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Default (Kubrick) theme + second right sidebar (8 posts)

  1. Fotografieke
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I browsed the web for a solution all night and got as far as changing the background image files and using an adjusted Default theme which adds an extra sidebar/column next to the right one. (see here)

    I've been editing style.css, adding the extra bits where needed, simply copy/paste from the 3 column Default style.css.

    And yes, I also adjusted the functions.php and index.php files, added a sidebar2.php, the 2nd sidebar also shows up in the widgets section and I added a few widgets because from what I've understood if you don't add widgets to the new sidebar, it won't show anyway.

    After all the hard work.. still no 2nd sidebar and an insanely messed up 1st sidebar. Where did I go wrong???
    My head is exploding, I could really use some help right now. :(

    Screenshot!
    My blog

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You might want to try adding width and styling to each of your sidebars. The one that is showing is currently extending right across the page.

    You've also got quite a few validation errors that won't be helping.

  3. Fotografieke
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm baffled by the validation errors. Most of them are automatically generated bits and pieces, like the bookmark code. I guess I'll have to look into them later, I just can't wrap my mind around 147 errors. :P

    I actually do have set width for both:

    /* Begin LEFT Sidebar */
    #leftsidebar
    {
    	float: left;
    	padding: 20px 0px 10px 0px;
    	/* margin-left: 475px; */
    	width: 160px;
    	}
    
    #leftsidebar form {
    	margin: 0;
    	}
    /* End LEFT Sidebar */
    
    /* Begin RIGHT Sidebar */
    #rightsidebar
    {
    	float: left;
    	padding: 20px 0 10px 5px;
    	/* margin-left: 650px; */
    	width: 130px;
    	}
    
    #rightsidebar form {
    	margin: 0;
    	}
    /* End RIGHT Sidebar */
  4. Fotografieke
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I've been working on the issue for hours once again.
    Too bad that all this work doesn't change the situation, after hours of tweaking, still no second sidebar. I can't believe that googling my way through the day still hasn't given me anything close to a solution.

    A few new tweaks and changes:

    - I noticed that I used the wrong name for the second sidebar in style.css. The sidebars were called leftsidebar and rightsidebar by default, so I changed it to sidebar and sidebar2. That solved a few issues.

    - I managed to bring down the amount of validation errors from 140 to 37.

    - I cleaned up the alignment of the first sidebar AND my main column. Looks like the old blog now, which is better than the way I had to leave it last night!

    - I also changed my header image to make room for the second sidebar.

    So basically I'm ready for the second sidebar to appear. :P

    Anyone?

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You've got an iframe holding content from etsy that is seriously messing things up.

  6. Fotografieke
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Messing what up? Nothing changes visually when I delete it and I still have the same amount of errors.

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It's an iframe showing etsy thumbnails on the top right of the page. The div enclosing it is stretching the full width of the page... and a little beyond.

  8. Fotografieke
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    That's actually my doing. I added a little too much space to the old theme, trying to find out how much room I'd need for a second sidebar.
    I now changed this from 1250px back to 1150px. (old width was 920px I think)

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