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Finishing the CSS

From: WordPress 3: Creating and Editing Custom Themes

Video: Finishing the CSS

There is just one more thing we need to do before the styling of our page is complete and that's deal with this footer down here. So you can see that this block text kind of outside our page wrap or white div area here. Let's look in the HTML and what's going on with that footer. Now it's after the end of the page wrap, so that makes sense why it's not in this white box. It has the HTML5 tag footer and then here is the content in there. So let's get start to styling that up. It's going to be in the style that CSS file, because of course the footer will be in all of our pages and I might as well put it in this file which we'll get loaded on all pages.

Finishing the CSS

There is just one more thing we need to do before the styling of our page is complete and that's deal with this footer down here. So you can see that this block text kind of outside our page wrap or white div area here. Let's look in the HTML and what's going on with that footer. Now it's after the end of the page wrap, so that makes sense why it's not in this white box. It has the HTML5 tag footer and then here is the content in there. So let's get start to styling that up. It's going to be in the style that CSS file, because of course the footer will be in all of our pages and I might as well put it in this file which we'll get loaded on all pages.

We'll put the styling information at the way bottom where any good footer information should be. So footer. Now it's not subject to the same width, because it's outside of this. So we're going to have to set the width of our footer equal to the width of what our page wrap is, which is 800 pixels. We're going to center it with margin 0 auto. Now we don't need to give it any top padding, because it's already have been pushed down a little bit from this, but we'll give it some bottom padding.

Just push it away from the edge of the bottom of the browser window. We'll make sure that the color in the footer is white as is in the mockup and that the text is uppercase. Then the letter-spacing is just spaced out just a little bit to kind of look cool. So let's save and reload and now we have it going on pretty good there, but we need to move this over here.

So one way that I like to that is kind of split it in half. Split these two area is in half make this one on the left, this one on the right and then make sure to set this right area to text align right. So it's flesh again this right edge, just like it is in our mockup. Well, let's take a look at the HTML we have two divs in there, one with quote and one with copyright. So let's style those and say quote is half the width and float it to the left.

Copyright is half the width and float it to the right. We'll make sure that the text- alignment on that right side is to the right. We'll hit Save and reload and that's perfect there except for one little thing. Remember what we learned about when you float objects in a parent it's going to lose its height. It's going to collapse. So we don't have that push against the bottom of the browser window, because the apparent has no height. So all we have to do fix that is go into our index.html and give footer a class of group which fixes that issue specifically.

We'll hit Reload and now the apparent has that height and we can get that push away from the bottom of our browser window. So our footer is complete and styled and that was our last step in completely styling this page. Now we have everything we need to start moving on to creating the WordPress theme.

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WordPress 3: Creating and Editing Custom Themes

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  1. 6m 44s
    1. Welcome
      1m 19s
    2. Using the exercise files
      5m 25s
  2. 40m 42s
    1. Reviewing the client spec and deciding on WordPress
      6m 50s
    2. Reviewing assets and resources and creating a mood board
      8m 41s
    3. Building a home page mockup
      11m 26s
    4. Finishing the home page
      12m 27s
    5. Planning the rest of the site
      1m 18s
  3. 1h 8m
    1. Starting with a base project
      3m 6s
    2. Writing HTML code for the home page
      12m 7s
    3. Starting the CSS: Creating the header and basic style structure
      11m 28s
    4. Styling the Navigation panel
      10m 59s
    5. Styling the sidebar
      7m 55s
    6. Styling the home page, pt. 1
      8m 20s
    7. Styling the home page, pt. 2
      8m 17s
    8. Finishing the CSS
      3m 14s
    9. Moving on: One page is enough
      2m 43s
  4. 1h 56m
    1. Setting up WordPress and MAMP on a Mac
      6m 7s
    2. Setting up WordPress and WAMP on a Windows computer
      5m 38s
    3. Modifying important settings
      6m 26s
    4. Starting with a blank theme template
      4m 35s
    5. Introducing template file structure
      4m 55s
    6. Breaking up the HTML
      9m 53s
    7. Building the sidebar
      3m 54s
    8. Building the navigation
      7m 20s
    9. Showing one recent post
      4m 1s
    10. Fetching external content
      8m 23s
    11. Creating a custom home page
      3m 30s
    12. Introducing custom fields
      5m 23s
    13. Creating custom product pages
      9m 52s
    14. Creating custom category pages
      15m 39s
    15. Creating the blog home page
      5m 39s
    16. Creating a single blog entry page
      4m 15s
    17. Implementing comments
      5m 57s
    18. Finishing the home page
      4m 45s
  5. 34m 17s
    1. Will this work with WordPress?
      3m 10s
    2. Using JavaScript in themes the right way
      8m 35s
    3. Implementing something fun with JavaScript
      7m 53s
    4. Introducing plug-ins
      6m 31s
    5. Setting up security
      8m 8s
  6. 2m 7s
    1. Goodbye
      2m 7s

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