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Styling the confirmation messages.

  1. I copied the following CSS from an earlier post (http://www.gravityhelp.com/forums/topic/confirmation-box-styling-vanished-in-16312) and entered it in my custom CSS. There was absolutely no change to my notification messages:

    [css]
    body #gforms_confirmation_message {
        background-color: #FFFAC6;
        border: 1px solid #E6DB55;
       margin: 10px auto;
       padding: 30px 10px;
       width: 90%;
        font-size: 1.4em;
       color: #222;
       text-align: center
    	}

    Form is at http://writerscelebratewriters.com/submit-a-memoir/, and the introductory text is a confirmation message built in to the form. I'm using Headway.

    Posted 7 years ago on Tuesday August 28, 2012 | Permalink
  2. David Peralty
    Administrator

    Before I give any advice, I just need to make sure of some things because you are using different terminology.

    The text you are looking to change is on that submit a memoir page? Which text should I be looking at? I am not going to register on your site unless you tell me to because the confirmation text that is discussed in the link you sent me is what is shown after a form is submitted.

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday August 29, 2012 | Permalink
  3. OK. I'm sorry for any confusion. I have been working on it and an earlier post to the forum that I made I have since resolved on my own. But what I'm trying to change is the confirmation message(s) that appear AFTER someone succeeds at what they were trying to do. For example: http://awesomescreenshot.com/009efsi7d

    I can't seem to find the others, but there is one that confirms they have successfully submitted the memoir. It would be nice if it stood out from the rest of the text.
    I have another thread here: http://www.gravityhelp.com/forums/topic/need-help-with-form-to-post-authors-bio-custom-field-conditional-description. And I included a login combo. I have solved most of this-- well enough.

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday August 29, 2012 | Permalink
  4. David Peralty
    Administrator

    Okay, can you add:

    #gforms_confirmation_message {
    background: #ff0000;
    }

    To your theme's style.css file please? I want to make sure it is pulling in style changes fine. If the background changes to red, then you should be good to add the rest of your styles like you've listed above, as I don't currently see those styles listed when I inspect the confirmation message with Google Chrome.

    If you are running a caching plugin, please clear the cache between CSS changes.

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday August 29, 2012 | Permalink
  5. I just added it, David. And I published your "post." Is there a way to style the Author's Bio part of the post? I don't see where the target would be.

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday August 29, 2012 | Permalink
  6. And, BTW, I never got notice of your reply even though I'm subscribed to this thread. I just chanced upon it because I received notification of your submission.

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday August 29, 2012 | Permalink
  7. David Peralty
    Administrator

    I'm not seeing that style added to your theme's style sheet. Which file are you editing? Looks like you might need to contact the folks at Headway to see where you need to make stylesheet changes as the file being pulled:

    http://writerscelebratewriters.com/wp-content/uploads/headway/cache/general-5f40c1e.css?ver=3.4.1

    Doesn't have the style I asked you to add.

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday August 29, 2012 | Permalink
  8. David Peralty
    Administrator

    As for the forum replies, bbpress sometimes bugs out and doesn't send update notifications. It is a well known issue that we hope to rectify in the near future.

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday August 29, 2012 | Permalink
  9. http://awesomescreenshot.com/0f9ehm656
    I added it here in the Live CSS that Headway offers. It's where I add all my CSS. I don't know why it wouldn't show up.

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday August 29, 2012 | Permalink
  10. Would I have the same-- or even worse--problem trying to style the Author's Bio section of the post?

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday August 29, 2012 | Permalink
  11. David Peralty
    Administrator

    Can you contact them and ask where that CSS should be saved, and why it wouldn't show up? Once we solve that problem, styling anything and everything should be reasonably easy.

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday August 29, 2012 | Permalink
  12. OK. I just posted at Headway. I'll let you know if I hear back.

    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday August 29, 2012 | Permalink
  13. Please try it now. The only response I got back is from a fellow member, not staff. But she picked up that I had used a parenthesis instead of an opening bracket for the only other rule I have entered. I know pesky little details like that can have repercussions beyond the obvious. I have correcte it now. So the entirety of what's there is this:

    [css]
    body.custom div.wrapper {width: 1000px;}
    
    #gforms_confirmation_message {background: #ff0000;}
    Posted 7 years ago on Wednesday August 29, 2012 | Permalink