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[resolved] can widgets be placed on the side? (6 posts)

  1. polly001
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    hi there
    am just wondering if widgets can be placed on the side of the spun theme? At the moment they appear at the bottom of the site.
    thanks
    polly

  2. p5systems
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    HI

    you can use widget any where in the theme just by calling the function like
    <?php dynamic_sidebar('widget name'); ?>
    you can use your own widger name.

    Thanks
    P5systems

  3. polly001
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi P5systems

    thanks for replying, as i'm a bit of a newbie I just wanted to check I understand your suggestion.
    Within my child theme stylesheet I add :

    <?php dynamic_sidebar('widget name'); ?>

    if widget name is clock then I would replace this in the above line?
    Is this correct?

    thanks

  4. Caroline Moore
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Unfortunately it's not that simple.

    In general, to create a new sidebar, you'd do the following:

    1) Register the sidebar in your child theme's functions.php -- you can see how this is done in the existing functions.php with register_sidebar()
    2) Create a new sidebar file in your child theme, ie. sidebar-mynewsidebar.php, and within it, call dynamic_sidebar(). You can see how this is done in the parent theme's sidebar.php file
    3) Call the new sidebar in your template file(s) with get_sidebar( 'mynewsidebar' );
    4) Style the new sidebar with CSS so it appears how you like

    Alternatively, you could use CSS to take one of the existing footer sidebar(s) and move it/them to a different location in the theme.

    Hope this helps!

  5. Margot Clerc
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hi,

    I tried to put a new sidebar on one side of the page, but I cannot find how to tell it the exact location where it should be displayed, in the .php file code and css (for example : on the left-top of such a frame, or/an within which frame...)

    Can you specify more exactly in which .php file we should insert the sidebar, and in which part of the template (which <div>, for example) ?

    Thanks a lot for you precious help !

  6. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 8 months ago #

    You need to create your own thread here: http://wordpress.org/support/theme/spun#postform

    You can always link back to this thread for reference.

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