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Basic Website Themes? (10 posts)

  1. tepe123
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi, I am looking for a theme that looks like a regular website or a way to modify a theme to look like a regular website. I need a theme with a basic head footer and sidebar navigation. Basically where there are no widgets shown. Is there a way to modity the tags so that the menu shows up in the sidebar? Is there a way to remove the display of all widgets? Or are there any specifc themes that will do what I need?

    I know this is sounds all out of wack but any help is much appriciated.

    Thank You

  2. tepe123
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    does anyone have any info?

  3. rughooking
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm still new also, but I think if you add a text widget which will wipe all the widgets in the theme. Then when you remove the text widget it will remove the sidebar.

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Removing a text widget shouldn't remove the side bar. What it should do is cause the default, widget-less, side bar to be displayed.

    @tepe123
    What exactly do you want to show in the side bar? Widgets are just a method of adding specific dynamic content to a side bar, so it might just be a case of choosing the right widget.

  5. tepe123
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @esmi

    I want the site navigation to show up in the widget.

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Most themes display some form of site navigation on their side bar but most tend to show a range of navigation options such as Category lists, Recent Posts, posts by date etc. If you want to just display WP Pages, try downloading a widget-ready theme that you like. Then you can either:

    1. Edit the sidebar to remove everything except the call to list pages, then upload and activate the theme.

    OR

    2. Upload and activate the theme 'as is' but then activate the standard Pages widget in your sidebar (via Admin/Appearance/Widgets) which will remove everything except a list of all published pages on your site.

    Hope that helps.

  7. tepe123
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    hey esmi thanks! but is there any way that I can add a CSS style navigation to my sidebar?

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The navigation style you have in your sidebar is really limited only by your imagination and your skills with WordPress and CSS. :-)

    What kind of navigation did you have in mind?

  9. tepe123
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hey I am really just trying to move the navigation from the headers menu into the sidebar and off the header, so that its basically changed from horizontal to vertical. I was guessing that I would have to move the tags in the header.php file to a text widget in the sidebar? But im not even sure what tags I would have to move? Or if there are any plugins to do something like this?

  10. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    There's no plugin that could handle this as far as I'm aware. It's just down to editing header.php and sidebar.php - moving the appropriate code from the former to the latter. You'll possibly have to make some CSS changes too.

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