I posted this in the Watson theme support forum and they told me to repost it here. Thanks for any help that can be provided!
I just purchased the Watson theme a few days ago and have some questions on customizing it further. I also purchased the CSS upgrade so I am able to customize it that way. I am a total novice when it comes to coding so I need a lot of help!
I have full width enabled because the default size scrunched up the posts too much, especially on long articles that led to a lot of scrolling. My previous theme was Imbalance 2 and I didn't have these problems. The Watson theme looks great on mobile but on desktops it has some kinks.
Pictures are way too small in all posts (for example, like this article.) Even when I do a new draft for a new article, it automatically shrinks the image. For example, if I insert a picture into a post at full size, it automatically resizes it in the post to width=492 height=276 (which appears to be the size of the column in default width length on Watson). I need pictures in the articles much larger than that. On my previous theme before switching to Watson they were more prominent, but switching to Watson shrank all the images. How do I change this?
YouTube videos are too large in the posts, taking up a lot of space. For example in this post you can see how big the YT video appears. Before when doing a post, I would just post the YouTube URL with the [youtube=....] code. How do I scale the size back in Watson?
At least on full width, there's a big problem with quotes. It was fine on Imbalance 2, but it looks like a mess on Watson. On this post for example, it's basically broken and looks pretty terrible on posts on my site. The quotes break up the flow of paragraphs, like indenting next to sentences when the sentences were originally directly beneath the box quote. On this page, you can see how the block quotes indenting makes it impossible to even read the article. What is causing this, and how do you fix it? Is it going to be like this for future posts I publish as well using full width? On the default page width, the quotes look fine.
Having full width enabled also messes up the indentation of pictures (that were either all the way to the left or right), as you can see in the above post, which leaves a big white blank space where the image should have been. Is this because of the way I originally positioned the photo in the text while using the other theme? Is it possible to fix this on Watson?
I noticed that in paragraphs, instead of just moving the full word to the next line, Watson puts a hyphen mark, therefore stretching the word to two lines. This is incredibly annoying on desktops (doesn't seem to happen on mobile) and is distracting when reading articles. Is this possible to change at all? I haven't noticed this on other WordPress themes.
Is it possible to put the footer widgets only on all individual posts rather than the home page/pages too? It seems you can only disable them for the entire site by not having them at all, rather than on certain sections of the website. The footer widgets I want to use are things like recent posts, full list of social media icons and a Twitter feed, since I get a lot of traffic from search engines more than directly from the home page. Having those footer widgets on all individual posts would help my site but are redundant to also have on the home page. On full width the footer doesn't even appear in any individual posts.
How do you make the more pages link at the bottom of each post bigger and more prominent? Right now it's very difficult for readers to see that a post has more pages because of its size and color, so they might just assume the article is done. How do I change both?
I know the Watson theme allows you to hide author on all posts, but is it possible to code it so it only hides it on certain types of posts rather than every single one? For example, hiding the author on certain categories of the "Opinion" menu I have on my site?
Can you move the post category in individual posts from the bottom of the page where the tags are, to the top where the author and date are listed?
Sorry for asking so many questions. Thanks for any assistance!
The blog I need help with is quarterdisorder.com.