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Maybe I panicked too soon. Your theme has the right widget areas. I was not able to insert an item because the PLUGIN is not yet updated to WordPress 5.1. The problem of “experimental – legacy” apparently refers to plugins, not to widget areas of your theme. I will inquire with the plugin vendor. Your theme is still serving me very well.
Follow-up question: I do not want to change any part of my blog, but I want to ADD a menu item. The new menu item would be Table Of Contents. That would point to the Magic Accordion display of up to 150 posts. Will that work without breaking what I have now?
Perfect! You are so fast, and I am so happy. Thank you for showing me exactly what to do. That helped very much. Thank you for a great theme.
The message from you came from noreply@… and support@…. bounces. Let me try to post enough so you can find my screenshots. This is a real issue that needs attention.
SINGLE POST SCREEN (NOT the home screen)
GOOD (old version of X Blog) acomputerwiz.com/download/Padding.jpg
BAD (new version of X Blog Pro) acomputerwiz.com/download/No_padding.jpg
The OLD way is correct. In the NEW way note that the words go all the way to the left of the white space (content) and almost touch the yellow background. There should be cell padding around the content so that there is white space all the way around between the words and the background color.
I have tried twice to post the links to my screenshots that show what I mean. Neither attempt is showing up here. Is there an email address where I can send them?
UPDATE: I discovered that if the browser (Chrome or Edge) recognizes me as the author of the post, then the headers are blue colored links. If I use incognito / in private browsing, the header text is black as I requested. The external links within the post are blue and easy to recognize. That is what I needed most.
You can put this topic to rest as far as I am concerned. I am now happy with the current status.
THANK YOU for a design that gets me many compliments on your work!
SUMMARY: After several days, I am satisfied to use the latest X Blog update and set the custom link colors to [link] = light blue; [hover] = BLACK.
All I wanted was blog posts where has the HTML DEFAULT behavior. Now we are getting closer to that goal, although I don’t know why we had to work so hard to produce default behavior.
When WP recognizes me in the browser (Chrome), the link color is standard text color which dims on hover. In an incognito window, the links are light blue and they turn to black on hover. Outside the paragraphs in a post, the headers now stay black and the SIDEBAR links are all blue. I can live with that.
I just realized that I can turn the custom link color switch OFF by unchecking the box. Now I will relax. I hope you can delete my long debugging report message.
I am trying to delete my earlier reply and do not know how to do that. It looks as if I should reinstall your previous Pro theme and again reinstall your child theme to get back to where things were. Maybe I can hand code links inside paragraphs (Gutenberg).
UPDATED REPLY — after hours of testing
To make this easier I use these conventions: normal text is BLACK. link text is BLUE. hover (highlight) is RED.
Note: items marked “red” below turn DIM RED on hover. Right effect, wrong link color before hover.
Within an individual post, you gave me just what I want: black text, blue link, red hover. Now it is time to debug a LOT of other places.
1. The SITE TITLE has its own color black. In WordPress PREVIEW MODE that turns to red on hover, back to black when the mouse leaves.
In a normal browser (Chrome, Edge), the SITE TITLE is red all the time everywhere.
Regular browsing on somebody else’s computer (not using my user ID) the SITE TITLE is also red.
In incognito browsing, the SITE TITLE is black (the color I chose for it) and it turns red on hover and black when the mouse moves away. That is all right. But in regular viewing, it is always red after that.
2. Site BLOG settings
individual post headings and “Read more” are red if I have EVER clicked on them. Incognito, they are black and “Read more” is blue.
All sidebar links I have ever clicked are red. Before I click them they are blue.
3. Single blog settings (reading ONE POST)
“Looged in as …” is red.
dates & categories under images are red if I have ever clicked on them.
“You may also like” band: post titles are black (dim on hover) and dates are blue (dim red on hover) until I have clicked on them. After that they stay red.
in incognito browsing, these items work as they should.
4. The FLOATING MENU seems to be correct in all situations: black lettering with dim (gray) on hover, back to black.
I am satisfied with the behavior in an incognito browser, but for normal browsing the color scheme is truly erratic. I look forward to some improvements.
The improvement I wanted was that INSIDE A BLOCK (paragraph) INSIDE ONE SINGLE POST the link should be blue with a red hover cover that goes back to blue when the mouse is not on the link. EVERYWHERE else, I really want to go back to the DEFAULT WP BEHAVIOR (black that turns grey on hover, back to black when the mouse moves away). Blue and red do NOT help in the footers and sidebars because readers already know that the respective items are links.
Thank you! I needed that help. It works now.
NOTE: I did not know how to do this. I just clicked on “update theme” in WordPress, and my CHILD theme disappeared. I could not customize because WP told me the directory no longer exists. I reinstalled the CHILD theme from my previous download. [I RESTORED my backup WP files.] Now Chrome browser shows the header text color the same as the custom link color. I chose BLACK header text color again, and now Edge and Chrome (incognito) do show me the black header text, but regular Chrome browser remembers who I am and shows me the BLUE (link color) header text. Of course I will live with this, so long as my customers see the black text.
Maybe there is a better way that I should have updated the theme.
I looked for this setting again and still cannot find it. I need it quite urgently!
It is great that you thought of this already. However, I CAN’T FIND IT. I have customize -> Colors -> [list]
The [list] is Classic header background color | Header Text Color | Background Color | Theme color | Use container background color | Choose container background color | Use custom content color.
I am in xblog pro child theme. Is that right?
Thank you for a great answer, easy to follow. I was cutting the images down to make them load faster. I discovered that Unsplash gives me a choice of sizes, and your answer is the key I needed.
Today I added images to my posts. (I’m learning this stuff slowly.) Without this question from Monica I would have been helpless. To me it is absolutely essential to show the POST CREATION time. That is how I cite the articles. I do not care about the post update time. Thanks Monica for showing me the workaround I needed!