January 4, 2013 at 10:47 am #9504
I am new to Genesis and the Pretty Young Thing child theme. My site is http://www.housewivesoffrederickcounty.com
I have the 3 page How-To document for the Pretty Young Theme, but it really doesn’t give a bunch of information. And the information it gives, I’m still having problems with.
One problem is How to Change the Selected Color. When I go to Dashboard, Genesis, Theme Settings, there is no dropdown menu that says Stylesheet. I have both Genesis and PYT themes downloaded correctly. So I don’t know why this isn’t showing up.
A 2nd problem is – how do I add my logo into my header? I don’t mean a background. I just want my logo up there.
3rd problem – How do I get a nice clean Navigation Bar? The one that is currently there looks terrible.
I’m going round and round in circles and getting very frustrated.
PamJanuary 4, 2013 at 4:44 pm #9594
#1. To change your color scheme, you need to edit your functions.php file. Find this line near the top of the file
require_once( get_stylesheet_directory() . '/lib/style.php' );
Replace it with this:
add_theme_support( 'genesis-style-selector', array( 'pretty-pink' => __( 'Pretty Pink', 'pretty' ), 'pretty-yellow' => __( 'Pretty Yellow', 'pretty' ) ) );
#2 – To add your own header (logo) – go to Dashboard > Appearance > Header, and replace the header that is currently there.
#3 – it looks like you have your navigation menu in your Header Right Widget.
January 5, 2013 at 12:22 pm #9759
Thank you Susan. I got the the ‘change the selected color’ option and changed it but the color change didn’t update for some reason. Maybe it needs to think about it
For the header change, can I add my logo into the existing PYT header or is that not possible?
And with the navigation menu, I know how to remove the widget from the Header Right, but how do I get it to line up below the header to look nice? Something like a button type of navigation bar.
Thanks so much for your help
PamJanuary 5, 2013 at 12:38 pm #9762
The Primary Navigation lines up across the top (look at the demo) above the header.
If you just want your navigation to be under the header, select the menu you would like in Secondary Navigation, and leave the Primary Navigation empty. The secondary navigation is the one that appears below the header.
To pick the menu, go to Dashboard > Menus, and select which menu in the “Theme Locations” box.
To add your logo to the header, go to your theme folder, and under images there is a file called “PSDs” – that contains images that can be modified (in either Photoshop or Photoshop Elements – if you don’t have either, I recommend getting a free trial). You can modify the header, and add your logo to it, and then upload the new one to replace the existing one.
As far as the color change – what color did you pick>
January 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm #9766
Thank you Susan!
I logged out and logged back in and the color change worked.
One other question. I removed the widget from the Header Right area and it worked for all of our pages except for the Home page where it’s still showing in the Header Right.
I’ll work on the other information that you gave me.
PamJanuary 5, 2013 at 1:05 pm #9767
Pam – I’m not seeing a menu on your home page (I’m using Safari on a Mac). Clear your cache, and see if that does it (or you could try user another browser, or checking from another computer).
January 5, 2013 at 1:09 pm #9769
How do you clear a cache? Sorry, I’m very WordPress challenged
PamJanuary 5, 2013 at 1:23 pm #9770
Clearing a cache isn’t WP specific – it just means clearing your browsing history – sometimes cookies stay on a machine and pull in older data, which is why I don’t see what you are seeing – I’m seeing your site for the first time, so I’m looking at the latest rendition of your site.
January 5, 2013 at 2:17 pm #9776
Oh, okay. I cleared my cache and it got rid of the Header Right widget. Thank you!
I went to Dashboard, Appearance, Menus and chose Primary Navigation and selected the Menu and then cleared the cache again but the navigation bar still isn’t there.
Can I private message you my password to see if you can see what I”m doing wrong?
You’ve been a huge help.
PamJanuary 5, 2013 at 2:28 pm #9779
Pam – there isn’t a private message capability on this forum; I don’t want to put my e-mail address here on the forum, but in my signature line is a link to my blog – go there and send me an e-mail message (using the social media buttons on the top right of the screen).
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