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WordPress.com Theme: Twenty Eleven CSS Style Sheet Modification. Change Site Title,Description,Post Title,Comments,Menus,Sidebar and More.



Here I have tried to show you some basic but important modification of CSS style sheet of Twenty Eleven theme recently released by wordpress.com. It is new version of Duster theme with new name.
By modifying the css of your theme you can give your Default Twenty Eleven a new look and can make it outstanding…

Just paste the code in your style sheet and try.

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1. If you want to Header Site Title Font color,font size, font type of your Twenty Eleven theme

#site-title a {
color: red;
font-family: times New Roman;
font-size: 30px;
font-weight: bold;
line-height: 36px;
text-decoration: none;
}

2. If you want to change the Site Title’s mouse over (hover) font color of Twenty Eleven

#site-title a:hover, #site-title a:focus, #site-title a:active {
color: #1982D1;
}

3. If you want to remove the Blank space from the upper side of the Site Title

#site-title {
margin-right: 270px;
padding-bottom: 0;
padding-left: 0;
padding-right: 0;
padding-top: 1.65625em;
}

4. If you want to remove the Blank space just from the footer side of Site Title of Twenty Eleven

#site-description {
color: #7A7A7A;
font-size: 14px;
margin-bottom: 1.65625em;
margin-left: 0;
margin-right: 270px;
margin-top: 0;
}

5. If you want to change the Site Description’s font color, font size and font family of theme twenty eleven

#site-description {
color: blue;
font-family: tahoma;
font-size: 14px;
margin-bottom: 1.65625em;
margin-left: 0;
margin-right: 270px;
margin-top: 0;
}

6. If you want to change the Height of Header Image of twenty eleven

#branding img {
height: 100px;
margin-bottom: -7px;
width: 100%;
}

7. If you don’t want to show the search from the top

#branding #searchform {
display: none;
position: absolute;
right: 7.6%;
text-align: right;
top: 3.8em;
}

8. If you want to change the background color of navigation Menu in Twenty Eleven theme

#access {
background-image: -moz-linear-gradient(#252525, red);
}

9. If you want to change the Post Title’s font color, font type and font size (In Homepage)

.entry-title, .entry-title a {
color: red;
font-family: tahoma;
font-size: 1.2em;
text-decoration: none;
}

// for individual blog post Try this one

.singular .entry-title {
color: #000000;
font-size: 36px;
font-weight: bold;
line-height: 48px;
}

10. If you want to change Blog Post Titl’e Hover font color

.entry-title a:hover, .entry-title a:focus, .entry-title a:active {
color: #1982D1;
}

11. If you don’t want to show “Posted On” or Blog Post date (entry meta)

It will also help you to hide the Footer side entry meta.

.entry-meta {
clear: both;
color: #666666;
display: none;
font-size: 12px;
line-height: 18px;
}

12. If you want to change blog Posts font color, size and font type.

.entry-content p {
font-family: times New Roman;
color: red;
font-size: 1.1em;
}

13. If you want to change Right SideBar widget Title’s font color, size and font type

.widget-title {
color: black;
font-family: times New Roman;
font-size: 18px;
font-weight: bold;
letter-spacing: 0.1em;
line-height: 2.6em;
text-transform: uppercase;
}

14. If you want to change right side bar widget’s Links color, font size,font type of Twenty Eleven

.widget a {
color: black;
font-family: times New Roman;
font-size: 14px;
font-weight: bold;
text-decoration: none;
}

15. If you want to add additional widget titles colored background in Theme twenty eleven

.widget-title {
background-color: gold;
color: black;
font-family: times New Roman;
font-size: 18px;
font-weight: bold;
letter-spacing: 0.1em;
line-height: 2.6em;
padding-left: 37px;
text-transform: uppercase;
}

16. If you want to change or Increase the width of Right Sidebar

#primary {
float: left;
margin-bottom: 0;
margin-left: 0;
margin-right: -26.4%;
margin-top: 0;
width: 90%;
}

#secondary {
float: right;
margin-right: 7.6%;
width: 24.8%;
}

17.If you dont want to show or dont want your user to comments in your blog

#comments {
display: none;
}

18.If you want to change the comments font color,size and font type

.comment-content p {
color: red;
font-family: times New Roman;
font-size: 16px;
}

19. If you want to change the font color of Navigation menu

#access a {
color: red;
display: block;
line-height: 3.333em;
padding-bottom: 0;
padding-left: 1.2125em;
padding-right: 1.2125em;
padding-top: 0;
text-decoration: none;
}

20. If you want to change the font size,font type of Comments Author Name and Date

.comment-meta {
font-size: 16px;
line-height: 2.2em;
}

21. If you don’t want to show footer side Tag in twenty eleven

.entry-meta {
clear: both;
color: #666666;
display: none;
font-size: 12px;
line-height: 18px;
}

22. If you want to change the body background color of twenty eleven

body {
background-color: red;

}

23. If you want to change HomePage Blog Posts summary background color

#page {
background-color: yellow;
}

24. If you want to change blog post Title’s Background color of Twenty Eleven

.entry-title, .entry-title a {
background-color: gray;
color: #222222;
text-decoration: none;
}

25. If you dont want to show Comments Bubble (Number of image) in the right side of Post Title

.entry-header .comments-link a {
display: none;
}

26.If you only want to change HomePage Blog Post’s Background Color

#content {
background-color: gold;
margin-bottom: 0;
margin-left: 7.6%;
margin-right: 34%;
margin-top: 0;
width: 58.4%;
}

27. If you want to remove the complete Header portion ( Site Title, Site Description and search box)

#branding hgroup {
display: none;
margin: 0 7.6%;
}

28. If you want to change the space between the Navigation Menu Of theme Twenty Eleven try the following CSS

#access a {
color: black;
display: block;
font-size: 14px;
line-height: 3.333em;
padding: 0 0.6em;
text-decoration: none;
}

29. If you want to reduce the padding between my pictures and text Of theme Twenty Eleven try the following CSS

p {
margin-bottom: 1.625em;
}

img.alignleft, img.alignright, img.aligncenter {
margin-bottom: 0;
}

30. If you want to align your blog post, site title and Navigation menu left aligned in Twenty Eleven THeme try the following CSS

#branding hgroup {
margin: 0 0.6%;
}
#access div {
margin: 0 0.6%;
}
#content {
margin: 0 34% 0 0.6%;
width: 58.4%;
}

31. If you want to add a border in the right side of blog post content in Twenty Eleven THeme try the following CSS

#content {
border-right: 1px dotted;
margin: 0 34% 0 0.6%;
padding-right: 11px;
width: 61.4%;
}

32. If you don’t want to show the bullet in the link of rightbar of Twenty Eleven THeme try the following CSS

.widget ul li {
color: #777777;
font-size: 13px;
list-style: none outside none;
}

33. If you want to show border after the widgets of rightbar of Twenty Eleven THeme try the following CSS

.widget {
border-bottom: 1px dotted grey;
clear: both;
padding: 15px 0 20px;
}

34. If you want to change the hover color of the Navigation Menu of Twenty Eleven THeme try the following CSS

Note : change the color code as your choice.and paste the code at the bottom of style.css of your main (parent theme)

#access li:hover > a,
#access a:focus {
background: #f9f9f9; /* Show a solid color for older browsers */
background: -moz-linear-gradient(#f9f9f9, #e5e5e5);
background: -o-linear-gradient(#f9f9f9, #e5e5e5);
background: -webkit-gradient(linear, 0% 0%, 0% 100%, from(#f9f9f9), to(#e5e5e5)); /* Older webkit syntax */
background: -webkit-linear-gradient(#f9f9f9, #e5e5e5);
color: #373737;
}

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1,513 thoughts on “WordPress.com Theme: Twenty Eleven CSS Style Sheet Modification. Change Site Title,Description,Post Title,Comments,Menus,Sidebar and More.”

  1. As a newbie, I have questions. Do these alterations require an upgrade to β€œCustom Design”? If not, just where do I find the style sheet code and where do I paste the altering code? (SO, not a geek. But expert at desktop publishing, so if I could find the location of the style sheet I think I might be able to figure it out.) THANKS AGAIN.

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    1. As you are using wordpress.com self hosted free blog you have to purchase/ upgrade custom design…there you will get custom css… and you have to paste your code in custom css….

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  2. Hi,

    I’m having two problems, which I hope you can help with.

    One: How do I use the CSS custom design to turn the twenty eleven theme from a variable width to a fixed width layout?

    Two: Is there anyway to alter the spacing (or padding?) between the menu bar and the page title? If you go to my blog: http://carvingnature.wordpress.com/ you’ll see that there is a large gap between the menu and the “Hello” which I would ideally like to halve in size.

    Many many thanks in advance.

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    1. Hi,
      To change the width of twenty eleven theme using custom design you have to manipulate and use the CSS.

      and
      To change the gapping or spacing between the menu bar and page title you can try this code.

      .singular.page .hentry {
      padding-bottom: 0;
      padding-left: 0;
      padding-right: 0;
      padding-top: 0.5em;
      }

      Please let me know this code works for you or not..
      Regards

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    1. Hi Lou…
      Are you searchig for Navigation menu’s Background Color then try this code

      #access {
      -moz-box-shadow: 0 1px 2px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.4);
      background: -moz-linear-gradient(#252525, red) repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;
      clear: both;
      display: block;
      float: left;
      margin: 0 auto 6px;
      width: 100%;
      }

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  3. Great site! I’m hoping you can help with this one as I’ve been staring at my CSS for a while and haven’t figured it out. On my blog, I’m trying to reduce the padding between my pictures and text. For example, when I insert a picture while editing my post, I want the words to be twice as close to the picture as it currently is. I’ve tried playing around with padding and margins, but I haven’t found the right one yet! Any help is appreciated. Thanks, and you are now bookmarked!

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    1. Hi,
      To reduce the space below the pictures/images try the following code….. ( you can change the value for better adjustment.)

      p {
      margin-bottom: 0.1em;
      }

      img.alignleft, img.alignright, img.aligncenter {
      margin-bottom: 0;
      }

      Please Let me know it works for you or not.

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      1. beautiful! it works! ended up with the follwing:

        p {
        margin-bottom: 1.625em;
        }

        img.alignleft, img.alignright, img.aligncenter {
        margin-bottom: 0;
        }

        thanks a ton!

