Site Name Text or Font Color, Version 5.5.1

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Will someone please give an answer to this question about editing the Site Name text color in the default theme, for 5.5.1 (i.e. year 2012)?
Thanks!
Eric

ea1958
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julia replied on at Permalink Reply
julia
This is really easy in 5.5.1. Log in, go to any page, put it in edit mode, click on the block for the site name, choose edit, and now you'll have the tiny MCE toolbar available to use to change the text color and apply other styles to the site name text.
ea1958 replied on at Permalink Reply
ea1958
Hi Julia,
I think I am near it.
The Site Name does not show up as an editable block but if I go to Dashboard>System&Settings>SiteName(under the Basics heading), then a Site Name window opens and of the four icons in the upper right of that window, one is a drop down menu indicator titled Basics (when opened) and there are six editing choices in the menu.
When I select Rich Text Editor it shows me the tiny MCE toolbar but my site name is not there nor any editing window.
Can you bring me along any further?
I have C5.5.1 installed via Softaculous at Arvixe hosting.
One of my websites is broadfork.com
Thank you.
Eric
adajad replied on at Permalink Reply
adajad
If you read my answer in this post I think you will find an answer: http://www.concrete5.org/community/forums/customizing_c5/need-some-...
ea1958 replied on at Permalink Reply
ea1958
Hi adajad,
Under Global Areas in the STACKS window it says "no global areas created yet."
-e
adajad replied on at Permalink Reply
adajad
What theme are you using?
ea1958 replied on at Permalink Reply
ea1958
I haven't done anything with themes yet as I fear that they'll necessitate time in coding, time which I am relunctant to invest for my single page sites.
So... I still only have the default theme which I believe is called Plain Yogurt.
e
adajad replied on at Permalink Reply
adajad
Plain Yogurt doesn't seem to have been updated in the 5.5.1 release (don't ask me why) and might still use the deprecated scrapbook.

Go to 'Dashboard > Scrapbook > Global' and click on Edit next to "My_Site_Name". Now a TinyMCE editor will open and you can edit your sitename or add a picture.
ea1958 replied on at Permalink Reply
ea1958
Nope. No luck.
I can no longer find the Scrapbook reference in the Dashboard.
I remember changing the title font in C5.4 via that route, but this is one of the things that was supposed to get easier in 5.5!
Thanks for trying.
Maybe it will be fixed in 5.5.2, in April?
Eric
adajad replied on at Permalink Reply
adajad
Another option might be to change theme just for the font and color change, and then change back to the theme you want to use.

Personally I would pull the theme from the siteroot/concrete/themes folder and place a copy in siteroot/themes. Then I would look through the code to see what is going on in the header. Perhaps even add a global area there instead of what is used right now to easier manage it from stacks.

I explained some in this post: http://www.concrete5.org/community/forums/themes/how-to-work-with-a...
frz replied on at Permalink Reply
frz
just type "Scrapbook" into intelligent search. If its an upgraded site, it'll be there.
ea1958 replied on at Permalink Reply
ea1958
I can locate the Scrapbook on one of my upgraded sites via Intelligent Search but still no editor showing, just the opportunity to change the site name.
And I could not even find the folder for Plain Yogurt in my cPanel File Manager.
I am still reluctant to get into the code because it is not my thing, and I fear the time dump, although I know I should learn a few simple modifications.

I am waiting for a clean point-and-click theme with easily managed settings (actually not much different than Plain Yogurt), perhaps it will come from the current theme contest.
e
frz replied on at Permalink Reply
frz
Try greek yogurt. It's like plain yogurt, but more tasty.

best wishes

Franz Maruna
CEO - concrete5.org
http://about.me/frz
ea1958 replied on at Permalink Reply
ea1958
Hi Franz,
Ha ha, I know it's hard to keep it all straight. Greek Yogurt does not show up at all under Dashboard>Themes (the options are Plain Yogurt, Green Salad, and Dark Chocolate). Greek Salad is not in my upgraded site or in my fresh installs (I have four single page sites up at Arvixe), nor is it searchable in the Marketplace.
What's the best (i.e. easiest) pay-to-play theme available today? Tell me!
In said theme, would the Site Name be an editable block as Julia indicated? ...or would it be prebuilt as a Global Stack?
Regards,
Eric
frz replied on at Permalink Reply
frz
There is no greek salad here.
Greek yogurt should be in your new installs.
It's actually in your upgrades too, it just doesn't show up until you
update the database per an oversight in our upgrade concerns.

Regarding commercial themes, got me - there's no accounting for taste.
Try sorting by ratings.

best wishes

Franz Maruna
CEO - concrete5.org
http://about.me/frz
julia replied on at Permalink Reply
julia
Here's a forum thread about how to get greek yogurt to show up after you upgrade. Look for the post from me labeled best answer near the bottom.

http://www.concrete5.org/community/forums/themes/how-to-downloadins...
julia replied on at Permalink Reply
julia
Also, if you want theme suggestions, I suggest starting a new chit-chat thread about theme recommendations.
ea1958 replied on at Permalink Reply
ea1958
right, new thread then
ea1958 replied on at Permalink Reply
ea1958
Ok, I said it right the first two times, then inadvertantly mixed the names.
Still, in the C5.5.1 compatible themes, in the Marketplace, is the Site Name usually an editable block, or a editable prebuilt Global Stack?
Is that part of C5 theme standards?
Thanks,
Eric
frz replied on at Permalink Reply
frz
we've been urging theme developers to use global areas for things like
site name and standard nav since the release of 5.5

best wishes

Franz Maruna
CEO - concrete5.org
http://about.me/frz
ea1958 replied on at Permalink Reply
ea1958
cool!
I just started a new thread, hopefully a developer who has taken the suggestion to heart will respond there.
thank you,
e
DavidLLewis replied on at Permalink Reply
Hi Franz,

The problem with Greek Yogurt though is that when I set the background's colour to white to get an overall white effect there is still a blurring on the side of the page which spoils it.

This was not the case with Plain Yogurt. I have just added two new sites with Concrete5 and can't get the same 'clean' white effect. Otherwise I can see the benefits of Greek over Plain.

As a matter of info. posted elsewhere in the forums, I could not upload a logo for the Site Name with Plain Yogurt with 5.5 or align the Autonav horizontally. That's why I switched to Greek Yogurt.

Now I'm hungry!

Otherwise fantastic to be with Concrete5 after so many efforts with other providers.

Best regards,,

David
SpencerC replied on at Permalink Reply
SpencerC
To remove the shadow do the below on the main.css file. BUT FIRST make a copy of your theme and place it in the folder "site_name"/themes. Now work on the greek_yogurt files in that folder. And make sure to activate it in the Dashboard.

From this:
div#main-container {
   margin-top: 0;
   margin-bottom: 0;
   box-shadow: 2px 0 8px 0 #b2b9c1;
}


remove the line:
box-shadow: 2px 0 8px 0 #b2b9c1;


Then re-upload your file.

Best,
Spencer
ea1958 replied on at Permalink Reply
ea1958
Yeah!
I finally got back into FTP'ing using an App installed on my iPad, and was able to install Greek Yogurt.
Don't know why I was blocked up about that.
Regards,
Eric