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Need help setting up a new wordpress theme

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Dragon2010, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. Dragon2010

    Dragon2010 Junior Member

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    I would like to get the same general look/layout as this website:
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    byopvr.com
    The wp theme is Original Premium News by WooThemes.

    What settings (or plugins) should I use to get the same general look on my site (which is in a totally different niche).

    I just the the layout.
     
  2. spmcnerd

    spmcnerd Regular Member

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    plugins source says it's got yoast but I didn't see or search.
    yoast
    sociable
    contact-form-7
    links-shortcode
    page-list


    theme
    premiumnews seems to be where you'll have to modify.
     
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  3. Dragon2010

    Dragon2010 Junior Member

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    The header area in the byopvr is bigger than the header area in my own installation of the same theme? How can I change it to accept the same size header (960by200). Does this have to do with css/style sheet?
     
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    JordanSimps Newbie

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    Am I the only one who gets a headache from these traditional news blog themes? Probably just me..
     
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    Yes, you'll change it with CSS. People often underestimate it, but you can make huge changes to a theme with nothing more than some lines of CSS.
     
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    Use Firebug in Firefox or Chrome development tools in Chrome. Mark or click on desired element, find which lines in .css are relevant to see changes (change size, font color, etc) , see the line number in .css and make changes. Try, test, learn, for few hours you'll know almost all what you need to make smaller adjustments exactly how you like them. Make notes what changes you have made or make backup of original files first, in your computer. It will be useful if you mess up sizes for responsive .css and transformations to different screen sizes.
     
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  7. Dragon2010

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    Okay it was something different between our stylesheets, but am not sure what it is. Is it safe to copy and paste the style sheet?
     
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    to be on the safe side , make a copy of CSS and use firebug in firefox ( or there is a builtin option in firefox: inspect element) to exactly know which line on CSS you need to amend.