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      2. Om, I applied this CSS, and indeed it did bring text underneath pics closer, as desired. However, it also seems to have reduced the spacing between paragraphs of text-only sections of all my posts. Is there a fix that will retain the current reduced spacing of text underneath pics, but will allow me to increase the spacing between paragraphs, please?

        Cheers
        Ross

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  4. Hi Allaboutbasic,

    I still can’t get the nav bar/menu to change. I can get the font to to change though. The color i want it is #21005F. I have change just “red” the hex code both. Tried other colors. Nothing changes the bar color. If I delete the “0 0” in “repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;” the bar becomes transparent.

    Also is there a way to not make the page stretch but keep a static size?

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    1. Hi Lou….try this code to change the color of Nav Menu background.. Pls let me know it works for you or not.

      /*******************For Twenty Eleven Nav menu Background color *****************************/
      #access {
      background: none repeat scroll 0 50% #21005F;
      clear: both;
      display: block;
      float: left;
      margin: 0 auto 6px;
      width: 100%;
      }

      /************* Theme Twenty Eleven Navigation Menu font color *****************/
      #access a {
      color: white;
      display: block;
      font-size: 16px;
      line-height: 3.333em;
      padding: 0 1.2125em;
      text-decoration: none;
      }

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      1. Can you suggest any reasons why it still wont work? My nav color is not changing at all, nothing i do is helping, I added the code stated above below all the stylesheet code…

        Any ideas? the website is method2creative.com

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      2. Thanks for responding so fast, much appreciated, i woke up this morning and everything changed, its working! I’m using firefox (with history disabled) as my preview browser, and chrome as my building browser, chrome seems to hold some kind of cache, and i don’t want to disable it, I’ve got way to many cookies and history stored. I’ll continue going about it this way and see what happens,

        Although, I seemed to have broken the spacing between the navigation text, which code is it that adjusts that?

        Thanks again!

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      3. I just added the code, nothing got updated. It seems I’m having quite the issue of the website updating every once in a while, its not consistant, I just tried a bunch of things and nothing is being updated again. Is there a reason for this?

        Thanks again for the quick reply!

        -M

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      4. Ill take a look, I did figure out how to delete the cache on chrome Shift+ALT+Delete… now I see all the changes that I’m making… wonderful…

        Thanks again,

        -M

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      5. Hello again Om!

        Where do i specify whether one page has 1 column and another has 2 columns… I’ve been putzin with trying to get it for quite a while now! πŸ˜‰

        -m

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      6. Hi Max,
        Sorry for my late reply..
        you can do it by creating page template..

        One Template with one sidebar or column
        Another (2nd) template with two sidebar or column..

        It is easy to prepare..

        Regards
        Om

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      7. Under what template is the ‘Default Template’ under? I can find all the others e.g. One column, no sidebar Page Template. But I can’t seem to find the Default..

        -M

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      8. Hi Max,
        I have checked ur css, you have the following css code which is causing the gap below the navigation menu..

        .singular.page .hentry {
        padding-top: 5em;
        }

        reduce the padding-top value and it will solve ur problem..

        πŸ™‚

        Pls let me know, if i cant reply today..i will must reply tomorrow..

        Om

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      9. Om your a damn genius! It was right under my nose the whole time, that totally worked.
        (My apologies for getting back to you so late, its been busy on this side)

        I’m running out of questions, the website almost doing what i need it for. I just added child pages to my ‘Work’ tab tho, and they are appearing way up in the header image.. thus, they aren’t clickable because of their distance from the nav bar, any ideas?

        http://www.method2creative.com

        Thanks in advance!

        -M

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      10. Hi Max,
        would u mind to try the following code and let me know it works for u or not?
        ** If it works.. i think u should by me coffee πŸ™‚

        #access ul ul {
        -moz-box-shadow: 0 3px 3px rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.2);
        display: none;
        float: left;
        left: auto;
        margin-bottom: 0;
        margin-left: 0;
        margin-right: 0;
        margin-top: 0;
        position: absolute;
        top: 21.7em;
        width: 188px;
        z-index: 99999;
        }
        #access ul ul a {
        width: 188px;
        }

        Regards
        Om

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      11. Hey Om,

        There’s two columns, but i would like the first one to start closer to the center… so that both columns are moved to right… If im making sense..

        M

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      12. Hey Om,

        Its right at the bottom of my css stylesheet.

        I even put a header on the code:

        /*making the two columns in contacts centered…
        ——————————————————*/

        .page-id-23 .hentry {
        margin-left: 211px; margin-right: -169px;
        }

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  5. I’ve got another one for you. I tried to remove the blank space above my header image. Here is what I’m currently using in my stylesheet.

    #title a:link,#title a:visited {
    display:block;
    height:100%;
    overflow:auto;
    font-size:48px;
    text-align:left;
    vertical-align:middle;
    }

    #access {
    background:0;
    -webkit-box-shadow:rgba(255,255,255,0.4) 0 1px 2px;
    -moz-box-shadow:rgba(0,0,0,0.4) 0 1px 2px;
    box-shadow:rgba(0,0,0,0.4) 0 1px 2px;
    clear:both;
    display:block;
    float:left;
    width:100%;
    margin:0 auto 6px;
    }

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    1. HI Erin..

      Nice to see you again…and..thanks to visit my blog and your comments…

      Would you mind to Try the following code and let me know it works for you or Not?

      #site-description {
      color: #7A7A7A;
      font-size: 14px;
      margin-bottom: 0;
      margin-left: 0;
      margin-right: 270px;
      margin-top: 0;
      }

      Regards
      Om

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      1. Just tried it and unfortunately it didn’t work. Is their a natural padding on the header image or maybe the search bar is still leaving some padding?

        If you go to my site, you can see what it looks like now. It’s blank space is approximately half the size of when I use your code you just sent versus when I take the entire #site-description out.

        Any other clues?

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      2. Hi Erin..
        Sorry for the late in Reply.. due to internet problem your site was not loading properly in my side..
        Would you mind to try the following code and let me know it works for you or not..

        #site-title {
        margin-right: 270px;
        padding: 0;
        }

        Regards
        Om

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      3. Hi Om.

        I’m working on resolving a similar issue and tried both methods you recommended to Erin. But neither worked for me. I’m simply trying to basically raise the whole site up by removing the blank space above the header, but cannot figure out how to do it. here’s my site: http://housedevil-streetangel.com/ Thanks very much!

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      4. Hi Fivel,

        *** If you want to remove the white space where “Search Box” is located try the following code..

        #branding hgroup {
        display: none;
        margin: 0 7.6%;
        }

        #branding #searchform {
        display: none;
        position: absolute;
        right: 7.6%;
        text-align: right;
        top: 3.8em;
        }

        Pls let me know it is Ok or not..

        Regards
        Om

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      5. Well, it worked perfectly in one sense, but now the search box disappeared. I was hoping for more of a compromise. Would like to have a search box on top but not so much room on the top of the page.
        Thanks!

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      6. Hi Fivel

        Try the following code, it will return back to ur search bar

        #branding #searchform {
        display: block;
        margin-bottom: 14px;
        position: absolute;
        right: 7.6%;
        text-align: right;
        top: 0.8em;
        }

        Pls let me know it is Ok or not..

        Regards
        Om

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  6. Hi There!

    I have a blog header that is 931×621 pixels. Obviously it doesn’t fit to the 1000×288 limit of Twenty Eleven. Is there a CSS code that will allow me to put up my custom header?

    You’re help would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thanks!

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      1. I know that! But the question is how, the size doesn’t meet regulations therefore I’m seeking advice on how to be able to change the css/use it! Do you have any advice?

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      2. Hi,
        I have cheked in my test wordpress site, http://freesmsinfo.wordpress.com

        Actually , as you are using wordpress.com self hosted site so your header image for Twenty Eleven theme should be 1000 Γ— 288 pixels.
        So you have to made your Image in this resolution……as there is no way to update the php files….

        Though i am thinking about another tricks…not sure it will work or not… the tricks is.. If you have “Site Title” then you may use (not sure though) your header image as its background.

        you can mail me the header image….i will check it…… om2000_cuet@yahoo.com is my mail id….

        Regards
        Om

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  7. Hi Om! You’ve been so helpful. Just two more questions:

    How do I remove the grey bar above my header?
    And how do I change the font in my navigation menu?

    Thank you SO much!

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    1. Hi Ally…

      To remove the Grey line above of your Header Image try the following code

      #branding {
      border-top: medium none;
      padding-bottom: 10px;
      position: relative;
      z-index: 2;
      }

      To change font of your navigation Menu try the following code

      #access a {
      color: red;
      display: block;
      font-family: times New Roman;
      font-size: 15px;
      line-height: 38px;
      padding: 0 10px;
      text-decoration: none;
      }

      Pls let me know it works or not…

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      1. They work! Thank you thank you! One last question, is there a way to put the search in the navigation bar?

        You have definitely helped me with CSS, I really appreciate it! A lot!

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      2. Hi Ally…..
        Not sure ( as i have not tested in other browsers) you can try the following code

        and pls let me know it works for you or not (pls check it in other browsers)

        #branding #searchform {
        background-color: white;
        display: block;
        margin-top: 235px;
        position: absolute;
        right: 7.6%;
        text-align: right;
        top: 3.8em;
        }

        Regards
        Om

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      3. For some reason though, it works but when I make the window larger or smaller the search box moves out of the nav menu.. is there a way to stop this?

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      4. Ally…in my firefox this problem is not occuring…which browser you are usiing?

        Would you mind to try this following code and let me know?

        #branding #searchform {
        background-color: white;
        display: block;
        margin-left: auto;
        margin-right: auto;
        margin-top: 238px;
        position: absolute;
        right: 7.6%;
        text-align: right;
        top: 3.8em;
        }

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      5. Hi,

        Could you please let me know exactly where I put the above code for removing the grey bar. I am trying to do it, but don’t know where to paste this code (even after reading your whole thread).

        Thanks for helping!

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  8. Can anyone tell me how to undo the automatic alphabetical ordering of the hover pages menu that says “Home”, “About Me”, etc? I’d like to order my pages in a row manually rather than automatically by the letter the page titles begin with.

    Thank you!

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      1. Hi Om,

        Thank you so much for your response! Would you be able to give me more detail about how to do that? I have upgraded to CSS editing, but am not sure what to change in the code to make this happen.

        Thank you again,

        Faaria

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      2. Hi Faaria.,.

