How to change the width of acquia theme?

How to change the width of acquia theme?

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marcomsousa
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How to change the width of acquia theme?

How to change the width of acquia theme?

The theme is with fixed witdh, and i can't configure the width in Drupal UI.

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Assuming you're referring to the Acquia Marina theme it is not something that can be set through the user interface. To create a version that is able to change widths you could either create a sub theme (explained a bit here: http://drupal.org/node/225125). Another alternative would be to download the Acquia Marina theme separately and install it at /sites/all/themes before modifying it. By doing this you will prevent a future Acquia Drupal update from overwriting your changes.

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Josh
Acquia Technical Assistance Center

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Josh
Acquia Client Advisory Team

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christine
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Do you know that the forum doesn't fit in the 3 column display?

The individual forum posts are fine, but on the main forum page the listing of forums displays below the sidebar blocks.

Is there an easy way to fix that? I was using Garland before and it fit there.

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christine
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I just noticed that the blog text / comment entry box also is below the side bars, but the blog entry displays properly.

Joshua Brauer's picture
joshua
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HI Christine,

Can you give a little more information about the way your blocks are setup? By default the forum listing should fit in the three-column display and not be too wide. Here's a screenshot from a site using the theme.

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Josh
Acquia Technical Assistance Center

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Josh
Acquia Client Advisory Team

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christine
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Josh, that's odd, here's a link: http://trado.info/forum

I don't recall doing anything but adding blocks.

And I also noticed that there's no, I'm blank on the word, at the top of the forum posts should be the path, like forum > subforum so that you know where you are and you can go back to reading other posts. It's missing here too.

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christine
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Thanks Brenda, breadcrumbs, that worked.

But the width definitely isn't working and it was so hard to post comments(affected blogs too), I went back to Garland. I am attaching a screenshot.

Coinincidentally, I had someone write today:

"I have seen that Acquia Marina theme not looking too good on a couple of sites. It doesn't always expand to the proper width."

So apparently some others are having the same problem. I really would like to use it if it can be fixed.

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christine
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Josh, you are correct. I disabled Advanced Forum and it displayed properly.

However, the themes (and possibly other) screens also don't fit (Advanced Forum disabled), so I'm attaching another screenshot.

When I first installed Drupal a few weeks ago I was thrilled to find Advanced Forum and while I can't remember the details, I thought it was an absolute MUST HAVE.

I also don't care for having TWO sidebars AND the forums on the same screen, I'd much prefer having only the left sidebar on all forum pages. The forums do not look good when the descriptions contain only a few words per line. (attached the screenshot)

The way you have it set up here looks a lot better.

Does it require advanced skills to modify Drupal to use only the left sidebar?

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carter
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All great information, but still there is the unanswered original question:

How can I change the width of the content area, since various stories, as well as blocks with graphics, don't fit, and thus drop down below the blocks defining the sidebars?

I'me set up a subtheme--great suggestion! Very happy to learn about them--to replace my copy-with-changed-name Acquia_marina, but I don't know where to find the CSS or place in the templates to change that elusive center content size!

Thanks,

Steve Carter

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michel.astrelin
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Hi Stephen

I think you can change width of the content area by using options in user interface. contact me if you want more details.
Regards
M.A.

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submitarticles08
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..thanks for the screenshot

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brenda.boggs
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Hi Christine,

Are you still having issues with the width? It looks good over here, on FF3.

The word you're thinking of is breadcrumbs. :) For the Acquia Marina theme, you can turn these on by navigation to Administer -> Site building -> Themes and clicking "Configure" on the right of the theme. There should be an option labeled "Breadcrumb" under the "General Settings" area.

Hope that helps!

Brenda Boggs
Acquia Technical Assistance Center

Brenda Boggs
Acquia Client Advisory Team

Joshua Brauer's picture
joshua
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Hi Christine,

This looks like a conflict between the theme and Advanced Forum. Thanks for the screenshot and we'll get a bug filed. If you could confirm that you're using advanced forum module?

Thanks,
Josh
Acquia Technical Assistance Center

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Josh
Acquia Client Advisory Team

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joshua
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Hi Christine,

I didn't see a screen shot on this latest post.

In short you can change the blocks by going to admin/build/blocks and choosing to put all the blocks on one side or the other. (In Acquia Marina the sides are called Sidebar First and Sidebar Last in some other themes they are Sidebar RIght/Letft etc). You can also follow the "configure" link for any block, say those in the right side bar, and set them to display only on the page or to exclude their display on the forums/* pages so they will appear in other portions of the site but not on the forums.

Advanced forum is a really nice way of making forums look better generally. With the Acquia Marina theme it incorporates many of the same ideas making it less of a necessity to have it as a standalone module.

Thanks,
Josh
Acquia Technical Assistance Center

Thanks,
Josh
Acquia Client Advisory Team