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Post by sixhousepull on April 17th 2011, 3:42 am

Im total newb here. And maybe this is something I just cant do.
Since I am not sure I thought who better to ask than the experts.

I started with a theme about 2 years back, and over the years tweaked it some along the way.
We added all new images through out. Tweaked colors etc.

After 2 years, it felt a change was needed. Finding a theme that matched most of our old images I just recently installed it. However, some of the things I do not like. The quick reply text box is a bad color. The quote fonts etc need to be changed. I down sized our old nav buttons and want to install them.

But every time I make one little change to these things, the whole theme I just installed disappears.

is this normal? Are you not allowed to change certain appearance things of a theme with out it removing it all together?
Im just confused in how I was able to modify the appearance of the one theme, but with this one any change just makes it all revert to what it was.

Am I doing something wrong, or trying to do something I cant?

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Post by Base on April 17th 2011, 11:28 am

Hi, are you modifying your theme using CSS or using the default Colors section?

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Post by sixhousepull on April 17th 2011, 3:05 pm

@Base wrote:Hi, are you modifying your theme using CSS or using the default Colors section?

Hi Base. Thanks for asking.

I have been using the default color selection thing.
I am not all that welled versed in css.

Ive found when I install the theme, and immediately change some of the colors.... its ok.
But then I start changing images, and it reverts back to my old skin.

So then I tried starting with the images.....and that worked. But then as soon as I went to change colors....it reverted back to my old skin again.

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Post by Base on April 17th 2011, 3:49 pm

Okay, it sounds like that your theme is changing by itself. Take a look at this topic to see if it helps: http://help.forumotion.com/t13102-my-themes-are-changing-by-themselves

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Post by sixhousepull on April 17th 2011, 4:25 pm

@Base wrote:Okay, it sounds like that your theme is changing by itself. Take a look at this topic to see if it helps: http://help.forumotion.com/t13102-my-themes-are-changing-by-themselves

Not really no.

I dont think I explained things to well. Im sorry.

First, I have gotten one of the things to work, so its been slow, but I am making a little progress.

It only changes back to the old skin when ever I try to modify something.
Not all on its own
For example, the quote font color is orange, and not legible at all.
I change it to white using the color section thingy, save it, and then my whole forum is changed back to the appearance it had before.

Are we saying I should try to do those changes slowly, instead of all at once?

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Post by Base on April 17th 2011, 4:27 pm

It's possible to change most things through CSS so that you don't have to use the default Colors section. Smile

Make a list of what you would like to change and I'll try and provide you with CSS codes.

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Post by sixhousepull on April 17th 2011, 4:41 pm

@Base wrote:It's possible to change most things through CSS so that you don't have to use the default Colors section. Smile

Make a list of what you would like to change and I'll try and provide you with CSS codes.


I saw the css thing, and have tried to edit some of the colors through it but it just does the same thing.

First, http://sixthnation.forumotion.net/ thats the forum just in case you want/ need to see anything.

At this point I just want to change is:

Quote font color to white
Quote box and quick reply field a darker shade of gray


The link colors would be nice too but I can totally live with them they way they are now.


Whether you can do anything to help or not...I really appreciate you taking the time to try.


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Post by Base on April 17th 2011, 4:55 pm

Alright, I need you to check something for me. What version is your forum? Check by going to:

1. Administration Panel (advanced mode)
2. Display Tab
3. Choose a theme (on the left, under Skins)
4. Version Tab

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Post by sixhousepull on April 17th 2011, 5:02 pm

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Post by Base on April 17th 2011, 5:07 pm

Thank you. For your quote box:

Code:
.quote {
    background-color: #333333;
    border: 1px solid #242424;
    color: #FFFFFF;
    font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;
    font-size: 11px;
    line-height: 125%;
}

For your quick reply box:

Code:
element.style {
    height: 200px;
    width: 445px;
}
form#quick_reply textarea#text_editor_textarea {
    background-color: #333333;
    height: 100%;
    width: 100% !important;
}

Add them to your CSS code. Smile

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Post by sixhousepull on April 17th 2011, 5:23 pm

Thanks.

I added those in and submitted it......and then it reversed everything back to the old look.


Thanks anyhow.
I'll just have to figure something else out I suppose.

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Post by sixhousepull on April 17th 2011, 11:55 pm

This can be marked solved.

Thanks for the time B.

Even though I am back to square 1 atm, I have figured out the steps I need to take to get things working.

Thanks again!

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Post by Jophy on April 18th 2011, 4:10 am

Please avoid double/triple posting. Posts need to be separated by 24 hours before bumping, replying or adding more information. Please use the edit button. Wink

Since this thread appears to be solved, I will lock this thread and mark it as solved now.

Important: You can also help the moderators to know if your topic/problem is solved by EDITING your first post and marking the topic as solved. Thank you.

~ Joph25


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