Solved

Change module font type in joomla

Posted on 2010-08-31
13
901 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
Hi, i would like to change my font color in one of the joomlas modules

mod_latestnews.

The list of the latest articles is grey, and the font is too small. Can i change the color and the font size somehow?
Is there a possibility to adjust the dinstance between two lines in this list?
0
Comment
Question by:Patricck
  • 6
  • 5
  • 2
13 Comments
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:Eternal_Student
ID: 33566289
I presume that joomla has its' own stylesheet where you can edit  these styles. You need to identify where that CSS appears in the code. You can do this with Firebug, it is an add on for FireFox and you can get it here:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1843/

Once you identify where those styles appear you then need to change  the font-size, color and letter-spacing.
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:Eternal_Student
ID: 33566295
By the way firebug can be used by right clicking on the element in your browser and then from the menu choosing to "Inspect Element"
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:Dean OBrien
ID: 33567407
The module sets the list to have a class called 'latestnews', I cant find any reference to this class anywheere in the Joomla files.

That being the case you should first of all define the class in the relevant template you have assigned:
Joomla -> templates -> (TEMPLATE_NAME) -> styles -> template.css

Or if that doesnt work, the other way to make your change (not encouraged), would be to access the PHP file in the module which writes the infomation to the screen.

Joomla -> modules -> mod_latestnews -> tmpl -> default.php

Where you see this line:
<ul class="latestnews<?php echo $params->get('moduleclass_sfx'); ?>">

Add your own direct style:
<ul style="color:#f00;" class="latestnews<?php echo $params->get('moduleclass_sfx'); ?>">

That should override any other settings.

Easynow
0
Free Tool: Subnet Calculator

The subnet calculator helps you design networks by taking an IP address and network mask and returning information such as network, broadcast address, and host range.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:Patricck
ID: 33567616
Hi easynow,

i have edited the php file, but it did not do the trick, the lines appear as a normal link, with grey color.
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:Dean OBrien
ID: 33567788
Can you post a link to the live page?
0
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
Dean OBrien earned 500 total points
ID: 33567816
Instead of editing the <UL> line, edit this one:

<a href="<?php echo $item->link; ?>" class="latestnews<?php echo $params->get('moduleclass_sfx'); ?>">

to:

<a style="color:#f00;" href="<?php echo $item->link; ?>" class="latestnews<?php echo $params->get('moduleclass_sfx'); ?>">
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:Patricck
ID: 33568213
Hi,
thanks. This is working. And how can i put more options into this line?
font type.. size...

thanks very much
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:Dean OBrien
ID: 33568241
You can add any CSS you like into the style="" section.

For example:
style="font-size:16pt"

See here for more info:
http://www.w3schools.com/css/pr_font_font-size.asp

Easynow
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:Patricck
ID: 33568261
and how to divide font-size and color in the "" ?
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:Dean OBrien
ID: 33568285
use a semi colon ; after each declaration, i.e.

style="font-size:16pt;color:#f00"
0
 
LVL 3

Author Closing Comment

by:Patricck
ID: 33568318
That did the trick,

thanks
0
 
LVL 12

Expert Comment

by:Dean OBrien
ID: 33568368
No probs, thanks for points
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:Patricck
ID: 33575377
You are welcome,

this was not in the question, but i have not tested it.. so there is one more thing. I have configured line height for dividing different posts with more space. But when the name of the post is more than one line.. there is also space. Is it possible to divide just the posts, and not all the lines?

It would be great if you could answer me,

Thanks anyway for the help
best regards
Patrik
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

CSS3 Custom checkboxes This article shows how to style the checkbox form element using only CSS. Works in: Chrome, FF, Safari, Opera, IE9+ Uses modernizr.js to check for :checked pseudo class, falling back to plain old checkboxes (IE8 and bel…
SASS allows you to treat your CSS code in a more OOP way. Let's have a look on how you can structure your code in order for it to be easily maintained and reused.
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to define a gradient in CSS. Create a new HTML document with an internal stylesheet.: Create a div in CSS and name it Gradient. Define the background as "linear-gradient(to right, #ee3668, black)". Ensure you …
The viewer will receive an overview of the basics of CSS showing inline styles. In the head tags set up your style tags: (CODE) Reference the nav tag and set your properties.: (CODE) Set the reference for the UL element and styles for it to ensu…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question