines just looked too big to me. I was able to make all but one of them smaller because their class was defined as widgettitle. Here’s the code:

    .widgettitle {
    font-size:14px!important;
    }

    Worked for everything except the Depo Categories & Archives widget (which I first removed and now have added back, in case anyone wants to help me solve this). It didn’t work because it wasn’t assigned a class like all the other widget titles. I can’t change this one without affecting all my post titles.

    Is this a bug that should be fixed?

    Is there a workaround?

    I’d really prefer to use the widget that’s not working . . .

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