Jump to content
tsalstrand

Pl_Button - Add Additional Colors

Recommended Posts

tsalstrand    8
tsalstrand

On this page: http://demo.pagelines.me/tools/, about 1/3rd of the way down is gives some shortcodes for adding buttons fast. THIS IS AWESOME! For buttons I'm use to designing two buttons and then the good old HTML


onmouseover

So this works great, but there are only 5 different colors... where in the framework would I go to define and add more colors?

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
batman    389
batman

Hi SteveS,

For example if you use a Success button

You can try add in

PageLines > Site Options > Custom Code > CSS Rules

It is advisable to learn how to do this on your own too.

Check out http://www.pagelines...wiki/Custom_CSS

and change the rgb (#,#,#) as you like.

.btn-success {

	background-color: rgb(91, 183, 91);

	background-image: -moz-linear-gradient(center top , rgb(98, 196, 98), rgb(81, 163, 81));

	background-repeat: repeat-x;

	border-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1) rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1) rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.25);}
For mouse hover
.btn-success:hover, .btn-success:active, .btn-success.active, .btn-success.disabled, .btn-success[disabled] {

	background-color: rgb(81, 163, 81);}


.btn-success {

	background-color: rgb(91, 183, 91);

	background-image: -moz-linear-gradient(center top , rgb(98, 196, 98), rgb(81, 163, 81));

	background-repeat: repeat-x;

	border-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1) rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.1) rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.25);}


Life is too short to remove USB safely ...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
James B    436
James B

Let us know if Batmans solution worked for you


Kindly search the forum and read the documentation before posting. It will help you resolve many issues.

For CSS help be sure to check out W3Schools first and be sure to download FireBug for FireFox for troubleshooting.

James B

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tsalstrand    8
tsalstrand

Thanks for the help Batman!

However, I'm not wanting to override the "success" color... rather, instead of having only the 5 colors that are currently offered I'd like to expand that to 20+ different colors, etc.

Yes, I know how to customize the current buttons with CSS. The problem is that I don't know how to add new buttons to the framework that can be called in with shortcodes. Any idea?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Rob    547
Rob

I don't believe you can do that. The solution Batman offered is probably the best one, allowing you to customize colors on an individual basis. If you wrap each button in its own class, then you can change the button colors by class as well as effect. There's no place to add the information by default, per se, but once you have the classes in your stylesheet you can simply wrap new buttons in that class.


Former PageLines Moderator, Food Expert and Raconteur

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
evan    0
evan

Hey Steve,

No problem, the shortcodes aren't locked to a few types of buttons. They just generate some link markup. No need to override existing button types.

The only thing you need to do is define the css class to style your extra buttons. You'll want to use LESS to create the styling as that is how the existing buttons are styled, and it's really quite easy to make your own. The majority of the styling is already handled by the button shortcode, you just need to handle the extra colors.

For example, if you wanted to create a button type "awesome", you would need to style that with the .btn-awesome css class.

Jumping into some quick LESS:

.btn-awesome {

  color: @white;  

  .buttonBackground(@startColor, @endColor);


  &:hover {

    text-shadow: 0 -1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,.25);

    color: @white;

  }

  &:active {

    color: rgba(255,255,255,.75);

  }

}

What we just did is created a style for our awesome button that you would call with the pl_button shortcode with a type="awesome". We defined the button type's background color gradient (as well as the hover & active background colors and border color - dynamically), and set our hover & active states for the button text (based on the existing types). The .buttonBackground() mixin does a lot. Cool stuff. The @startColor and @endColor should be replaced with any less variable or valid css color value (hex, rgb, rgba ..). The gradient goes top-down, so the start color is the top and the end is at the bottom. To use this button, you would use it the same way you would use the others: Via shortcode: [pl_button type="awesome" link="some url"]click here[/pl_button] OR Old fashioned way:
<a href="some url" class="btn btn-awesome">click here</a>

Hope that helps, good luck!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
tsalstrand    8
tsalstrand

Man, I've been so busy on projects that I forgot to check back on this thread, but I'm SO glad that I did!!!!!!!!

Evan, you're the $#^*!!!!! Thanks a million, bro! I haven't really learned LESS but you've spelled it out extremely well that I think I can figure it out. Really man, thanks a lot!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
mackenzie    12
mackenzie

The topic was marked as resolved.


Mackenzie - PageLines Help Desk

The Centsible Family - Writer, Photographer and Coffee Addict

---------------------------------------------------

Kindly search this forum and read the documentation before posting. It will help you resolve many issues.

For CSS help be sure to check out W3Schools first and be sure to download FireBug for FireFox for troubleshooting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Similar Content

    • janpeeters
      By janpeeters+
      Over the last month I had extensive communications with the developer of the (premium) Anything Boxes section (in Pagelines store) (Adam Munns) and the developer of the WP Polylang Multilingual plugin (Frederic Demarle).
       
      This was because the following problem occurred:
      Anything Boxes showed all posts of two languages (Dutch and English) on the respective static frontpages for each language. It should of course have filtered posts for Dutch language on the Dutch frontpage and English on the English frontpage.
       
      The solution to this problem was simple in the end. When duplicating a page for use in another language the settings for Anything Boxes were not copied to the new page and I should have set these settings manually again on the new page. I wasn't aware of this, but it makes sense. Because of this the pages didn't know how to differentiate between posts from different languages.
       
      The dev of Polylang told me that Polylang is currently smart enough to synchronize metas like Featured images and page templates but it does not work out of the box with metas created by plugins and themes but (according to Frederic) it is rather easy to add them in the list using the filter 'pll_copy_post_metas'.
      He mentions that he is not sure that these 'PageLines Meta Settings' are stored in post meta but that would make sense according to him. He asks if the Pagelines dev team will be interested to support this feature in the future.
       
      I'm also wondering if you will consider adding Polylang translation support for manually editable strings like the 'Read more…' strings in Pagelines Settings.
       
      Well that's of course up to you but I thought to let you know to be able to take this into consideration. I also post this for other users in case they experience the same kind of trouble and are looking for an answer.
       
      Best regards,
      Jan Peeters
    • bankrollbuilder
      By bankrollbuilder
      I used a custom hook to put a banner ad in my header. It works but its not in the right position. it is centered and above my logo and I would like to float it to the right of my logo in the header. heres the link: http://shaboopie.com/shaboopie-wp/free-logos-pg1/

      thanks.

      Dan B.
    • starlit
      By starlit
      Can one have two hero sections on one page?

      I want a landing page which leads/advertises two subpages.

      Or is there another option?

      Please help.

      THANK YOU
    • hutruk
      By hutruk
      Hi!

      I am using the shortcodes for tabs, as described in the documentation.

      When I insert the following code:


      [pl_tabs][pl_tabtitlesection type="tabs"] [pl_tabtitle number="1"]Title 1[/pl_tabtitle] [pl_tabtitle number="2"]Title 2[/pl_tabtitle] [/pl_tabtitlesection] [pl_tabcontentsection] [pl_tabcontent active="yes" number="1"] Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit [/pl_tabcontent] [pl_tabcontent number="2"] Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit [/pl_tabcontent] [/pl_tabcontentsection] [/pl_tabs]

      I get a strange output (in the attachment).

      Any ideas?

      Thanks in advance!

    • MooiWeb
      By MooiWeb
      Hello,

      I would like to align my qtranslate with my breadcrumb so that the flags are on the same hight.
      I'm aware of putting a code in the custom css and tryed severall codes from your site but for now, no succes

      The site i'm working on is http://nieuw.vazdias.nl

      Thx,
      Edwin



×