newbie help with chateau theme

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  • #1363121

    jgawkows
    Member

    hi, i am new to wordpress.com. i am using the chateau theme. i want to make a fairly simple change

    on my blog page, i want to add a block of text below the custom header image that the template supports. this block would be part of the header of the page and always appear at the the top of the page

    i have tinkered with the CSS a bit but it’s pretty new to me. any help would be greatly appreciated – thank you

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

    #1363203

    raincoaster
    Member

    Why don’t you just use a Sticky post?

    #1363205

    jgawkows
    Member

    thank you raincoaster – after getting your suggestion, i was able to figure out how to create a sticky post. however i would like the text under my custom header image to look more like part of the header and not a post – so i am wondering if i can do this via CSS etc?? thanks again for the response

    #1363208

    raincoaster
    Member

    The post in the other thread about using a widget is better. With sufficiently sophisticated CSS editing, you can make it appear anywhere.

    #1363246

    jgawkows
    Member

    thank you – can anyone provide advice on editing CSS to get the desired result?

    #1363358

    Using a widget would be a good idea if two things are true: (1) the widgets are always present on the page in the theme and (2) ou need to have something other than plain text (i.e. links) in the text.

    Another way to do it would be to use the content property. Here is an example that will add a line of text below the header image in your Chateau theme to illustrate:

    #main-image:after {
    	content: "This is a test! You can adjust this text to say whatever you want.";
    	display: block;
    	padding-top: 2em;
    }
    #1363378

    jgawkows
    Member

    thank you so much – this totally worked! i’m sorry but one more rookie question. could you provide a quick example on how i would adjust the font, font size and color for that text under the block? thanks again so much – you solved my problem!

    #1363380

    You can add additional properties inside the example I posted earlier.

    For example, inside the “#main-image:after” block, add this:

    color: black;
    	font-size: 2em;

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