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Old 02-03-2016, 09:25   #561
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Envato offers a few free files each month, and unusually this month there are 2 Wordpress products (full list) - a plugin (so so) and a decent looking theme (demo). Might be a good intro to premium themes, if you've been using freebies.

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Ste7en - just seen your post on the previous page - did you sort this ?
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Old 04-03-2016, 23:23   #562
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How easy would it be to move a WP site from one host to another?

The site has been running for years so has a lot of content but nothing fancy, it's still a blog with a few pages.

Also how would I go about it?

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Old 05-03-2016, 08:13   #563
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If it's just mysite.com to mysite.com with a new host, then your new host will probably look after that for you (Vidahost do, iirc).

If it's from mysite.com to mynewsite.com, then the Duplicator plugin is excellent.
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Ste7en - just seen your post on the previous page - did you sort this ?
Afraid not. I'm just going to filter by post type and display News category items on one page and blog entries on another. Apparently you can't have more than one blogroll per site so this site I inherited must have had some high end nobbling done to it.

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How easy would it be to move a WP site from one host to another?

The site has been running for years so has a lot of content but nothing fancy, it's still a blog with a few pages.

Also how would I go about it?

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Do a fresh WP install on the new server and copy the contents of the wp-content folder across. If it is a pretty basic site it should work. Sometimes you may have to re-establish where images are and your pretty permalinks may bugger up.

You can do the same with child themes etc.
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Afraid not. I'm just going to filter by post type and display News category items on one page and blog entries on another. Apparently you can't have more than one blogroll per site so this site I inherited must have had some high end nobbling done to it.
If I understand you correctly, there are loads of plugins to display customisable lists/grids of posts on pages, eg:
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I'll have a look at those next week. Cheers!
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Old 19-03-2016, 14:20   #567
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I'm making progress with our new shop website using Woocommerce and the Storefront theme. One problem I'm trying to sort is that there's some lines/bars in the theme which sit at the top and bottom of pages and I'd like to remove them.

I figured out how to hide them in the stylesheet and also reduce the white space left, but can't seem to find out how to do similar for the white space left at the bottom of the page. CSS is below and I'm assuming i need to find the line in the stylesheet for the margin at bottom of the page which corresponds to the one I've found for the area at the top.

Any ideas?

.hentry .entry-header h1,
.hentry .entry-header,
.hentry {
border-bottom: 0;
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.home.blog .site-header, .home.page:not(.page-template-template-homepage) .site-header, .home.post-type-archive-product .site-header {
margin-bottom: 0;
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hmmm ... bit tricky without seeing the site - can you post a link ?
If not, try F12 in your browser, then select the page element to see the css.

The code you posted just seems to remove the bottom border from the heading (by setting it to 0px).

This is the obvious way to hide things -
display:none;

You might wish to edit the php template file (either directly or via a child theme).
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So, here's the homepage at the moment.

As you see, beneath the primary many and the slider, there's a chunk of space and a blue line.

Then, if you scroll down the page, where the logos finish, there's another chunk of white space and a grey line.

And then in the footer section, there's quite a lot of padding (blue) space at the top of the secondary men and the bottom of the company info.

The CSS lines do the trick, but on a slower connection you can see the page loading and the line appearing before being hidden, so I'm guessing there's a way to remove them from the child theme itself rather than just hiding them on the fly.

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I see it's the Storefront theme by Woo, and the demo homepage doesn't have (for example) the offending line below the menu.

Have you started from scratch, or inherited the site ?
How is the front page made up ?
It looks like the 'slider' is actually just a single jpg, pulled in from a post (#31), which maybe isn't the best way to do what you want (not least cos it's pulling in that line too). Try assigning a static front page with a separate blog page, to see what that does (I'm guessing you'll need to add a slider).

The spacing looks OK on my screen (1920x1080) - I think when you add more content it will look better ?

There's also something weird happening with the URLs - I'm not sure why it's showing '/index.php/' - maybe try changing the permalinks setting to another option, and then back again ? http://out-run.co.uk/wp/index.php/delivery-options/
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A few unruly lines are less of a problem than your homepage giving no indication of who you are or what you do.
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Will have a look at those, thanks. Hmm, maybe it is their slider that's doing it.
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The blue and grey line come from the standard template for an 'article' in this theme. Check this sample page - http://demo.woothemes.com/storefront/sample-page/

.. it has the same lines. Looks like you are building the homepage content as an article so that it uses the same styles.

So in CSS you should also target only the homepage so it doesn't affect all articles on the site (unless you want to remove the lines for all).

Therefore use:

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// remove blue line
.home .hentry .entry-header { display: none**

// remove grey line
.home .hentry { border-bottom: 0**
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Template Toaster

Just a 'heads up' that giveawayoftheday.com are giving away 'Template Toaster' today, for easily designing Wordpress themes. They're not going to be great, but at least they're responsive! I always used to use Artisteer, and its similar to that. Quick video here:
https://youtu.be/QOWrPJdEdiM

Useful for quick 'n dirty sites, or to knock up an example site for someone... ("what would it look like if I wanted box here, there and a picture there?")

https://www.giveawayoftheday.com/templatetoaster/

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Thanks Keyser, will try that tonight
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Is WordPress more than just a blogging site these days?

My other half is looking into redoing a local community site so that it is easier to manage. She has all the required images/files etc but not the HTML know how.

It is about a 20 page site but has a members only area ( which lets members access a downloads area). A future feature they want is the ability to take membership fees online.

Is that possible with WP? And, if so, is it just a case of installing it and a responsive theme, then entering the content?
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Yeah, loads of big sites are built round WP. It takes a little bit of setting up but you can get by with very little tech knowledge. (Link in my sig as an example)
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Thanks douglasb, that's good to know.

I build sites for a living and am happy to help in the initial but have had enough busman's holidays to get involved in the day to day stuff.

They are also currently being charged £45 a quarter for hosting which seems way OTT to me for such a small site
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Well, pretty much. You can find a theme that best suits your needs (free or paid/premium), then you'll need to add some plugins for extra functionality and security.

Whilst WP is 'easy', it's a steep learning curve for (say) a proficient MS Office user, but there are lots of resources online and things are easier with 'page builder' functionality (theme or plugin). And of course you can always ask in here.

Further reading to get you started -

Here are some premium membership themes
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some membership plugins

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£45 is steep for a quarter, when you can get Vidahost for £20 a year. The hosting company obviously loves customers like these ... easy money!
Depends on what else you get for that money ... just hosting, or site maintenance too? I host websites for customers, but do their maintenance too, which is what they pay for essentially. Maybe find a similar company - a cheaper maintenance company. It doesn't matter what its built in then.
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