Hello all - newbie to RapidWeaver, although I used to be good at webstuff. But it was a few years ago and a few things have atrophied. I have done a search and can’t quite find the answer I’m after.
After a couple of weeks of playing around in various offline webdev systems, I settled on RapidWeaver for its combo of access-to-code plus nice-shiny-themes plus proper web design stuff like “only upload changed files”.
Affero theme (freebie version) seemed to have what I’m looking for in my fairly simple (currently) website for my farmer’s market business AND (separate) writing/editing/proofreading business - left-hand-nav menu plus a range of options for images, blogging, and suchlike.
I’ve managed to work out how to control most things in the theme, I think, but I’m still stuck on a few bits.
- I would like to add social media icons (FB, Twitter, and Instagram at the moment) to a static page. The sidebar or the footer would be ideal.
However, the sidebar content seems to be variable depending on what sort of other page is open, and the footer seems to be entirely static on “word I set” and “contact me with email details populated from the Mac somewhere”.
I’m downloading a couple of the social media stacks, but I’m at a loss as to how I can add these neatly to every page (including those with pre-set setup like the photos and blog pages, where I have little option to add more text).
(Maybe the “HTML” styled option in the sidebar is what I’m after? Unsure).
- The blog page (which I’m re-naming to “articles”) has the option for “summary” and “body”, and for the blog entries to have a permalink - which I assume to mean “their own page”. So far so good. I’ve edited the existing blog posts and added a couple more, for test purposes.
When I go into “Preview”, I’m expecting the blog entries to behave as they would for real. However, clicking “Read More”, or the blog title itself, has no effect at all.
Will this work as expected once it’s published to a live server?
- I exported the site to a local folder and tried to open in Chrome/Firefox, but I got a completely unstyled site, which was a nasty surprise, but I assume I might need a full webserver to see everything I need (?). I haven’t published to my website host yet because I have limited bandwidth to play with and want things reasonably settled before that first big upload.
Will this play as expected once fully published, or should everything behave precisely as the true website will in “Preview”? If so, am I missing something in the blog page design in Affero?
Sorry for the newbie questions. I’m currently pretty pleased with the program on the whole, given I used to hack my CSS by hand and so retain some serious control-freak tendencies. Combine these with serious lack of time and the actual graphic design ability of a deranged ant, and you see my difficulties .