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Reboot: how to change color of links in posts
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Christine Baker
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Jun 11, 2018 - 12:28 am

I think we're getting somewhere.  I've been using the chrome overlay and been trying different overlays, so clearly they control the colors and all and I was looking for the link colors in the chrome overlay for the post content, couldn't find them and then posted here.

I've done all my edits via ftp online, didn't know until now that you have the theme editor built in.  Convenient!

But, the overlay files do NOT show up in the SP theme editor, are they supposed to?  When I switch to any overlay the colors change as they should.  But no file shows up.

Today I copied the chrome overlay to the childtheme, but it still doesn't show up in the SP theme editor.

And I searched the overlay for "a:visited" and found nothing.  So does your code go in the overlay or reboot-child.css ?

This is all so confusing and I had given up on it, but since it looks like you'll at least maintain SP even if nobody takes over, I got inspired again.

And, I've been using the child theme the entire time.

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Yellow Swordfish
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Jun 11, 2018 - 2:34 am

Perhaps you may be better off placing these CSS overrides (the ones Mr Papa gave you) into the forum admin > themes > Custom CSS editing window and see if that changes things.

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Christine Baker
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Jun 11, 2018 - 2:44 am

That did it!

I had tried it earlier and pasted it with the line numbers, my eyes are falling out 🙂

Thanks!

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Yellow Swordfish
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Jun 11, 2018 - 3:18 am

That's the 'sledgehammer' approach!

Just remember that if you change SP themes or overlay then you may want to change this CSS snippet as well.

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Christine Baker
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Jun 12, 2018 - 9:30 pm

Yup, I will.  Now,  a followup question, WHERE do I change the font size for posts as well as the forum group names and descriptions and best, everything.

I've seen a lot of font code in the overlay, but should it also go into the custom css?   And what's the easiest way to make everything a little larger?

https://forum.highdesertdirt.com/  -- everything's really small.

Lots of old people in my neighborhood and I'd like it to be more like in the SP forum here.

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Mr Papa
Simi Valley, CA
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Jun 12, 2018 - 10:45 pm

you should have the tools now... 😉

using your browser, right click on the piece you want to change and click on inspect...  you will be shown the css that is controlling that piece of display... then you can take that css and copy it into the theme custom css that you just did..

for example, for the post content, you would see the styles as:

#spMainContainer .spTopicPostSection .spPostSection, #spMainContainer .spTopicPostSection .spPostSection .spPostContentSection .spPostContent p {
font-size: 1 em;
}

now you may have more styles in there than just font size (theme specific) but that is the one you want to change...  it might be specified in pt, px or em...  just increase the size until happy...

dont forget to clear browser cache...

also, if you generally want to increase the font size, you could try:

#spMainContainer {font-size: 110%;}

where you can experiment with 110%...  now that latter method may not work in all themes and may not increase everything depending on how explicit some styling is...

another option would be our font size plugin... it provides an api for each user to increase the overall font size of their forum... its remembered each time the user visits the forum... you can see it in use here at the very top of our forum where you will see three letter A... little one makes it smaller, big one makes it bigger and the middle one resets it...

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