Idiation and intent

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  • #1266951

    Hi there

    how can I get the photo side bar to display just one static image? Or if that’s not possible, how can I remove the photo sidebar altogether?

    Thank you

    The blog I need help with is greedyfoodster.com.

    #1267094

    When you created your help request, you selected the http://greedyfoodster.com/ theme, but that is using Pinboard not Ideation and Intent. In the future, would you please provide a link to the WordPress.com blog you’re working on?

    The showcase page about Ideation and Intent doesn’t mention any way to edit or remove the images sidebar, and I don’t see any theme options for that theme, so I do think you’d need to use CSS to hide it.
    http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/ideation-and-intent/

    To hide the images sidebar in the Ideation and Intent theme, add the following to your WordPress.com blog’s Appearance → Themes → Customize → CSS panel:

    #sidebar-gallery {
         display: none;
    }
    .column-3 .site {
         width: 853px;
    }

    Note that I also included a rule to adjust the overall width of the content container since hiding the images sidebar left a gap on the right.

    #1267141

    Hi there

    Thank you for that, I did try the site with Pinboard but wasn’t too happy with the way it looked so I’m back to I&Intent. I did apply what you wrote but can’t get the header image the right size now so have removed it altogether till i manage. Also can I use a font for the header that isn’t in the list already? Or is there a way to import a template that I have bought from another site, i.e templatemonster etc?

    Kind regards
    Diana

    #1267142

    amightywp
    Member

    Hi there,

    Unfortunately you can only use a font which is in the list which is included in your Custom Design upgrade. You also cannot upload a theme which has been purchased elsewhere on to WordPress.com.

    I apologize for this inconvenience!

    #1267145

    I checked http://greedyfoodster.com/ again and I see that you’re using the Yoko theme now. Are you happy with the switch? I’m interested in finding out more about how people pick themes in general.

    #1267146

    Hi there
    I choose that layout because is clean, simple, and easy to use. I would like to change the size of the side panel if that is possible though?

    Thanks

    #1267147

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Unfortunately you can only use a font which is in the list which is included in your Custom Design upgrade.

    @amightwp-I may have misunderstood you, but when using the Advanced Mode for Custom Fonts, is it not possible to use additional fonts in a kit from Typekit?
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/custom-fonts/#advanced-mode

    #1267148

    Hi there

    I actually did try with a typekit but never made it work for some reason…

    #1267151

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    @greedyfoodster – If you changed themes, you may have also needed to change the selectors in your Typekit kit. They can vary from theme to theme.

    #1267152

    timethief
    Member

    I see the blog is now wearing the Yoko theme. Here’s the link to the Yoko stylesheet. https://wpcom-themes.svn.automattic.com/yoko/style.css

    CSS is theme specific. If you have custom CSS and later change themes, you need to delete whatever CSS you have in the Editor, otherwise, you’ll get undesired results.

    To ‘reset’ a theme, you need to delete the CSS in the Editor, make sure the “add to existing CSS” radio button is checked, then save. Things should go back to normal.

    When you alter a theme’s stylesheet, you only need to put in the Editor the modification/additions to the CSS, not the entire thing.

    #1267162

    I would like to change the size of the side panel if that is possible though?

    Indeed. Here is an example to get you started:

    #main {
    	width: 64.59%;
    }
    
    #tertiary {
    	width: 33.775%;
    }

    To get that set of rules, I right clicked the main content area, selected the “Inspect Element” option and looked at the selectors the Yoko theme is using in the CSS panel on the right. Yoko uses #main and #tertiary for the left content area and right sidebar. I decreased the width for #main by 10% and increased the width for #tertiary by 10%.

    You should change the percentages until you find numbers that work the best for you.

    Aside: @justjennifer, you are correct about Typekit advanced fonts mode, but there is an extra charge and there’s not a way to add fonts without paying an additional fee (probably what amightywp mean). Also, note that advanced font mode will probably be phased out in the future in favor of a different/better selection of custom fonts and a simplified interface with less options overall (because we’ve found that too many options often results in a poor experience and for the majority of users and we’re always working to improve that kind of thing).

    #1267163

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    @designsimply- so what you’re saying is that even the free Typekit trial tier of 2 fonts on a single website, limited to the 200 or so fonts in the trial tier, is not accessible to those with the Custom Design Upgrade? Wowzers. That’s rather disappointing.

    I agree that too much choice is often overwhelming for the majority of users, but sad to know that others will be essentially penalized.

    Maybe we need a course on basic design principles like, or as a part of, learn.wordpress.com? :)

    #1267164

    @designsimply- so what you’re saying is that even the free Typekit trial tier of 2 fonts on a single website, limited to the 200 or so fonts in the trial tier, is not accessible to those with the Custom Design Upgrade?

    No. But it could be removed in the future.

    I agree that too much choice is often overwhelming for the majority of users, but sad to know that others will be essentially penalized.

    I wouldn’t consider it a penalty personally, but I understand why you might think of less options that way. :-/

    Maybe we need a course on basic design principles like, or as a part of, learn.wordpress.com? :)

    Actually, a big part of the Custom Design upgrade tries to give you the best possible options in the right way to avoid average people without design backgrounds needing a class on design principles to use the tools. Predefined color palettes with a set of colors that work well together is a comparable example.

    #1267165

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    True, well done. Guess we’ll have to wait to see what the future brings. Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions/comments.

    #1267166

    Thanks a lot @designsimply, will try with the code :-)

    #1267167

    Thanks for taking the time to answer my questions/comments.

    Of course! You always have good ones too. :) I love seeing you in the forums.

    #1267168

    Ah, one more note for justjennifer, it’s very likely that users who have setup a custom Typekit account in the past will be grandfathered in with that option. Also, I want to reiterate that the option may stay in, but current plans are to remove it at some (possibly distant?) point in the future.

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