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Increase Space Between Post and Sidebar (Blogum Theme) (6 posts)

  1. shannon_w
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just started using the Blogum theme on my site and wanted to get started on editing it to suit me. I spent so much time last night and tonight trying to figure out how to increase the space between my posts and the sidebar to the right (widgets). As you can see here - http://www.shannonsometimes.com/ - they are way too close together.

    I've tried searing the stylesheet for padding, margins and changed multiple all to no effect. I'm new to having a self-hosted WP blog. Please help!

  2. shannon_w
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is the stylesheet:

    `/*
    Theme Name: -BLOGUM
    Author URI: http://www.wpshower.com
    Description: Blogum is a simple, grid based blog WordPress theme, designed in a modern and minimalist style. The theme has a heavy focus on your content and very clean feel. Theme supports all WordPress 3.0 features and gives you extra flexibility
    Author: WPSHOWER
    Version: 1.0
    License: GNU/GPL Version 2 or later. http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html
    Tags: grids, blog, modern, stylish, minimalistic
    Copyright: (c) 2010 WPSHOWER
    */

    /*** Reset ***/

    html,body,div,span,applet,object,iframe,h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6,p,blockquote,pre,a,abbr,acronym,address,big,cite,code,del,dfn,em,font,img,ins,kbd,q,s,samp,small,strike,strong,sub,sup,tt,var,b,u,i,center,dl,dt,dd,ol,ul,li,fieldset,form,label,legend,table,caption,tbody,tfoot,thead,tr,th,td{margin:0;padding:0;border:0;outline:0;font-size:100%;vertical-align:baseline;background:transparent;}
    body{line-height:1;text-align:left;}
    ol,ul{list-style:none;}
    blockquote,q{quotes:none;}
    blockquote:before,blockquote:after,q:before,q:after{content:'';content:none;}
    :focus {outline:0;}
    ins{text-decoration:none;}
    del{text-decoration:line-through;}
    table{border-collapse:collapse;border-spacing:0;}

    /*** Main ***/

    html, body {height: 100%;}
    body {font: 62.5% Helvetica, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #000;}
    .clear:after {content: "."; display: block; height: 0; clear: both; visibility: hidden;}

    .wrapper {width: 945px; margin: 0 auto; position: relative; min-height: 100%;}

    ::selection {background:#FFFDC6; color:#000;}

    /*** Header ***/

    .header {padding: 50px 0 45px 105px;}
    .header h1 {font-size: 42px; font-weight: bold; margin-bottom: 3px;}
    .header h1 a {color: #000; text-decoration: none;}

    .menu {padding-left: 55px;}
    .menu ul {overflow: hidden; float: left; padding-left: 1px;}
    .menu li {float: left; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; background: url("images/menu.png") 0 50% no-repeat; margin: 0 12px 0 -9px; padding-left: 9px;}
    .menu li a {color: #000; text-decoration: none;}
    .menu li a:hover, li.current_menu_parent a, li.current-menu-item a {color: #9d9d9d;}

    .search {width: 225px; float: right; position: relative; top: -2px; background: #e9e9e9;}
    .search input {background: none; border: none; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; color: #fff; padding: 4px 5px 4px 5px; width: 191px; vertical-align: middle;}
    .search button {background: url("images/search.png") 50% 50% no-repeat; border: none; height: 16px; width: 16px; vertical-align: middle; cursor: pointer;}

    /*** Middle ***/

    .middle {padding-bottom: 185px;}
    #content {width: 705px; float: left;}

    .post {padding-bottom: 45px; position: relative;}

    .post_meta {width: 145px; float: left; border-top: 1px solid #e9e9e9; padding-top: 15px;}
    .post_meta h2 {font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; margin-bottom: 15px; color: #000;}
    .post_meta h2 a {color: #000; text-decoration: none;}
    .post_meta h2 a:hover {color: #9d9d9d;}
    .post_data {color: #9d9d9d; font-size: 11px;}
    .post_data a {color: #000; text-decoration: none; border-bottom: 1px solid #e5e5e5;}
    .post_data a:hover {border-color: #000;}
    .post_author {margin-bottom: 2px;}
    .post_date {background: url("images/dash.png") 0 100% no-repeat; padding-bottom: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;}
    .post_categories {margin-bottom: 10px;}

