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Problem controlling box graphic size

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jberke

I have some text/graphics I want to appear at the bottom of most pages. You can see an example here: http://www.nurseatyourdoor.com/patients/ I'm currently using a PageLines Box to achieve this but am running into the following problems: 1. The image isn't rendering at the desired size and I can't seem to make it do so. I've set the default Box Icon Size to 700 as a test, which is much larger than the actual image, and that has no effect. 2. PageLines Boxes apparently don't like newlines. I had to edit the raw HTML of the box to get a line break in there. Is there a better way to achieve this. Is a PageLines Box even the best way to achieve the look I'm shooting for? I tried a Callout, but it doesn't appear that you can make the text in a Callout clickable. Thanks in advance, Jon

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WebWerx
@jberke: Personally I'd just insert the image on the page instead of using a Box or whatnot. It's just a little bit of HTML which you could copy/paste at your heart's desire. Just my opinion.

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Rob
Jon, I'm not sure that boxes are really the very best solution for you in this case. 1. What size did you want the image to be? Did you set that size in Dashboard > Media when you uploaded the image? 2. I've had no problem using [code]
[/code] in boxes before. I'm not sure how you're applying "newlines" or what you did to "edit the raw HTML". You might be happier using a Morefoot 3 column at the bottom of the template, and applying your image and text inside text widgets in that. I use the the morefoot to deliver a blurb (with an image) and two ads at the bottom of http://www.epicurus.com/. I believe it will give you much greater flexibility.

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jberke
Thanks for your responses. I decided to take a slightly different approach to this because a) PageLines Boxes don't seem to be the best solution for me and b) I prefer to adhere to [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don't_repeat_yourself"]DRY principle[/url]. Here's what I ended up doing: 1. I found a plugin called [url="http://plugins.ten-321.com/post-content-shortcodes/"]Post Content Shortcodes[/url]. Among other things, this plugin adds a new widget that can display the contents of any post on your site. 2. I created a post with the HTML I want displayed at the bottom of most pages. 3. I added the Post Content Shortcodes widget to the Full Width Sidebar. 4. I added the Full Width Sidebar to the Morefoot area. 5. I hid the Full Width Sidebar from the couple of pages where I didn't want this to appear. That's it! Now I have the flexibility to design the content in the normal WordPress way and add it to my pages in the normal PageLines way. - Jon

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Rob
Thanks for letting us know about your most interesting solution.

Former PageLines Moderator, Food Expert and Raconteur

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