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aahh, that’s interesting Hiro, thanks for sharing.
Jamie, I went looking in WooThemes for Canvas Commerce but it doesn’t come up. Am I right in thinking, from reading above, that I just use the Canvas Theme I have and install the plugin?
This is great Jamie and coincidentally, I’ve spent almost 2 days trying to find out how to do this and couldn’t see anything in the Canvas tutorials. I even put a thread in the WP experts page on LinkedIn this morning asking if anyone could help. This is brilliant, thanks so much
I was given this link by Woo Themes support and it is absolutely brilliant for learning and playing around with code- it actually lets you see the exact place on your website and it’s coded equivalent – http://www.woothemes.com/tutorials/customizing-your-theme-with-firebug/
If like me, you use Chrome, then the equivalent there is ‘right click and Inspect Element’ – I’ve just watched this and managed to change something on my own website that wasn’t bad, but it was something that was annoying me.
Great link and really useful to know how to use it now.
Hi, I asked the question of the support team at Woo Themes and just in case anyone else would like to play around with the column sizes in Canvas, here is the page that will help you – http://www.woothemes.com/woocodex/shortcodes/
Please believe me when I say that I am no coder, I’ve never been taught code and I’ve just learned by asking or going online to find out. I only learn what I need to know to do something with WordPress.
Scroll down to section 8 and I’ll try and explain how you widen your columns as I was instructed by WooThemes Support and it worked:
I will use the example I needed help with and it was a price list. I had the text in Column 1 and 3 other columns each displaying a price, so I had chosen a 4 column layout. Some of the text in Column 1 was too long for one line so spilled over into two. This pushed all the prices out of alignment with the text. I was tearing my hair out as I had no idea how to fix it.
So here goes:
To enable all the text to go on one line, I needed to choose a 5 column layout and combine the first 2 columns together. This is done very easily, and although it’s a bit of coding, it’s really just copying and pasting.
When you select your columns and let’s say you want, like I did 4 columns with the first one wider than the others. All you do is select your columns as a 5 column layout. In your ‘html’ section of the page go in and change a couple of things. You will see that each column starts with – [fivecol_one] – this is what needs to be changed. In the first column (presuming that is the one you want widened) just change the ‘one’ to ‘two’ – it is that simple. It should now look like this – [fivecol_two] – the rest of your columns will remain as ‘one’ unless of course you want them widened too and in which case you would do exactly the same.
Don’t forget to change the code at the bottom of each column that you change – it will look like this – [/fivecol_one] – the / indicates the end of the code. You need to change the ‘one’ or ‘two’ in there.
I think this would also work if you needed to span 3 columns or whatever, the process is the same and you just change the number.
Hope this helps others as I really struggled with it over the last few days but it really is just copy and paste.
Sorry, I meant to add – those last prices £8 and £25 should line up with the last 2 treatments i.e. scalp etc!
and it’s working perfectly now Jamie, I changed them all to 1000 x 500px and it works a treat, thank you so much for your help with this. Every day’s a schoolday and now I know what to do in future!!
That’s great Jamie and I’ll get to work on doing that tonight, thanks for your patience and help with this!
Wonderful, thanks Jamie:)
Just did that, thanks Jamie
It was around all the different features it has and just like Canvas, you can use sliders etc.
Ideally, what I need to learn is ‘Custom Features’ because I really can’t get my head around those. Menus I’m sort of understanding and played around with that recently. I would love to know how to just put different wee touches into themes using Custom Features/Menus etc.
I just want to learn how to make lovely sites with WordPress so it’s probably more about cosmetic things with me as opposed to technical. I do like to learn wee bits of technical stuff too though :)
The TwentyEleven Theme highlights these features which really interest me. Don’t put yourself out though Jamie as I know you’re really busy but when you get a bit of time, it might be interesting to learn about this theme a bit more.
Twenty Eleven comes equipped with a Showcase page template that transforms your front page into a showcase to show off your best content, widget support galore (sidebar, three footer areas, and a Showcase page widget area), and a custom “Ephemera” widget to display your Aside, Link, Quote, or Status posts. Included are styles for print and for the admin editor, support for featured images (as custom header images on posts and pages and as large images on featured “sticky” posts), and special styles for six different post formats.
Thanks and no rush Jamie – let me master this Canvas Theme first :)
Just changed it all and how simple was that???
Thanks again Jamie, much appreciated.
Jamie, thanks for coming back to me on this – the URL to the site – http://ollarhairteam.com/
The pictures are 2048 x 1365 and I’ve tried all sorts of ways of resizing them. I used the Feature Slider Height as the default is 350px – I tried it at everything and it works around 650px but takes up practically the whole web page :)
I tried choosing the ‘large’ option and even ‘medium’ in WP Uploading Images but it doesn’t make any difference. I even physically resized them using the 350px height option and allowing WP to automatically configure the width in relation to that. It didn’t make any difference. So I truly am at a loss…..
I’ve put 3 pictures on the slider there for you to see Jamie so any suggestions you have will be most welcome. I may need to ask her to ask the photographer to resize and send them,what do you think? What size are the ones you upload from your desktop in the training video, can I ask?
I have a couple of other questions in relation to some columns but I’ll post that in the relevant section so any others experiencing the same will have the answers there.
That site is very much ‘work in progress’ Jamie…..as you will be able to tell :) – and it’s all done thanks to your brilliant training day and those excellent Canvas videos.
Jamie, how do I get rid of the footer right at the bottom of Canvas that says:
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Loving your Canvas videos, so simple and easy to follow. I bet I’ve missed this bit in one of them, haven’t I lol????