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  • in reply to: Do you use built in editor? #116520

    Len
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    I never use the built in editor. In fact, one of the first things I do when building a new site is disable it. I always make changes offline then upload the file via FTP. I do this for several reasons:

    1. By downloading the file then re-upping the edited version I always have a local backup in case I make a mistake. Stuff happens.
    2. Speaking of boo-boos, if you make one while using the built in editor you’ll crash the site and will have to fix it via FTP anyway.
    3. I see the built in editor as nothing but another potential attack vector and prefer to simply negate that possibility.

    in reply to: How to make single post title link to itself #114729

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    I can’t speak to the SEO implications but to address the second part of your question see if this helps, http://w3guy.com/permalink-post-title-genesis/

    For reference you can check out LINE 195 at \wp-content\themes\genesis\lib\structure\post.php


    in reply to: Responsive Slider previous/next arrows #114726

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    Instead of targeting .genesis_responsive_slider try targeting .widget.genesis_responsive_slider


    in reply to: What's is new in Genesis 2.1.0 #112240

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    Hi awdesign,

    You can also get further info here … http://genesischangelog.com/

    The site is maintained by the amazing Gary Jones. (a Genesis dev)


    in reply to: Change Footer Widget Hover Color #108429

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    Hi Christy.

    Add to your style sheet …

    .footer-widgets a:hover {
    	color: #fff;
    }

    with #fff being the colour you want to use.


    in reply to: can't get my site title back! #108428

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    Hi Meredith.

    The sample theme (as do many of the other StudioPress themes) gives you the option of using a logo or dynamic text. Navigate to Genesis > Theme Settings and look at the meta box called Header. You should see a drop down menu offering you those two choices.


    in reply to: Why can't I get my post title to show on page? #108426

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    Hi Cam.

    That’s a new one! :) Okay, on single post pages the post titles use

    <h1 class="entry-title">

    So they are using the h1 tag with the .entry-title class. I then wandered over to your style sheet and found this …

    /* Headlines
    ------------------------------------------------------------ */
    
    h1 {
    	font-size: 1px; 
    	color: #fff;
    }

    That’s why you can’t see the post titles: they are only 1px and the same colour as the background.


    in reply to: Changing width for BlogNews Theme #106911

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    Hi Draceadan.

    If you want to change the width of the theme you need to change it in 3 different places:

    • .site-container
    • .footer-widgets .wrap
    • .site-footer .wrap

    Now, the width for the .site-container is currently defined in the style sheet as max-width: 1180px; Normally this is all you would need to change however if you take a peek in the functions.php file you’ll see that I moved both .site-footer and .footer-widgets out of the .site-container. Thus the width of .site-container doesn’t affect them because they don’t reside within .site-container.

    Actually both .site-footer and .footer-widgets span the full width of the page. If you apply a background colour to either one you’ll see what I mean. What I’ve done with both of those is create a wrap for each one and centered it which gives it the illusion they are both sitting within the .site-container.

    So, you need to adjust …

    .site-container {
    	background-color: #fff;
    	clear: both;
    	margin: 32px auto 0;
    	margin: 3.2rem auto 0;
    	max-width: 1180px;
    	overflow: hidden;
    	padding: 40px;
    	padding: 4rem;
    }

    and …

    .footer-widgets .wrap {
    	background: #3b5998 url(images/lines.png);
    	clear: both;
    	margin: 0 auto;
    	max-width: 1180px;
    	overflow: hidden;
    	padding: 40px;
    	padding: 4rem;
    }

    and …

    .site-footer .wrap {
    	background-color: #fff;
    	margin: 0 auto 32px;
    	margin: 0 auto 3.2rem;
    	max-width: 1180px;
    	overflow: hidden;
    	padding: 40px;
    	padding: 4rem;
    }

    Obviously after changing those you’ll need to do a bunch of fine tuning to get everything looking nice such as paddings/margins, content width vs sidebar width etc


    in reply to: Breadcrumbs Modification #104695

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    Hi manavvecplan,

    I put some feelers out on Twitter regarding the ‘home’ filter. Here is a method that integrates Font Awesome with the ‘home’ filter.

    http://www.alphablossom.com/replace-genesis-breadcrumbs-home-text-house-icon-image-using-genesis-filter-font-awesome-example-included/

    Of course you don’t have to use Font Awesome if you don’t want to – you can use any icon font such as Dashicons (which is already included with WordPress) or even Genericons.

