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#1 dcwinton

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 01:17 AM

Love the themes. Thank you. But I'm stumped in a few places. 1. I'd like to reduce the font in my blog page headlines. The headlines are using up too much real estate. www.dcwintonlaw.com/law-blog/law-blog 2. I'd like to take the body of the blog post and do a couple of things. First, I want there to be more on the first page, and for the post to go farther across. It looks like newspaper columns now, and I tend to write more essays. So I'd like them to have more space. But then, I'd like to be able to hard force the split where I choose. My old blog at www.sfbayrealestatelaw.com (I think it's still up) let me decide where the break was. I'd also like the font on the front page to NOT be italics. 3. Can I make the site title on the home page larger? 4. Is XML Sitemap Generator for WordPress 3.2 compatible with your theme? I can't get it to work. It keeps telling me "There was a problem writing your sitemap file. Make sure the file exists and is writable," and I've looked all over the place online for a solution and I can't find one. 5. Do you have a handy dandy user guide that will help me grok all of the major benefits of your theme...but which I'm sure I'll never figure out on my own? I'd be willing to pay for some real assistance if you can point me to a good and efficient consultant. Thank you in advance.

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 07:56 AM

1. I'd like to reduce the font in my blog page headlines. The headlines are using up too much real estate. http://www.dcwintonl...w-blog/law-blog


Add this the custom css field found under options >> custom:
 .post-title h2 {font-size:2.5em;}
Shrink the 2.5 number to decrease the size of the font.

First, I want there to be more on the first page, and for the post to go farther across && I'd also like the font on the front page to NOT be italics.


Add this to the custom css:
 .post-excerpt {
	font-style:normal;
	width:350px;
	}

Change the 350px to a larger number to get the post excerpt to stretch across more. This will also remove the italics.

But then, I'd like to be able to hard force the split where I choose. My old blog at http://www.sfbayrealestatelaw.com (I think it's still up) let me decide where the break was.


I'm assuming you used to use the <!--more--> break? We set up the theme to include an excerpt. You can achieve the same result of the <!--more--> break by copying and pasting the portion of the post content you'd like to show up on the front page in the excerpt field when creating a post. If you prefer the <!--more--> break, you'll have to edit a theme file, which I can guide you through if you'd like.

3. Can I make the site title on the home page larger?

Would you like to keep the titles on the other pages the same size? Have you thought about maybe using the feature - standard or the feature - page template for the home page?

4. Is XML Sitemap Generator for WordPress 3.2 compatible with your theme?

It should be compatible. I use the same sitemap generator. I looked at the plugin page on wordpress. It looks like you're experiencing a permission error. Try following the directions there.

5. Do you have a handy dandy user guide that will help me grok all of the major benefits of your theme...but which I'm sure I'll never figure out on my own? I'd be willing to pay for some real assistance if you can point me to a good and efficient consultant.


We're working on getting documentation out. In the meantime, I can help you with what you need. I'll get back to you on your request for a consultant.

#3 dcwinton

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 04:21 PM

Thanks Jeff. Much obliged.

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Posted 09 December 2009 - 05:52 PM

Where do I add a photo to the author profile? There's no place to do that on the profile page.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 12:45 AM

The author profile pic uses gravatar. Make an account here and upload the image. Make sure you use the same email address as you entered on the profile page as that is what is referenced when a gravatar is pulled up on a page.

If you're confused as to what a gravatar is and how it relates to wordpress, here's a good thorough explanation (maybe too thorough, just read the beginning).

If you have any more questions, let me know.

#6 jnoh

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 12:49 AM

Oops, it looks like you already have a gravatar... Sorry for the unnecessarily long answer.

#7 dcwinton

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 02:52 AM

No...Don't think I do. At least not that I know of.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 02:57 AM

Sorry but isn't there some way I can do this on MY site and not have to create yet another account at yet another website for yet another small piece of this action? I thought Wordpress was this great self-contained thing...Yet I seem to spend an enormous amount of time on scavenger hunts going from place to place creating more and more "accounts" on more and more websirtes (where I'll never go again) just to get simple questions answered and generate simple bits of flotsam and jetsam. grrr...

#9 jnoh

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 05:29 AM

I understand your frustration. :( wordpress was originally a blogging platform and so using gravatar as the account icon made sense (so that your image would appear if you commented on other peoples blogs). In coming editions of our themes, we'll think about adding this author profile pic as a feature. In the meantime, you can try using gravatar. If you really don't want to use gravatar, I can help you with a workaround solution that will keep the addition of author profile images self-contained. It will involve editing some of the theme files.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 09:48 PM

It will involve editing some of the theme files.

Actually Jeff/dcwinton, you may be able to find a plugin to help with this as well.

#11 dcwinton

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Posted 15 December 2009 - 02:19 AM

Thanks guys. I muddled through.