        Sorry for the late in reply….
        You can try from Appearance–>Menu…. Then Create a Menu… and then… Select Categories or pages from the left side which you want to show.. Hope it will work..

        Regards
        Om

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  9. Hi Om,
    How would I change the space between the menu items and what I mean is the space between “Home”, “About Me”, “Test Page”, “Testing” etc

    Regards,
    Cyril

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  10. Hi,

    How would I add a thin vertical line between the sidebar and the content as well as a horizontal line between each of the widgets on the sidebar? (Currently, I am using the layout with the sidebar on the right.)

    Thank you!

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      1. I cannot share the address publicly (as the site is unfinished and for a friend) but would gladly email it to you.

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  11. Wow, your blog has been so incredibly helpful. I have a question for you:

    I would like for the navigation bar, site title and blog posts all to be aligned on the left. Is there any way to do this? Here’s a link to my site in case you’re needing it: alexandrajean.com

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    1. Hi,
      I think you are searching for this.. Please let me know it works or not…

      /***** To align your blog post, site title and Navigation menu left aligned in Twenty Eleven THeme **************/

      #access div {
      margin-bottom: 0;
      margin-left: 0.6%;
      margin-right: 7.6%;
      margin-top: 0;
      }

      #branding hgroup {
      margin-bottom: 0;
      margin-left: 0.6%;
      margin-right: 7.6%;
      margin-top: 0;
      }

      #content {
      margin-bottom: 0;
      margin-left: 0.6%;
      margin-right: 34%;
      margin-top: 0;
      width: 58.4%;
      }

      Regards
      Om

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  12. Hi Om, what I’m trying to do now is this: on a just the 1st page, I want to remove as much space as possible between the menu navigation bar and when the content on my page starts.

    How can I make this happen?
    Regards,
    Cyril

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      1. Hi Om,

        No that didn’t work. Everything reverted to the way it was before. What does #post-468 related to and where did you get that identifier from. Just so you know, they are all pages and not posts. I don’t know if that makes any difference.

        Cyril

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  13. Hi Om,

    The code is still in my CSS but it’s on a dev server which has an identical site which was refreshed today. I can’t really play around with the live site as it’s waiting to be reviewed right now.

    I changed the permalink settings to numeric to get the post_id for each page. The page on the the dev server I’m using for the page I want to alter is

    http://localhost/xkmtest_site/wp-admin/post.php?post=374&action=edit

    Is that any help. I’ll understand if you say it’s too tricky to work with code you can’t be sure of.

    Cyril

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    1. Hi Cyril
      No..that code will not work in your localhost server as the post id will not be the same…and permalink change will not help u….

      My code will work when u will paste it in the Live hosting server , i.e in your live wordpress style sheet..

      Regards
      Om

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    2. Hi Om,

      I’ve put the code on the live site and it works as you said. Thank you very much for that.

      How do I get the post_id for the page I need to alter should I need to do it for another page?

      Regards,
      Cyril

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  14. I am trying to decrease the space between the navigation bar and the beginning of the content. I noticed the following code provided in an earlier post above, but I find that there still is more of a gap than I’d like:

    #main {
    clear: both;
    padding: 0 0 0;
    }

    Any other code to further decrease it?

    Thanks,
    Steve

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    1. Hi Steve
      Sorry for the late in reply…as it was midnight when you commented me…

      Also…
      Try the following code..

      .singular.page .hentry {
      padding-bottom: 0;
      padding-left: 0;
      padding-right: 0;
      padding-top: 0.5em;
      }

      Regards
      Om

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  15. Hi Om,

    It eliminated the gap completely. It also affected the layout of the footer in an odd way. Any middle ground (smaller gap, still preserving the format of the title within the text area, not influencing the footer)?

    Best wishes,
    Steve

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      1. Hi Om,

        I’m glad that you explained that it should be at the bottom of style.css. I pasted it there and now the format is perfect! I put it in the wrong place at first underneath

        #main {
        clear: both;
        padding: 0 0 0;

        Thanks for the follow-up and clarification.

        Best wishes,
        Steve

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  16. Hi Om,

    I have a different question for you. On my site, I wanted to have pages labelled using their slugs and was able to designate this successfully on the permalinks settings using the structure of /%pageslug% However, this messes up the URLs for blog posts. Any suggestions about how to keep the desired names for the pages, but have the blog postings work properly?

    Best wishes,
    Steve

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      1. Hi Om,

        You’re amazing! The first one worked perfectly. My only remaining challenge is to move the site’s blog to a designated page. Any quick advice for that?

        Best wishes,
        Steve

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      2. Hi Steve
        You can do one thing…..
        Show the Blog Category in the Navigation Menu using Custom Menu…

        Please let me know it works for you or not..

        Regards
        Om

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  17. Hi there Om,

    thanks for a fantastic page, it is a great help! One question though…

    I removed all titles from my pages by writing {display:none;} at

    /* Headings */
    h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6 {
    clear: both;
    }

    This stopped all page titles but I want to keep my blog titles…. How would I keep these…?

    Many thanks!

    Jay

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      1. HI Jay…..
        I have checked your site…

        Would you mind to clear me the problem again?

        You dont want to show “Page Title” but.. want to show “Post Title” is it?

        If yes..then you have to modify your php file to achieve this.

        Regards
        Om

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      2. Ah I see, I am using a child theme that only contains Style.css. Would the child theme facility still work with other such files?

        It would be great if you could advise me which file I would need to copy across and what the code needs to achieve getting rid of β€œPage Title” but keeping β€œPost Title”. Many thanks for your help, I’ll send a little contribution your way!

        Jay

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      3. Hi Jay…
        Sorry for the late in reply..just returned home…

        Umm..as you are using child theme….i think you may need to modify the page.php or single.php (not sure as i dont have the theme installed in my pc) Just you have to add html tag div to make the page different then post page and then implement CSS to remove the Title

        Regards
        Om

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      4. Hi Om, thanks again!

        Would I make the page.php/single.php file part of my child theme and change it there or change the parent file? Could you advise me on how to use the div tag?

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      5. Hi Jay…
        Not sure about child themes…. i need to check it ….. do u have skype?
        add me in skype. om2000_cuet is my id…

        let me see if i can help you or not..

        Regards
        Om

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      6. I’m afraid I’m at work at the moment and wont be available for another 4 or 5 hours. It isn’t urgent though so there is no rush and doesnt need to be sorted today. Email communication would be fine but it depends on what you prefer!

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  18. Hello Om,
    I got so much help from your article now I have few more questions and need your help.
    Firstly, I want to remove the gray area displayed around my blog http://newaboutindia.com if possible or either decrease the size of that gray area.
    Secondly, I want to increase the width of search bar.
    And moreover I want to display one google advertisement in the header so where I have to put that google code so that it will be displayed in right side of the header.
    And when I open any article then it is opened but not aligned properly. Can I align all to left.
    Yogesh
    http://newaboutindia.com

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    1. Hi Yogesh..
      If I understand your requirement perfectly…then try the following codes

      /*********** To reduce the grey bar space from the top ********************/

      #page {
      margin: 0 auto;
      max-width: 1000px;
      }
      body {
      padding-top: 5px;
      }

      /*********** To Increase the width of Search Form **************/

      #branding #s {
      float: right;
      width: 127px;
      }

      /************ To make your Individual post/page left align ***************/

      .singular #content, .left-sidebar.singular #content {
      margin: 0 0.6%;
      position: relative;
      width: auto;
      }

      #comments {
      float: left;
      width: 68.9%;
      }

      #respond {
      -moz-border-radius: 3px 3px 3px 3px;
      background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #DDDDDD;
      border: 1px solid #D3D3D3;
      float: left;
      margin: 0 auto 0.625em;
      padding: 1.625em;
      position: relative;
      width: 68.9%;
      }

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  19. To move the header text onto the header image (I find this ugly, but couldn’t see a more elegant way)

    /* this stuff moves the image up */
    #access, #branding a img:first-child {
    top: -190px;
    position: relative;
    }

    /* this stuff keeps text on top */
    #branding hgroup { top: +50px; position:relative; z-index: +1;}

    /* this stuff changes text size for header, depresses description */
    /* and adds shadow so text legible whatever background (within reason) */
    #site-title span a {font-size: 55px;}
    #site-description {font-size: 25px;}
    #site-title a, #site-description {color: #fff; text-shadow: #003 1px 1px 5px;}

    /* Colours the search form and keeps it on top */
    #searchform {background-color: #ddd; z-index: +10;}

    #main {top: -185px; position: relative; z-index: +20;}

    Downside is that if the description (for example) is switched off, the things no longer line up. The z-index is to keep things clickable. Also, on load, things get pushed around. As I say, inelegant, but….

    I did have the header image with rounded corners and no white bar above, but I got rid of that in testing as the grey menu bar also got rounded (there is no class selector on the header image).

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  20. Good day. First I want to thank you for posting these css tips. I have managed to resolve a few of my own issues but if its not too much trouble, I have a couple issues I am stuck with.

    1: I uploaded some images for the banner, then decided against them so deleted them from the uploaded images folder and although they no longer show up in the “Header” editing admin page, their buttons still do so now that I added new images to flip randomly, I also get blank headers. How can I completely remove any sign of previous header images uploaded but deleted?

    2: Any way to get rid of the “Featured” text on the home page for a sticky post?

    3: How can I reduce the spacing below the “” links to the post text? There is a huge white-space until the post text begins.

    4: For home page posts, each post title has a horizontal line above and below the title. Is there any way to reduce the spacing between those lines and the title text?

    5: This is my main problem. Tables with an image get messed up. Each post begins with a small 3 column table with the left-most cells all merged for the image. But the text/table gets shifted below the image in the post, although it looks fine in the editor?

    I know I am asking alot, and you are likely very busy. But any help you can provide would be wonderful and I would certainly “buy you a coffee” many!

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      1. Oops! What a dummy, sorry about that. It’s here.

        http://www.philosopherscafe.ca

        I have no managed to fix the table and a few other issues. All that is remaining now are these issues/questions. And thanks again for offering to help!

        1: Spacing above/below the “Continue Reading —>” text

        2: Spacing below the Navigation bar and a post title, shown here

        http://www.philosopherscafe.ca/2011/07/philosophy-of-religion-and-the-problem-of-evil-why-would-a-benevolent-deity-allow-evil-to-exist/

        3: The spacing between a post title (home page) and the horizontal line above/below the text, as shown here.