    .post_share {margin-bottom: 10px;}
    .sharethis {padding-top: 10px; background: url("images/dash.png") 0 0 no-repeat; display: inline-block;}
    .sharelist {display: none; margin-top: 10px;}
    .sharelist li {padding-left: 12px; margin-bottom: 3px;}
    .share_fb {background: url("images/facebook.png") 0 2px no-repeat;}
    .share_twitter {background: url("images/twitter.png") 0 2px no-repeat;}
    .share_digg {background: url("images/digg.png") 0 2px no-repeat;}
    .share_su {background: url("images/stumbleupon.png") 0 2px no-repeat;}
    .share_deli {background: url("images/delicious.png") 0 2px no-repeat;}

    .post_edit {padding-top: 10px; background: url("images/dash.png") 0 0 no-repeat;}

    .post_content {width: 545px; float: right; overflow: hidden; border-top: 1px solid #e9e9e9; padding-top: 15px;}
    .post_content h2, .post_content h3, .post_content h4, .post_content h5 {font-weight: bold; margin-bottom: 15px; color: #000;}
    .post_content h2 {font-size: 18px;}
    .post_content h3 {font-size: 16px;}
    .post_content h4 {font-size: 14px;}
    .post_content h5 {font-size: 13px;}
    .post_content p, .post_content li {color: #000; font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.5;}
    .post_content p, .post_content ul, .post_content ol {margin-bottom: 15px;}
    .post_content ul {margin-left: 65px;}
    .post_content ol {margin-left: 85px;}
    .post_content ul li {background: url("images/dash.png") 0 9px no-repeat; padding-left: 14px;}
    .post_content ol li {list-style: decimal;}
    .post_content p a, .post_content li a {color: #000; text-decoration: none; border-bottom: 1px solid #e5e5e5;}
    .post_content p a:hover, .post_content li a:hover {border-color: #000;}
    .post_content blockquote {margin-left: 65px; padding-left: 10px; border-left: 1px solid #e9e9e9; color: #9d9d9d; font-style: none; line-height: 1.5;}
    .post_content blockquote p {color: #9d9d9d; font-style: none;}
    .post_content h6 {width: 145px; position: absolute; left: 0; font-size: 11px; font-weight: normal; color: #9d9d9d;}
    .post_content h6 img {display: block; margin: 5px 0; max-width: 145px;}
    .post_content h6 a {color: #000; text-decoration: none; border-bottom: 1px solid #e5e5e5;}
    .post_content h6 a:hover {border-color: #000;}

    .more {display: inline-block; font-size: 11px; color: #000; text-decoration: none; border-bottom: 1px solid #e5e5e5; background: url("images/dash.png") 0 0 no-repeat; padding-top: 10px;}
    .more:hover {border-color: #000;}

    .single .post_meta {padding-top: 43px;}
    .single .post_content {padding-top: 30px;}
    .single .post_content h2 {font-size: 24px; font-weight: bold; margin-bottom: 25px; color: #000;}
    .single .post_content h2 a {color: #000; text-decoration: none;}
    .single .post_content h2 a:hover {color: #9d9d9d;}

    .page .post_data h2 {font-size: 16px;}

    .post_tags ul {margin: 0;}
    .post_tags li {display: block; float: left; height: 19px; background: url("images/tag.png") 0 0 no-repeat !important; padding-left: 5px !important; margin: 0 10px 5px 0; font-size: 11px;}
    .post_tags li a {display: block; float: left; height: 19px; line-height: 19px; background: url("images/tag.png") 100% 0 no-repeat; border-bottom: none; padding-right: 5px; margin-right: -5px;}

