help to enlarge the header to 1200px

  • Anonymous

    #474

    Great theme….I like it much.

    I just created my first blog, so I’m a newbie to blogosphere and new to wordpress, but worse, I’m also not a geek and know little of coding. I know just enough about coding to be dangerous….lol

    Anyway, I wanted my blog space much wider, so I noticed the Appearance Editor page with all the mini programs, so started to look around there. I found one at bottom of list called “style.css”. I went through it and tinkered with many widths and I think I was successful in getting it done without causing harm, but since I don’t know what I’m doing, there is no way for me to know. Or is there a way?

    About halfway through the process of searching and testing changes, I wished I would have thought to save the code to a text file before I made the edits in case I screwed it up, but I didn’t. Is there a simple way to get a copy of it if I ever want to go back to original sizes.

    My QUESTION:

    So, I have made container 1200px and I want to make the header to match. I created my head and tried to upload it, but the up-loader makes me crop it to 900px…..how do I undo this restriction on the cropping thing?

    Also, later I may want to put a header all the way across the screen, what is pixel size for a header of that type?

    Your them is great. Thanks again.


    Respectfully,

    Jack

    Admin

    Syahir Hakim

    #12595

    Here is a link to all the theme’s files ever uploaded to the WordPress.org theme repository: http://themes.svn.wordpress.org/graphene/

    As for changing the header width, have a look at this thread: https://forum.graphene-theme.com/topic/header-image-size-change#post-356

    Also, it is not recommended to edit the theme’s files directly, as you’ll lose the changes the next time you update the theme. The recommended way is to use a child theme instead: https://forum.graphene-theme.com/topic/how-to-modify-the-theme-using-a-child-theme

    wilsdad

    #12596

    Syahir,

    Wow…I’m obviously swimming in deep water…lol

    I will likely go back to original, thanks for easy link to version and files…that is awesome.

    Oh boy, let me try to grasp this “child theme” thingee by reviewing the link you provided. OK, I grasp the concept, but can I accomplish implementation? I will try it.

    I think I will try to do header change per the link too after the child theme. I’m swimming deeper now….stay tuned. 🙂

    Thanks.


    Respectfully,

    Jack

    wilsdad

    #12597

    Syahir,

    OK, I have not drowned yet…LOL

    I got original style.css file and cut/pasted it back into them parent….all good.

    I created graphene-child folder and put under wp-content/themes folder as mentioned in thread above….all good.

    I created functions.php file and put into graphene-child folder. I successfully modified it with code you provided in mentioned thread above. I can now upload headers as wide as 1200px (my setting)…..all good.

    I created style.css file and put into graphene-child folder. I successfully modified it with one minor code change to container size to 1200px……all good.

    So, now I have to go through all style.css code to seek out all places to add 300px as I done yesterday. It took me a while to find them….and I don’t know that I found them all. Is there a more effiecient way to do this task to get the result I’m seeking. I obviously have to make changes to container, post, comments, etc….and maybe others. Since I glean little of the logic in looking at the code, I’m only seeking out large numbers with “px” and trying to discern if I should add 300px to it. Would you be able to provide me with a list of certain words to search or any trick to get this result more affectively.

    Thanks.


    Respectfully,

    Jack

    Admin

    Syahir Hakim

    #12598

    Try using the Firebug plugin for Firefox.

    wilsdad

    #12599

    Syahir,

    (btw: site is http://www.jackburnsonline.com)

    I will check that Firebug out later….you will see below I have a more urgent matter to attend to now.

    Since I last wrote here I made a few more edits to child theme style.css, but there were so many and that is a big file to scan through, that I decided to take a break from it. So I logged out and got a lot of weird errors but did not think much of it..until today when I tried to login in again.

    It appears that something is badly messed up…I hope you can help me get back into admin area to continue and complete the task to get my site working and looking well.