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  21. Om, here’s an odd question…

    Is there an easy way to swap the position of the header image and the title text in Twenty Eleven? I’d love to have the header image on top and the title underneath (and better yet, if I could have the blog description/tagline on the same line as the blog title…)

    Thank you so much for your input. (And for the record, my website is http://killitwithfire.org).

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      1. Hi Bird
        Try the following code to replace your Header Title with Logo
        **If you don’t want to show description just remove it from “Settings –>General” ..but dont remove the Site Title text

        #site-title {
        background-image: url(“http://freesmsinfo.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/cedross.png”);
        background-repeat: no-repeat;
        margin-right: 184px;
        padding: 3.65625em 0 0;
        }

        #site-title a {
        color: transparent;
        font-size: 30px;
        font-weight: bold;
        line-height: 36px;
        text-decoration: none;
        }

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      2. Hi allaboutbasic,

        first of all thx for helpiong me out here. I’ve tried the code but it does not work. The title is gone when I use that code and when I move my mouse over the title it appears but there is no image visible. I’ve just upgrated twenty eleven to version 1.2 and wordpress to 3.2.1 NL_nl. what should I do now? 😦

        thx in advance!

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      3. Hi Bird..
        Have u pasted the code at the bottom of your style.css?

        Please paste the code again and let me check the problem..

        Please inform me when u again pasted the code..

        Regards
        Om

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      4. Hi Bird
        The Code you pasted there was an error in the URL

        Here is the code… paste the code as same as below

        #site-title {
        background-image: url(“http://www.bankrasbadjes.nl/logo.jpg”);
        background-repeat: no-repeat;
        margin-right: 184px;
        padding: 3.65625em 0 0;
        }

        FOr Mouse Over Site Title

        go to line 456 of your style.css and find out the following

        #site-title a:hover, #site-title a:focus, #site-title a:active {
        color: #1982D1;
        }

        now make the color “transparent” instead of “#1982D1”

        If you have any problem pls let me know..

        Regards
        Om

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      5. I did everything exactly the way you said but still it wont work, sorry for the trouble mate but I can’t figure it out myself 😦 do you want a admin account or have any good tips further for me?

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  22. I have removed the H1 which appears between the top menu and the pages content. There still remains to be a large blank space between the menu and content though, and I can’t figure out how to remove or reduce it.

    Any help much appreciated, I am working just by editing style.css or the php files directly.

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  23. Thanks very much, it has made it a bit better. How do I make it even less of a gap though? I have tried playing about adding more or less to the 0.5em, but I can’t get the gap any smaller…

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    1. Hi Tom….

      also try this following code

      #main {
      clear: both;
      padding-bottom: 0;
      padding-left: 0;
      padding-right: 0;
      padding-top: 0;
      }

      and let me know it works for you or not..

      Regards
      Om

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      1. I also tried this in my style.css for a child theme importing 2011, but it did not make a difference to the spacing below the navigation bar and the post titles.

        .singular.page .hentry {
        padding: 0.5em 0 0;
        }

        #main {
        clear: both;
        padding-bottom: 0;
        padding-left: 0;

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      2. Hi Johnny….
        try the following css code…. paste the code at the bottom of your style.css and let me know it works for you or not…

        /************** To Reduce the upper and lower gap of Continue Reading ***********/
        .entry-content p {
        margin-bottom: 8px;
        }

        #_mcePaste {
        margin-top: -18px;
        margin-bottom: -16px;
        }

        /********** To Reduce the space between Nav menu and Post Title ********************/

        #content nav {
        clear: both;
        overflow: hidden;
        padding: 0;
        }

        /********** Spacing between Post Title and the Horizontal Line in Home page **************/

        .hentry, .no-results {
        border-bottom: 1px solid #DDDDDD;
        margin: 0 0 0.625em;
        padding: 0 0 1.625em;
        position: relative;
        }

        .entry-content, .entry-summary {
        padding: 0.625em 0 0;
        }

        Regards
        Om

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  24. Fantastic Post!

    How about how to remove the border around images in posts or pages?
    I learned more about WordPress themes in the past 2 hours than in the past 2 years…lol
    Thank you

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      1. Hi Dave…
        Would you mind to try the following codes and let me know it works for you or not?

        /******************Put this code at the bottom of dark.css (/wp-content/themes/twentyeleven/colors/dark.css)**************/

        img[class*=”wp-image-“], #content .gallery .gallery-icon img {
        border:none;
        }

        /************put these codes at the bottom of your style.css *************
        .entry-content {
        padding: 0px;
        }
        #main {
        clear: both;
        padding-bottom: 0;
        padding-left: 0;
        padding-right: 0;
        padding-top: 0.625em;
        }

        Regards
        Om

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      2. Hi Om

        Sorry but that one didn’t work. I am using a child theme so I added the code to my child css and dark.css in the main theme. I them tried adding a color folder with dark.css in it to the child theme…neither worked.

        Any other ideas WordPress Wizard? πŸ™‚

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      3. Hi OM
        I have too many themes I was working on at once so I was trying it on the wrong one lol. It worked perfectly, Thank You!

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  25. Hi, thank you so much for taking time to write this css modification info! I would like to have my logo ‘centered’… But it seems like there is a box at the right side were the search box used to be in, that is messing it up. Do you know how i can remove it?

    Thank you

    Linda Johansson

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      1. Hi Linda

        Try the following code

        #site-title img {
        display: block;
        height: 71px;
        margin-bottom: 15px !important;
        margin-left: auto !important;
        margin-right: auto !important;
        margin-top: 5px !important;
        padding-left: 214px;
        width: 261px;
        }

        It will make your Logo Centered..

        Please let me know it works for you or not..

        Regards
        Om

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      2. LInda..I think You did some mistake…

        Try to paste the code in “Appearance–>Editor” –> Style.css (at the bottom)

        and if it not work(it should work) try to add me in skype. om2000_cuet is my id..

        i will be online in skype between 2 hours…

        Regards
        Om

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  26. Sorry om, I am pestering you again with a further problem…!

    I can’t get the ‘Leave a reply’ comment box to dissapear go away, I have tried doing this via the discussion checkbox in the admin backend, but still it remains, is there some code I can change for this?

    Many Thanks in advance!

    Tom

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    1. Hi Tom…
      If you want to delete / hide Leave a Reply only from “Pages” then use a plugin “No comments on pages”. it will delete/hide comments section Only from “Pages” not from “Posts”…..

      I think you are searching for this type of plugins..
      Please let me know..

      Regards
      Om

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    1. Hi Johnny

      Try the following code and let me know it works for you or not… ( don’t forget about the coffee πŸ™‚ )

      .entry-header .entry-format {
      color: #666666;
      display: none;
      font-size: 10px;
      font-weight: 500;
      letter-spacing: 0.1em;
      line-height: 2.6em;
      position: absolute;
      text-transform: uppercase;
      top: -5px;
      }

      Regards
      Om

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      1. FABULOUS Om! That did the trick! Thank you again for all your help, you have been incredible and solved nearly all my css issues. My cards are full right now but I will send you something when I have some room πŸ™‚

        Thanks again and have a great day!

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      1. Hi Allaboutbasic,

        I’ve tried both Thumbnail For Excerpts & SuperSlider-Excerpt. TwentyEleven seems to prevent both from working. No idea as to why or how.

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  27. Hi,

    Thanks for this awesome guide!!

    Could you please help me customize the comments and leave a reply-form?
    I’d like to:
    – narrow the space between the name, email, website and comment boxes in the leave a reply-form
    – translate all the original text included in the comments area and leave a reply-form into another language

    I can’t publish the site name here but can send it by email if necessary!
    Thank you SO MUCH in advance!

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  28. Thank you for your wonderful help! I’ve changed navigation bar font, size, and made it black on white (instead of the default white on black). How can I now:

    a) Eliminate the grey line below the navigation bar?
    b) When the mouse moves over menu items, the items are in a gray box. I’d rather change the font color when mousing over a menu item.
    c) Center the navigation menu?
    d) Increase the spacing between items on the navigation menu?

    Thank you!

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      1. Hi Scharf

        Would you mind to try the following CSS codes and let me know it works for you or not ? πŸ™‚

        To Eliminate the grey line below the navigation bar

        #access {
        -moz-box-shadow: none;

        }

        /****** On Mouse Over not to change the Background Color but to change the Text Color****************/

        #access li:hover > a, #access ul ul :hover > a, #access a:focus {
        background: none;
        color: red;
        }

        /********* TO make the Navigation Menu Center ***********/

        #access ul {
        font-size: 13px;
        list-style-image: none;
        list-style-position: outside;
        list-style-type: none;
        margin-bottom: 0;
        margin-left: 6.8125em;
        margin-right: 0;
        margin-top: 0;
        padding-left: 0;
        width: 900px;
        }

        /********** To increase the spacing between Navigation Menu Items ****************/

        #access a {
        color: black;
        display: block;
        font-family: times New Roman;
        font-size: 18px;
        line-height: 38px;
        padding-bottom: 0;
        padding-left: 31px;
        padding-right: 31px;
        padding-top: 0;
        text-decoration: none;
        }

        ***Don’t forget to buy me a coffee if all of them works.. πŸ™‚
        Regards
        Om

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      2. All worked excellently — thank you.

        I have a question that is probably a general CSS question. There are a lot of definitions in style.css that set a background color. Is there a way I can create my own color name (e.g., my-color #060708) and then use “my-color” in all the places that set a background color? Then if I want to change the color (and I’m sure I will), I would have to do it in only one place. That would let me make the page more seamless with less work.

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      3. Sorry, I am not using Skype on this machine. I did some Google searches for css constants and discovered they don’t exist natively and the work-arounds have consequences. I’ll just pass on this question for now.

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      1. can you give me any examples?? ….do i need to host the .swf file somewhere else and add some code in custom CSS ?? im really a newbie on this stuff. thanks heaps!

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  29. My web site isn’t up yet; I’m still setting it up.

    The postings start with this:
    By Joe on 05/5/2011

    And I want to have them read like this, with categories and the number of comments.

    By Joe on 05/5/2011 in cat1, cat2 with 2 Comments

    Is that possible?

    Thanks

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  30. OK, now I have the site online and you can check it here:
    kennethworthy.net

    I’m still looking to get rid of the comment bubble (method posted above didn’t work), and to give a more complete posting line like this:
    By Joe on 05/5/2011 in cat1, cat2 with 2 Comments

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  31. I’ve found the solution to remove the comment bubble:

    /* Get rid of comment bubble. */
    .entry-header .comments-link {display: none;}

    And, to remove the “Proudly powered…” (Actually, I wouldn’t mind just removing the Proudly.)
    /* Remove the “Proudly powered by WordPress” */
    #site-generator {display: none;}

    Put those in the style.css of your child theme.

