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[resolved] ChaoticSoul widget ready version? (12 posts)

  1. sunoftheskye
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I just got a paid wordpress account, but I want to use the same theme as my free account I had. Unfortunately, I found a version of my theme that doesn't support widgets, which is unfortunate because the one I was using for my free account worked perfectly fine.

    Does anyone know where I can find the updated version of ChaoticSoul that supports widgets? Or know how to fix the one that I have so that it does?

  2. 4k
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    there is a tutorial on how to widgetize a theme here

  3. sunoftheskye
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks, although I'm having a problem. I finally got it to at least allow to me to select widgets in the dashboard, which I couldn't do before.

    But when I view my blog, I still don't see the widgets in the sidebar. I'm not sure if it has to do with the stylesheet step in the process, which is the one I'm having trouble with.

    It tells me to look for the h3 styling, but I only see h1 and h2 in my stylesheet even though h3 is what's being used in my sidebar list.

    h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6 { font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif; font-weight: normal; }

    h1 { color: #fff; font-size: 2em; margin: 0 0 8px; }
    h1:before, h1:after { content: " . . "; color: #444; }
    h1 span { color: #bd934f; }

    h2 { color: #bd934f; font-size: 1.25em; margin: 0; padding: 1px 0; display: inline; border-bottom: 1px solid #35302a; }
    .post h2 a { color: #bd934f; }
    .post h2.first { font-size: 1.75em; }

    .widecolumn h2.title {
    display: block;
    padding: 13px 10px;
    background: #1b1814;
    margin: 0 0 15px;
    border-bottom: 1px solid #35302a;
    font-size: 1.75em; }

    .description { color: #666; font-weight: bold; }

    .comments h3 { margin: 0 0 10px 0; color: #bd934f; }

  4. 4k
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Did you follow this step?

    One last step that is seldom needed is in cases where h2 is not used in the default unordered list as heading. Say h3 was used as in our example, the easiest hack to address this would be to open style.css and look for styling for h3, copy and paste it right below (or above) the h3 styling and call it h2 instead. For example, say you find the following code for h3 in style.css:

    h3{
    color: #FFFFFF;
    font-size: 1.15em;
    font-weight: normal;
    }

    Copy paste and make it h2 like below:

    h2{
    color: #FFFFFF;
    font-size: 1.15em;
    font-weight: normal;
    }

    h3{
    color: #FFFFFF;
    font-size: 1.15em;
    font-weight: normal;
    }

  5. sunoftheskye
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Well see, that's the problem I'm having. Above, I posted exactly what's in my stylesheet. I see h1 and h2, but no h3--so I can't follow that last step.

  6. 4k
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    But the point is you create the h3 by copying the h2

    thus you would add

    h3 { color: #bd934f; font-size: 1.25em; margin: 0; padding: 1px 0; display: inline; border-bottom: 1px solid #35302a; }
    .post h2 a { color: #bd934f; }
    .post h2.first { font-size: 1.75em; }

    to your style sheet

  7. sunoftheskye
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Ohhh, okay. God, I feel like such an idiot now. Haha, thanks.

  8. yttesen
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I would be very interested in the widget ready ChaoticSoul theme. Could you provide a link for me to download?

  9. charissaproctor
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I followed the exact directions above, but still have the message in my admin under widgets:
    You are seeing this message because the theme you are currently using isn’t widget-aware, meaning that it has no sidebars that you are able to change. For information on making your theme widget-aware, please follow these instructions.
    I copy/pasted the h2 and made it h3. and followed all directions above.
    Any insights?
    Why in the world would they not have ChaoticSoul widget ready? Especially when the free WordPress hosted version is fabulous!
    Also, does the fix above enable the ability to use the youtube movie insertion tool?

  10. charissaproctor
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    i am also extremely frustrated by not being able to use widgets after purchasing my hosting with wordpress installed. If anyone has successfully done it for Chaotic Soul...I would be willing to pay them for the widgetized theme updated! Please let me know thanks!

  11. charissaproctor
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Here is the code for the ChaoticSoul sidebar theme file:

    <div id="sidebar">

    <?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . '/searchform.php'); ?>

    <?php if (is_single()) { ?>

    <h3>About This Post</h3>
    <p class="postmetadata alt">
    <small>
    This entry was posted
    <?php /* This is commented, because it requires a little adjusting sometimes.
    You'll need to download this plugin, and follow the instructions:
    http://binarybonsai.com/archives/2004/08/17/time-since-plugin/ */
    /* $entry_datetime = abs(strtotime($post->post_date) - (60*120)); echo time_since($entry_datetime); echo ' ago'; */ ?>
    on <?php the_time('l, F jS, Y') ?> at <?php the_time() ?>
    and is filed under <?php the_category(', ') ?>.
    You can follow any responses to this entry through the <?php comments_rss_link('RSS 2.0'); ?> feed.

