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Falbum and IE Sidebar Help (6 posts)

  1. med103
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hello,
    I'm running a custom theme and I can't seem to get past a couple issues. First off I can't seem to get my sidebar and falbum to play together. I've found the css for the div class, but there seems to be a bigger div that is pushing my sidebar down. Does anyone know where I can find the adjustments for the bigger div called 'falbum'?
    http://michaeldoig.net/photos.htm

    Second IE more or less mangles my site, but while I'm on the topic of sidebars how do I get my sidebar to display properly in IE. I remember a hack from back in the day about display:inline but it didn't seem to work this go around.
    Thanks,

  2. elsewhere
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i have the same problem with one of my blog but not the others, i think the problem is with the theme you use. the "falling dreams" theme is not compatible to falbum (i suspect it's because they have the sidebar include in footer template rather than the main index one), the other blog i use "Neat" theme, even the content and sidebar width is narrower than "falling dreams", there's no problem with the sidebar..

    maybe the quickest way to fix the problem is to shift themes?

    you can see my falbum:

    sidebar failure: http://go-elsewhere.com/travel/wp-content/plugins/falbum/falbum-wp.php

    good sidebar: http://kalamansi.go-elsewhere.com/wp-content/plugins/falbum/falbum-wp.php

  3. med103
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yeah, switching my theme isn't really an option as it is kind of my "brand". There has to be a way to make this work, their forum has not offered any suggestions. It is a really cool looking plugin but it may have to go if I can't get it to work.

    Any one else have any suggestions or at least point me toward a solution. I think I just need to be able to adjust the width of the falbum div.

  4. elsewhere
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    med103
    i have tried adjusting the width too, but it doesn't work... i think it should be relating to the sidebar or index template.

    if you write your own theme, you should know how to fix it... if u also using other's theme, i see no reason why can't u shift... u can customize everything to make it your "brand" again! or just use the very basic wordpress or kubrick theme, there's no problem with falbum, and u can start from there to customize to your "brand"!

  5. elsewhere
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    haha, i finally fix the problem! hurrah!

    the problem lies with the sidebar of theme. My theme call the sidebar in the footer template, but for falbum, if you look in their "falbum_wp.php" file, they call for both sidebar and footer, which duplicate if your footer.php in your theme already include getting the sidebar... well, anyway, the fix is:

    (1) delete the "get_sidebar();" in the "falbum_wp.php"
    (2) also in "falbum_wp.php", remove the <div>, i.e.:
    change "<div id="content" class="narrowcolumn">
    <?php fa_show_photos($_GET['album'], $_GET['photo'], $_GET['page'], $_GET['tags'], $_GET['show']); ?>
    </div>"
    to
    <id="content" class="narrowcolumn">
    <?php fa_show_photos($_GET['album'], $_GET['photo'], $_GET['page'], $_GET['tags'], $_GET['show']); ?>
    (3) open "falbum.css", set the width under ".falbum {" to be within the width of your content template of your theme
    (4) go to option and set the max width of photo display to be less than the content width of your theme.
    (5) finally, remember to clear the cache!

    this work for my site: http://go-elsewhere.com (click the photo under gallery to enter falbum)

  6. elsewhere
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    oh, one more thing, for the above fix, you may not need to take all the steps, it all depends on how the stylesheet, sidebar, index and footer templates of your theme are written...

    but the above exapmle should be able to show the logic behind!

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