    I still need help with the “By Joe…” at the beginning of posts.
    thanks,
    Ken

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    1. Kenneth,
      I have seen your site in my laptop and found your full website is fully aligned to the left….. please check it….
      *** For php files modification…. actually for this you better add me in skype (om2000_cuet) is my id.

      Regards
      Om

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      1. Here is a stupid question. I have been trying to figure out for about two hours now how to get rid of the white space above and below the title on public page every page using the 2011 stock template. This page is the closest I have found to help. Now for that stupid question…. Which of the 110 files that end in .css do I need to modify?

        Like

    2. Ken, thanks, this was one of the items I wanted to change today, you just saved me hour or two searching. Mucho appreciated mate.

      Cheers

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  32. Hi,
    When my website is viewed on iPhone browser the search bar overlaps the header title and “each word” in the menu breaks into its own row.

    I already installed the wp-touch pluging, but I wanted to have the “normal” version look clean for those who don’t like to use the mobile version.

    Any toughts?

    http://www.missionsbox.org

    …..about 3 hours later…
    Finally, check out this link for a really easy solution.

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/turning-off-mobile-support-for-twenty-eleven

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  33. Hello, I would like to know if there is a way to add widgets to the “post” pages. The only navigation available on those pages are the “previous” and “next” links.

    Thanks

    PS. Your site is very helpful, and I will buy you a coffee.

    Like

    1. Hi Beverly..
      I think you are asking for “Pagination” in wordpress….for example “Page : 1,2,3,4,” such pagination in the footer side… am i right?

      If yes…. then have you tried WordPress Pagination Plugins?

      Regards
      Om

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  34. Hi there, can you tell me where should i adjust so that my top height fit fully to top screen.

    zerohentai.com

    Thanks for your help

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    1. HI Anna…..
      I checked your site in IE and Firefox but there is no gap between Header Image and Navigation Menus in your site….

      Would you mind to clear me the problem?

      Regards
      Om

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  35. It would be very grateful if you could help – when you hover over a menu item the hover area is really big I would like it to be the same height as the menu bar. If you have time some advice would be great. Thank-you again for an excellent forum.

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    1. Hi Anna,

      WOuld you mind to try this code

      #access a {
      color: #EEEEEE;
      display: block;
      line-height: 3.333em;
      margin-top: 8px;
      padding-bottom: 0;
      padding-left: 1.2125em;
      padding-right: 1.2125em;
      padding-top: 0;
      text-decoration: none;
      }

      Please let me know it is Ok for you or not..

      Regards
      Om

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      1. Hello, ty for getting back to me πŸ™‚ the code soes work although looks a little different in ie9 a massive improvement though ty πŸ™‚

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  36. Hi! Thank you for all of your info and editing help already listed here.

    I do have a question that I would love some help with. (I am just starting my site and have no actual posts yet). http://foreverfashionablylate.com/2011/07/14/hello-world/

    I have been trying to edit the size and entire look of the comment form but I cannot find where to do so. It is too huge and ugly and I would love a very simple form, like the original wordpress default. (Just plain black and white, no huge space between lines, but with the comment box listed before the reader’s information).

    I have been trying to find where to even start editing this and it is very confusing. I cannot find the comment form information anywhere in the parent theme’s comments.php or functions.php.

    Do you have any idea how to do this?

    I’d really appreciate any help! Thank you!!

    Victoria

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    1. Hi Victoria…
      I think you are searching for this

      #respond p {
      line-height: 14px;
      margin-bottom: -17px;
      margin-left: 0;
      margin-right: 0;
      margin-top: 0;
      }

      paste the code at the bottom of style.css (Appearance–>Editor) and let me know it works for you or not..

      Regards
      Om

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  37. Hi Om!

    Thanks for your quick response. Unfortunately nothing changed when I added this to the bottom of my child theme style sheet… any suggestions?

    Thanks again!

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  38. Om, the white post area is no longer an issue. Please disregard this second question. I now only need to know about the nav button hover colour, if you would be so kind.

    Cheers!
    Ross

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    1. Hi Ross…

      Try the following code . (paste this code at the bottom of your style.css ) if you are using child theme then paste this code at the bottom of your parent theme’s style.css bottom.

      **** You have to change the color code as your wish.. πŸ™‚ Please let me know it works for you or not.

      #access li:hover > a,
      #access a:focus {
      background: #f9f9f9; /* Show a solid color for older browsers */
      background: -moz-linear-gradient(#f9f9f9, #333333);
      background: -o-linear-gradient(#f9f9f9, #e5e5e5);
      background: -webkit-gradient(linear, 0% 0%, 0% 100%, from(#f9f9f9), to(#333333)); /* Older webkit syntax */
      background: -webkit-linear-gradient(#f9f9f9, #333333);
      color: #373737;
      }

      Regards
      Om

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      1. Hi Om

        How dare you be asleep at midnight instead of sitting permanently at your screen to help ignoramuses like me within minutes of posting! πŸ™‚

        Yes – I am using a child theme, and yes, your solution worked! Thank you!

        Just a couple of questions, though, please. I’m not sure how to change the colour properly, because I don’t know what pats of the code refer to gradient colour and what to just making a plain hover colour. I messed around blindly and changed the code as follows:

        #access li:hover > a,
        #access a:focus {
        background: #FF8C00; /* Show a solid color for older browsers */
        background: -moz-linear-gradient(#f9f9f9, ##FF8C00);
        background: -o-linear-gradient(#f9f9f9, ##FF8C00);
        background: -webkit-gradient(linear, 0% 0%, 0% 100%, from(#f9f9f9), to(#333333)); /* Older webkit syntax */
        background: -webkit-linear-gradient(#f9f9f9, #333333);
        color: #373737;
        }

        Seems to have worked OK to make a plain orange hover colour, but have I messed anything up with my random changes!??

        My other question: Is it possible to make this change to only the style sheet of the child theme, rather than interfering with the parent theme? I thought the point of having a child theme was to leave the parent in its original state as a solid reference in case I stuff something up badly with the child theme, and to ensure customisations are not affected if the parent theme is upgraded or changed in the future?

        Cheers!
        Ross

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      2. HI Ross….

        this code will help you to achieve gradient effect……

        *** FIrst color code is Starting Color (Gradient Start)
        *** Second color code is the End Color (Where Gradient will end)

        So, if you want to show your color Whitish orage Gradient.. Just select white color for the first code..and orange color for the second code..

        πŸ™‚

        Regards
        Om

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      3. Ross….

        Don’t worry about you will mess something or not…. that are simple css….

        But if you afraid…then take backup of your working style.css and do the necessary changes……

        MoreOver… I am here πŸ™‚ no need to be worried..

        Regards
        Om

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      4. Haha – good to know you’re always there, Om. I suppose we can allow you to sleep a little in between answering our queries.

        Just one thing: is it necessary to modify the parent CSS if I want to make changes to a child theme? Could I just make the additions you recommend to the child theme CSS and leave the parent theme CSS unchanged?

        Cheers!
        Ross

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      5. HI Ross…..

        Yes.. Try the code in your child theme first….if it doesn’t work then put it in the parent theme….

        If you face problem let me know.. om2000_cuet is my skype id.

        Regards
        Om

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      6. Om,

        Just to let u know, I took the code off my parent style sheet and pasted it into my child theme style sheet – and it worked! Thanks again.

        Cheers
        Ross

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      7. Hi Ross…
        WOuld you mind to try the following code seperately and check which one suits you?

        .entry-content p {
        margin-bottom: 10px;
        }

        .entry-content br {
        margin-top: 5px;
        }

        Please let me know they works for you or not..

        Regards
        Om

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      8. Om, I’m not sure what the following code refers to. Is this related to my question up the page about the css code reducing spacing of text under paras also affecting para spacing in text-only sections?

        .entry-content p {
        margin-bottom: 10px;
        }

        .entry-content br {
        margin-top: 5px;
        }

        If so, whatever the problem was with para spacing seems to have sorted itself out – dunno why or how, but it does! And the spacing of text under pics is also as I want it.

        But maybe the above 2 code entries refer to something else? (As you can see, I do not understand CSS at all).

        Could u pls clarify?

        Cheers
        Ross

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      9. HI Ross…
        Bot of the code I have given will increase the gap between the paragraph…but will not effect the text at the bottom of the images.

        You can increase the values which i have used to meet your need.

        You can use both or any of them depending your requirements…

        Please let me know if you have any problem in understanding..

        πŸ™‚

        Regards
        Om

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    1. Hi Lenfarneth..

      Yes..you can replace…. i think if you go to header.php there you have to do the canges…but..if u dont have the basic of php and html it may breaks ur layout.
      So take backup first…

      Regards
      Om

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  39. Hi I found it! The website is http://floriblog.com/ Now is there a way I can modify the size of the space above the title box area? Also how can I replace the wordpress search box with my google box. Many thanks. Coffee is brewing right now πŸ˜‰

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    1. Hi Lenfarneth..
      Yes..I like the coffee.. πŸ™‚

      to remove the white space above the title box use the following code

      #page {
      margin-bottom: 2em;
      margin-left: auto;
      margin-right: auto;
      margin-top: 0;
      max-width: 1000px;
      }

      and..to replace the wordpress search box with your google box you have to modify the header.php ( i think) ….
      would u mind to share me the code in my mail? om2000_cuet@yahoo.com is my mail id..
      I will check it and let u know..

      regards
      Om

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  40. Hello again. Hopefully you got the “coffee” payment I just sent. Anyway, I have just started another site with the 2011 theme and all the same customization’s you helped me with before. Seems like I have two issues right now and thought you might be able to help.

    1: On the first site (www.philosopherscafe.ca), I had to find some table css code to clean up the table entries I use on the posts. They look fine except in Chrome where the images are squished up against the text. This does not happen under IE or FF. The table code I used in the style.css is below.

    2: On the new site (www.strata101.ca), the menu links to two pages I created (Resources & Contact Us), do not show up when I go to any posting? They do remain in place if I go to other pages. If I switch back to the stock 2011 theme it works fine so this made me think its something in the customized style.css. My customization’s are long now so I wont post them all unless you need to see them all.

