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need help with blog layout and theme (4 posts)

  1. murallah
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hello,

    I just setup WordPress on my site a few days ago, and need a little help on the blog layout.

    My website is http://www.murallah.com/

    I would like the right side pane to look a little like the one on http://www.majornelson.com . I would like to add the following sections to the pane:

    -Feeds
    -Contact
    -Pages
    -Links
    -Calendar

    I am also having trouble adding a theme. I download two different themes, extracted them into folders, and uploaded to the wp-content\themes directory of the site. I went to the Presentation tab on the admin page, and they don't show up. I tried deleting from site and re-uploading, and still no themes. Any ideas?

    Thank you in advance for any help and/or suggestions.

    Regards,

    Murallah.

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    1.Themes. Make sure they are not in a double folder: sometimes during the unzip and/or upload new themes end up like this:
    /themes/newtheme/newtheme/
    More themes: http://themes.wordpress.net
    2. When you are settled with your theme, open the sidebar.php template file of it and add/edit/delete etc. whatever you wish.

  3. cori
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    1. also make sure the themes are in a folder at all

    2. Here's a starting point of sidebar.php that will offer some of what you want. Save the following code as sidebar.php in the theme folder for whatever theme you're going to use.

    <div id="sidebar">
    <ul>

    <li><h2>Feeds</h2>
    <ul><li><img src=%put_a_link_to_a_feed_image_here% /><A href="feed:http://www.murallah.com/blog/feed/">Rss Feed for Posts</a></li></ul>
    </li>

    <li><h2>Contact</h2
    <ul><li>Put a link to a contact method here. Add more "li" entries for each contact method</li></ul>
    </li>

    <?php wp_list_pages('title_li=<h2>Pages</h2>' ); ?>

    <li><h2>Categories</h2>
    <ul>
    <?php wp_list_cats('sort_column=name&optioncount=1&hierarchical=0'); ?>
    </ul>
    </li>

    <?php get_links_list(); ?>

    <?php get_calendar(); ?>

    </ul>
    </div>

    If this doesn't come across you can get it here.

  4. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    To follow along with moshu's reply, I made up an example image of how they supposed to be placed in the themes/ folder.. =) (This is a screenshot right from my FTP directory while using my FTP client.)

    http://www.vindictivebastard.net/images2/themeplacement.gif

    spencerp

    If you want, go ahead and download it or whatever and use it yourself for references purposes or whatever... LOL! I plan to make up a couple more example images for other things then too..

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