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  • # December 19, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    I am having a hard time finding certain things and figuring out how to style them in WordPress.

    I would like to find and style..

    the search bar
    the different navigation links that WP makes when I make new pages through wp.
    certain plug ins or widgets I ad.. such as "most recent post"

    What PHP file do I find these in and how do I style them with CSS?
    are they even in a separate PHP file?


    # December 19, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Check out Chris’ 3 part WordPress video series. You’ll probably find most of your answers in there.

    # December 21, 2008 at 11:47 am
    "ikthius" wrote:
    I find the best way is to look at the page/posts view source.

    there you can see the html used and see the id/classes that are used.

    then just style away into the style.css found in your theme directory


    That’s exactly how I do it.

    # December 23, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    1. The search form is editable here:
    Search Form (searchform.php) and by CSS

    2. If you mean the links wordpress adds automatically when you add a page it is listed as a list via the wp_list_pages function. Usually located in the sidebar.php file if you are using the default theme.

    3. Your plugins a lot of the time contain there own CSS file. If they haven’t come with one you can go to your website and view the HTML output source and find out what classes are attached to these plugins HTML. From there you just go into your stylesheet and add the classes and ids and style them appropiately.

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