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Change theme layout of header area

Posted on 2014-10-07
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http://classiquefloors.com/

We're using the cyclone slider at the top of the home page there. And the layout with that red main nav being vertical is an out-of-the-box option of the theme. Theme support will not help with our request because they don't work with doing customizations to their themes.

What the company wants is for that slider to be at the very top above both the vertical nav and the secondary (yellow) nav so it's the full width of the browser. When I try to move the slider to the top in the header.php, the vertical nav is set to fixed, so it's still over top of the slider. The theme is responsive, so just setting a top: xxpx; doesn't work - that makes the nav fluctuate bad on different browser size (sometime overlapping the slider, sometimes showing a large gap between).

Could someone help with the arrangement of the header and the correct css to get the layout they want? (And the vertical nav would no longer need to be fixed or not all of it would show.)

I'll paste a copy of the header.php code below. The css can be seen using firebug. This theme also has a custom css box in the wp-admin, so that code shows in the embedded tab when viewing the firebug css editor. (I have the slider code in the original location in the header.php file right now because I didn't want the site to look bad while trying to find a solution for this.)

<?php if ( ! isset( $_SESSION ) ) session_start(); ?>
<!DOCTYPE html>
<!--[if IE 6]>
<html id="ie6" <?php language_attributes(); ?>>
<![endif]-->
<!--[if IE 7]>
<html id="ie7" <?php language_attributes(); ?>>
<![endif]-->
<!--[if IE 8]>
<html id="ie8" <?php language_attributes(); ?>>
<![endif]-->
<!--[if !(IE 6) | !(IE 7) | !(IE 8)  ]><!-->
<html <?php language_attributes(); ?>>
<!--<![endif]-->
<head>
	<meta charset="<?php bloginfo( 'charset' ); ?>" />
	<title><?php elegant_titles(); ?></title>
	<?php elegant_description(); ?>
	<?php elegant_keywords(); ?>
	<?php elegant_canonical(); ?>

	<?php do_action( 'et_head_meta' ); ?>

	<link rel="pingback" href="<?php bloginfo('pingback_url'); ?>" />

	<?php $template_directory_uri = get_template_directory_uri(); ?>
	<!--[if lt IE 9]>
	<script src="<?php echo esc_url( $template_directory_uri . '/js/html5.js"' ); ?>" type="text/javascript"></script>
	<![endif]-->

	<script type="text/javascript">
		document.documentElement.className = 'js';
	</script>

	<?php wp_head(); ?>
</head>
<body <?php body_class(); ?>>
	<div id="page-container">
<?php
	if ( is_page_template( 'page-template-blank.php' ) ) {
		return;
	}

	$et_secondary_nav_items = et_divi_get_top_nav_items();

	$et_phone_number = $et_secondary_nav_items->phone_number;

	$et_email = $et_secondary_nav_items->email;

	$et_contact_info_defined = $et_secondary_nav_items->contact_info_defined;

	$show_header_social_icons = $et_secondary_nav_items->show_header_social_icons;

	$et_secondary_nav = $et_secondary_nav_items->secondary_nav;

	$primary_nav_class = 'et_nav_text_color_' . et_get_option( 'primary_nav_text_color', 'dark' );

	$secondary_nav_class = 'et_nav_text_color_' . et_get_option( 'secondary_nav_text_color', 'light' );

	$et_top_info_defined = $et_secondary_nav_items->top_info_defined;
?>

	<?php if ( $et_top_info_defined ) : ?>
		<div id="top-header" class="<?php echo esc_attr( $secondary_nav_class ); ?>">
			<div class="container clearfix">

			<?php if ( $et_contact_info_defined ) : ?>

				<div id="et-info">
				<?php if ( '' !== ( $et_phone_number = et_get_option( 'phone_number' ) ) ) : ?>
					<span id="et-info-phone"><?php echo esc_html( $et_phone_number ); ?></span>
				<?php endif; ?>

				<?php if ( '' !== ( $et_email = et_get_option( 'header_email' ) ) ) : ?>
					<a href="<?php echo esc_attr( 'mailto:' . $et_email ); ?>"><span id="et-info-email"><?php echo esc_html( $et_email ); ?></span></a>
				<?php endif; ?>

				<?php
				if ( true === $show_header_social_icons ) {
					get_template_part( 'includes/social_icons', 'header' );
				} ?>
				</div> <!-- #et-info -->