    I cannot login now….here is what happens when I click the login link from the blog main page:

    I get these 2 error messages with the login popup window:

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /hermes/bosweb/web205/b2051/ipg.bssibiz/jackburnsonline.com/wp-content/themes/graphene-child/functions.php:3) in /hermes/bosweb/web205/b2051/ipg.bssibiz/jackburnsonline.com/wp-login.php on line 337

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /hermes/bosweb/web205/b2051/ipg.bssibiz/jackburnsonline.com/wp-content/themes/graphene-child/functions.php:3) in /hermes/bosweb/web205/b2051/ipg.bssibiz/jackburnsonline.com/wp-login.php on line 349

    Then, when I put my login username/password into popup window, I get these errors and nothing else opens….just stays stuck on this page of errors. Here is the error list:

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /hermes/bosweb/web205/b2051/ipg.bssibiz/jackburnsonline.com/wp-content/themes/graphene-child/functions.php:3) in /hermes/bosweb/web205/b2051/ipg.bssibiz/jackburnsonline.com/wp-login.php on line 337

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /hermes/bosweb/web205/b2051/ipg.bssibiz/jackburnsonline.com/wp-content/themes/graphene-child/functions.php:3) in /hermes/bosweb/web205/b2051/ipg.bssibiz/jackburnsonline.com/wp-login.php on line 349

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /hermes/bosweb/web205/b2051/ipg.bssibiz/jackburnsonline.com/wp-content/themes/graphene-child/functions.php:3) in /hermes/bosweb/web205/b2051/ipg.bssibiz/jackburnsonline.com/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 690

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /hermes/bosweb/web205/b2051/ipg.bssibiz/jackburnsonline.com/wp-content/themes/graphene-child/functions.php:3) in /hermes/bosweb/web205/b2051/ipg.bssibiz/jackburnsonline.com/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 691

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /hermes/bosweb/web205/b2051/ipg.bssibiz/jackburnsonline.com/wp-content/themes/graphene-child/functions.php:3) in /hermes/bosweb/web205/b2051/ipg.bssibiz/jackburnsonline.com/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 692

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /hermes/bosweb/web205/b2051/ipg.bssibiz/jackburnsonline.com/wp-content/themes/graphene-child/functions.php:3) in /hermes/bosweb/web205/b2051/ipg.bssibiz/jackburnsonline.com/wp-includes/pluggable.php on line 890

    HELP–What do I do now? thanks.

    PS–Each time I post here, I also flag the box for “subscribe to topic via email”, and I have never received an email from this forum yet. I’m not sure if it is working correctly or not, but I thought you would want to know.


    Respectfully,

    Jack

    Admin

    Syahir Hakim

    #12600

    Your child theme’s functions.php file has got blank spaces at the beginning of the file. Delete all the blank spaces before <?php and you should be good.

    wilsdad

    #12601

    Syahir,

    Here is what happened:

    I had created the functions.php file with the short special code as instructed in the suggestion way up top for enlarging the header….and all had been good.

    But I when I went to change the pixel parameter, I could not get it to open to notepad by double clicking it…it kept opening in some editor that only let me view it. So I had opened it with Komposer software that I use to tinker with editing other coded files, mostly html files. Anyway, that software was adding codes for /head and other stuff that was hosing it up. And I could not get it to let me remove spaces and get it cleaned up, etc.

    So, I ditched editing and created another one from scratch with blank notepad editor, but this time I changed the pixel width number immediately before saving it.

    I put the new file in child theme folder and all is good now.

    Much thanks for quick response!!

    OK, now I will go check out the firefox plugin.

    PS — Remember that “subscribe to topic via email” thingee is still not working on my end. 🙂

    Admin

    Syahir Hakim

    #12602

    Have you checked your junk folder?

    wilsdad

    #12603

    Syahir,

    Another error. When I log out, I get this error and if I close the window go to my blog url…it still shows me logged in. How do I fix this one? Thanks in advance.


    This webpage is not available.

    The webpage at http://jackburnsonline.com/wp-login.php?action=logout&_wpnonce=6726836f66 might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.

    More information on this error


    Respectfully,

    Jack

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