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#1 debra s

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Posted 02 June 2011 - 12:48 AM

is there a way to create a background box behind the meta text below the thumbnails? i want this to run the full width of the thumbnail and with a defined height. i know how to do this with HTML and CSS but can't figure out out to do it in the context of this plugin. i think it just needs another div class around each thumbnail. is there an easy way to mod the php?

i'd also like to limit the number of thumbnails in any given row. i've played around the CSS but no luck.

#2 Tone


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Posted 02 June 2011 - 05:18 PM

Suggest you install the plugin "Custom User CSS" which will allow you to add extra CSS to your site without editing the theme's or any other plugins' code or CSS.

Then you can add this CSS:

.tubepress_thumb {
   height: 200px;

Or whatever height you want.

dl.tubepress_meta_group {
   height: 150px;
   width: 80%;
   background: #CCCCCC;

Or whatever height, width, and background color you want. You could do a background image, setup a border, padding, margin, hover effects, yada yada.

I think everything is div'd already. Hit it with Firebug and experiment.

#3 eric


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Posted 03 June 2011 - 12:48 AM

I'd second everything Tony suggested, and only add that an alternative to the Custom User CSS plugin is Simpler CSS, which appears to be based on the former.

If you're still in need of modifying the actual HTML structure, you'll definitely want use a TubePress theme.

#4 debra s

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 06:04 PM

thanks for all the suggestions! i was able to modify the custom.css file and get it to work properly. but, will probably try out one of those plugins for further mods.