Creating a Custom OptIn Box on Wordpress

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I am trying to put a custom optin box on my Wordpress site (in the center of the site on our front page) but can't get it to work.

I pasted the optin code in the HTML portion on the page along with the code that I should place in the stylesheet.

But I can't get my background image to show up.

Any ideas?
#box #creating #custom #optin #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Where is the background image? Maybe the path to it is not correct...
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    • Profile picture of the author LaurenW
      I put the background image on our FTP and checked the path a few times. The path worked in my page, its just not working via the stylesheet.
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Then I assume you are using a relative path... and that would be always different depending on which page you are on.

    Use absolute path (full URL to the image location)
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    • Profile picture of the author LaurenW
      No, I put the entire URL in there directing to the image (I can't posts URLs yet so I just inserted [FULL URL HERE] which is where I placed it... this is what is in my style sheet...

      .optinform {
      background: url([FULL URL HERE]) no-repeat;
      height: 283px;
      width: 423px;
      color: #000000;
      font-size: 16px;
      font-weight: bold;
      padding: 75px 20px 0;
      }
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    You mean something like:
    http://example.com/image-folder/image-file-name.jpg ? (with the http at the start?)
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    • Profile picture of the author LaurenW
      Yes. That's what I have.
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    If you right-click where the image should be and select View image... what URL do you have in the address bar?
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    • Profile picture of the author LaurenW
      It won't let me choose "View Image." I was just informed via the theme that I have that I can't modify the style sheet.. so maybe that is the problem....??
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Then get a decent theme...
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    • Profile picture of the author janita
      May be your theme is not supporting the OptIn Box. Give try to another theme.
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  • Profile picture of the author LaurenW
    I spoke with the support for the theme... they said that it does support the optin, but they don't suggest modifying the stylesheet... and that "you can't really modify the stylesheets" whatever that means...

    I can put an optin on the page, I just cant layer my optin box on top of a background which is my issue...
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    and that "you can't really modify the stylesheets" whatever that means...
    That means next time you should avoid them. Never get a theme from people that limit your possibilites to customize it. Did you pay for this? I would immediately ask for a refund and publicize their business everywhere on the net as crooks... (unless it was laid out in the Terms that people never read)
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    • Profile picture of the author LaurenW
      Thanks Istvan. I'm going to check out the Terms of Service (but I believe that they said you can change it.. because I looked at a few different support issues and they said you could).

      I did pay for this theme, unfortunately. Thanks for all of your help!
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