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  • bmaven
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    Hi Jules,

    You’ll still be placing the image in the WP background function, but you’ll need to change the content area to white. To do this, go to your style.css file, scroll to just above the Media Queries section, and add this:

    .site-inner: background-color: #ffffff;

    Here is a screen shot where I changed the color to dark gray so you can see where the white will appear: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s308/sh/5502c2dd-cf55-4774-9096-f0503a1fb8e2/2c0625a89874fdf8e588d7a390eba02d

    Hope this helps!

    Warmly,
    Jeni


    Blogging growth strategist & revenue coach at The Blog Maven, fearless leader of 3 preschoolers…tweeting it up @theblogmaven

    in reply to: Change Thumbnail of Blog Post #110158

    bmaven
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    Hi Jessica,

    If you don’t set a featured image, the thumbnail will just be the first image from your post. To choose the image you’d like to appear there, look at the bottom right of your post editor area for “Featured Image” and upload the image you’d like to set as the thumbnail, then make sure you hit “Update” to save your changes.

    Hope this helps!

    Warmly,
    Jeni


    Blogging growth strategist & revenue coach at The Blog Maven, fearless leader of 3 preschoolers…tweeting it up @theblogmaven

    in reply to: Making white space the same size with grid layout #75350

    bmaven
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    Hi James,

    It looks like you got the spacing issue between the rows worked out – is that the case? If there’s still something you need, please let me know and I’ll be happy to help. Otherwise, great work!

    Warmly,
    Jeni


    Blogging growth strategist & revenue coach at The Blog Maven, fearless leader of 3 preschoolers…tweeting it up @theblogmaven

    in reply to: Genesis and Sensei plugin #63813

    bmaven
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    It’s really not very good. Woo has a habit of pushing things to market before they’re very good, and they work the bugs out with all the first people who buy. The client I installed for initially told me she hated it and we went with Wishlist Member to deliver her e-courses instead. Maybe it will be decent in the future, but for now, save your money.

    Hope this helps!


    Blogging growth strategist & revenue coach at The Blog Maven, fearless leader of 3 preschoolers…tweeting it up @theblogmaven

    in reply to: Horizontal Navbar Background #45908

    bmaven
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    Hi Ann,

    I’d love to help. If you’ll post the URL of your site, I’ll tell you where the code is that you need to change.

    Warmly,
    Jeni


    Blogging growth strategist & revenue coach at The Blog Maven, fearless leader of 3 preschoolers…tweeting it up @theblogmaven

    in reply to: Not aligning #44267

    bmaven
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    It’s because your posts have different lengths of text. Some are short (and don’t need the full space) and others get cut off. …and on the ones that get cut off, some have shorter words and some have longer words. It’s not a perfect fix, but if you go to line #581 in style.css where it says:

    #content .portfolio-posts

    and find this line:

    min-height: 280px;

    you can change it to:

    height: 295px;

    and all the boxes will be exactly the same height. I said it’s not perfect because the “read more” text wouldn’t all line up, but if you really want things to be evenly sized and spaced, this is one way to do it.

    Hope this helps!

    Warmly,
    Jeni


    Blogging growth strategist & revenue coach at The Blog Maven, fearless leader of 3 preschoolers…tweeting it up @theblogmaven

    in reply to: Blog-Subscriber in Newsletter Header #44266

    bmaven
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    Hi Jan,

    You can use eNews Extended to subscribe to a number of services, including MailChimp, MadMimi, Feedburner, Feedblitz, and others. The “magic” is in the extra fields Brandon has added to the bottom of the widget.

    I just found a page where he lists tutorials on how to integrate it (through CSS) into different Genesis themes:

    http://www.brandonkraft.com/contrib/plugins/genesis-enews-extended/tutorials/

    Jeni


    Blogging growth strategist & revenue coach at The Blog Maven, fearless leader of 3 preschoolers…tweeting it up @theblogmaven

    in reply to: Lifestyle – change color of Subnav and move down #43966

    bmaven
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    Hi Gary,

    Line #578 of your CSS has the code for the background color of the subnav bar. Right now it’s reading the subnav.png file. You could change this to a solid color by erasing the “background” line and adding another line:

    [css]#subnav {
    background-color: #333333;
    }[/css]

    #333333 would give you an almost black color, but substitute that hex code with whichever color you’d want.