    .archive_title {padding-bottom: 20px;}
    .archive_title_meta {width: 145px; float: left; border-top: 1px solid #e9e9e9; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; padding-top: 30px;}
    .archive_title_name {width: 545px; float: right; border-top: 1px solid #e9e9e9; font-size: 31px; font-weight: bold; padding-top: 15px;}

    .error404_meta {width: 145px; float: left; border-top: 1px solid #e9e9e9; font-size: 89px; font-weight: bold; padding-top: 6px;}
    .error404_text {width: 545px; float: right; border-top: 1px solid #e9e9e9; padding-top: 25px;}
    .error404_text p {color: #000; font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.5; margin-bottom: 20px;}
    .error404_back {font-weight: bold; color: #000; font-size: 11px; background: url("images/dash.png") 0 50% no-repeat; text-decoration: none; border-bottom: 1px solid #e5e5e5; padding-left: 12px;}
    .error404_back:hover {border-color: #000;}

    /*** Images ***/

    .post_content img {margin: 0 0 10px; height: auto; max-width: 545px; width: auto;}
    .post_content .attachment img {max-width: 785px;}
    .post_content .alignleft, .post_content img.alignleft {display: inline; float: left; margin-right: 15px; margin-top: 4px;}
    .post_content .alignright, .post_content img.alignright {display: inline; float: right; margin-left: 15px; margin-top: 4px;}
    .post_content .aligncenter, .post_content img.aligncenter {clear: both; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;}
    .post_content img.alignleft, .post_content img.alignright, .post_content img.aligncenter {margin-bottom: 12px;}
    .post_content .wp-caption {background: #f1f1f1; line-height: 18px; margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 4px; text-align: center;}
    .post_content .wp-caption img {margin: 5px 5px 0;}
    .post_content .wp-caption p.wp-caption-text {color: #888; font-size: 12px; margin: 5px;}
    .post_content .wp-smiley {margin: 0;}
    .post_content .gallery {margin: 0 auto 18px;}
    .post_content .gallery .gallery-item {float: left; margin-top: 0; text-align: center; width: 33%;}
    .post_content .gallery img {}
    .post_content .gallery .gallery-caption {color: #888; font-size: 12px; margin: 0 0 12px;}
    .post_content .gallery dl {margin: 0;}
    .post_content .gallery img {}
    .post_content .gallery br+br {display: none;}
    .post_content .attachment img {display: block; margin: 0 auto;}

    /*** Pagination ***/

    .pagination {padding-left: 160px;}
    .previouspostslink, .nextpostslink {font-size: 12px; color: #000; text-decoration: none; border-bottom: 1px solid #e5e5e5;}
    .previouspostslink:hover, .nextpostslink:hover {border-color: #000;}
    .previouspostslink {margin-right: 15px;}
    .wp-pagenavi .previouspostslink {margin-right: 0;}

    /*** Sidebar ***/

    .sidebar {width: 225px; float: right; overflow: hidden; margin-bottom: 40px;}

    .widget {border-top: 1px solid #e9e9e9; margin-right: 20px; padding: 15px 0;}
    .widget h3 {font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; margin-bottom: 15px;}
    .widget_body, .widget_body p, .widget_body li {font-size: 11px; line-height: 1.5;}
    .widget_body a {color: #000; text-decoration: none; border-bottom: 1px solid #e5e5e5;}
    .widget_body a:hover {border-color: #000;}
    .widget_body li ul li {background: url("images/dash.png") 0 7px no-repeat; padding-left: 14px;}

    .url {font-weight: bold;}
    .date {display: block; color: #9d9d9d;}

    /*** Comments ***/

    #comments {clear: both;}

    .comments_heading {padding-bottom: 30px; color: #000; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold;}
    .comment_qty {width: 145px; float: left; border-top: 1px solid #e9e9e9; padding-top: 15px;}
    .add_comment {width: 785px; float: right; border-top: 1px solid #e9e9e9; padding-top: 15px; text-align: right;}
    .add_comment a {color: #000; text-decoration: none;}
    .add_comment a:hover {color: #9d9d9d;}

