Minimum Theme Change Link Color & Email Optin

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  • #1595

    Ryan W
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    Hey guys,

     

    I just got the minimum theme and I’d like to change the following:

     

    Colors to the links, remove the orange and make it a medium blue (like studio press blue).

    Make the stock “subscribe” button area into an email optin..are buttons possible here?

     

    Thanks a bunch,

    Ryan

    #1649

    SoZo
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    For the CSS stuff I recommend installing the Firebug add on for Firefox or using Chrome’s Firebug Lite which will enable you to right click on any element to inspect it and determine the associated style rules or the selectors required to create new style rules.

    And you can edit the subscribe area in page-title.php

     


    John “Nicolas Flamel” Wright | SoZo’s design| John Wright Photography

    #1762

    amandac
    Participant
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    I am also interested in having an email opt-in in the subscribe button area under the big picture.

    Can anyone help me with how to do this? I am new to this stuff so when I look at the page-title.php as suggested above, I don’t really know where to start. Ideally I would love to incorporate my mail-chimp email list account if possible.

    Thanks in advance,

    Amanda

    #1764

    Ryan W
    Participant

    Figured out how to change the colors…that was easy.

    Looking into the page-title file looks like a bunch of gibberish to anyone who doesn’t understand code.  Also, if it were to be made an email optin, how can we make sure on mobile devices the submit button would appear….as it currently disappears and just displays the page name with no button on iPhone.

    Ideally something like what’s offered on http://demo.studiopress.com/streamline/ would be perfect, if it could be attached to all pages using the page-title file.

    A lot of us aren’t code proficient, so a more thorough explanation would be appreciated.

    Thanks for any future help. Amanda, let me know if you have any success.

    #1783

    SoZo
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    This is the string that pulls the site description and button used for the home page:
    ' . esc_html( get_bloginfo( 'description' ) ) . '' . __( 'Subscribe Now', 'minimum' ) . '

    But there’s different code for different pages but that give you the syntax. You’ll want to familiarize yourself with conditional tags as wel.


    John “Nicolas Flamel” Wright | SoZo’s design| John Wright Photography

    #2175

    amandac
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    Post count: 4

    Okay so I understand conditional tags now.

    I would like that area of the website to have a field where someone can enter a name and email address and then hit the submit button and I would like all that to be on one line. I have the HTML for the form I want, but I am not sure where to insert it. I am guessing it does not go in the page-title.php file right?

    I understand how I could create a link to the sign-up form in another browser, but I would rather people be able to insert their info right on the site.

    Thanks for any additional help,

    Amanda

    #2179

    SoZo
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    If you want the form in place of what is currently output by the page-title.php template then yes, you would put your code into that template.


    John “Nicolas Flamel” Wright | SoZo’s design| John Wright Photography

    #2193

    amandac
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    Okay so I am a bit more confused than I thought because nothing seems to be working. The best that I have done is set the subscribe button to link to another browser with my form.

    Do you have any other resources or articles I should read that would explain things a bit more? I think what I am trying to do is a bit more involved than I originally thought. I guess I might have to hire someone to do this for me or teach me step by step.

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