    I thought Genesis filters out HTML from the ‘home’ filter but it doesn’t – but it does use esc_html() on link text according to @GaryJ

    Hope that helps.


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    in reply to: Breadcrumbs Modification #104502

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    Hi manavvecplan,

    I posted the answer to your question on my site. To repeat it here for the benefit others,

    $args['sep'] = '<img src="'. get_bloginfo( 'stylesheet_directory' ) . '/images/sep.png">';

    This will call the image named sep.png in your child theme’s image folder and use it to output the separator rather than a character.

    With respect to the home filter I may be wrong but I believe Genesis strips out all HTML from that filter.


    in reply to: Creating a template for 410 errors #101461

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    Hi GermanKiwi,

    I don’t know if this is exactly what you are looking for but it’s an idea. You could use this plugin 410 for WordPress then create a 410.php template file to use in conjunction with it. This new template file could be as complex or simple as you want – even a slight variation of the Genesis standard 404.php file.


    in reply to: WordPress 3.8.2 messed up my Humphrey home page #99420

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    Hi Dale,

    Sorry about the trouble you’re having. I took a quick look at your site and everything looks normal to me. What did you have on your front page that isn’t there now? Or have you resolved this?

    BTW just a heads up, that theme has actually been retired for some time.


    in reply to: Remove default WordPress widgets #90499

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    Hi dogstalkpoetry.

    The 2nd method works only if the file is saved directly inside the mu-plugin folder (ie. no subdirectories.)

    Yep. That’s why I said “Add the plugin file from above to the mu-plugins folder.” Perhaps I should have clarified further but glad to see you have it working. :)


    in reply to: Remove default WordPress widgets #90248

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    Hi dogstalkpoetry.

    I’m not really up on the Prose theme because I’ve rarely used it but I think it has something to do with the fact it uses a special page for inputting custom php.

    I would just make a plugin out of it. Add this to the site’s plugin folder …

    <?php
    /*
    Plugin Name: Remove Calendar Widget
    Plugin URI: http://YourSite.com
    Description: Removes WordPress calendar widget from widgets page
    Author: Your Name
    Author URL: http://YourSite.com
    Version: 1.0
    */
    
    function remove_default_widgets() {
    	unregister_widget('WP_Widget_Calendar');
    }
    add_action('widgets_init', 'remove_default_widgets', 11);

    … and name it something descriptive like remove-calendar-widget.php

    When you activate it the widget should be gone.

    An alternative is to make it a MU Plugin. (must use plugin)

    Create a folder in the wp-content directory called mu-plugins. So the wp-content directory should now look like this …

    /wp-content
    /mu-plugins
    /plugins
    /themes
    /upgrade
    /uploads

    Add the plugin file from above to the mu-plugins folder. The advantage to this method is your new plugin doesn’t have to be manually activated – it is automatically activated. It can only be deactivated by deleting the file. It’s kind of foolproof if your dealing with clients.

    Let us know if it works for you.


    in reply to: Part of theme fails to translate when Child active #54058

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    Hi CJWilly,

    Issue #1
    If open the winfield.po file that resides in the child theme’s language folder with an editor like Poedit you’ll see the two strings “Next Article” and “Previous Article” are present. You just need to add your translations and save. Poedit will automatically create a .mo file which you need to rename as fr_FR.mo

    Issue #2
    The way the theme is coded is the home page is fully widgetized. You add content to it via widgets. If no widgets are active it automatically falls back to a standard blog type format. As soon as you add even one widget the new format takes over.


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