    <?php if (('open' == $post-> comment_status) && ('open' == $post->ping_status)) {
    // Both Comments and Pings are open ?>
    You can leave a response, or " rel="trackback">trackback from your own site.

    <?php } elseif (!('open' == $post-> comment_status) && ('open' == $post->ping_status)) {
    // Only Pings are Open ?>
    Responses are currently closed, but you can " rel="trackback">trackback from your own site.

    <?php } elseif (('open' == $post-> comment_status) && !('open' == $post->ping_status)) {
    // Comments are open, Pings are not ?>
    You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

    <?php } elseif (!('open' == $post-> comment_status) && !('open' == $post->ping_status)) {
    // Neither Comments, nor Pings are open ?>
    Both comments and pings are currently closed.

    <?php } edit_post_link('Edit this entry.','',''); ?>

    </small>
    </p>

    <h3>Navigate</h3>

    <ul class="navigation">
    <?php previous_post_link('

  12. Previous: %link
  13. ') ?>
    <?php next_post_link('
  14. Next: %link
  15. ') ?>

    <?php } else { ?>

    <!-- Author information is disabled per default. Uncomment and fill in your details if you want to use it.

  16. <h2>Author</h2>
    <p>A little something about you, the author. Nothing lengthy, just an overview.</p>
  17. -->

    <?php /* If this is a 404 page */ if (is_404()) { ?>
    <?php /* If this is a category archive */ } elseif (is_category()) { ?>
    <h3>About This Page</h3>
    <p>You are currently browsing the archives for the <?php single_cat_title(''); ?> category.</p>

    <?php /* If this is a yearly archive */ } elseif (is_day()) { ?>
    <h3>About This Page</h3>
    <p>You are currently browsing the /"><?php echo bloginfo('name'); ?> weblog archives
    for the day <?php the_time('l, F jS, Y'); ?>.</p>

    <?php /* If this is a monthly archive */ } elseif (is_month()) { ?>
    <h3>About This Page</h3>
    <p>You are currently browsing the /"><?php echo bloginfo('name'); ?> weblog archives
    for <?php the_time('F, Y'); ?>.</p>

    <?php /* If this is a yearly archive */ } elseif (is_year()) { ?>
    <h3>About This Page</h3>
    <p>You are currently browsing the /"><?php echo bloginfo('name'); ?> weblog archives
    for the year <?php the_time('Y'); ?>.</p>

    <?php /* If this is a monthly archive */ } elseif (is_search()) { ?>
    <h3>About This Page</h3>
    <p>You have searched the /"><?php echo bloginfo('name'); ?> weblog archives
    for '<?php echo wp_specialchars($s); ?>'. If you are unable to find anything in these search results, you can try one of these links.</p>

    <?php /* If this is a monthly archive */ } elseif (isset($_GET['paged']) && !empty($_GET['paged'])) { ?>
    <h3>About This Page</h3>
    <p>You are currently browsing the /"><?php echo bloginfo('name'); ?> weblog archives.</p>

    <?php } ?>

      <?php if ( !function_exists('dynamic_sidebar')
      || !dynamic_sidebar() ) : ?>

    • <h3>Pages</h3>

        <?php wp_list_pages('title_li='); ?>

      <h3>Archives</h3>

        <?php wp_get_archives('type=monthly'); ?>

      <h3>Categories</h3>

        <?php wp_list_cats('sort_column=name&optioncount=1&hierarchical=0'); ?>
        <?php endif; ?>

      <?php } ?>

      </div>

      Then, you create the functions file which includes:

      <?php
      if ( function_exists('register_sidebar') )
      register_sidebar();
      ?>

      Then you go and follow instructions above to copy/paste the h2 tag in index/styles file, and change it to h3.
      That did it for me. Sidebar ready.
      Cheers!

  • marksoliman
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks a lot for the help thus far...

    Only problem that's been driving me crazy is that I get my menu items bulleted! I've tried for hours to get rid of them, but no luck! I copied and pasted all of the above script and the widgets work fine, but that's the only thing... Can you please help?

    site: markandmary.net

    Thanks in advance.

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