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Reply To: Way To Make Theme Overall Wider?

#410
Jason Bobich
Keymaster

Hello,

This will be a CSS customization you’ll need to make to the theme. Although this will be a little easier in the next framework update (see here), right now to do exactly what you’re asking is going to be quite difficult. However, simply adjusting the overall width and letting everything inside adjust will be much easier.

For CSS changes, it’s a good idea to use a tool like firebug or Google Chrome’s built-in developer tools to locate them and then put the edits either in your child theme or in the “Custom CSS” option on your theme options page.

Also, here’s a helpful tutorial on how to use Firebug – http://vimeo.com/20917974. The only thing I’d suggest not doing is actually making edits to the theme’s CSS files, as it shows at the end of that video. However, the video serves as a good introduction to Firebug and how it can be used to find what CSS is effecting certain areas of your site without ever digging around in any files.

#top #branding .content {
	max-width: 940px;
}
#main .main-content,
#featured_below .featured_below-content,
#featured .featured-inner {
	max-width: 960px;
}
#colophon .footer_content,
#colophon #footer_sub_content,
#colophon .footer-below  {
	max-width: 920px;
}

Note: After doing this you may start noticing the theme’s image crop sizes are too small and you may need to finagle with that. — http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/theme-blvd-image-sizes/