Page layout and format changes when set as posts page

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    Al
    Guest

    Hi Ron
    I am having a problem with the following. I set up a page called “Blog” which I want to display the posts. I wanted an imaged background to this page which I created. However when I go into Settings-> Reading and make “Blogs” my post page the excerpts come in from the posts but the background image disappears leaving a white space above the excerpts. Can I keep the original background image I have on the page for the content area so that the excerpts would be placed above the background image?

    #4283
    Al
    Guest

    Also are we allowed to have 2 post summary pages on the same website that could display posts of just one different category on each page?

    #4285
    Ron
    Keymaster

    my post page the excerpts come in from the posts but the background image disappears leaving a white space above the excerpts.

    How are you adding background images?
    The white space is the slider. It is empty because you have not selected a category. You can turn the slider off on Frontier Options -> Slider

    Also are we allowed to have 2 post summary pages on the same website that could display posts of just one different category on each page?

    Add category urls on your menu instead of pages. Look at my menu above, I have “Blogging”, “Graphics” and “Random” which are categories that only show their own posts.

    #4287
    Al
    Guest

    Thanks for the quick reply. I am adding the background through a CSS custom code in ‘Frontier Options’ similar to the following.

    #post-67 {
        background-color: #ffffff; 
        background-image: url(...);
    }

    This works when the page is not set as the posts page in settings.

    #4288
    Ron
    Keymaster

    Use this instead:

    body.blog #main { background-image: url(...); }
    

    Next time use firebug to see the IDs and Classes you need to use.
    https://ronangelo.com/use-firebug-to-modify-wordpress-theme-css/

    #4296
    Al
    Guest

    Thanks again Ron. That did the trick. I am still learning about how css works. I am not sure what I am missing. Is the white bar on the left of the slide a code addition or is the picture too small for the container? Could I remove it?

    Secondly on the home page the menu bar which is generated by on page html is separated from the image on the page by a little space which I haven’t yet been able to remove. Is it due to some form of padding?

    #4297
    Ron
    Keymaster

    You’re images are probably just small or not in the right proportions. Another options is to make the image stretch the entire width and height by selecting Stretch Image to fit Slider on the options page.

    Edit your homepage content and remove the alignleft class on your image.

    #4300
    Al
    Guest

    Thanks Ron. The deletion of the alignleft class solved both problems on home page and slider. The theme is just great and your support phenomenal!

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