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Radio Buttons not visible in chrome

Posted on 2015-02-15
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I have pages where radio buttons do not show in Chrome but they do in FireFox.

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Also, select dropdown is odd in Chrome.

Here is applicable html for radio:

Would you like us to contact you about performing lawn aeration in the fall?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<input type="radio" name="lawna" value="y">&nbsp;Yes&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<input type="radio" name="lawna" value="n">&nbsp;No<br><br>

This is a custom page in a WordPress site.
                                                
What causes this?
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Question by:Richard Korts
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by:Alexandre Simões
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Could you format the properly you sample HTML?
Put it inside a Code block without being encoded.

Do you have an URL that we can inspect the HTML directly?
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by:Richard Korts
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Alexandre Simões earned 500 total points
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You have a couple of problems there:
Problem 1: between visibility and visible you have a ; instead of :
But actually you can simple remove that inline styling from both elements.
<input type="radio" name="lawna" value="y" style="visibility; visible;">
<input type="radio" name="lawna" value="n" style="visibility; visible;">

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Problem 2: This is what's actually causing you r problem.
Somewhere in your CSS your setting:
media="screen"
input, select, textarea {
-webkit-appearance: none;
-moz-border-radius: 0px;
-webkit-border-radius: 0px;
border-radius: 0px;
}

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That first line (-webkit-appearance: none;) is what's causing the radio buttons to be hidden.
Just delete that CSS attribute from the style.css on line 53.
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by:Richard Korts
ID: 40611089
Fantastic.

Hope that doesn't cause other problems.

Isn't it true that if the theme is updated to a newer version the problem will recurr?

Can I put in custom css that will override that?

Not sure how to do that in WordPress.

Thanks
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by:Alexandre Simões
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Yes, if you update the theme probably it will come with the same problem.
To overcome this you have 2 options:
1. Document your change and create a theme update procedure check list. After all, I don't think you'll be updating the theme that often will you?
2. Override the CSS attribute adding a CSS file of your own after that Style.css:
media="screen"
input, select, textarea {
-webkit-appearance: normal !important;
}

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Be also aware that as it comes from the theme, all inputs, selects and text areas are set as not to be displayed in all browsers that use webkit. Honestly I think this is a mistake of the theme.
Try to reach the developer and point out the issue.
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by:Richard Korts
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Thanks, I don't know how to add a css file of my own.
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by:Jason C. Levine
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There are several ways to add a style of your own...starting from plugins all the way to using wp_enqueue_style() in functions.php.  While the fix above works, the better fix would simply be to add a class specific to radio buttons to get them to show and not remove something the original theme developer put in for a reason.

When the theme updates, it might blow away your customizations.  The solution to this is always develop using a child theme when possible.  If this isn't possible or feasible, add a second style sheet to the mix using wp_enqueue_style() in functions.php to preserve the sheet from version to version.
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by:Alexandre Simões
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Still I think this is a mess up in the Theme.
Change your style.css directly and contact the theme developer.
He should fix it and release a new version. You update and it's solved.

If he doesn't reply of doesn't support the theme anymore then there's no problem either.
If it's like that, there won't be any more versions of the theme anyway :)
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