We’re having some problems with the new @soc_imagination site. Are any technically skilled readers able and willing to help?

As you’ve probably noticed, we redesigned the site using a new WordPress theme which will fit the site more effectively as we become more image heavy and expand the number of our daily posts. However there’s two problems which we’re struggling to fix:

  • The logo and the background on the sidebar don’t match. I’ve used an online tool to determine the precise colour of the logo. I’ve set the background to this. On my office PC, it matches. On my personal MacBook Air, it doesn’t. I’ve repeated the process the other way round, picking the colour on my laptop, only to find the mismatch now holds the other way round. What on earth is going on?
  • The new theme removes WordPress bylines and I’m trying to restore them. We’ve had lots of different people post on the site and we need to ensure that it’s clear to the reader who has written what. I’ve worked out how to reinsert author bylines with CSS by modifying single.php but my incredibly meagre CSS skills don’t stretch as far as working out how to incorporate them into the design of the theme itself. At present, I can get the byline included as a line of text at the very top of the screen but ideally I want them as ‘by [author]’ below the post title and above the main body of the post.

Any help would be much appreciated! I’ve now spent at least a day over the past week on changing the site, something which I initially thought would take a couple of hours maximum. I’m on the verge of giving up and just reverting back to the old theme.


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  1. 1. Not 100% sure but my guess would be that your Mac and Windows devices are using different colour spaces (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_space) from each other – meaning that the hex number within each points to a different colour. Quick and dirty solution would be to set the logo background to transparent.

    2. My own CSS knowledge is pretty lacking but I think you want to edit content-single rather than single. Single calls the_content but within content-single you can customise what this is. Look for the_title and underneath add “by ” (might need to add ‘s to fix the formatting).

  2. Apologies – wordpress removed the code from the comment. After by you want to add the_author_posts_link() within the usual php tags.

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