    Thanks kindly for any help you can provide. πŸ™‚

    /* Tables */

    table {
    padding: 0;
    margin: 2px 15px 12px 15px;
    border: 0;
    }

    table caption {
    color: #444;
    background: #ddd;
    padding: 5px 8px;
    font-family: arial, tahoma, verdana, helvetica, sans-serif;
    font-size: 17px;
    line-height: 10px;
    text-align: left;
    font-weight: bold;
    border-bottom: 1px solid #fff;
    }

    table thead tr th, table tr th {
    text-align: left;
    padding: 2px 4px;
    color: #777;
    background: #e7e7e7;
    }

    table tbody tr td, table tr td {
    padding: 3px 4px;
    color: #666;
    font-family: arial, tahoma, verdana, helvetica, sans-serif;
    font-size: 14px;
    line-height: 15px;
    vertical-align: middle;
    border-bottom: 1px solid #e7e7e7;
    }

    table tfoot tr td {
    color: #888;
    font-size: 11px;
    padding: 2px 4px;
    }

    .singular.page .hentry {
    padding: 0.5em 0 0;
    }

    #main {
    clear: both;
    padding-bottom: 0;
    padding-left: 0;
    padding-right: 0;
    padding-top: 0;
    }

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    1. HI Johnny….
      Great…I got the coffee payment πŸ™‚ thanks again……

      For your first problem…if i understood right..u r asking for this

      .entry-content td, .comment-content td {
      padding-right: 35px;
      }

      I am downloading chrome right now..I will check it more to get better idea about your problem..

      Problem 2 :

      When i go to any of your post or page the menu items Resources & Contact Us remains in their place ..i didn’t get any problem…
      Umm.. would u mind to clear me the problem ?

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      1. Thanks kindly allaboutbasic! Your suggestion for problem #1 worked and now the site looks ok in Chrome as well. Tables are lined up fine.

        Looks like problem #2 was a mistake. Forgot about WP Cache running and so its fine now. All the links to pages show up properly.

        Thanks again for all your help! Great job!

        ps: I am not getting notices when I check the box to be notified of updates. Might be stuck in one of the three server-based spam tools I use. πŸ™‚

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  41. Hi,
    Also a noob/dumb query here. Im trying to integrate my blog into my site and i think i’ve come close. i cant seem to make the backgrounds transparent 😦

    I’ve tried your suggestions up top (also by changing the colors to something like bright red so i can see changes) but no luck.

    any tips?
    http://www.stuffraymakes.com/rayblogs/

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    1. Hi Ray…

      Try the following code and let me know it works or not (paste it at the bottom of style.css)

      #content {
      background: none repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;
      color: #333333;
      display: inline;
      float: left;
      height: auto;
      margin-top: 0;
      padding-bottom: 100px;
      width: 960px;
      }

      Regards
      Om

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      1. Hi Ray….
        TO give space between each post try this following css at the bottom of style.css

        article {
        margin-bottom: 23px;
        }

        let me know it works for you or not.

        Regards
        Om

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  42. Great blog and very helpful indeed. I have one goal at the moment, to change the font and size of the Header on the top left. It’s my personal blog (evolving) and I would like to use a Hand written type font. Do i need to create a child theme? And, if i need to change style.css, where in the file do i put the mods. I have installed a couple new fonts that i like. The site is http://www.bryanmillhouse.com

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    1. Hi Bryan…
      Paste the following code at the bottom of style.css (“Appearance–>Editor) and let me know it works for you or not.

      #site-title a {
      color: #111111;
      font-family: Georgia,”Times New Roman”,Times,serif;
      font-size: 26px;
      font-style: italic;
      font-weight: bold;
      line-height: 36px;
      text-decoration: none;
      }

      Regards
      Om

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      1. Yep! worked great. Ok, so now, i’d like to use a handwritten font, i installed a plugin that allows font upload, but when i used the plugin, it changes all the H1, H2, H3 etc, thats not what i want. So should i replace the “times new roman” with the name of preferred font, and, where do i find that exact name.

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  43. Hi, I’m already using some of your cunning code in a twentyeleven child theme. I don’t know if you know how to solve this annoying little problem. With a child theme, my menus don’t show in IE7. They show in Chrome and Firefox. For now I’ve had to duplicate them in the sidebar but I want the navigation bar just to run along the top below the header.

    url: http://www.theborrowdalestory.co.uk/

    alanpmcd

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  44. Hiya Om. Life got in the way and I haven’t been able to get back to customising my blog. Got a little break now…so if you wouldn’t mind… πŸ™‚

    This query will be easier to understand if you see my site:
    http://theboomtownrap.perthpunk.com/wordpress/

    I want to relocate the Tweet button next to the Facebook items, and to the right, rather than above as is currently the case. I want to do this at both the top and bottom of my posts. Is this achievable with CSS, please?

    Cheers
    Ross

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      1. Always so polite, Om! πŸ™‚ And YES, your CSS worked. Thank you! You’re a gentleman and a CSS star!

        I think the tweet button is fine where it is, but if I wanted to move it left, closer to the Facebook stuff, how would I change the CSS? I tried changing the 51px to various different values, but only succeeded in moving the button further to the right, or up to the next line where it was before.

        I’m not on Skype, by the way. I was, but couldn’t get the sound to work, so uninstalled it.

        Cheers
        Ross

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      2. HI Ross…

        sorry… Discard my previous response..i think i got the solution..please try this and let me know it works for you or not…..

        .fb_edge_widget_with_comment {
        position: relative;
        width: 317px;
        }

        div.tweetthis {
        float: right;
        margin-right: 184px;
        }

        Regards
        Om

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      3. Hi Om. Yep – your new code was spot on, as usual. I think I like the Tweet button better like that, immediately adjacent to the FB stuff. Thanks yet again!

        Where are you, by the way – if you don’t mind me asking?

        Cheers
        Ross

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      4. Om, I’ve just noticed the Tweet button seems to interfere with the first line of posts that begin with text. eg: http://theboomtownrap.perthpunk.com/wordpress/112/why-has-the-nanny-state-forsaken-our-jocks/

        You’ll see in that example post that after ‘news.com’ the line ends and the next word ‘today’ continues on the next line down.

        Is there any modification to the CSS that will stop this happening, please, but without altering the position of the Tweet button?

        BTW, I’ve been to Bangladesh. Spent 3 days in Dhaka – but that was a long time ago now. I remember having some fantastic small-grain rice at a Chinese restaurant there. Some of the tasiest rice I’ve ever had. I don’t think I’ve come across such small grains anywhere else – and certainly not as beautiful in flavour.

        Cheers
        Ross

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      5. Hi Ross..
        Just finished checking the problem…Yes..one iframe in the facebook plugins is overlapping the tweet button which makes the tweet button stop working…
        I need to check the files of that facebook plugins to make the tweet button works and also need to check your contnets of that post where there lines goes down.

        Regards
        Om

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      6. Hi Ross…Here is a solution to make the tweet buttons working…
        Please let me know it works for you or not.

        div.tweetthis {
        float: right;
        margin-right: 184px;
        position: relative;
        z-index: 1000;
        }

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      7. Hi again Om! Just tried your modified code and the Tweet button is now working again – thanks!

        However, as per my example link above, the interruption to the text on the first line of any post beginning with text only is still an issue. You don’t notice it with posts like the movie reviews, where an embedded youtube trailer is at the beginning of the post. If this is a time-consuming or annoying problem to resolve from your point of view, no worries – just leave it. You’ve already helped me enormously.

        Cheers!
        Ross

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      8. Hi Ross…
        Got the solution for your “Interruption to the text on the first line of post” Try the following code and let me know it works for you or not…
        and yes..if you want u can buy me a coffee.. πŸ™‚

        div.tweetthis {
        float: right;
        height: 15px;
        margin-right: 184px;
        position: relative;
        z-index: 1000;
        }

        Regards
        Om

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  45. Dear Om,

    I can change the height of the banner through the header CSS available through wordpress
    but my banner becomes distorted. It seems that twenty eleven needs to upload the header in the dimensions of 288px x 1000 px.

    If I was using a solid block of color there would be no issue of changing the height–but since my header has text, there seems to be no way to change the height. I have tried creating many banners, cropping in wordpress and then changing the height in css–but nothing seems to be working. Is there anything else I can try, short of creating a child theme?

    the url is
    http://consultingresourcesny.wordpress.com/

    Many Thanks,
    Kathryn

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      1. HI Kathryn
        Try the following code…. If this code works…let me buy a coffee πŸ™‚ let me know it works for u or not..

        #branding a img {
        display: none;
        }
        #branding hgroup {
        background-image: url(“http://consultingresourcesny.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/banner181.png”);
        height: 188px;
        margin: 0;
        width: 1000px;
        }

        Regards
        Om

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  46. I appreciate your site and have found a few of the tips very useful, therefore, I have already made a donation so you can buy a cup of coffee or two. Since you seem so knowledgeable on wordpress and the theme twenty eleven, I would like to throw a couple of questions out to you and see if you can steer me in the right direction. If so, I’ll make another donation and maybe dinner, this time.

    First I’m working on a develepmental site. you can reference the test site at http://www.tonymizzell.com. I have two issues that I need help with and it’s kind of over my head. I’m developing a couple or three or four microsites for a pool company and they will all be similar in nature with the exception of some content and geographical information changing out on each site, so I would like to build it off of one theme and use the widgets, etc, to drive content from the database for the localization information.

    #1 I would like my widgets to be styled similar to this site: http://www.irmopoolcompany.com.

    #2 I would like to be able to add a phone number widget with the city in the top right hand side of the header like in the above mentioned site as well.

    I think twenty eleven is the perfect theme to build these off of. I’m not an experienced coder or web development guy; however I can get myself around the files and change css files, etc. I’ve been fighting with styling for a couple of days and can change the widget style but when I change one they all change.

    I’ve also tried styling directly in the widget and have had a little success there, but mostly I would like to create several clean widgets that I don’t have to style each time I build a new page for this company.

    Thanks for any advice.

    Regards,

    Tony

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    1. HI Tony..
      Thanks for your donation πŸ™‚

      Would you mind to try the following code ( take backup of your previous style.css first) and let me know it is going ok or not..

