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[resolved] gutter widths… a narrower sidebar? (5 posts)

  1. catwingz
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Regarding the resolved thread http://wordpress.org/support/topic/how-to-increase-gutter-widths?replies=3
    I am seeking a solution to the part of this thread that wasn't really resolved.

    I also want to add some space between the sidebar and main content area. I tried adding

    margin-left: 24px;
    margin-left: 1.5rem;

    to .widget-area .widget and also tried creating a standalone .widget-area, but in both cases the form currently in the sidebar gets chopped off on the right. Is there a solution that isn't going to involve customizing every widget I place in the sidebar? I haven't modified a grid before and don't want to start unless I know it's the right thing to do.
    The site I am working on is

    Thank you!

  2. catwingz
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Somehow the URL got linked to my 'Thank you' above…

    I have taken the form issue out of the equation, replacing it with a responsive one. I would still like to make adjustments to the sidebar width. Is this going to take me back to adjusting the grid?

  3. Anthony Hortin
    Theme Author

    Posted 4 months ago #

    There where two parts to that thread that you linked to. Both were answered.

    As mentioned previously, if you want to added some extrac space between the sidebar and the main contentn area, simply add some margin to .widget-area, like so...

    .widget-area { margin-left: 40px; }

    If your form is getting cropped on the right, when you do this, it'll most likely be because you have fixed widths set on your form fields. For example, you have the following class which sets the input field to 270px.

    .responsive-contact-form .input-xlarge {
        width: 270px;

    If you use percantages, such as 100%, the width of the input field will adjust to the width of the sidebar

  4. catwingz
    Posted 4 months ago #

    Thanks, I will work with that. I think replacing the form I started out with may have solved most of my issues.

    I am really enjoying this theme.

  5. Anthony Hortin
    Theme Author

    Posted 4 months ago #

    You're very welcome. I'm glad you're enjoying the theme :-)


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