Bug #16540


Resolution Size Issue with Shuttershot theme

Added by Laurie Hurson about 1 year ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

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Hi All,

I have an inquiry from a professor about a resolution issue on this site:

The site appears fine at first but then the Commons footers loads over most of the site. I think this might be a theme issue but don't want to un-install and reset the design of the site. Are you able to identify if this is a bug with the "Shuttershot" theme without un-installing? (if not that's fine). If it is a bug with the theme, can it be resolved?

I recognize that this is a pretty old theme so if not worth patching the bug, perhaps I need to source a newer similar theme for activation on the Commons. And even if we can resolve the bug, maybe we turn this theme off as an option for new sites?

(on another note, i think this warrants a review of our 65 themes, which i can plan to get to during the fall semester)


Actions #1

Updated by Boone Gorges about 1 year ago

  • Category name set to WordPress Themes
  • Status changed from New to Reporter Feedback
  • Assignee set to Boone Gorges
  • Target version set to Not tracked

The Shuttershot theme (which hasn't been touched since 2013, for the record) calls the wp_footer hook inside an element that has position: fixed. As a result, the CAC sitewide footer is also fixed, and takes up half the screen.

This doesn't happen in any other themes I'm aware of, so I don't see it as a "bug" so much as an incompatibility between our sitewide footer approach and the non-standard footer markup+styling of Shuttershot.

A simple fix is to put the following into the custom CSS area in the Customizer:

#footer {
  position: relative !important;

I'll also go ahead and disable the theme for new activation, since it's so old.

Actions #2

Updated by Laurie Hurson about 1 year ago

Thanks Boone. Ill circle back and report this fix to the user.

Makes sense that there might be some incompatibility since the theme is so old. Disabling for new users makes sense to me.

Thanks again!

Actions #3

Updated by Laurie Hurson about 1 year ago

Hm , I may have spoke too soon. I am still seeing the footer issue here:

Actions #4

Updated by Boone Gorges about 1 year ago

I hadn't actually added the CSS. I have now and you should see the change.

Actions #5

Updated by Laurie Hurson about 1 year ago

Oh duh, I could have added the CSS.

Sorry! And thanks again!


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