Widening "The Columnist" with CSS

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    Hi folks,

    I did a number of searches and it seems like the CSS is dependent on your particular theme. I’d like to widen my blog. I am using The Columnist as my theme, but I know jack-diddly about CSS. Google and searching these forums gave me a lot of information, but I couldn’t make heads or tales of it.

    Thanks in advance.

    The blog I need help with is liminalspaces.me.


    Correct. CSS is theme-specific. Also note that you can adjust the appearance of page elements with CSS, but you can’t add things that aren’t there to start with.

    Here is an example that showing how to widen The Columnist home page to give you an idea of one possible way to change the appearance of the existing page elements:

    .home #main,
    .home .site-footer {
    	width: 1260px;
    .home #content {
    	width: 940px;

    Hey designsimply…

    is there a way to control the amount of text displayed under each thumbnail image? (this is for columnist) We would like to move the “continue reading” button up a few lines and display less text..

    many thanks


    Hi there,

    If you open up an existing post, as if to edit it, and click on the tab in the upper right hand corner (sez “Screen Options”) a drop window will open. Check mark “Excerpt” and then look for a mod (window area) beneath the text editing area called “Excerpt”. That is the window where you can type, or cut ‘n paste, the text that will be displayed under that post’s thumbnail.

    If you leave it blank, the theme just grabs a limited number of words automatically from top of lines of post.

    The “continue reading” line can also be manually inserted into each post – the lil button can be found among the text editor tools (to the right of the link buttons).

    Hope that’s what you were looking for… ?

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