user needs to edit the HTML coding
User Matthew Conlin writes
"I was wondering if there's a way to edit the HTML coding on my site. There's a glitch that removes the Facebook button from our top menu, and I have the proper code to fix it but I need to know where I can open the HTML editor. I have attached examples. Any advice would be appreciated."
I suggested that he use Edit CSS but he replies "CSS is definitely helpful to stylize it in the top menu to our liking, but the problem is that the glitch has erased the actual HTML code in that spot, so I can’t CSS stylize what isn’t there in the HTML."
#1 Updated by Boone Gorges almost 3 years ago
- Status changed from New to Reporter Feedback
It's not possible for users to edit the HTML that's hardcoded into theme templates.
If the user could share a link and details about the specific element that needs fixing (including info about how the Facebook link was originally configured), I can look to see whether there's a way to fix without resorting to a child theme.
#2 Updated by Marilyn Weber almost 3 years ago
"Thank you so much for looking into it. Our page is using the Lucid Theme. In it, it gives the option to add a social media button (image below). I think what may have happened is one of the our installed plug-ins overrode it somehow, which has happened once before. However, we need those plug-ins for our site to operate accessibility features so I can’t delete them. Currently the HTML code looks like this:
The thing that went missing is the class inside it, which should look something like:
<a class=”fbook” href=“(our facebook page)” title= Facebook</a>
Then I could stylize it how I need with CSS because it would have a point of reference. We have time before our publication launch in summer, but the sooner it’s resolved, the better. If I can’t edit HTML, I appreciate any recommendation."
#6 Updated by Boone Gorges almost 3 years ago
- Category name set to WordPress Themes
- Status changed from Reporter Feedback to Staged for Production Release
- Target version set to 1.14.8
Thanks very much for the details. This is a recurrence of #10588, which I fixed previously on the Commons. I submitted a report to the theme authors, but apparently they ignored it and shipped a new version anyway. Fix reapplied in https://github.com/cuny-academic-commons/cac/commit/d61c9233ab5051e9a07d193e4485995ba7d42221. This will be part of tomorrow's release.