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  • in reply to: Grid Loop: What is it? #25357

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    Eh, it really depends on what you’re wanting to accomplish. If you want the grid layout on the home page as well as your other archive pages, I’d go with the plugin!


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    in reply to: Grid Loop: What is it? #24990

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    Hi there,

    The grid loop can be a mysterious beast when you first start to look into it. :)

    If you take a standard loop (say on a post archive page that lists the most recent posts), it’ll spit out a vertical list. The grid loop, by comparison, adds in some CSS classes. Instead of spitting out a vertical list, it’ll display posts in columns (of 2, 3, 4, whatever).

    Some StudioPress themes have the grid loop functionality built in (i.e. The Balance Theme) and others do not (i.e. Lifestyle).

    The grid loop doesn’t have anything to do with widget areas (though I can see how widget areas on a home page could sort of mimic the look of a grid loop).

    For themes that don’t have the grid loop built in, you can install Bill Erickson’s Genesis Grid plugin.

    If you really want to get your head swimming, here are some Bill Erickson posts you can walk through (in this order!) that set the stage for the grid loop:

    http://www.billerickson.net/code/column-classes/

    http://www.billerickson.net/code/use-the-built-in-post-counter/

    http://www.billerickson.net/customize-the-wordpress-query/

    http://www.billerickson.net/a-better-and-easier-grid-loop/

    Cheers,

    Carrie

     


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    in reply to: pages comming up blank #24988

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    Hi there,

    I looked at your site and it appears to be working? What was the fix?

    Thanks,

    Carrie


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    in reply to: Education Theme: aligning read more button #24987

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    Hi Julie,

    You could get hacky and try to align those via CSS, but that could mess things up on your mobile display. I’d recommend tailoring your intro text to be the same length for each element and inserting the <!–more–> tag. Then you can use display full content in those widgets (I *think*) and it’ll only bring back whatever content is above the <!–more–> tag.

    So your about us page might look like this:

    ————-

    Welcome to Kindred Homes & Construction (KHC) website! We build custom homes, remodels and additions, as well as new commercial construction.

    <!–more–>

    the rest of your page…

    ————–

    Then, in your featured page widget, set it to return “Content” instead of “Content Excerpt”. If each page has about the same number of characters before the <!–more–> page, it’ll even out. :)

    Maybe not the best approach, but it’s what I’d try!

    Also, you could decrease your font size on those page titles (#home-featured .featured h2 a) so they all fit on one line OR change About Us and Custom Homes to be slightly longer so they bump to two lines for uniformity.

    Cheers,

    Carrie


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    in reply to: Changed Modern Portfolio Widgets now broken #24985

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    Is your site live that you could post a link? You might re-check home.php since that’s where the Portfolio widget is actually called to display.


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    in reply to: Need Primary Menu & Header Alignment Help Quattro Theme #24982

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    Hi Shan,

    When you reply to your own topic it bumps that topic out of the “Topics with no replies” list (http://www.studiopress.com/forums/view/no-replies), which makes it harder for forum volunteers to locate and respond to.

    When you submitted a support ticket, did you get an immediate auto-response? If not, something may have gone awry with the submission. If that’s the case, let me know so I can provide that feedback to the StudioPress folks.

    Cheers,

    Carrie

    p.s. Sorry I don’t know about centering the menus!


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    in reply to: Questions on framework usage #24768

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    Hi there,

    Yep, you are absolutely correct. Genesis (and WordPress) are licensed under GPL, which gives you great freedom to modify for your own use.

    That said, I would recommend leaving a reference to Genesis in the child theme stylesheet – maybe something like “XYZ is a custom child theme based on the Associate Whatever Theme and built on the Genesis Framework”.

    You’re not *obligated* to do that at all — I recommend it so that if another developer/designer were to pick up your code, they’d have the a reference point. That’s how I credit my own themes, at least. :)

    Carrie


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    in reply to: Modern Portfolio layout problems in IE8 #23601

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    Heya,

    Don’t know if a support issue has been raised, but I don’t think the theme advertises compatibility across all browsers. I’m on  a mac, so need to figure out a good testing situation for IE. Don’t really wanna, but guess I should. :)

    Carrie


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    in reply to: Widget Within Post/Page Content #23507

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    Try adding display:inline to your .entry-content area like this:

    .entry-content {

    overflow: hidden; //This is already in your stylesheet and is fine to leave
    display: inline; // This should let your text wrap

    }


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    in reply to: Fixed With for mobile? #23506

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    Hi there,

    Which theme are you using? If it’s one that’s already responsive, just look for this in your CSS:
    /* Responsive Design
    ———————————————————— */
    Depending on your theme, there may or may not already be some CSS for the mobile screen size. Look for something like this:
    @media only screen and (max-width: 480px) {

    }
    If you don’t see that, just add it in (and you can change 480px if you want, but that’s standard iPhone width in landscape mode).

    Last step is add any custom CSS you want within those @media only brackets { }. That’ll get picked up when viewing your site on a mobile.

    Cheers,

    Carrie


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    in reply to: New taxi company site! #23505

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    Nice work! I like the header!


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    in reply to: Payment Gateways #23503

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    Hi DP,

    Are you wanting to accept payment directly on your site or is it okay if the user is directed to another site to complete payment (i.e. PayPal)? If you want the payment to process on your site, you’ll need to get an SSL certificate installed on your domain for https://

    Another question before you decide on a payment gateway is what shopping cart solution are you looking for? If you’re running a membership site for access to premium content, you might look into Premise or S2MemberPRo. To some degree, the shopping cart solution or membership software will drive which payment gateways are available to you, so you might want to tackle that issue before looking too much at specific payment gateways.

    Check out this article: http://chrislema.com/choosing-wordpress-membership-plugin/ Awesome info. :)

    Cheers,

    Carrie


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    in reply to: Modern Portfolio layout problems in IE8 #23500

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    Hey there,

    I recently switched my site over to Modern Portfolio and noticed the same on IE. Seems like it’s not picking up the float:left property of those portfolio images…

    No solutions yet since I haven’t had a chance to play with it more, but if I find some workarounds I’ll keep you posted.

    Cheers,

    Carrie


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    in reply to: Custom Fields? #23386

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    Okay, I see what you’re saying – thanks for the screen shot. I don’t know what the answer is though. Since you’re using a ShareThis shortcode to generate the link, I think you’ll need to troubleshoot options with that plugin to get the answer. Even if you used a custom field to output the shortcode somewhere else on the page, you’d have the same issue.


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    in reply to: Custom Fields? #23375

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    Heya!

    What do you mean by “text field of the post”? The post content area? Sorry I’m slow to understand and not being very helpful. :(

    Carrie


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