Sandbox: versions? Change pre-ordained text?

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  • #334202

    gwideman
    Member

    Hi folks:

    Could someone straighten me out on a couple of Sandbox-related topics (or point to wordpress.com-relevant sandbox docs)?

    1. “Sandbox” vs “Sandbox 10”. Which on is the more up-to-date? I naively assumed that “ten” must be newer than “blank”, but maybe “10” actually means one-point-zero, and the blank one is newer.

    2. Sandbox inserts some pre-ordained blobs of text, particularly in the “entry-meta” div, “This entry was written by”… “posted on”… “filed under” etc etc. is there some facility to change these blurbs?

    Thanks, Graham

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

    #334343

    rosclarke
    Member

    1. I’m pretty sure that Sandbox 10 is the newer one.
    2. No. They are part of the underlying code of the blog that cannot be altered by CSS.

    #334352

    vivianpaige
    Member

    Yes, 10 is newer. It is actually 1.0 while the other one is .61

    #334353

    aw1923
    Member

    yeah, and definitely use sandbox 10 its much better for some reason and I still haven’t figured out why…

    #334354

    vivianpaige
    Member

    One of the biggest differences between the two is the horizontal menu, which is already in the 1.0 version while the .61 version requires tweaking. I haven’t been able to get my blog to look the way I want it in 1.0, which is why I have stayed with .61.

    #334362

    aw1923
    Member

    it took a little while but I was able to do it. My biggest problem was that in the .61 version I managed to get a drop down menu on the navigation menu so going into the 1.0 version I really didn’t need most of the stuff that I added in my CSS anymore so I had to do a lot of cleaning up. Also when I switched for some reason my right sidebar went to the left so I had to change some margins and properties which I though was weird. But I like it

    #334367

    vivianpaige
    Member

    I have worked at it for a while but I ultimately gave up. (My biggest issue was that I couldn’t use the home link trick in a page title – it wouldn’t line up in the menu.)

    As long as I can tinker with .61, I’m OK.

    #334401

    gwideman
    Member

    OK, thanks for all replies, that was a help.

    On this though from rosclarke: “No. They are part of the underlying code of the blog that cannot be altered by CSS.”

    Right — I’m aware that modifying text from CSS (eg: using :before or :after) is not supported on all browsers. However, I was hoping that some setting somewhere supported changing those texts, for example for internationalization, and I could take advantage of that. Or does it turn out that for all its merits, Sandbox is English-only?

    Hmmmm […scratching head, chin, etc…]

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