Forever theme post formatting problem

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  • #1021469

    psychedout88
    Member

    I’m having problems with the Forever theme — it’s supposed to support post formatting (i.e. quote, status, etc.) but it’s not working for me. No matter which format I select, when I preview/publish they all look like the standard format. I cleared my browser cache and cookies, so I don’t know what’s going on. site: http://notyouraveragecrochet.wordpress.com/
    Blog url: http://notyouraveragecrochet.wordpress.com/

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

    #1021657

    justpi
    Member

    The purpose of alternative post formats is to differentiate things on the main posts page, not when you view a single complete post alone.

    #1021658

    psychedout88
    Member

    Yeah I checked the main posts page, that’s why I think there’s something wrong.

    #1021663

    justpi
    Member

    Well, all the posts on your homepage are standard format posts, so we can’t tell if something’s wrong. As an example, edit “whew!” and set it to image format: on your homepage the image should show up above the title and the whole post should be enclosed in a thin frame.

    #1021665

    psychedout88
    Member

    That worked. Am I just missing something simple about quotes? The theme is supposed to put quotes at the bottom of the page… I’ll do a tester.

    #1021667

    psychedout88
    Member

    OK I got it to appear at the bottom, but how do I get the quote to be big and bold and have that different colored background?

    #1021669

    justpi
    Member

    Ah, you’re right about Quotes: Image and Gallery formats result in quite an obvious differentiation, but Quotes in this theme don’t change the appearance of a blockquote in the actual post, they only add a big quotation mark on the reproduction at the bottom of the page. To change the styling of a blockquote you need coding in the Text (=code) editor (or in the CSS editor if you had the Custom Design upgrade). Are you interested in adding coding?

    #1021671

    psychedout88
    Member

    Darn, I was hoping I wouldn’t have to do any coding. I can try it out though. I don’t have the Custom Design upgrade but I’ll play around with some code. Thanks so much for your help, I really appreciate it!

    #1021674

    justpi
    Member

    You’re welcome.
    Here’s an example:
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    TEXT HERE

    You can play around with the values, or ask me if there’s something you’d like to change and don’t know how.

    #1021675

    justpi
    Member

    Sorry, forgot to add the closing backtick that would make the code show up…
    <blockquote style="font-size:110%;font-weight:bold;background-color:#efffff;margin-bottom:1.1em;padding:1.3em 1.1em .09em;">TEXT HERE</blockquote>

    #1021685

    psychedout88
    Member

    That’s perfect! I edited the font size and the colors, added a border radius, and I saved it in Notepad so I won’t forget. Thank you!

    #1021690

    justpi
    Member

    You’re welcome!

    Note that the p and span tags you’ve added are superfluous. The span tag is used to modify a character, a word or a phrase inside a paragraph: you don’t use it to modify a complete block. The p tag is used to modify a paragraph: you don’t need it when you want to modify a larger block. In other words, you’d need these tags if you wanted to modify parts of the bq; in this case your additions should be part of the bq style. Instead of this:

    <blockquote style="border-radius:10px;font-size:175%;font-weight:bold;background-color:#eaf5f4;margin-bottom:1.1em;padding:1.3em 1.1em .09em;">
    <p style="text-align:right;"><span style="color:#e2c10b;">
    TEXT HERE</span></p>
    </blockquote>

    you write this:

    <blockquote style="border-radius:10px;font-size:175%;font-weight:bold;text-align:right;color:#e2c10b;background-color:#eaf5f4;margin-bottom:1.1em;padding:1.3em 1.1em .09em;">
    TEXT HERE
    </blockquote>

    If you check my blog, you’ll find an introduction to HTML and various posts on formatting text etc: they might prove useful to you. (And I’m glad that unlike most users you’re not intimidated by coding!)

    #1021692

    psychedout88
    Member

    Thanks! It added those tags when I was using the Visual tab, but I’ll shorten it up.

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