November 26, 2020 at 10:48 am #266632
I have installed Evolution Pro since 4 years and during this time I have
periodically customized the site using style.css located in ../wp-content/themes/catch-evolution-pro/
without any problems (supported by CSS-customize plugin).
More than a year after the last time, i had to do a little customization, namely, hidden a frame of a new inserted search-field.
I did in the past this operation more times adding the code in style.css. For your information the code is:
Very simple statement but now it doesn’t work.
If I add this code using WP-tool “Appearance” -> “Customizing” -> “Additional CSS”, then it works correctly.
It is not a “capital problem” but could you please help me to undestand why it does that? I cannot solve this issue myself.
Catch Evolution Pro: 3.6
Thanks a lot in advence
ErnestoNovember 26, 2020 at 9:24 pm #266653
@serpico57: Hello Ernesto,
It is of best practice to not edit the style.css file in the theme as any changes you make will be lost after you update the theme. So if you have any CSS Code to be added please use the Additional CSS section.
Let me know if this helps you out!
SkandhaNovember 27, 2020 at 4:55 am #266673
thank you for your answer!
I wrote a wrong path where i modify my personalized style.css
the right one is:
sorry for the mistake.
Anyway, I agree you and I would be very happy if i could move my customizations to
the internal editor through Additional CSS but this tool has a very small area for editing
and I have to put into it over 400 lines of code. I need a large screen to keep full overview on
what I write into.
Is there a way to direct edit the corresponding file connected to this tool or a large editing-area of the tool in a next version?
Thanks a lot in advance and stay safe!
ErnestoNovember 27, 2020 at 5:03 am #266683
@serpico57: Hello Ernesto,
If you are already using a child theme you can use the child theme’s style.css file to add your CSS Code.
SkandhaNovember 28, 2020 at 4:46 am #266748
ok, but in this case I am back to my first question.
I will try myself to investigate about.
Thanks for your appreciated support.
ErnestoNovember 28, 2020 at 10:48 am #266762
@serpico57: Hello Ernesto, I hope I was able to resolve your issue. If it’s not too much trouble, I have a quick request: could you please leave an honest review?
Your review will help others know what to expect when they’re looking for the support I offer. Even a sentence or two would be hugely
appreciated. Thanks, and if there’s anything else at all that I can do to help, don’t hesitate to let me know. Have a great weekend! 🙂
SkandhaDecember 11, 2020 at 6:30 am #267784
please help me!
Always related to my first post, I thought, I only have to update my catch-evolution-pro license from 3.6 to 4.0.2 (it was expired at 2020.11.7). I did it today in order to solve my problems, unsuccesful. Do you remember? I use a child-theme to customizes appearence of my site and all those personalisations are wrote in “style.css”. Please, take a look on the site (www.astrolive.ch), you will see what I mean. It seams that this file will be not considered anymore and I really don’t know what I have to do to solve this issue.
Please let me know if you need further information about.
Thanks a lot in advance for your help!
ErnestoDecember 11, 2020 at 3:33 pm #267786
in the meanwhile I have deeper searched for a possible reason.
If I exclude Style.css from my child-theme, the site will back
to the original catch-evolution-pro appearence. This means that style.css
is more or less working, unlike what I told you.
I have also to tell you that yesterday I have updated WP from V5.53 to V5.6. Starting from
this point i recognized this big problem with displaying of the site.
Perhaps this additional information can help you further.
ErnestoDecember 11, 2020 at 3:52 pm #267819SakinKeymaster
What is your child theme used for? Is there just CSS edits, if so then I recommend moving your edited CSS to “Appearance => Customize => Additional CSS” and just use the parent theme itself. But if you have done advance customization then yes, you need a child theme.
There might be an issue with plugins as you said it was working before. So, please update your plugin and also check or cache, minify plugins for settings. Also if you are using Cache plugins then you need to clear the cache and minify plugin to reset it.
There might be an issue of incorrect settings in the child theme. So, we need to check your child theme functions and CSS.
Also, let us know what is your main issue.
SakinDecember 12, 2020 at 11:08 pm #267859
thank you for your answer.
Child theme will be used for additional customization too and all plugins are updated. Regarding this topic, i temporarily deleted style.css located in ..\wp-content\themes\catch-evolution-pro-child\ and moved it CSS-content into “Additional CSS” (about 400 lines of code) in order to activate my customizations directly from WP. No effect on the appearence.
Basically, I cannot understand why if I add few lines of code in style.css, these changes will be not considered, if i put this lines into CSS-additional they will be considered! In the past I could change pages in a very confortably way.
As second action I tried to exclude each plugin one by one. The only positive response was by deactivating of W3 Total Cache plugin.
The main menu was displayed again in the right appearence and position. Unfortunately, other troubles remained !
Before I started upgrade 5.6 of WP I did a complete backup of last installed version 5.33 (database + home_directory). I could downgrade the system if you mean that I can better recognize source of troubles. What do you think about?
Please let me know how you want to proceed in order to check child-theme functions and CSS.
Thanks a lot for your appreciated support
ErnestoDecember 12, 2020 at 11:14 pm #267903SakinKeymaster
I see the issue from your reply “The only positive response was by deactivating of W3 Total Cache plugin.”. So, this is clearly a cache issue. As W3 Total Cache does a lot of caches and any changes in files will not show until you clear your cache.
The Additional CSS is not cached by W3 Total Cache and it only caches the theme files. This is the reason that it works in Additional CSS and doesn’t in the child theme file. So, clear your W3 Total Cache plugin cache files.
Please read this on how to clear cache https://www.wpbeginner.com/beginners-guide/how-to-clear-your-cache-in-wordpress/
SakinDecember 14, 2020 at 12:04 pm #267995
I followed all your advises, its means, manually emptying via ftp of cache-directories, from W3 Total Cache (it was already deactivated but I reactivated it and after emptying deactivated one more time), finally emptyng of browser cache but the problem persists.
Might be that I missed important information/modifies in the last time regarding new versions of WP and Catch Evolution Pro ? Its means, new or deprecated functionalities or something like this? I tell you that because I’m not daily working on the site and generally with web-designing. I recognize that the environment of WP is not the same, for example, if I create a new post, this will be displayed with a white background color (since WP 5.6). Before, the post tok the same background like the page, the same for existing and new images etc.. I found more of such strange things…perhaps upgrades have changed basic settings on default set…
I keep on searching! Please let me know If you have further ideas.
Thanks a lot for your sappreciated support!
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