			<?php endif; // true === $et_contact_info_defined ?>

				<div id="et-secondary-menu">
				<?php
					if ( ! $et_contact_info_defined && true === $show_header_social_icons ) {
						get_template_part( 'includes/social_icons', 'header' );
					} else if ( $et_contact_info_defined && true === $show_header_social_icons ) {
						ob_start();

						get_template_part( 'includes/social_icons', 'header' );

						$duplicate_social_icons = ob_get_contents();

						ob_end_clean();

						printf(
							'<div class="et_duplicate_social_icons">
								%1$s
							</div>',
							$duplicate_social_icons
						);
					}

					if ( '' !== $et_secondary_nav ) {
						echo $et_secondary_nav;
					}

					et_show_cart_total();
				?>
				</div> <!-- #et-secondary-menu -->

			</div> <!-- .container -->
		</div> <!-- #top-header -->
	<?php endif; // true ==== $et_top_info_defined ?>

		<header id="main-header" class="<?php echo esc_attr( $primary_nav_class ); ?>">
			<div class="container clearfix">
			<?php
				$logo = ( $user_logo = et_get_option( 'divi_logo' ) ) && '' != $user_logo
					? $user_logo
					: $template_directory_uri . '/images/logo.png';
			?>
				<a href="<?php echo esc_url( home_url( '/' ) ); ?>">
					<img src="<?php echo esc_attr( $logo ); ?>" alt="<?php echo esc_attr( get_bloginfo( 'name' ) ); ?>" id="logo" />
				</a>

				<div id="et-top-navigation">
					<nav id="top-menu-nav">
					<?php
						$menuClass = 'nav';
						if ( 'on' == et_get_option( 'divi_disable_toptier' ) ) $menuClass .= ' et_disable_top_tier';
						$primaryNav = '';

						$primaryNav = wp_nav_menu( array( 'theme_location' => 'primary-menu', 'container' => '', 'fallback_cb' => '', 'menu_class' => $menuClass, 'menu_id' => 'top-menu', 'echo' => false ) );

						if ( '' == $primaryNav ) :
					?>
						<ul id="top-menu" class="<?php echo esc_attr( $menuClass ); ?>">
							<?php if ( 'on' == et_get_option( 'divi_home_link' ) ) { ?>
								<li <?php if ( is_home() ) echo( 'class="current_page_item"' ); ?>><a href="<?php echo esc_url( home_url( '/' ) ); ?>"><?php esc_html_e( 'Home', 'Divi' ); ?></a></li>
							<?php }; ?>

							<?php show_page_menu( $menuClass, false, false ); ?>
							<?php show_categories_menu( $menuClass, false ); ?>
						</ul>
					<?php
						else :
							echo( $primaryNav );
						endif;
					?>
					</nav>

					<?php
					if ( ! $et_top_info_defined ) {
						et_show_cart_total( array(
							'no_text' => true,
						) );
					}
					?>

					<?php if ( false !== et_get_option( 'show_search_icon', true ) ) : ?>
					<div id="et_top_search">
						<span id="et_search_icon"></span>
						<form role="search" method="get" class="et-search-form et-hidden" action="<?php echo esc_url( home_url( '/' ) ); ?>">
						<?php
							printf( '<input type="search" class="et-search-field" placeholder="%1$s" value="%2$s" name="s" title="%3$s" />',
								esc_attr_x( 'Search …', 'placeholder', 'Divi' ),
								get_search_query(),
								esc_attr_x( 'Search for:', 'label', 'Divi' )
							);
						?>
						</form>
					</div>
					<?php endif; // true === et_get_option( 'show_search_icon', false ) ?>

					<?php do_action( 'et_header_top' ); ?>
				</div> <!-- #et-top-navigation -->
			</div> <!-- .container -->
		</header> <!-- #main-header -->
<?php if (is_front_page()) { if( function_exists('cyclone_slider') ) cyclone_slider('homepage3'); } ?>
		<div id="et-main-area">

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Trying to do maintenance on something that bloated without vendor support is a challenge, but the first place you need to start is fixing the structural errors that are reported by the validator:

http://validator.w3.org/check?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fclassiquefloors.com%2F&charset=%28detect+automatically%29&doctype=Inline&group=0

If those errors are from code generated by the theme then that is a second reason to re-consider using it.  The first is the refusal to support the product.  

I suggest you look for an alternative to this theme because the authors cannot be relied on and even if it is a free theme you are overpaying.

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by:Dzynit
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Just need to close this. Can't switch themes. When I have time to get back to it, I can try working out the header arrangement and setting the css for the nav.
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