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[resolved] [closed] increase sidebar width, keep content with same (12 posts)

  1. ghostofliberty
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Greetings,

    I need to increase the sidebar from 288 to 300px wide. I would like to do this by decreasing the small blank areas on the left and right, not by decreasing the area for the post content (sorry if I am not using the proper terminology. I am self-taught when it comes to working with wordpress and not familiar with all the terms). Could someone help me out by pointing me in the right direction? I'd be most appreciative.

    Also, the reason for this is to post a 300x250 item in a sidebar text box widget. Will I need to alter the widget as well? Meaning, are text box widgets set to allow for the max width of the sidebar or will it have its own properties I need to alter?

    Thank you everyone for your help.

    Here's a screenshot of exactly what I am referring to:
    http://ignorethelies.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/ignorethelies_screenshot.jpg

    Here's the website itself: Ignore The Lies

  2. ghostofliberty
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK closing this topic and trying again on another thread.

  3. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I would not recommend that - duplicate threads are closed.

    Do you have a child theme set up? That's the first step for modifications like that.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

  4. ghostofliberty
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, I have one but I have not activated it yet.

  5. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Well, I'd suggest you do so - and then try adding this to the CSS:

    #content {
        margin-right: 5px;
    }
    
    #sidebar {
        width: 300px;
    }

    You'll have to test it widely to see if it works on all pages.

  6. ghostofliberty
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    When activating a child theme with that code, all my sidebars ended up broken and I had widgets all over the place. Instead I posted it in the .css editor and it looks like the sidebar is widened but now the text widget is not allowing the full code for the 300x250 ad to show up. Is there a fix for that?

  7. ghostofliberty
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok...I'm over this.

  8. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you want help with it, no problem, but you'll have to use a proper child theme. If it's not working that way, we can figure out why, but the solution is not to copy all the parent theme CSS code.

  9. ghostofliberty
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry, WPyogi. It's not the tech problem that's frustrating me. At the risk of being rude, it's your approach that's frustrating me.

    You just posted "use a child theme" as helpful answer. Not anything after that. So now what...I have to type back "I reactivated my child theme" and then wait for you to reply? I'm guessing your reply after that would be "Good. Now we can start." At this rate it will take a year to get anywhere.

    I know you are here to help, but don't you think you could have told me what to do AFTER activating my child theme again? If I didn't know this was volunteer work I'd think you were getting paid by the hour.

  10. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    NO, these kinds of things require seeing the actual site in the present state - so until someone sees it, there is NO next step.

  11. ghostofliberty
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am requesting any WP MODERATOR to please delete this forum topic. Thank you.

  12. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm sorry this thread did not go better, but per the forum guidelines, we don't delete threads except in extreme circumstances.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Forum_Welcome#Deleting_.2F_Editing_Posts

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