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  • #28550

    dkrause
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    Hi kathiemt — I did not attempt Paul’s modification, because I am not to be trusted manipulating code. I wanted a solution I could handle myself, without having to pay someone to make modifications for me.

    I did end up finding something that worked for me, at least for now. It’s not the 100% ideal, but a suitable temporary option. After some searching, I found the ML Slider. I installed it as a WordPress plugin, and the widget was super-simple to place in the Home Featured area, with no code manipulation required. It’s easily re-sized, so I left the width the same as the Genesis Responsive Slider, but decreased the height a bit so that the headings of my 4 Home boxes can be seen.

    I like this slider because the slides work pretty much just like posts in WordPress — I just type in the text I want, and can add an image. I also like it because the content in the slides aren’t pulled from pages or posts — they’re entirely separate. So, I can add/subtract/edit as I need to. My only complaint about it is that the slides don’t seem to allow any formatting of the text, so I’m not able to display lists, or even do paragraph breaks; only one paragraph. But I can work around that. I am able to insert links into the text. so that’s good. If I need this as a teaser for a post or page, I can add a link to the full post.

    As I said, this isn’t the perfect solution, but it at least works for now. My primary goal was to be able to have an image in the slider, with text to the right. This allows me to do that.

    And BTW, in all my searching here on the forums, this particular thread seem to address this issue better than any others I found.

    #28595

    AC
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    Post count: 7712

    Hi everyone, this is what I was able to come up with. If you want to have the slider on one side and say another text widget on the other side here’s what I did. Here is the screenshot – click here.

    I took the Genesis Slider code and added it to the Style.css file and added the float. You need to change the size of your slider to about 500px wide to 250 or 300px tall – whatever you like but fits.

    [css]#genesis-slider {
    background-color: #FFFFFF;
    border: 10px solid #EEEEEE;
    padding: 10px;
    float: left;
    }[/css]

    Then I dragged a Text widget under the slider in the Home Featured Widget area. That text widget id is “text-2”. I added the float and the width.

    [css]#text-2 {
    background-color: #FFFFFF;
    float: right;
    padding: 10px;
    width: 440px;
    }[/css]

    Now, if you want something other than a text widget on the right – you will need to locate the id of that widget. I use Firebug for Firefox. Change out the #text-2 with the id of the widget you placed in there and then modify the CSS as needed.

    #28599

    AC
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    Post count: 7712

    I forgot to add in one more step:

    You need to also add in for the slider widget, so you’ll need to grab the id of your slider. Make the adjustments to the width to your liking.

    [css]
    #genesisresponsiveslider-widget-5 {
    width: 550px;
    float: left;
    }[/css]

    #28689

    kathiemt
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    Post count: 120

    Thanks everyone, I had someone else come up with the answer for me last night and the site is now as I wanted it at http://www.bsbc.org.au.

    I like what Anita has done above too.

    The instructions I was given worked a treat. Just enter this into the CSS code.

    #genesisresponsiveslider-widget-2 {
    float: left;
    width: 70%;
    }

    #text-9 {
    float: right;
    width: 28%;
    }


    Virtual Assistant & Nature Photographer
    Kathie Thomas: VADirectoryClick here for Australian images

    #28715

    AC
    Blocked
    Post count: 7712

    Looks good @kathiemt!

    #28720

    kathiemt
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    Post count: 120

    Thanks Anita. Just have to get the Events thing sorted now. Have tried 6 different calendar plugins so far and none have been right. They’ve either not had what I wanted (recurring events) or weren’t working properly.  Sigh.


    Virtual Assistant & Nature Photographer
    Kathie Thomas: VADirectoryClick here for Australian images

    #28721

    AC
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    Post count: 7712

    Have you tried the All in One Event Calendar – http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/all-in-one-event-calendar/. Most of my clients like that or just using the Google Calendar with the WordPress plugin.

    #28726

    kathiemt
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    Post count: 120

    Yes, I have, an unfortunately, with their latest update, the times are screwed up. Works ok in the US but not in other countries.  For some reason they’ve added a timezone component. WordPress already has this covered. So the two seem to do something that causes the times to change to US times. I’m in Australia. Every thing I enter in there, in Australian times, end up 11 hours earlier (and sometimes that means a day earlier).  Not very suitable at all. I’ve gone to their support forum and have found many from other countries complaining of the same thing.


    Virtual Assistant & Nature Photographer
    Kathie Thomas: VADirectoryClick here for Australian images

    #28990

    Pinky
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    Post count: 95

    Ok girls – can you explain what you’re wanting to do for me please – or indeed if your issues are sorted out.

    If you still need help I’ll see what I can do


    cheers

    Pinky

    #28998

    AC
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    Post count: 7712

    @pinky, I think we have it kinda sorted out by the codes I provided above. But if you know a better way than how I did it – that’s great too!

    #29004

    Pinky
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    Post count: 95

    Oh soz Hun…. I didn’t see page 2 lol


    cheers

    Pinky

    #29005

    Pinky
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    Post count: 95

    Oh soz Hun…. I didn’t see page 2 lol


    cheers

    Pinky

    #29007

    Pinky
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    Kathie was the events calendar I sent you yesterday any good?


    cheers

    Pinky

    #29272

    kathiemt
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    Post count: 120

    Sorry Pinky, not sure. I’ll have to go back and check my messages.


    Virtual Assistant & Nature Photographer
    Kathie Thomas: VADirectoryClick here for Australian images

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