      #secondary {
      background-color: #F8F8F8;
      float: right;
      padding-left: 13px;
      padding-right: 11px;
      width: 24%;
      }
      #primary {
      float: left;
      margin: 0 -26.4% 0 0;
      width: 98%;
      }
      #custom-contact-forms-3 {
      background-color: #F0EED7;
      padding-right: 10px;
      }

      #text-3 {
      border: 1px solid lightgrey;
      padding: 5px;
      }

      .widget-title {
      color: black;
      font-size: 13px;
      font-weight: bold;
      letter-spacing: 0.1em;
      line-height: 2.6em;
      padding: 3px;
      text-transform: uppercase;
      }

      Regards
      Om

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  47. Maybe I’m missing it, but is there any way to get the sidebar from the front page to appear on all posts? Would love some help there. I’m a novice with this CSS stuff :-/

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  48. Gee after getting all sorts of great help here with the customizations to the 2011 Theme, my site just suddenly got all messed up and I had to revert back to the stock 2011 theme. I didnt make any new changes to the customized child theme, and nothing shows in the Apache error logs so I am not sure where to start looking for the problem. But the link below is to a screenshot of what the site looks like with the child/theme off 2011 with the previous customizations. Below the screenshot url is the contents of my style.css if that helps.

    Messed up css:

    My styles.css:

    /*
    Theme Name: Twenty Eleven Child
    Description: Child theme for the Twenty Eleven theme
    Author: Johnny Stork
    Template: twentyeleven
    */

    @import url(“../twentyeleven/style.css”);
    /*
    @import url(http://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Jura:600|Michroma);
    */

    /* Johnny Edits */

    /* Header title and fonts */

    #site-title a {
    color: blue;
    font-family: tahoma;
    /*font-family: ‘Michroma’, sans-serif;*/
    font-size: 30px;
    font-weight: bold;
    line-height: 36px;
    text-decoration: none;
    }

    /* Header Spacing */

    #site-title {
    margin-right: 270px;
    padding-bottom: 0;
    padding-left: 0;
    padding-right: 0;
    padding-top: 1.65625em;
    }

    /* Header Spacing – Remove spaces above/below and Posted Date/Author */
    /*
    .entry-meta {
    clear: both;
    color: blue;
    display: none;
    font-size: 12px;
    line-height: 18px;
    }
    */

    /* Post titles */

    .singular .entry-title {
    color: red;
    font-family: tahoma;
    /*font-family: ‘Jura’, sans-serif;*/
    font-size: 1.2em;
    line-height: 24px;

    }

    /* Post titles – Home Page */

    .entry-title, .entry-title a {
    color: red;
    font-family: tahoma;
    /*font-family: ‘Jura’, sans-serif;*/
    font-size: 1.1em;
    line-height: 24px;

    }

    /* Site description under title */

    #site-description {
    color: red;
    font-family: tahoma;
    font-size: 14px;
    margin-bottom: 1.65625em;
    margin-left: 0;
    margin-right: 150px;
    margin-top: 0;
    }

    /* Left align post content */

    .singular #content, .left-sidebar.singular #content {
    margin: 0 0.6%;
    position: relative;
    width: auto;
    }

    #comments {
    float: left;
    width: 68.9%;
    }

    #respond {
    -moz-border-radius: 3px 3px 3px 3px;
    background: none repeat scroll 0 0 #DDDDDD;
    border: 1px solid #D3D3D3;
    float: left;
    margin: 0 auto 0.625em;
    padding: 1.625em;
    position: relative;
    width: 68.9%;
    }

    /* Reduce spacing below navigation bar and post text */

    #content nav {
    clear: both;
    overflow: hidden;
    padding: 0 0 1.625em;
    }

    .singular.page .hentry {
    padding-bottom: 0;
    padding-left: 0;
    padding-right: 0;
    padding-top: 0;
    margin-top: -15px;
    }

    .singular .hentry {
    border-bottom: medium none;
    padding: 0;
    position: relative;
    margin-top: -0px;
    }

    #main {

    border-top-color: #EEEEEE;
    border-top-style: solid;
    border-top-width: 3px;
    clear: both;
    padding-bottom: 0;
    padding-left: 0;
    padding-right: 0;
    padding-top: 0;
    }

    /* Tables */

    table {
    padding: 0;
    margin: 2px 15px 12px 15px;
    border: 0;
    }

    table caption {
    color: #444;
    background: #ddd;
    padding: 5px 8px;
    font-family: arial, tahoma, verdana, helvetica, sans-serif;
    font-size: 17px;
    line-height: 10px;
    text-align: left;
    font-weight: bold;
    border-bottom: 1px solid #fff;
    }

    table thead tr th, table tr th {
    text-align: left;
    padding: 2px 4px;
    color: #777;
    background: #e7e7e7;
    }

    table tbody tr td, table tr td {
    padding: 3px 4px;
    color: #666;
    font-family: arial, tahoma, verdana, helvetica, sans-serif;
    font-size: 14px;
    line-height: 15px;
    vertical-align: middle;
    border-bottom: 1px solid #e7e7e7;
    }

    table tfoot tr td {
    color: #888;
    font-size: 11px;
    padding: 2px 4px;
    }

    .singular.page .hentry {
    padding: 0.5em 0 0;
    }

    #main {
    clear: both;
    padding-bottom: 0;
    padding-left: 0;
    padding-right: 0;
    padding-top: 0;
    }

    /************** To Reduce the upper and lower gap of Continue Reading ***********/
    .entry-content p {
    margin-bottom: 8px;
    }

    #_mcePaste {
    margin-top: -18px;
    margin-bottom: -16px;
    }

    /********** To Reduce the space between Nav menu and Post Title ********************/

    #content nav {
    clear: both;
    overflow: hidden;
    padding: 0;
    }

    /********** Spacing between Post Title and the Horizontal Line in Home page **************/

    .hentry, .no-results {
    border-bottom: 1px solid #DDDDDD;
    margin: 0 0 0.625em;
    padding: 0 0 1.625em;
    position: relative;
    }

    .entry-content, .entry-summary {
    padding: 0.625em 0 0;
    }

    /********** Remove “Featured” in Home page **************/

    .entry-header .entry-format {
    color: #666666;
    display: none;
    font-size: 10px;
    font-weight: 500;
    letter-spacing: 0.1em;
    line-height: 2.6em;
    position: absolute;
    text-transform: uppercase;
    top: -5px;
    }

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      1. Hi Johnny,
        Good Morning(my side)
        Just checked your comments… yes.. your site Looks OK now…. Please let me know when you faced the problem.. πŸ™‚

        Regards
        Om

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      2. Actually it is NOT working ok. You must have missed the part where I said I had to revert BACK to the default 2011 theme in order to get the site up. Under IE and FF, the site looks like this:

        But with Chrome, it seems to be fine. Since the site does not load properly with FF or IE now, I have to keep the default 2011 theme up until I can determine the problem.

        Any suggestions?

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      3. Hi Johnny,
        THanks for your comments…yes..i missed it… would you mind to add me in skype so that we can chat and fixed a time to check the problem?
        om2000_cuet is my id.

        Regards
        Om

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      4. I think I might have found the problem. It looks like the line which loads the style.css from the original 2011 theme, is not working?

        @import url(“../twentyeleven/style.css”)

        So what I did for now, temporarily, is to revert to the stock 2011 theme, make a copy of the default style.css and then add all the css from the child theme at the bottom. So the site is looking ok now, and when I have a chance I will go back and see why that import line is not loading the style.css.

        I am sure you are busy, so I wont bother you with this unless I find I still cant figure out why the style.css is not loading. Thanks again for all your help. πŸ™‚

        ps: Still not getting notifications on updates to the comments here, so I will check my multiple spam boxes/filters. πŸ™‚

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      5. Hi Johnny..

        Yes..Let us know the reason why it was not loading….

        Also… I am using wordpress.com free hosting site…not sure why you are not getting email notification… may be it is problem of wordpress.com

        😦

        Regards
        Om

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  49. hello

    Anybody knows how to change footer and add my pages at the buttom like contact us, private policy etc… Also how to add copy right 2011.

    thank you

    Izabela

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  50. Hello, first thank you very much for the post.
    I change the background of the blog because the theme options will allow you to switch between black and white only. I want this background (white or black) to be transparent because i want see the background-image.
    I tried put on the tag #page{ opacity:0.7; } but this change put all page transparent.
    I tried put on the tag #page{background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.7); } but this option does nothing.
    Excuse my English but I am Spanish. Thanks

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    1. HI,
      To make your background transparent try the following code and let me know it works for you or not..

      #page {
      background: none repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;
      }
      #primary {
      background: none repeat scroll 0 0 rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.7);
      float: left;
      margin: 0 -26.4% 0 0;
      width: 100%;
      }

      Regards
      Om

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      1. Sorry, remove it because it did not work.
        Already put the code, but you can see that the primary has turned gray and I want to set transparent…
        if you want I can show you the effect you want by putting in the tag #page { opacuty:0.7;} but this option put the image, the comments and the entries transparents and I do not want that.
        You can see the code that you gave me… thanks.

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      2. Hi,
        Just paste this code at the bottom of style.css

        #primary {
        background: none repeat scroll 0 0 rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.7);
        float: left;
        margin: 0 -26.4% 0 0;
        width: 100%;
        }

        Also : paste the below code at the bottom of style.css again..

        #page {
        background: none repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;
        }

        Please let me know it works or not..

        Regards
        Om

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      3. Thank you very much, now works.
        I do not understand why did not work the same code in the upper tag “page” and “primary” and down the same code work perfect.
        Thank you very much.

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    1. HI Henry..

      Paste the following code and let me know it works for your or not πŸ™‚

      .hentry, .no-results {
      border-bottom: 1px solid #DDDDDD;
      margin: 0 0 1.625em;
      padding: 0 0 0;
      position: relative;
      }

      div.entry-content p {
      margin-bottom: .5em;
      }

      Regards
      Om Prakash Chowdhury

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  51. Wow. Thank you for taking your time and posting all of this great facts. One quick question, how do I center my menus for twenty eleven?

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    1. HI,
      Would you mind to paste the following code at the bottom of style.css and let me know it works for you or not?

      #access ul {
      font-size: 13px;
      list-style-image: none;
      list-style-position: outside;
      list-style-type: none;
      margin-bottom: 0;
      margin-left: 18.8125em;
      margin-right: 0;
      margin-top: 0;
      padding-left: 0;
      }

      Regards
      Om

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  52. Hello,

    Thanks so much for the lovely post: its been very helpful. Please I still don’t know how to show blog categories in my navigation menu. I know you told someone about it in the comments but I’m still confused as to how to do this exactly. Is there a CSS code I need to paste? Or is it something I can alter through in the “appearance” tab of my dashboard? Thanks for the help.

