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Add Sidebar to blog page (4 posts)

  1. gracewing
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I like the Blog page as a start page but this page does not show the side bar.

    I know how to change widths etc. since I have actually made the whole blog 100px wider than standard.

    However I can't see how to add the side bar to the blog page. I have looked at the various tpl_...php files but adding the line

    <?php get_sidebar(); ?>

    To the ones that don't have it already doesn't seem to do anything.

    My blog page is

    http://www.mensa.org.au/welcome

    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/wp-creativix/

  2. gracewing
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It seems that I did get the side bar to appear by adding that line to the tpl_blog.php file.

    It appears at the bottom of the page below the standard blog bits. Now I just have to make it appear on the right. I am hoping this is just a matter of make the elements of the blog narrow enough for it to fit.

  3. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, it looks like if you change the width of this section to something around 700px, it should be okay:

    #column-content
  4. gracewing
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks Yogi, I figured it was something like that but wasn't sure which particular parameter needed to change.

    I have played around with various parameters in the style.php and now have the side bar displayed alongside the featured articles and the slide show itself full width.

    I don't seem to be able to give the sidebar a background with out messing it up on the other pages.

    I can give it a plain grey background, which will colour it on the blog page but I can't get the feature background and the blog background to meet. If I make column-content any wider then the side bar moves below.

    Likewise if I make the side bar width larger, then the sidebar moves to the bottom on the blog and other pages.

    Any further suggestions?

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