2 questions please

Travel Forums System Talk 2 questions please

1. Posted by SirGaw (Budding Member 45 posts) 15w Star this if you like it!

Hi all still trying to get my aging head around this site.

1. Links on the page - I want to be able to hyperlink so readers can gather more information on a site/whatever I have visited. A recent blog I had a very unwieldy web page - http://vanmieu.gov.vn/en/foreword-F2B1C5D740CE52C3ACD277655DB1AD0E.html and that is how it appeared in the blog. Ideally I'd like it to show 'Temple of Literature' underlined and hyperlinked and even include 'opens in another page' as a way of alerting viewers that it is another site.

2. OK yes I am learning - the blogs I've put up so far (4) are quite narrow on the page using supplied template. Is there a way that the page can be made wider.

Thanks in advance

Still a newbie David

2. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 659 posts) 15w Star this if you like it!

Quoting SirGaw

Hi all still trying to get my aging head around this site.

1. Links on the page - I want to be able to hyperlink so readers can gather more information on a site/whatever I have visited. A recent blog I had a very unwieldy web page - http://vanmieu.gov.vn/en/foreword-F2B1C5D740CE52C3ACD277655DB1AD0E.html and that is how it appeared in the blog. Ideally I'd like it to show 'Temple of Literature' underlined and hyperlinked and even include 'opens in another page' as a way of alerting viewers that it is another site.

In the row of icons at the top of the frame in which you write your blog is one that looks like a green globe with binoculars! If you click on that a dialogue box will open where you can insert a hyperlink. What I do is first write the text as I want it to appear, in your example 'Temple of Literature', highlight it with the cursor and then click on that icon. In the dialogue box insert the link itself and it will then appear as you describe. :)

Quoting SirGaw

2. OK yes I am learning - the blogs I've put up so far (4) are quite narrow on the page using supplied template. Is there a way that the page can be made wider.

Thanks in advance

Still a newbie David

That is possible but harder to do and to describe. I did it but only with the help of a fellow member who knows enough about coding to help me customise the template. I'm now not sure how I did it, but hopefully someone else will step in here to assist you!

3. Posted by SirGaw (Budding Member 45 posts) 15w Star this if you like it!

Thanks Toon and as a test Temple of Literature I hope someone can help with the width of page.

Thanks again

4. Posted by SirGaw (Budding Member 45 posts) 15w Star this if you like it!

Test worked - thanks again

5. Posted by Kathrin_E (Travel Guru 336 posts) 15w Star this if you like it!

I don't think that the width of the text can actually be changed within the template (or maybe it can and I just don't know it?), but there are other templates which are notably wider. Changing template will help.
Try, for example, the one called "postcard". Looks like this: https://karlsruhedaytrips.travellerspoint.com/ (shameless self-promotion ;)).

[ Edit: Edited on 31-May-2018, at 03:47 by Kathrin_E ]

6. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 659 posts) 15w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Kathrin_E

I don't think that the width of the text can actually be changed within the template (or maybe it can and I just don't know it?)

It can, I have done it - I just don't remember how Someone here showed me how to customise something in the template that fixes the width and now I just reuse that code if I create a new blog, but as they showed me several changes (e.g. I have the tabs at the top rather than the side) I'm not sure where in all the code this specific piece is, and I don't want to direct anyone wrongly. It could be this:

/* CONTENT AREA
The large left hand block where all the entries are shown

  • /

#blogcontent {
width: 755px;
padding: 10px 10px;
position: relative;
z-index: 1;
float: left;

But I may be wrong. See what width is there at the moment and if it's different, that looks promising. You could try experimenting but please copy and paste all of the current template into a word document before you make any changes, so you can easily restore it!

7. Posted by SirGaw (Budding Member 45 posts) 15w Star this if you like it!

Thanks again.

Katherin E Problem with width solved by switching to the postcard design - don't worry, that's not 'shameless self publication' in this case its called education.

Toonsarah - looks like a challenge to change width. I think I'll just leave at the postcard type for the time being.

Again thanks to everyone.

David