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    1. Hi Henry..
      ** I didnt get any grey bar immediately below the black nav bar.. can u send me an image (screenshot ) for this?

      For the footer side Rounded corner try the following code (pls check it in different browsers)

      #site-generator {

      -moz-border-radius:.5em;
      -webkit-border-radius:.5em;
      border-radius:.5em;
      }

      To Reduce the padding try the following

      .singular .hentry {
      border-bottom: medium none;
      padding: 0 0 0;
      position: relative;
      }

      Pls let me know they works for you or not..

      Regards
      Om Prakash Chowdhury

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  53. I’d like to change the width of my right sidebar but I want it to be smaller instead of larger. How do I adjust the float? Thank you for this by the way. Excellent information here and easy to follow.

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    1. HI Selma..

      paste the following code (you need to modify the width and margin as your choice) and let me know it is ok for you or not..

      #secondary {
      float: right;
      margin-right: 7.6%;
      width: 17.8%;
      }

      Regards
      Om

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      1. thank you. i will try it. Also, I saw the code for adding a border between the main section and right sidebar, but instead of a dotted line.. how do I make it the same as the border that surrounds the entire page? same color and style.

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      2. Hi Selma
        Would you mind to try this code and let me know it is Ok for you or not?

        #secondary {
        border-left: 3px solid #1e1e1e;
        float: right;
        margin-right: 5%;
        padding-left: 12px;
        width: 17.8%;
        }

        ** Just change the border color (#1e1e1e) with your preferred color.

        Regards
        Om

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  54. Hi Om,

    Appreciate your help with the image size.. the original I upload is of size 650 px width, but it get streched/squeezed in twenty eleven, the size differs based on screen size. How to maintain the image size fixed at max (650px width) regardless of the screen size.

    Thanks in advance.

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    1. HI Niza…
      Just visited your site. Paste the following code at the bottom of style.css and i hope it will solve your problem

      #content {
      margin-bottom: 0;
      margin-left: 3.6%;
      margin-right: 34%;
      margin-top: 0;
      width: 70%;
      }

      Pls let me know it works for you or not

      Regards
      Om

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  55. Hello,

    Firstly, thank you for all the very generous and helpful information! I ran a search to try and find a way to remove the search bar from the menu and your codes here were the only ones that worked.

    I notice on my site that even though the search box is gone, the menu categories are still aligned the same way they were before, as if the search box area is still “full”. Is there a way to make the categories align to fill the whole menu, and fill the area to the right where the search box used to be?

    Here’s my site: http://itsahousewifelife.com

    Thank you for any help!

    Andria

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    1. Hi Andria

      Thanks for your comments. WOuld you mind to paste the following code at the bottom of style.css and let me know it works for you or not?

      #branding .only-search + #access div {
      padding-right: 0;
      }

      #access div {
      margin: 0 2.6%;
      }

      Regards
      Om

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  56. Hello. How do I add images in the navigation bar so visitors will not see the navigation bar text? I am not sure where to add the image link???

    #access {
    background: #222; /* Show a solid color for older browsers */
    background: -moz-linear-gradient(#252525, #0a0a0a);
    background: -o-linear-gradient(#252525, #0a0a0a);
    background: -webkit-gradient(linear, 0% 0%, 0% 100%, from(#252525), to

    (#0a0a0a)); /* older webkit syntax */
    background: -webkit-linear-gradient(#252525, #0a0a0a);
    -webkit-box-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.4) 0px 1px 2px;
    -moz-box-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.4) 0px 1px 2px;
    box-shadow: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0.4) 0px 1px 2px;
    clear: both;
    display: block;
    float: left;
    margin: 0 auto 6px;
    width: 100%;

    Thanks for your advanced help.

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      1. Hi Lee…
        If you want different menu with different link then it needs some more modifications for each menu item

        but..you can try the following for check

        #access .current_page_item > a, #access .current_page_ancestor > a {
        background-image: url(“https://allaboutbasic.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/roger.png”);
        color: transparent;
        font-weight: bold;
        }

        Regards
        Om

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    1. HI Samuel

      Try the following codes… i found the link you shared , they added social icons in navigation bar but u didn’t add anything..not sure how that post helped you..

      I think the following code may help you to resize your navigation bar

      .nav-twitter, #access .nav-twitter:hover > a, #access .nav-twitter a:focus {
      background: url(“images/twitter.png”) no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;
      height: 75px;
      padding: 0;
      }

      #access a {

      display: block;
      line-height: 5.333em;
      padding: 0 1.2125em 0 5.2125em;
      text-decoration: none;
      }

      Please let me know it is Ok for you or not..

      Regards
      Om

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  57. Unbelievably helpful blog. I have 2 requests:
    1. To remove the small little smiley face at the bottom of the page.
    2. To remove the footer where it says theme: Twenty Eleven Blog at WordPress.com
    including the grey colour box its in and the thin grey line above the box

    Thanks

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      1. HI,
        To remove the smily face try the following code..

        img#wpstats {
        display: none;
        margin: 0 auto 1.625em;
        }

        To remove the footer where “Blog at wordpress.com” written

        .wf-active #site-generator {
        display: none;
        font-size: 14px;
        }

        Please let me know it is Ok for you or not..

        Regards
        Om

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      2. Yes that code worked perfectly! Thanks a million.

        The last thing left is the navigation bar. Any ideas?

        Also instead of removing the footer entirely, what about just changing it

        to all white?

        There also seems to be a gap on the top of my header. Any ideas for this?

        Really appreciate this. Fantastic blog!

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      3. HI,
        To make the footer (which is not showing now) background white. but it will not help u remove the “Blog at wordpress.com” . You have to modify the php file to remove this

        .wf-active #site-generator {
        background-color: white;
        display: block;
        font-size: 14px;
        }

        About the gap..

        This gap is showing due to the image “Blog” you used in your site(its background is white).. the image is 1000px wide and 288px height..
        you can try this. ( if it is not suitable. you may need to modify the php file again)

        #branding img {
        height: 215px;
        margin-bottom: -7px;
        width: 100%;
        }

        about Navigation bar..

        What help you need for this?

        Regards
        Om

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  58. hello im fairly new to this can you please check my website i have just upgraded to css and made some adjustments using your code from above. i would like to know if it is possible to have the wording

    Howie & Organ Engineering Pty Ltd ABN 27 097 035 473

    fixed in the middle down the bottom of the web page?
    thanks

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      1. HI, you want “Howie & Organ Engineering Pty Ltd ABN 27 097 035 473” at the footer section where “Theme: Twenty Eleven | Blog at WordPress.com. ” is located??? pls let me know..

        Regards
        Om

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      1. HI Lee..
        Yes..i got it πŸ™‚ thanks a lot..

        And.. yes you can move that sidebar from Left to right..would u mind to try the following code and let me know it is OK or not ?

        .page-template-showcase-php #main .widget-area {
        float: right;
        margin: 0 1.15% 0 0;
        width: 22.15%;
        }

        .page-template-showcase-php section.recent-posts {
        float: left;
        margin: 0 0 0 1%;
        width: 69%;
        }

        Thanks again

        Regards
        Om

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      1. sorry. its’s http://christian.irmer.com/

        i also want to remove “posted on”, “posted i”n and “prodly presented by…” but that might be problems i’m able to solve myself after some hours of work. just “wrote” and installed my first child theme, thats my experience in programming πŸ˜‰

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  59. I took the “custom archives” from widgets in appearance and now the sidebar is empty. after… hours of trying to figure out how to remove archives and remove site admin and log out by changing functions.php and categories.php. πŸ˜‰ The rest i found out about quite soon.

    yeah!

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      1. Wow, that worked! Thank you!!

        If this is out of line, no worries, but I would like to add a menu right justified to the right of site title with text only links (no menu bar) on the twenty-eleven theme. Thoughts?

        In any case, hope you enjoy the coffee and thank you again.

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      2. Hi,
        thanks for the coffee πŸ™‚ i got it….

        and yes..you can add menu ( Text link) to the right side of the site title… Just you need to add the text link in the header.php file… but it will need some css and html knowledge.
        and if you want to do it..please take backup of your header.php file before doing any modification…

        If you need any help let me know..i will answer you in the morning.. Good night for now.

        thanks again for your Coffee.. πŸ™‚

        Regards
        Om

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  60. Hello! Thanks so much for these wonderful resources. I have a little challenge on my blog though. I installed a plugin to insert facebook like buttons and tweet button to each post. If you go to my sit at http://www.miccheck12.com, u’ll see the buttons on top each post in the home page. Know anyway I can reduce the gap between the two buttons by bringing the tweet button closer to the facebook button?

    Thanks

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  61. I’d like to do three things:
    1. Make the image extend beyond the border and into the menu bar and into the title header area (the wing tips of the planes would overlap the menu bar at the bottom and the header area at the top) and have the feel of popping out of the site. I can create the image(s) in photoshop with a drop shadow for extending beyond the boundaries of the image. I need help with the php, css, html and such to complete the effect. The site is rdschumacher dot com. (I’d still like the site to work well on mobile devices as it does today).
    2. I’d like an example showing four text links to the right side of the site title and right justify the links within the header. I have no problem editing the header.php, css and html files but I may need some help in understanding what’s going on.
    3. Lastly and I know this is a stretch, but I’d like to learn and would you share some of your favorite resources?
    Thank you again for all your help.

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  62. Hi guys!

    I want my header image to go through the menu bar which I have customized to be transparent this way:

    background: -moz-opacity: 0.75; opacity:0.75;

    So the goal is to make the menu overlap the header image.

    btw, I’m using the 2011 wordpress theme.

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      1. Oh, sorry. I am working on a simple html site to redirect to my school portfolio. Until it’s up and running go to: kristianmaar.dk/portfolio. Nothing there yet since I’m tweaking the css before I add any content.

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      1. Hi Kristian

        If you want to change width and height of your header image of twenty Eleven theme you can do this from the functions.php. Just check the following lines….

        define( ‘HEADER_IMAGE_WIDTH’, apply_filters( ‘twentyeleven_header_image_width’, 1000 ) );
        define( ‘HEADER_IMAGE_HEIGHT’, apply_filters( ‘twentyeleven_header_image_height’, 288 ) );

        Please let me know it is Ok or not.

        Regards
        Om

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