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  1. #1
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    Default Title Questions & Margins

    1) How can I change the color of my page titles? In searching, I saw that they're permalinks, which causes a default color of black. (I think.) I'm a non-tech DIYer & need kindergarten instructions for changing this. I want the titles to look like this: www.TLFiggs.com. To get this, I had to omit the title and create one within the body of the document. This would be OK except that the page is listed as "(no title)" in the admin "Pages" section.Can't have an entire website filled with (no title)'s!

    2) If I can't do what I want in #1 above, is there a way to make a page title show up in the admin panel while omitting the title from the actual page? (This way I can place the title in the body and give it the color I want.)

    3) How do I increase the white space to the right and left of Page text? Keep getting confused about the difference between padding and margins. Tried experimenting (ignorantly) with the CSS Stylesheet with no good results. For some reason nobody answered this when I posted before. (My question is the only one with zero replies.) (*sad face*)

    Thank you to whoever can help me!!!! (Lovin' this theme, by the way!)


    LaCharla
    T.L. Figgs Consulting
    Community-Based Nonprofit Specialist
    www.TLFiggs.com

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    1. I can't explain why this is happening to you. Post titles and Page titles work the same way and are controlled by the Socrates styling tab.

    You should not have to do what you did.. I can assure you we designed the theme so that these colors would match.

    I would do a reinstall of Socrates to correct any changes and rename your page titles in the page editor.

    2. It's not an option because it would break all your category and archive pages.

    3. If you do that it will not align with the post/page titles which will also look strange, but look for this in style.css

    .post .entry { color:#161618; padding-bottom: 10px; line-height:16px;}
    change to

    .post .entry { color:#161618; padding: 0px 0px 10px 0px; line-height:16px;}
    Not the 10px padding sizes control in this order . Top Right Bottom Left

    So if you wanted to make the left right margin 15 pixels you'd change to

    .post .entry { color:#161618; padding: 0px 15px 10px 15px; line-height:16px;}

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    Default Thank You!

    Thanks a million, Dan!

    (1) Socrates works fine; I just didn't know to adjust the Header color in the styling section. I was playing around with the Stylesheet. I changed the color in the styling section, and it works perfectly!

    (2) No need for this now!

    (3) I hear you on this one. It's possible that the wider margins won't look right even if I can adjust the titles, but I'll take a look.

    Thanks again---ESPECIALLY for answering so quickly on Labor Day!

    (Now go have some fun!) :-D

    LaCharla

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    Default Update

    I made the code change to increase the white space on either side of the page text,then went into the Stylesheet and using Dan's mini lesson, found the margins for the headers and changed the left margin to match the page text change.

    They match, and I think the pages look more readable with wider margins.

    Thanks again to Dan for helping me on a holiday!

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    Default Header Changes in Styling affecting Sidebar Titles

    Hi Dan,

    I changed the Header colour in Styling to change the colour of my Titles on my pages but found that the titles /headers on my sidebars were affected as well. I would only like to change the page title colour and nothing else.

    Be grateful if you could point me in the right direction.

    Thanks


    Jas

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    In Appearance > editor > style.css

    Find

    .sidebar h2 {font-family: arial, Verdana, Sans-Serif;border-bottom: 1px dotted #ccc;padding: 6px 0px 4px 6px;margin: 0 0 10px 0;font-size: 14px;font-weight: bold;text-transform: uppercase;letter-spacing: 0px;}
    change to

    .sidebar h2 {color:#yourcolorcode; font-family: arial, Verdana, Sans-Serif;border-bottom: 1px dotted #ccc;padding: 6px 0px 4px 6px;margin: 0 0 10px 0;font-size: 14px;font-weight: bold;text-transform: uppercase;letter-spacing: 0px;}

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    Default

    Thanks Dan.

    I'll try that later.

    Great Theme and your back-up is phenomenal.

    Jas

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    Hi Dan,

    Tried that but makes no difference. The Header colour setting seems to over ride the sidebar colour setting. I wonder if you could test this. Maybe I am doing something wrong.

    Much appreciated.

    Jas

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    I did test it before giving it to you. If you share your link that would be helpful. Also if you could give you're reasoning for making this change it would help.

    No one's ever asked for this before.

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    Hi Dan,

    Sory, it does work. For some reason, my computer was slow in updating the page. Reason for wanting this is that I would like the headings in by side bar blue and my titles black.

    Once again, many thanks.

    Regards,


    Jas

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