    For the header height, you need to go into functions.php and look for this code:

    /** Add support for custom header */
    add_theme_support( ‘genesis-custom-header’, array( ‘width’ => 920, ‘height’ => 170 ) );

    Change the 170 to fit the height of your header – maybe 180 or so? Then I believe you’d need to reupload the header image.

    Hope this helps!
    Jeni


    Blogging growth strategist & revenue coach at The Blog Maven, fearless leader of 3 preschoolers…tweeting it up @theblogmaven

    in reply to: Lower opacity #43959

    bmaven
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    Have you tried doing something like this?

    [css]#inner {
    background-color: rgba(255,255,255,0.8);
    }[/css]

    You’re basically giving the RGB values for the color you want (255,255,255 is white) and specifying the opacity as the last value. This is CSS3 and I’m not sure which browsers will display the effect properly. I’m on Firefox and mine does it just fine. :)

    Of course you might want to go through each section and apply the same effect (for your navigation, breadcrumbs, etc.).

    Hope this helps!
    Jeni


    Blogging growth strategist & revenue coach at The Blog Maven, fearless leader of 3 preschoolers…tweeting it up @theblogmaven


    bmaven
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    Is it the Genesis Visual Hooks guide plugin showing up? Check and see if you have that plugin activated. If so, deactivate and it should go away. If not…I’m stumped!


    Blogging growth strategist & revenue coach at The Blog Maven, fearless leader of 3 preschoolers…tweeting it up @theblogmaven


    bmaven
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    What is the URL of the site this is for? Have you tried using the Genesis eNews Extended plugin? You can use that for Mailchimp. Here’s a little more info:

    http://www.brandonkraft.com/contrib/plugins/genesis-enews-extended/


    Blogging growth strategist & revenue coach at The Blog Maven, fearless leader of 3 preschoolers…tweeting it up @theblogmaven

    in reply to: font size on plugin #43906

    bmaven
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    Hi John,

    You can select for this text with this CSS:

    [css]#text-7 caption {
    font-weight: 700;
    }[/css]

    That will use the same font, but in bold. If you want to make it look like your other widget titles, you’d do:

    [css]#text-7 caption {
    font-family: "Oswald", sans-serif;
    font-size: 18px;
    text-align: left;
    margin: 0 0 15px;
    }[/css]

    Hope this helps!

    Jeni


    Blogging growth strategist & revenue coach at The Blog Maven, fearless leader of 3 preschoolers…tweeting it up @theblogmaven

    in reply to: Remove Archive Posts #43903

    bmaven
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    If you already know which posts you want to remove from the category archives, just to go Posts > All Posts and find a post you want to remove from categories. Hover over the post’s title and select “Quick Edit.” In the middle of the dropdown options, you’ll see “Categories,” and the categories a post currently is listed under will be checked. To remove the category from this post, just uncheck those boxes, then click Update at the bottom right. Do this for each post you don’t want to show up under various category archives.

    Hope this helps!
    Jeni


    Blogging growth strategist & revenue coach at The Blog Maven, fearless leader of 3 preschoolers…tweeting it up @theblogmaven

    in reply to: Blog-Subscriber in Newsletter Header #43901

    bmaven
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    Hi Jan, I don’t know this for a fact, but I think you probably need to use the Genesis eNews Extended plugin and widget to do this. All the Genesis themes I’ve seen are using this plugin to serve blog subscriptions. You can find out more about the plugin here:

    http://www.brandonkraft.com/contrib/plugins/genesis-enews-extended/

    and the download can be found here:

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/genesis-enews-extended/

    Hope this helps!

    Warmly,
    Jeni


    Blogging growth strategist & revenue coach at The Blog Maven, fearless leader of 3 preschoolers…tweeting it up @theblogmaven


    bmaven
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    Hi Maggie,

    I usually use 72dpi resolution and 80% quality for a .jpg. If you use a program like Photoshop Elements, when you “save for web,” it will let you preview what your image will look like at various qualities so you can make an informed decision. You definitely have to balance loading time with the visual effect…although with a .jpg, I’ve found the resolution and quality I mentioned to be fine.

    Hope this helps!

    Jeni


    Blogging growth strategist & revenue coach at The Blog Maven, fearless leader of 3 preschoolers…tweeting it up @theblogmaven

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