Possibly annoying things about WordPress: CSS in themes
Many of you will already know that I change my theme every now and then. Why? Simply to better understand WordPress and to really see which theme that is best suited to my blogging goals. Today I came across two strange things in the CSS of the theme I am currently using. After a question in the Forum and an inquiry to WordPress support I got the answer why the CSS is causing some hickups in my theme. I would never have found out had I not used this theme, but as it looks like, I’m not sure WordPress is going to do anything about it.
So, what are these two problems?
1. HTML-tags don’t work as intended
Have a look at yesterday’s post about the WordPress Media Library. Note the third paragraph. Wouldn’t that look better with a numbered list? In fact, there is a numbered list, it just won’t display using the “Pool” theme. In the “Contempt” theme it displays without any problems. Cause: CSS. Read my post in the WordPress Forums about this issue, and see for yourself below.
2. Font size changes inside a table
Now take a look at this page, comparing WordPress and TypePad side-by-side. Notice the table. Why is the table font size notably different from the regular paragraph font size? Again, in the “Contempt” theme there are no such issues (Bold = my formatting, but no other formatting was used).
I did notify WordPress Support of this matter. This is the response I got for the table issue:
Actually this theme is inheriting the font size from the body, which doesn’t explicitly set a font size. The normal font sizes you see are set on the paragraph elements in the CSS. So this is why you are seeing a difference.
Alright, now I know why. But, are they going to do anything, or do I have to live with this?
Do you know of similar issues in other themes?