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WordPress Navigation Menu CSS
Wasn’t happy with the top navigation links for the Talian theme. Basically original Talian had the header area split in two (via CSS floats), on the left was the name of the site and the blog description and on the right the search box and the orange navigation button links.
This meant only half the width of the theme could be used for the navigation links, which didn’t make sense.
So rewrote the code and now the orange navigation buttons can stretch across the entire Talian themes width (almost anyway, about 990px in total). With Talian with SEO/AdSense version 4.0 we can now add 8 to 10 navigation links depending on the anchor text on those links.
Can’t get over how many CSS floats are used in the original Talian theme, I must have already deleted 20 to 30 CSS floats that aren’t really needed!
WordPress 125px Banner Ads
Hi David, After visiting your wife’s blog, really I just feel like .. I can’t wait to get the 04.
+ I have some remarks: I don’t like writing this to visitors here but anyway – after 4 months, my blog is having 120k visits a month (even more) and sponsors are interested to advertise. The most popular banners they want is the 125X125, in addition to some others at the sidebars. The 125×125 banners come in 2 columns / 5 rows (you might see these in many blogs). Can you include a manual option (or an explanation on how) to widen one/both sidebars + the theme? P.S. Changing-banners is a great feature.
Another point is regarding the Meta categories descriptions – I think it could be wise to include the WP description in addition to repeating the Category title. Just as the post Meta’s are presented.
Another point is about the pages: It would be good to have an option not to include pages in the header – not that critical.
Another idea is the option to replace the site picture with an advertizing banner (changing banner etc.) – this can be great.
Broken WordPress Blog Layout
Hi again! Love the new Talian 04! I think one of my WordPress plugins did something weird. And I now do not have a right sidebar on my home page – I have uninstalled and reinstalled the theme, WordPress, Plugins, and even went to my host – GoDaddy and rolled back the files a day. But I still do not have a right side bar….weird. All the other pages are fine.
One more thing, the google adsense 460 X 90 shows up but there is no linkage…weird – I just disabled it. I don’t expect you to have a solution but any thoughts are helpful
W3C Markup Validation Service
Looking at your site it appears one of the sidebars has dropped to the bottom of the page.
This can happen if something you’ve added to the sidebar is too wide, so look at those image links to see if they are too wide.
If not something like that and you’ve been doing custom code work run the site through an HTML validator (the W3C ones good: http://validator.w3.org/ ). If you have a lot of plugins, you’ll probably get a lot of errors and warnings, but most won’t be an issue. Look for things like closing div’s missing.
ran your page through the validator, take a look at:
Line 592, Column 5: start tag was here
You might have an extra opening div (difficult to tell without looking directly at any edited code). Might be a case of you’ve added an extra open div or missed a closing /div (easy mistake to make, done it myself a few times :-)).
The AdSense ad not showing is probably Google AdSense not having a relevant ad to show at the time. Probably would have shown ads eventually, 6 ad units now, sometimes there’s not enough ads to show.
Glad you like version 04 of Talian, I think it’s my best SEO work yet for WordPress by far.
BTW Tested Talian 04 on WordPress 2.9 and not found any issues.
Have a good Christmas and New Year.
HTML Validation Fixed Site
I cannot thank you enough for the validating tip. A simple thing for you but priceless for me.
Everything is all better now.
Thank you so much!!!
In the least, such awesome service convinces me to keep your link on my site.
WordPress BlogRoll Hoverover Broken
First, I want to appreciate you for this wonderful Talian wordpress theme.
I’m just trying it on a local server with wp 2.9
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Blogroll hover seems doesn’t work.
anyway, thank u you
WordPress BlogRoll Hoverover
Don’t understand what you mean by “Blogroll hover seems doesn’t work”?
WordPress Threaded Comments CSS Styling
Question for current Talian 04 customers.
As you know I use Talian on a lot of my own sites, one that’s getting a lot of comments (over 3,000 and counting and it’s my newest site!).
If you’ve played around with comment threading (added in WordPress 2.7) you’ll find a comment thread can go as deep as 10 comments. Now before the above site I’d never had a thread go beyond 5 levels deep, on the above site I’ve got it set to 10 deep (max setting and threads are going 10 deep!).
With a comment thread that goes beyond about 5 levels deep using the default style.css file included with the Talian 04 theme the comments are way too cramped, so on the general election site I’ve made the border between comments a lot narrower and it works, but now the threading is less obvious.
Do many of you have sites like the one above with really deep comment threads and so would prefer the narrow styling by default or do you prefer the wider settings currently used?
Like I say I’ve only had this issue on the one site and currently running Talian 04 on every WordPress blog installation. So there’s a good chance no one else needs the narrow styling.
IE6 Compatible CSS WordPress Theme
I’m just starting to use your theme. So far, so good. I seem to start loving this theme ;-) (I’ve not seen Adsense results though).
I have an issue with my site in IE6 (I did not want to bother, but I noticed considerable amount of visitors using IE6). The issue is when using IE6 “the right sidebar drops to the bottom of the page.” (This does not happen with Firefox)
I used the validator you mentioned and I got this message:
‘Sorry, I am unable to validate this document because on line 529 it contained one or more bytes that I cannot interpret as utf-8 (in other words, the bytes found are not valid values in the specified Character Encoding). Please check both the content of the file and the character encoding indication. The error was: utf8 “xC3” does not map to Unicode’
I suspect that’s not the root of the issue, and these messages are because my site is in Spanish and it’s complaining for the accents (I’ll figure it out later)
Anyways, I thought creating another file called ie6.css then adding an extraline in the header.php (I’m not sure it’s the most educated solution but it was what I found in google and helped me out with another theme time ago). This is the extraline:
<link rel="stylesheet" href="/ie6.css” media=”screen” type=”text/css” />
The ie6.css file would be a modified version of style.css where I’d be playing with the width of the right-sidebar or right-margin or right-whatever… this is where I need your help, please. I’m no sure what parameter I should play with. So the Q is: What parameter (in the style.css) could I play with in order to accomodate my right-side bar and prevent it from moving down?
Thanks in advance Héctor
IE6 Compatible CSS WordPress Theme, Code Error
No problem “bothering me” :-)
I no longer have IE6 installed, so I run the Talian theme through emulator programs and the only browser that I’ve had serious issues with is IE5.5 and as that’s really old, didn’t worry about it.
Based on your validator error it sounds like you might have something in one of your posts, a plugin or some custom code that’s throwing things off.
I get it myself from time to time when I try a new WordPress plugin and have to make minor code tweaks to make it work correctly with the theme.
You can sometimes narrow a problem down by checking the home page, multiple categories, multiple posts, multiple pages and if some work correctly and others don’t it’s probably one of your posts/pages. After that disabling plugins to rule out those.
If you’ve made custom changes to the Talian theme try uploading the unaltered theme files and see if the issue is resolved.
If you paste your URL that’s got the problem happy to take a look.
WordPress Search Widget IE6 Compatible
Found it! Thanks for your ideas. This is what I did in case can help somebody else.
1) Disabled all the plugins = problem remains. 2) Installed new fresh copy of the template = problem remains. 3) Then, moved my thought-problematic-template onto other site that I’m just starting = no problems in the other site. This was key 4) Back to my site: I made all my pages “draft” = problem remains 5) I started with widgets. Removing one by one, I noticed that a specific-widget I had added with a search-box in it, was causing my problem. This is the content of that search form (I have to fix it up, so I can add a search form in the side-bar instead of the header).
<form id="searchform" method="get" action="”>