    .comment_list a {color: #000; text-decoration: none; border-bottom: 1px solid #e5e5e5;}
    .comment_list a:hover {border-color: #000;}
    .comment_meta {width: 145px; float: left; border-top: 1px solid #e9e9e9; padding: 15px 0; font-size: 12px; color: #000;}
    .comment_meta span {display: block; font-size: 11px; font-weight: normal; color: #9d9d9d; margin-top: 3px;}
    .comment_meta span em {display: block; font-style: normal;}
    .comment_text {width: 785px; float: right; border-top: 1px solid #e9e9e9; padding: 15px 0; color: #000; font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.5;}
    .comment_message {color: #000; font-size: 12px; margin-bottom: 15px;}
    .comment_text ul {margin-left: 65px;}
    .comment_text ol {margin-left: 85px;}
    .comment_text ul li {background: url("images/dash.png") 0 9px no-repeat; padding-left: 14px;}
    .comment_text ol li {list-style: decimal;}

    #commentform a {color: #000; text-decoration: none; border-bottom: 1px solid #e5e5e5;}
    #commentform a:hover {border-color: #000;}
    .respond_meta {width: 145px; float: left; border-top: 1px solid #e9e9e9; padding-top: 15px; color: #000; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold;}
    .comment_form {width: 785px; float: right; border-top: 1px solid #e9e9e9; padding-top: 15px;}
    .user_data {width: 225px; float: left; margin: 0 15px 15px 0;}
    .user_data input {width: 225px; border: none; border-bottom: 1px solid #e9e9e9; padding-bottom: 5px; font: 12px Helvetica, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #9d9d9d;}
    .user_data input:focus, .comment_field textarea:focus {color: #000; border-color: #000;}
    #email, #url {margin-top: 22px;}
    .comment_field {width: 545px; float: left; margin-bottom: 15px;}
    .comment_field textarea {height: 108px; overflow: auto; width: 545px; border: none; border-bottom: 1px solid #e9e9e9; font: 12px Helvetica, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; color: #9d9d9d;}
    .comment_submit {clear: both;}
    #submit {width: 60px; height: 25px; border: none; border-radius: 12px; -moz-border-radius: 12px; -webkit-border-radius: 12px; background: #d9d9d9; color: #000; font: bold 12px Helvetica, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; cursor: pointer;}
    #submit:hover {background: #000; color: #fff;}

    /*** Footer ***/

    .footer {width: 945px; height: 101px; padding-top: 23px; position: relative; margin: -125px auto 0; border-top: 1px solid #e9e9e9;}
    .footer p {font-size: 11px;}
    .footer a {color: #000; text-decoration: none; border-bottom: 1px solid #e5e5e5;}
    .footer a:hover {border-color: #000;}
    .copy {float: left;}
    .credits {float: right;}

  3. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    The problem is actually that you have an extra closing div tag in your HTML code -- it's right above the "Archives" widget:

    </div>
    <div id="archives-2" class="widget_archive widget">

    That result is that the code starting with the Archives is not inside the sidebar div.

    So try removing that div and see how things look. It looks like you may still need to adjust some margins.

  4. shannon_w
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you for your response! I can't seem to find the code you mentioned. I have looked in practically all of the theme's documents.

  5. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You need to look in your content HTML code -- right under the social media icon section under the </center> tag -- see the three closing div tags -- remove one of them.

    <img src="http://www.shannonsometimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Instagram.gif" width="40" height="40" />
    
    </center>
    
    </div>
    </div>
    </div>
    
    <div id="archives-2" class="widget_archive widget"><h3>Archives</h3>
  6. shannon_w
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks! I had to mess around with it a little bit. I removed the social media icon section and played around with the width numbers. Now I can't figure out why the option to leave comments isn't showing up under my post title. Every other blog I've seen using Blogum seems to have it automatically. Any idea why this is or what I can do to make the number of comments for each post show?

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