Reduce width of body text in DUET theme

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  • #1195571

    drdanni
    Member

    I would like the body text in DUET to be 600 pixels wide if possible. Can I do this and how, please? Thank you, Dr Danni

    #1195836

    siobhyb
    Staff

    Hi, could you post the URL to the blog you want to edit. This will allow us to better understand what you’re referring to.

    #1195837

    drdanni
    Member

    Hi, sorry, yes, of course: http://www.thecountryphiles.com
    Ideally I’d like my images and body text to match at 600pixels wide.
    Is that possible?
    Thank you.

    #1195852

    Give this a try and see if this is what you want. Since this is a responsive width theme design, the bulk of element widths depend on the “max-width” set in the overall page/container/wrapper div. In this case, #container. Since your image on the main page is 600px right now, I resized the container so that it supports that as a maximum width. On the CSS edit page, in the publishing module, set the “content width” to 600px too. That will limit full-sized images to 600px. Add the following to the end of your custom CSS and see what you think.

    #container {
    max-width: 660px;
    }
    #1195853

    drdanni
    Member

    Thank you!
    Yes, it’s perfect! You are a marvel – especially given I have zero CSS experience.
    Thanks again.
    Danielle

    #1195854

    drdanni
    Member

    Two further questions (sorry to hog the limelight):

    1. I want to delete blog: drdanni.wordpress.com and have that deleted address point to my new blog: thecountryphiles.com (should anyone type the old address in or have an existing link to it). Is that possible? How?

    2. I would like to archive my posts according to their category and for all posts in a particular category to show up on a page by the same name as the category. Is that possible? If so, how? Or is it only possible with a full functional website? Here’s an example of great archiving by category: http://www.thedesignfiles.net Cheers.

    Thank you!

    #1195855

    You can use the site redirect upgrade to redirect drdanni.WordPress.com to thecountryphiles.com. Did you export all your posts/pages/etc., from drdanni and import them into thecountryphiles?

    If you can answer this, it will give us a little bit better idea as to what to suggest.

    #1195856

    drdanni
    Member

    Hi there,
    Thanks for being so prompt.
    Yes, I have exported posts and media.
    Thanks,
    Danielle

    #1195857

    Ok, then the site redirect will work. since it redirects post or page to post or page, the posts have to exist on the new site.

    You can apply a new category (or categories) to all the imported posts and then you can put that category (or categories) into a custom menu and people can then get to the older posts that way.

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