what do you mean it is not wordpress? It absolutely is on wordpress, that is just a template within wordpress. Are you telling me people can do this with the socrates theme but it cannot be done with catalyst and the dynamic theme and this be a template? CSS is CSS and HTML is html any way you slice is my understanding. It's a simple .php template and then the html added to it. Thanks any way.
Last edited by cynthiamittel; 04-19-2012 at 09:56 PM.
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What do you mean by “on wordpress”? Maybe I’m blind but look at the source code on the page and show me where it says WordPress or Catalyst or Dynamik. If all you did was upload an html file into some WordPress directory there is no way WordPress or Catalyst or Dynamik will know what to do with it until you tell it. Just as one example the CSS. I see only one CSS file in your source code which goes nowhere near WordPress or Catalyst or Dynamik and is in fact a broken link.
Of course you can do this sort of thing with Catalyst. For instance using the tools already recommended. Another way is to use one of the Blank Templates. You can search the forums on the subject but here are a couple of places you might start:
it is wordpress
that is simply a page and it is on a wordpress site. A template. You are looking at the code for the page not the overall site. I think I know what it is built on and the theme that is used, no disrespect.
From what I can tell you're doing as justme pointed out, just adding an html document to a directory in your WordPress installation. The reason I say this is because the url you provided ends in .html which is not normal for "regular" WP pages and, as justme pointed out, your source code is completely void of WordPress/Catalyst traces. So with this setup there is no way for WordPress or Catalyst to know anything about this page and therefore unable to manipulate it via CSS.
If you want to create a landing page in Catalyst there are two ideal procedures...
The first is to use the catalyst_landing_page Custom Layout:
This allows you to still utilize the WordPress Editor while still removing things like the Header, Navbars, Footer, etc...
The second is to use the Blank Canvas Page Template provided by Catalyst as explained in this thread:
This gives you full control over the content (you can pretty much copy/paste in any HTML content) while still keeping WordPress and Catalyst "involved".
You can learn more about these different Catalyst Page Templates here:
the html on the end of my pages is from a WP plugin. What I have now attempted to do with no success as of yet is try to follow the pieces from the post Mike Johnson did some time ago. i went to advanced options - created a custom layout - squeeze with no sidebar. I then went to the custom hook boxes and put in squeeze for the name and then selected the squeeze layout. For the hook I picked catalyst_hook_blank_canvas. This is where what MJ did was not real clear but based on what I understood he did I copied and pasted all of the html code that when looked at in DW and viewing it in a browser looked exactly as I want it to into the box on the custom hook boxes page. At one time I had the custom css in the custom css and it did not show up so I have since deleted it from there. I did create a link in the html that links to css on the server <head><link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" link to site and then to folder => - /squeeze/css/style.css" media="all" /> At this point I then went back to all my pages and opened up the squeeze page and under layout went with squeeze - page attributes - no parent - template Blank Canvas. Updated it - viewed page and all the content is there but no cigar (no css -graphics) not sure what I am missing or where it went wrong. thanks
It sounds like you might be close, but it's really hard to help troubleshoot something like that without either a link to the site or even better, in this case, access to your WP Dashboard. If you'd like me to take a look I can, just email me your WordPress login info and I'll see what I can figure out.
Eric did you get the information? It was sent about 45 minutes ago. thanks