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[resolved] How do I place the widgets ABOVE my orange footer bar? (13 posts)

  1. Filmguy2013
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Hello, I love this plugin! One question though. I would like to have the widgets ABOVE my orange footer bar (that has the copyright info in it) but, it is below the footer bar and I don't know how to get the widget columns above the footer bar. How do I do this? Thanks. Here is the link to my website: Truck Driving Schools Info

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/responsive-column-widgets/

  2. miunosoft
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 months ago #

    Are you comfortable with editing theme files?

  3. Filmguy2013
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Sure. I'm kind of a newbie though. What do I need to do?

  4. miunosoft
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 months ago #

    Okay.

    Here are the steps.

    1. Go to Dashboard -> Appearance -> Responsive Column Widgets -> New/Edit.
    2. Find the Auto-Insert section and enable the Enable Auto-insert option by setting it to On.
    3. Make sure nothing is checked in the Areas ( hook ) option. Also leave the Filters option text input field empty.
    4. Type my_custom_action in the Actions option text input field. And save the changes.
    5. Find the file named footer.php in your theme folder and open it in your text code editor.
    6. Find the <footer> opening tag and the </footer> closing tag or something similar to it. Your theme may use a different tag like <div> to create the footer container.
    7. Place the following code,

      <?php do_action( 'my_custom_action' ); ?>

      between the tags mentioned in the above step, where 'my_custom_action' is the action name you typed in step 4.

    8. See the output in the front-end.
    9. Adjust the position of the widget box by moving the line of code introduced in step 7.

    Let me know if you get stuck.

  5. Filmguy2013
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Perfect! That did the trick. Thanks! I just have one more quick question... when I set it to 4 columns and add 50px in the "Left Padding" que of the "Container Paddings", instead of the widgets moving to the right, 50px of space gets added to the right side of the website and a scroll bar appears on the bottom of the web browser (since it is now wider than the web browser). Is there a way to shift the widgets to the right so they are more centered on the page without making my website wider?

  6. miunosoft
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 months ago #

    Glad to hear you figured it!

    As for a new issue, could you create a new thread?

    Thank you.

  7. Filmguy2013
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Sure.

  8. ziggerd
    Member
    Posted 3 weeks ago #

    Hi
    I tried to install responsive column widgets just above the copyright in responsive theme by cyberchimps. i am running the full width child theme and i copied over the footer.php from the parent theme and made the changes as above and placed in child theme. the responsive column widgets moved to above the copyright but it has got rid of the featured content area of the front page?

  9. miunosoft
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 weeks ago #

    @ziggerd Make sure everything goes well without the modification. To see that, I would just try removing the modification code in footer.php of your child theme.

  10. ziggerd
    Member
    Posted 3 weeks ago #

    hi

    yes i removed the modification code from the footer.php file. uploaded it to the child theme and it wiped out the featured content area of the top half of page!
    http://www.cavanroofing.ie

  11. miunosoft
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 weeks ago #

    That means that it is not the issue of the plugin.

    First, try fixing the issue with your child theme that your expecting contents do not appear.

    The bottom line is that you need to make sure your expecting contents(featured content area) appear without the plugin in your child theme.

  12. ziggerd
    Member
    Posted 3 weeks ago #

    ok will try that
    there is no other way to move the responsive column widget above the copyright on pages?

  13. miunosoft
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 weeks ago #

    It depends on the theme. Some themes do not require this modification or if the theme has a custom action hook, it may be used instead of the custom action hook introduced in the above steps.

    In your case, you need to consult your theme developer about the issue that the featured content area does not appear in your child theme.

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