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phpList layout will not change

Posted on 2009-05-07
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Hi There,
I am using PHPlist for a newsletter subscription used here:

http://rileyburnett.com/newsletter

I am having troubles changing the layout of this page.  I have added the header and footer form the admin panel configuration section, but for some reason I cannot change the position of the text and make the background of the main frame, white for example.

Can someone please help me?

I have tried added in div tags and adding to the css, but it doesn't register.

I hope someone can help me solve this.  

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Question by:Amanda Watson
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by:mharfouch
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you have defined any classes or id's for css according to your source code.

try putting the cell you want with text alignment and a white background table class="main"

and in your css file make a #main{text-align:"center";background-color:"#fff";}
and it should work.
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by:Amanda Watson
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Yep, your suggestion should work.
I have discovered a problem though!
Whenever I edit the header or footer within the configure section of the admin panel, nothing is getting added!!

You can see what I have added as the header in the attached code, but when you go to this page http://rileyburnett.com/newsletter/ and view the source, its not the same.

I have tried editing header.inc from within the config folder here http://rileyburnett.com/newsletter/config/header.inc  but again nothing is changing.

I have checked my file permissions on the folders in config and they are writable.  What is going wrong?  I was able to make some changes (as you can see I was able to add my own header)  but now I can't make any.  



<link href="styles/phplist.css" type="text/css" rel="stylesheet">
</head>
<body bgcolor="#ffffff">
<a name="top"></a>
<div align=center>
<table class="main" cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width=710 border=0>
 
<tr>
<td bgcolor="#000000" rowspan=3><img height=1 alt="" src="images/transparent.png" width=1 border=0></td>
<td bgcolor="#000000"><img height=1 alt="" src="images/transparent.png" width=708 border=0></td>
<td bgcolor="#000000" rowspan=3><img height=1 alt="" src="images/transparent.png" width=1 border=0></td>
</tr>
 
<tr valign="top">
<td>
<!--TOP TABLE starts-->
<table class="main" width="708" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0">
  <tr>
    <td><img src="images/header.jpg" width="729" height="95" /></td> 
  </tr>
</table>
<div id="content">

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by:mharfouch
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You dont have a footer in your html code...You haven't defined your header either. Your header is here
<img src="images/header.jpg" width="729" height="95"
it is just a basic rip from your ftp server of the image, so when you change it from the admin panel it wont change because it is not a defined field.

Same problem for the footer.
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by:Amanda Watson
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Ok, I need further explanation here.....

What can I add in the defined header and footer code to get this to work.
Why isn' t it reading what I have entered in the config section?
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by:Amanda Watson
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Do you think upgrading to the latest version would help?

I don't understand why updating my header and footer doesn't work
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I needed to change the header and footer in the subscribe page, not the main config page
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