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New user: First Permalink on page not Working

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  • Started 3 years ago by Solomon
  • Latest reply from helgatheviking
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  1. Hi all,

    First, a little about me: I've been blogging on Movable Type for about 7 years now but am resolved on making the jump to Wordpress. My goal is to port my (highly custom) current theme over to WP using the Thematic framework. It's a bit daunting. I'm not a programmer, though I've become pretty good with basic HTML and CSS. PHP is still mostly Greek to me, though I'm picking it up now by necessity. I'm finding the WP templating system to be pretty daunting.

    Why switch? Over the years, my MT install has picked up some weirdness that's beyond my ability to diagnose (something in the javascript I think), and the fact is that the MT community is pretty dead (at least in the US). I want in on all the brains and output of the people doing WP these days. No sense in continuing down a road with an uncertain future. Why Thematic? Well, from what I understand this is one of the most popular and all-purpose frameworks out there. So here I am. Ideally, I would like to do things right so I will have a child theme others can also use.

    I expect to have a fair number of questions as I go along, though I promise to search first for solutions, and I thank you all in advance for this resource.

    First question! I'm working along and I see that the top post on my home page has no permalink. That is, I believe it exists, but the title is not clickable, unlike the rest of the posts on the page. I thought it might just be a glitch with the default "Hello World!" post, so I deleted it, but sure eneough, the next one in line simply becomes unclickable when it moves into first position. View Source shows a perfectly valid link.

    Note that I also wanted my single page title to be clickable as well (it looks to me like it isn't be default -- that is, you click to the permalink, and I also want the title on THAT page to be a link (to itself), I just find this convenient), so I added a child override function to change that, and sure enough, though View Source shows the title with the correct a href code, the title is unclickable.

    I'm kind of flummoxed on this one and am not even sure where to look for the trouble. Any ideas? Is there anything in my css that could result in such a thing? Something else? I don't even know what direction to look. I'm working on the hard drive right now so I can't send you to see it yourself.

    Thanks to anyone for advice!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. Hi,

    Can you provide a link to the site that youre hving issues with?

    -Gene

    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. I'm working off my hard drive, but here's an uploaded test bed:
    http://www.solomonia.com/wp/

    Thank you!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  4. CSS issue. the header div which has a z-index of 2, is therefore laying 'over' the #main div that you've given a negative margin to.

    get rid of the negative margin on #main. then reduce the padding on #branding.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  5. Thank you! Spot on!

    (I'll inevitably be back, however. :)

    Posted 3 years ago #
  6. don't forget to mark this thread as resolved.

    Posted 3 years ago #

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