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[resolved] Use footer sidebar for posts, and sidebar on right for pages (8 posts)

  1. henrylemmon
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    I want to use the footer widget area on the blog page, so the posts and stuff are the full width of the screen with no distractions. I have a static front page and I may add several other pages that I want to use the sidebar or secondary widget area, so when people want to go to recent posts or somethinglikethat, from a static page, the menu for that is right next to the content they are reading...

    [ http://codex.wordpress.org/Forum_Welcome#No_Bumping - these are volunteer forums - a few hours is not a long wait]

  2. henrylemmon
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    I do not know anything about bumping. I am willing to wait my turn, but this must be pretty complicated... it's the bumpers in the world that mess it up for everyone else. I guess I will go back to twentytwelve. That will solve the above described problem.
    Thank you.

  3. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Sorry it hasn't been answered - once you post again in your thread it's less likely to be answered -

    Do not bump posts. Bumping a post to "the top" does not help your topic get noticed. The volunteers who try to answer questions look for those without replies first. If you bump a post, then it disappears from the "No Replies" view. DO NOT BUMP.

    That said, are you familiar with custom templates and child themes?

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Page_Templates#Custom_Page_Template

  4. henrylemmon
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    yes thank you for your attention, I will refrain from posting again once I start a thread.

    I thought I had exhausted my child theme options. Let me investigate that option once again, I will get back to you with the results.

    I wonder if I should start a new thread because I messed this one up so bad?

  5. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 7 months ago #

    This thread should be fine - once you get the child theme set up post details about what you want to do and someone who's good with the coding of twentythirteen can likely help you with it.

  6. henrylemmon
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Thank you I am almost there.

  7. henrylemmon
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    I have a empty 2013 child theme set up, I have set up a static front page in dashboard > settings > reading.

    I want to have the footer widget area only on my blog, so that I can take advantage of the wonderful new post formats in the 2013 theme at full width.

    I do want a sidebar widget area, and no footer widget area on all my static pages though, except for on the home page that is, "my home page is my front page", and I want that to be full width along with, all the post pages in my blog.

    I am having problems with the absolutely positioned aside elements:

    I have tried child theme's custom templates, but I am unable to get around the absolute positioning on the footer asides that contain the widgets.

    I have used jquery to strip off the abs pos but, it seems as though it is replaced, and only works intermittently.

    we have even called the sidebar widgets into the footer widget area that worked but I know that it is probably not the way to do it, and I am sure that there is a better way.

    can you please help me?

  8. henrylemmon
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Well I figured it out myself, a custom page template, modified footer document, and some "!important" declarations in the css file...

    thanks. henryLemmon>

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