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fosterm
Updating ExNews Theme to handle bottom blocks?
  • 2006/12/30 3:37

  • fosterm

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Hi all

As the title says I have started a new site and am trying to use the ExNews theme. I have used the default theme that comes with 2.0.16 to try to figure out how to get the lower blocks to work with ExNews.

I have read a few post about this issue in general and have come very close to accomplishing the upgrade. However, after many hours, I just cant get the bottom blocks to show up in the correct area.

To show what I am talking about, go to montgomerycountymonitor.com

user name: testuser
Password: tester

You will notice two blocks in the center block area once you log in ( News Topic Block, and Recent News Block). With the default theme the blocks display correctly. News topic block is bottom center and Recent News block is Bottom left.

However once you change to the ExNews theme the recent news block takes up the whole center column. I have gone through the code several times and I guess I just don't have the experience or knowledge to determine what the issue is.

If anyone has time to take a look I definately would appreciate it.

Thanks for the help

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BDW
Re: Updating ExNews Theme to handle bottom blocks?
  • 2006/12/30 10:48

  • BDW

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In your CSS file you have a bit within the css code for the bottom blocks

#centerLcolumn, #bottomLcolumn, #centerRcolumn, #bottomRcolumn {
    
width50%;
    
padding0px 3px 0px 0px;


Try Copying the "width: 50%;" into your #bottomLcolumn and #bottomRcolumn and see if that makes any difference as I dont have any of the code above in my themes and the bottom blocks work perfectly.

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BDW
Re: Updating ExNews Theme to handle bottom blocks?
  • 2006/12/30 11:17

  • BDW

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Also, I should point out that your menu at the top doesnt work properly in FireFox. Instead of changing the colour of the background it puts a red stripe in the middle of the button and lowers the text to the bottom of the button.

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fosterm
Re: Updating ExNews Theme to handle bottom blocks?
  • 2006/12/30 17:19

  • fosterm

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Hi unhardcore

Thanks for taking a look at this issue.

I replaced the code you quoted with the following
#bottomLcolumn
{
width50%;
padding0px 3px 0px 0px;
}

#bottomRcolumn
{
width50%;
padding0px 3px 0px 0px;
}


However it did not correct the situation. I also completely removed the code and noticed no changes. It is like that code is being ignored for some reason.

Any other ideas unhardcore?

Thanks for pointing out the firefox issue with the top menu. I will have to tackle that after this issue is resolved.


EDIT: I found the problem....was missing a dang {.
Thanks to all that looked at this issue. Just proves that many hours on the same issue can become counter productive.

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BDW
Re: Updating ExNews Theme to handle bottom blocks?
  • 2006/12/30 17:56

  • BDW

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I should have noticed it too

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