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    Scouts 4 WordPress theme and Brand Support released

    [COLOR=#000000][FONT=Verdana]Over the last few months, I have been working on a secret project with Gilwell. We are now able to launch a brand new Scouting Theme 4 WordPress, called [/FONT][B]Scouts 4 WordPress[/B][FONT=Verdana].[/FONT]
    [/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#000000][FONT=Verdana]This theme is perfect for use by all Scouting organisations, and comes with a range of features including:

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    [LIST][*]a dynamic content slider on the front page for news or other important information[*]six widgetised boxes (one specifically for Members Resources, such as programme details)[*]easy log-in access for leaders and parents[*]social media links and sharing capabilities[/LIST][FONT=Verdana][COLOR=#000000]
    [/COLOR][/FONT][COLOR=#000000][FONT=Verdana]Along with the theme itself, we have also been working on providing some branding text and images to make it even easier to set up and run your website. The images have been sized to be used with the Scouts 4 WordPress theme, but can easily be edited to other purposes.
    [/FONT][/COLOR]
    [COLOR=#000000][FONT=Verdana]On the [B]Branding Support[/B] page, you will also find a suggested website layout and what content could be included. You are not expected to reproduce this completely; the intention is that it gives you a helping hand and some text to get you started.

    Please let me know what you think!
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    [COLOR=#000000][FONT=Verdana][URL="http://www.iscout4wordpress.org.uk/themes/scouts/"]Click here to preview the Scouts 4 WordPress theme.[/URL]
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    [COLOR=#000000][FONT=Verdana][URL="http://www.iscout4wordpress.org.uk/what-we-do/branding-support/"]Click here to go to the Branding Support page.[/URL][/FONT][/COLOR]
    Chris Hawes, District Media Manager, Watford North Scout District and Watford Scouts; Group Treasurer and Webmaster, 9th North Watford Scout Group.
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    Nice Job Chris.

    My only comment (being very picky here) could the search box align with the main box below?

    I've tried poking it with Firebug quickly, but can't spot the css.style


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    [QUOTE=DonTregartha;273948]Nice Job Chris.

    My only comment (being very picky here) could the search box align with the main box below?

    I've tried poking it with Firebug quickly, but can't spot the css.style[/QUOTE]

    Things like that annoy me too - the theme looks really good! thank you
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    Great work Chris, Just been taking a look at the theme now.

    I love the new brand images which you have released, so I went ahead to try and intergrate them onto our district website. I've set them up with Wordpress Content Slide. I'm now having an issue that the drop down navigation appears behind the content slider - I notice this isn't the case on Scouts 4 Wordpress. What should I do to ensure that the navigation drop down appears infront?

    site is blaydondistrict.org.uk

    Many thanks

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    [QUOTE=Chopwell's yeti;277435]Great work Chris, Just been taking a look at the theme now.

    I love the new brand images which you have released, so I went ahead to try and intergrate them onto our district website. I've set them up with Wordpress Content Slide. I'm now having an issue that the drop down navigation appears behind the content slider - I notice this isn't the case on Scouts 4 Wordpress. What should I do to ensure that the navigation drop down appears infront?

    site is blaydondistrict.org.uk

    Many thanks[/QUOTE]

    The slideshow is set to a z-index of 1000 which means it will appear on the "top" of everything. You need to specify the z-index of your drop downs so that they have a larger value.

    I've just tested to following fix in firebug and it worked:

    if you can edit your theme files, go to wp-content/themes/[themename]/style.php and change (about line 73)

    [CODE]#page-bar li ul {
    left: -999em;
    position: absolute;
    width: 10em;
    }[/CODE]

    to

    [CODE]#page-bar li ul {
    left: -999em;
    position: absolute;
    width: 10em;
    [COLOR="#FF0000"]z-index: 1001;[/COLOR]
    }[/CODE][COLOR="Silver"]

    ------ Update --- The Following was Added within 30 Minutes of the above ---

    [/COLOR]Double-post to quickly say that the work that has gone into this theme is amazing. Also, I have found the brand guidance that ASLChris has put together very useful - big thanks!

    I LOVE the slideshow images and will have to find a way to work them into my site :)

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    This is a great theme. I have uploaded Wordpress, uploaded the theme, but can't seem to get the index page with content slider to show. Only the pages that I create.

    Help please!!

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    [url]www.1sthartfield.co.uk[/url]

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    Jack, thank you very much for your help - fixed it all now!

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    [QUOTE=NeilP;277559]This is a great theme. I have uploaded Wordpress, uploaded the theme, but can't seem to get the index page with content slider to show. Only the pages that I create.

    Help please!!

    Neil
    GSL (and temp webmaster!!)
    [URL="http://www.1sthartfield.co.uk"]www.1sthartfield.co.uk[/URL][/QUOTE]

    I think that you have set the front page to be a static page - change this in Settings > Reading.
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    I love the theme Chris!

    One question, what is meant to show in the box below the header but above the text on every page?

    Thanks
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    [QUOTE=BlisWebmaster;277718]I love the theme Chris!

    One question, what is meant to show in the box below the header but above the text on every page?

    Thanks[/QUOTE]

    You add a picture here using the Custom Fields - follow the [URL="http://www.iscout4wordpress.org.uk/themes/scouts/user-guide/"]user guide[/URL] to do this.
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    Thanks Chris, where can I find the custom fields menu?
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    [QUOTE=BlisWebmaster;277772]Thanks Chris, where can I find the custom fields menu?[/QUOTE]

    It's on the page edit page - just below the content box. If it doesn't appear, click on"screen options" at the top.
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    following on, can you turn of the custom field picture completely perchance?

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    [QUOTE=g4ghb;278345]following on, can you turn of the custom field picture completely perchance?[/QUOTE]

    Only if you edit the posts and pages PHP files to remove the code.
    Chris Hawes, District Media Manager, Watford North Scout District and Watford Scouts; Group Treasurer and Webmaster, 9th North Watford Scout Group.
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    The theme looks great - only problem with it is that once installed (on a new WP installation) users are unable to logout as we just get a blank page, and we keep getting blank pages in the admin area when updating posts or pages.
    Any suggestions?
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