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Full Post & Sidebar tweaks (6 posts)

  1. theskinnybranch
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I love the Oxygen Theme! Thanks so much for it. I've been doing some more tweaking with my child theme but cannot figure out 2 things. In order of interest:

    1. How to show the Full Text of posts on the blog index page

    2. How to tweak the static front page so the primary side bar is larger. I'd rather it be 250px. Would it be best to just have the primary side bar & delete the secondary? If so, how would I go about doing that.

    Thanks so much for the pointers. This is my first time posting a question. Usually can Google or dig through the support notes for an answer. Here's my site:

    http://theskinnybranch.com

    ~Emily

  2. theskinnybranch
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I'm bummed there hasn't been any feedback. I figured out the side bar so the only thing I need help with is making the posts to show Full Text & to have the post show as full width instead of only the 470 div content. I've not had much luck tweaking the div content wrap. Not sure where to insert it & such.

    I've been using the theme for years but am just about to switch themes for this feature. Your help is appreciated. Here's the link: http://theskinnybranch.com

    ~Emily

    ps- I am using a wordpress.org & a child theme

  3. ilsaotto
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Hey,
    how did you fix the sidebar thing? I'd like to remove it in all. And have my static front pages content centered on the page.
    Dont want to highjack you thread, just know how and where you fixed the sidebar :)
    tanks!

  4. Agentpopa
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Emily,
    your site looks pretty cool!
    I would keep both sidebars as this is what makes this theme great..At least one of the cool features that i think makes it great.

    To make a post show the entire article you go to:
    Dashboard-Settings-Reading- and click full. It's set now to "Summary" which i also recommend as it adds more variety to have 2 or 3 post choices to click on without having to scroll down a huge page to see the 2nd and 3rd ones, etc. It's also better for your page speed. It's more professional..

    Make sure to install these plugins:
    - https://wordpress.org/plugins/wordfence/ just set to default-keep it simple.
    - https://wordpress.org/plugins/p3-profiler/ this is a temp one to see what plugins are taking the longest to load your site.
    - http://www.whatsmyip.org/http-compression-test/ skinny is currently not sending compressed data to visitors browsers. The easiest, fastest and simplest way to speed up your site site experience is to make sure your pages are gzipped.

    Make sure your .htaccess file(located usually in your root folder) has this code in it:
    ----------------------
    <IfModule mod_deflate.c>
    <IfModule mod_filter.c>
    AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/plain text/html application/x-httpd-php-source
    AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/xml application/xml application/xhtml+xml application/xml-dtd
    AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE application/rdf+xml application/rss+xml application/atom+xml image/svg+xml
    AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/css text/javascript application/javascript application/x-javascript
    AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE font/truetype application/x-font-ttf font/opentype application/x-font-otf
    </IfModule>
    </IfModule>
    ## EXPIRES CACHING ##
    <IfModule mod_expires.c>
    ExpiresActive On
    ExpiresByType image/jpg "access 1 month"
    ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access 1 month"
    ExpiresByType image/gif "access 1 month"
    ExpiresByType image/png "access 1 year"
    ExpiresByType text/css "access 1 month"
    ExpiresByType application/pdf "access 1 month"
    ExpiresByType text/x-javascript "access 1 month"
    ExpiresByType application/x-shockwave-flash "access 1 month"
    ExpiresByType image/x-icon "access 1 month"
    ExpiresDefault "access 1 month"
    </IfModule>
    ## EXPIRES CACHING ##
    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    </IfModule>

    # END WordPress

    <Files php.ini>
    Order allow,deny
    Deny from all
    </Files>
    ------------------- don't add those -----lines-----
    If you use SEO Plugin by Yoast, he has a great feature that lets you edit your robots.txt file and your .htaccess file Without having to login to your webhost cp. You can just drop this code in from the plugin and your site will be gzipped(compressed) which will make it load alot faster!

    tools.pingdom.com shows your site already loads pretty fast! but it's still good for your server and overall practise to make sure your files are pre-compressed for browsers--especially mobile ones.

    Cheers on your cool site! x

  5. ssteffano
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

  6. theskinnybranch
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Thank you all for your comments & help. I'm checking out those plugins. Thanks again. I couldn't get the side bar proportioned right so I'm sticking with it. Sorry guys. No tips here.

    @Agentpopa changing the settings to full text doesn't do anything. That's why I moved it back to summary since the function wasn't working.

    Here's where I'm at now: I'd like to have the full text function & to have all blog posts be wider than the dimensions they are now set with. They are always centered and roughly 470px wide. Would like to make this wider or full width.

    I've tried altering the code on the single.php but I'm doing something wrong because it's not working :(

    ~Emily

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