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Can someone please tell me how can i change the width of my pages as they are too narrow.

Thanks

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Fxxxx replied on at Permalink Reply
Fxxxx
You should install another theme...
Or maybe you should change the css file in the theme directory
poolqwizrd replied on at Permalink Reply
Hi Fxxx

Im completely new to this and cant see where all these codes are that everyone keeps suggesting to change
Steevb replied on at Permalink Reply
Steevb
Probably change your CSS file.

Which theme are you using?
poolqwizrd replied on at Permalink Reply
plain yoghurt, i dont know how to. im using 5.3.3 as i dont even know how to update
Steevb replied on at Permalink Reply
Steevb
Look for this line (14) in the main CSS and change width:

/* Page Structure / Navigation */
#page{ width:800px; margin:auto; text-align:left }


Does dashboard not tell you to update?
poolqwizrd replied on at Permalink Reply
i dont know where main css file is and yeh it doesnt but will do that when im more up on things
Steevb replied on at Permalink Reply
Steevb
R U doing this on your computer or on a server?
poolqwizrd replied on at Permalink Reply
on my pc im changing a site for work that a "web design" company did
Steevb replied on at Permalink Reply
Steevb
Find the C5 install (xamp-htdocs) in the 'concrete' folder find themes, in themes find default theme, in there find 'main.css'.

I think thats right?
admin replied on at Permalink Reply
i've changed that width parameter in the main css file but it didn't seem to do anything.
osgmal replied on at Permalink Reply
http://sitename.com/themes/core/main.css orhttp://sitename.com/concrete/themes/core/main.css... you should find it here!

set it to 960px width that is best for most modern browsers
trankgrappa replied on at Permalink Reply
hi
i have the same problem with changing the width of the page (to 1000pixel).
tried this:
/* Page Structure / Navigation */
#page{ width:800px; margin:auto; text-align:left }

but the width didn't change ...
question: what did i do wrong?
or, anyone with another idea out there?

tnx in advance
poolqwizrd replied on at Permalink Reply
thanks everyone, the prob i have is the fact i dont have access to the main installation of c5 as it was set up by a web design co with my work, is there any other way to change width by inserting code or something
osgmal replied on at Permalink Reply
Well logically looking at C5, and only just downloaded it myself, you should be able to go to dashboard>Themes>edit Current theme>Add CSS> then add the css override there.

But I've just done that on a test site I've installed with the greek template but can't figure out where it injects the CSS override, maybe a Grand Master of C5 should be able to answer the reason for CSS override in the Admin area and what it does...

So unless the Add CSS injects CSS stlye outputs to the HTML page
like the following:
<style>
... CSS override code here..
</style>
I think you need to have access to the CSS file to change it via FTP