Menus and Other Questions

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    Wesley Lovell
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    I’m trying to update my website to a new theme and I’ve been doing some customizations, but I have a couple of issues that I’m trying to resolve, but can’t seem to figure out.

    While all the demos of the Frontier theme show there are multiple below-logo menus, I can’t seem to set up the menus in the Menu section to permit multiple menus displayed there. How do I do this?

    I use external images (stored on my site, but with URL’s) for most posts on my site. I had to get an WordPress plugin to enable me to use URL’s for Featured Images, but when I do that, they only show the black X showing the image wouldn’t load in the Slider. How do I get this to work?

    Speaking of the slider, I removed the “default image” for the slider, but instead of using a blank background for posts with no images selected, it’s still showing the default Frontier image for the slider. How do I fix this without uploading a different image?

    The final question deals with CSS in the layout. I’m currently using Jetpack to add CSS (I know Frontier permits this, but I want to keep the data should I swap themes without having to copy it out every time I make a change). When I try to make adjustments to the formatting of the .post element, (such as font-size), it only changes the post header data (like # of comments, post date, etc.). How do I get it to modify the rest of the text (It seems everything’s font size 12 or larger and that’s just too big for me). I also want to know how to modify the backgrounds of widgets, either individually or as a whole. I can modify the background of the sidebar column, but cannot modify the individual widgets. Is this something I can fix with CSS or is there something more dire I need to do to accomplish it.

    #6296
    Ron
    Keymaster

    While all the demos of the Frontier theme show there are multiple below-logo menus

    What do you mean by multiple menus? This theme only has 2 menu locations one on the top bar and the other below the header. Also, which demo? Besides the preview on wordpress.org, I don’t know of any demos.

    I use external images (stored on my site, but with URL’s) for most posts on my site. I had to get an WordPress plugin to enable me to use URL’s for Featured Images

    The slider included in the theme is really just a very simple slider designed to work with the normal featured images. Having said that, if the plugin you used (since you didn’t mention which) does indeed set an image url for the featured image then I don’t see why it shouldn’t work.

    You may be better off using a dedicated slider plugin.

    When I try to make adjustments to the formatting of the .post element, (such as font-size), it only changes the post header data

    You may be using the wrong IDs and Classes.
    For the content on the posts page use .blog-view .entry-content
    For the content on single posts use .single-view .entry-content

    I also want to know how to modify the backgrounds of widgets, either individually or as a whole

    For the sidebar widgets you could use this: .sidebar .frontier-widget
    Or you could target a widget individually by using its ID. Ex. .sidebar #text-1

    You may find this useful for these types of customizations:
    Customize WordPress Theme CSS using Firebug

    #6297
    Wesley Lovell
    Guest

    I’ll have to test out those suggestions when I have a moment. By “demo,” I did mean preview. And what I mean by multiple menus is like (for instance), on this site, I see menus below the title section that say “Blog Tech, Graphics, Cycling, Random, Extra, WP Themes, Forum.” I assume these are each separate menus, but if they aren’t, then I’m not quite sure how to get these to show up that way…are the pages and not menus?

    #6299
    Ron
    Keymaster

    Those are usually referred to as Menu Items… which make up the Menu.
    Have a look at this on how to set up Custom Menus:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/WordPress_Menu_User_Guide

    #6300
    Wesley Lovell
    Guest

    Ok. Now I see what was wrong. I thought each menu had to be a separate un-nested item. As long as it’s not nested under another, it’s considered a “separate” menu. Thanks for your help. I’ll advise on the other stuff later tonight.

    #6310
    Wesley Lovell
    Guest

    I’m chugging along, many of my modifications are working beautifully. However, I just found something I haven’t the foggiest clue how to style or change.

    The “(more…)” tag for when I use <!–more–> in the body of a subject. I want to change the description and how it’s styled. I tried modifying “.more-link a” but it seems to do nothing at all.

    #6313
    Ron
    Keymaster

    Use a.more-link

    As for changing the text:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Customizing_the_Read_More

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