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[resolved] how can i add an image/picture to the theme side bar (15 posts)

  1. ade9ja
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    hello house, wondering how i can add an image to the theme side bar, please any body with info to help.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    By editing your theme's sidebar template file. Or, if your theme is widget-capable, adding the image to a Text widget via Appearance -> Widgets.

  3. americanightmare
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well THAT was a totally useless response! I just text widget enabled my wide sidebar top, added some text with code and all that happened is I LOST the links I used to have on the side.

    I can not believe there is no easy way to put banners, text, vids, or whatever where I want them!

  4. There is.

    You have to add your LINKS widget to the sidebar too, though. Once you start using the widgets, it replaces the hard coded ones, so you have to recreate them with available widgets.

  5. americanightmare
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you ipstenu. Is that going to let me post graphics though? Sorry, I am having major brain fog today and am very frustrated.

    Here is the code I added to the text widget:

    <embed wmode="opaque" src="http://static.ning.com/socialnetworkmain/widgets/index/swf/badge.swf?v=201011042247" FlashVars="backgroundColor=0xFFCCFF&textColor=0x330000&config=http%3A%2F%2Frosesonmytable.ning.com%2Fmain%2Fbadge%2FshowPlayerConfig%3Fxg_source%3Dbadge%26size%3Dmedium%26username%3D13wti3vyz8a3y" width="206" height="174" bgColor="#FFCCFF" scale="noscale" allowScriptAccess="always" allowFullScreen="true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer"> </embed>
    <small>Visit Roses On My Table</small>

    It is not showing up. I don't see where I can add that kind of code in links.

    BTW, my blog is http://www.malindaj.com/blog

    Thanks again!

  6. markusday
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    uhhh html maybe in your text widget?

  7. It should do it in your text widgets. Though that's shockwave, not an image, and ... Shockwave can be a pain. Embedding it doesn't always work right, and that's generally not WordPress but shockwave :/

  8. americanightmare
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    ipstenu, thanks to you I was finally able to get my page the way I like it. A bit clujey isn't it?! Well, it's done and I owe you many thanks!!

    Kind regards.

  9. americanightmare
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Oh! And thanks to you as well Mark!

  10. ade9ja
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @ esmi, my theme is widget enable but how do i add the image to a Text widget via Appearance -> Widgets when the image is not a code but a picture from my computer.

  11. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Upload the image to your Media Library via Media -> Add New
    Once the image is uploaded, click the Edit link in the Media Library listing for the new image
    On the next page, make a note of the image's URL.
    Add a text widget to your sidebar and within the content area of the widget, add:

    <img src="add_the_image_URL_here" width="xx" height="yy" alt="add_an_image_description_here" />

    where xx = the image's width in pixels
    and yy = the image's height in pixels.

  12. ade9ja
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @ esmi, thanks again, it's done but one more thing here, i want to link the image to an external link and cant remember the aref stuff thing.

  13. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Add <a href="add_the_full_address_here"> before the img markup and </a> after it.

  14. ade9ja
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    THANKS A LOT, IT IS SOLVED

  15. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I was finally able to get my page the way I like it

    Interesting - since you did eventually follow my initial suggestion - the one that was dismissed as "a totally useless response"....

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