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Moving Sidebar lower (11 posts)

  1. kicksndaisies
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    My website is kicksndaisies.com and I am wondering how to move my sidebar past the header so the header/banner will be on it's own line and the sidebar will be lower.

    Also, how can i make my "category descriptions" actually on the category's main page rather than seeing the description once you toggle over the word on the Home page?
    Basically, how can I change the location of my Category's description so it shows actually on the category's page?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    how to move my sidebar past the header so the header/banner will be on it's own line and the sidebar will be lower.

    You will need to edit your theme's stylesheet.

    how can I change the location of my Category's description so it shows actually on the category's page

    By editing your theme's category template file - either category.php, archive.php or index.php/

  3. kicksndaisies
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yeah, I know that you have to edit both of those through the stylesheet, I just cannot figure out the correct coding for either of those. Here's my Stylesheet and the website is http://www.kicksndaisies.com/

    [CSS moderated as per the Forum Rules. A link to your site is often all that is needed.]

  4. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    css can easily be found when one has a link to your site.

    changing the css won't be enough to move the banner; you need to move the banner code <div id="banner-custom"></div> from where it is now, to just before the closing </div> of <div id="headerwrap">
    this might be all in header.php, but depends on your theme's code.

    then adapt the css.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/category_description

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Your sidebar is already below your header. And to add a displayed description to your category pages, you will need to edit the relevant theme template file - not the stylesheet.

  6. kicksndaisies
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    ooh ok thanks! I'm very new at this, so I have tried it a couple of times and i'm not quite getting get (for both of the things i need to do).

    As for the category pages, I know i go to the 'category.php", but what coding should i use for it?

    Once again, I appreciate everyone's help and patience.

  7. kicksndaisies
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Actually, just figured out the category mistake! The description now show up on my sidebar, which is ok, but I'd rather have it come up above the postings (similar to the about page)..

    My next dilemma is deals with showing the entire posts when clicking on the different categories. Currently, it only shows a brief description of the post when clicking on the categories link, but I'd like it to show the videos as well (which is the main focus of each post).

    Also, how do i make the dates on each posting show up for all? So far, it's sporadically on certain postings, but not on others..

  8. alchymyth
    The Sweeper & Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    showing full posts:

    look into archive.php or category.php; see if the code contains 'the_excerpt();' - replace it with 'the_content();'
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/the_content
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/the_excerpt

    date:

    look into your template files; see if the code contains 'the_date()' - replace it with 'the_time()'
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/the_date
    the note in this link describes it all

  9. kicksndaisies
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks! I figured out how to extend the postings!
    So I had more questions (what's new, right).

    1. I'm still finding problems with the banner placement...
    I just need to change the dimensions of the banner. Where do I add the dimensions within the php and what coding do I use for expanding these dimensions.
    Secondly, how do i add a single blank space between the banner and the line above it?

    2. How do I make the categories remain in the same order on the sidebar at all times? For instance, whenever i add a new posting, the category that the posting is under then appears as the first category on the sidebar..(sorry this might sound confusing) ..let me know if you need clarification. :)

    Thanks!

  10. Root
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Once u get on top of the technicalities that is going to be a great blog

  11. kicksndaisies
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    well you just made my day, that means alot, much appreciated

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