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  • #53803

    mborger
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    Hello. I have a designer working on a site for me using Stretch. It looks like what they did was to create a separate child theme based on Stretch instead of putting all their customizations in the original Stretch theme that I installed (ex. in my WP Admin, I now have Stretch and the dupe Stretch that they created and customized).

    Is this ok or will this mean I’ll lose out on all future updates to the child theme?

    According to them, they also made changes to the parent theme, which of course I told them doesn’t work, that all changes need to be in the child.

    Thanks in advance. I want to make sure this is set up right from the beginning.

    #53805

    anitac
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    Your site should be using one theme. If the customized Stretch and gave it a new name and you have it in your theme folder along with the original Stretch, that is fine – however – their customization shouldn’t have been made to where your website is rendering code from both themes. When you say “parent” theme – are you meaning Stretch or are you meaning the Genesis Framework.

    Please post the URL of your website so we can take a look at what you have.


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    #53880

    mborger
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    I agree – I told them I was not happy with what they did. Now I’m looking at re-building it myself from scratch (sigh). (parent = Genesis itself).

    URLS is funthingsapp.com

    The home page you see is our splash page. We will have 3-4 other pages – nothing fancy. They key thing is to keep the layout you see as much as possible.

    I told them to pick the best child theme for our design and they came up with Stretch. They said they made changes to Genesis itself because there was no header and footer in Stretch.

    Now, I wonder if there’s a better theme than Stretch completely (I already own AgentPress) that will let me keep the layout. I’m willing to buy a different theme if that will be a better choice, but I need to get this up and running ASAP.

    Maybe using AgentPress with a video in the homepage feature area, the red buttons in the property search widget on the right and just a taller header to accommodate our existing graphic layout??

    I’m open to ideas. Thank you.

    #53895

    mborger
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    I decided to just plow ahead and try to re-create it from scratch using AgentPress 2.0 (because I already own it).

    http://michaelborger.com/dev

    I have a start, but I’m running into some issues, such as:

    How do I eliminate the container box so that it looks more like http://funthingsapp.com (which has no container)? That would also mean eliminating the white featured left/right boxes below it, and taking the text I have in the footer widgets and somehow creating a separate footer widget.

    Then I can move onto fixing the background image size/position.

    Any ideas? Thank you.

    #53965

    anitac
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    You did a great job so far. So you need to do a couple things.

    First, look for this code. Change #FFFFFF to transparent (without the pound (#) sign and delete the box shadow line completely.

    [css]#inner {
    background-color: #FFFFFF;
    box-shadow: 0 1px 3px #000000;
    margin: 0 auto;
    overflow: hidden;
    padding: 20px;
    width: 920px;
    }[/css]

    Then look for this and change the #FFEB57 to the word transparent. Delete the line that says box-shadown.

    [css]
    .featured-top {
    background-color: #FFEB57;
    box-shadow: 0 1px 3px #111111;
    clear: both;
    margin: 0 auto 20px;
    overflow: hidden;
    padding: 20px;
    width: 920px;
    }[/css]

    For the blue footer area, look for this and change #273549 to the word transparent. Delete the box-shadow line.

    [css]#footer-widgets {
    background-color: #273549;
    box-shadow: 0 1px 3px #000000;
    margin: 0 auto;
    overflow: hidden;
    width: 960px;
    }[/css]

    Then look for this – change the #FFFFFF to #000000.

    [css]#footer-widgets a, #footer-widgets a:visited {
    color: #FFFFFF;
    }[/css]


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    • This reply was modified 11 months, 3 weeks ago by  anitac. Reason: fix typo
    • This reply was modified 11 months, 3 weeks ago by  anitac. Reason: fix typo
    #54004

    mborger
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    This is great – thank you SO much! This was super helpful and I’m really getting there now.

    Now I need to figure out how, if it’s possible, to replace the parachuter graphic, graphic of the text “The #1 App…” and iPhone graphic from http://funthingsapp.com above the header. Can these be placed in a separate section in between the current header and the container? Can the phone graphic overlap the header above it like it does currently?

    Same with my biker guy in the lower right – not sure how to get him in there.

    Thank you again :)

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