February 12, 2013 at 4:06 pm #19918
Any way to do the opposite? I'd like to do a contact us box BESIDE the slider on the static home page.February 19, 2013 at 8:39 am #21308
You'll need to add a contact form widget or a text widget to the Homepage Featured Widget area (where you added the slider). Once you've added this, add styles to reduce the width of the slider and float the contact widget next to the slider.
If you've got a link to your site I can advise on the styles you'd need.
February 19, 2013 at 4:51 pm #21492
Thanks for replying. It's funny that you responded today. About an hour ago I was driving down the street had one of those head slapping moments... duh, it doesn't matter where the item goes in relation to the slider, I can use CSS to position it wherever I need.
Also, thanks for the offer to look at my site. Its still in test mode. I'll hold off a bit as I'm in big flux on how to style this and don't want to waste your time. In a few days I may beg for help but for now I'm OK.
Best WishesFebruary 19, 2013 at 6:42 pm #21524March 16, 2013 at 4:38 am #27527March 16, 2013 at 9:01 am #27931
"add the styles" = modify the css to adjust/tweak the way something looks in the style.css document.
Amy Susan Design.com @AmySusanDesignMarch 16, 2013 at 4:15 pm #28330March 16, 2013 at 7:14 pm #28388
Your style.css file is in the Appearance --> Editor of your WP dashboard. It is basically an instruction sheet that affects the appearance of your site. Changes to appearance are done using this file. Simple adjustments can be to change the color of links, etc.
There are a lot of resources for learning about and about modifying the style.css on the internet such as: http://www.w3schools.com/css/
If you are referring to making specific changes, using Firebug will help locate and tweak the specific css properties.
Amy Susan Design.com @AmySusanDesignMarch 16, 2013 at 8:50 pm #28409
Thank you. It's more about understanding/knowing what to do. Looking at code doesn't mean a lot to me if I'm not understanding what I need to do. I know how to change the colours, font types, sizes, etc. That part I can manage. It's knowing how to make a widget move to the right hand side of something else that's existing. In this case the slider in the featured home widget.
I note that many people have asked the same question at these forums relating to the Outreach theme but no-one yet has received a specific answer to explain how to do it. Obviously jbculp above understands what is needed to be done in css but there has been no description here of what it is that actually needs to be done.
March 18, 2013 at 8:31 am #28984
Don't give me too much credit, I'm not sure it will work but if others here said I was on the right track that's hopeful. I too recommend slogging away at learning CSS. Best thing one can do. W3 schools is great. Essentially the stylesheet defines how every element in your theme looks, what it's position is (if you need to define that), margins, padding etc. The firefox addon called firebug is a life saver as it will allow you to click on any element and see what its name is in the stylesheet. I began this by buying a cheap css how-to book and have learned css slowly over the past couple of years. If indeed you can use placement to move this widget beside the slider you'd use CSS to make the slider smaller and to move the widget up and to the right (or left). Since I abandoned this project and moved that site to a different theme due to other limitations I can't say for sure. Sorry. Would give you the css info if I had completed the task.
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