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Problems with Cutline 3column split -mainly sidebar problems (12 posts)

  1. Karo
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi there!

    I use the Cutline 3column split on my webpage and have three questions -two of them I guess is a bit neewbie but hey.

    Ok, number one & two

    How do I change the color of the black deafult bars both in the sidebar and over/under the header?

    And how to I change the backround beyond the sidebars to an img?

    Question number three is probably a bug that needs fixing.

    When I try to put some widgets in the right sidebar, everything (the categories/recent entries/Search bar) disappears.
    This goes for any widget!

    I discovered it before I changed anything in css/html/php -so I don't now if this is a bug that haven't been fixed or if there are something that I can do about it?

    Thanx Karo

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Q 1 & 2: a link to your site would help here.

    Q 3: It's not a bug. The sidebar has been configured so that, as soon as you add 1 widget, all of the previous sidebar content is removed. You can either go on to add the sidebar content you want using various widgets. Or you can edit sidebar.php to allow you to add widgets and retain all of the previous, hardcoded, content

  3. Karo
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi there!
    Thanks for the quick answer!

    Here's my site http://www.karoland.org

    Ok, but wich code do I use to change the sidebar.php then? Any idea?

    Some friends of mine have commented the layout to be a bit...well, boring and white, so I thought I would make some changes..

    I do like the theme though, haven't found any other that seems clean and ok like this one.

    Tanks Karo

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Some friends of mine have commented the layout to be a bit...well, boring

    It takes all sorts. And there's a lot to be said for clean, minimalistic designs. However, as I don't have a copy of Cutline here, if you drop a copy of sidebar.php into the WordPress pastebin, I might be able to provide you with an amended version. Do you want your widget(s) as the top of the sidebar or the bottom?

    Conversely, I seem to recall that Cutline author(s) run their own support forum. You might find that you get a more informed answer far more quickly by asking for help there. You should find the url for the Cutline site at the very top of style.css

  5. Karo
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Mm, see what you are saying! ;)

    Well, here it is:

    Right Sidebar
    http://wordpress.pastebin.ca/1451128

    Left sidebar
    http://wordpress.pastebin.ca/1451129

    I want the widgets approximately where they are now, but I would like to have a hit-counter on the right sidebar if possible in Cutline.

    The code for the counter

    <script src="http://scripts.widgethost.com/pax/counter.js?counter=ctr-ozzq1bvlam"></script>
    <noscript><img src="http://counter.pax.com/counter/image?counter=ctr-ozzq1bvlam&noscript=1" alt="Free Hit Counter" border="0" /></noscript>

    I have visited Cutlines own forum several times, but it's a bit quiet..

    If you'd have a look at it I would be greatful!

    Also I'm really trying to find out how to put an img all to the left, beyond the sidebar.. Just upload a picture to the root of my folders and align: left?

    Thanks

    Karo

  6. Karo
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    As in
    background:url("example.png");
    background-repeat: repeat-y;
    background-position: left;

    (Writing before thinking)

    But that would work right?

  7. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I want the widgets approximately where they are now,

    If you're quite happy with the widgets & sidebars as they are now, why edit the sidebar files? Sorry - but I'm a bit confused.

    but I would like to have a hit-counter on the right sidebar if possible in Cutline.

    Simply drop the code into a Text widget on the right sidebar.

    as for your background image, upload it to your wp-content/themes/Cutline-1.4-3ColumnSplit/images folder and add:

    body {background:url(images/example.png) repeat-y top left};

    to style.css to have the image tile the whole length down the side of the page. If you don't want the image to go up as far as the header, substitute #content_box for body when adding the new CSS.

  8. Karo
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I just want to edit the colors of the bars/lines in the navbars and over/under header -not anything else?

    And I can't drop a widget in the right sidebar

    Quote from my first post

    Question number three is probably a bug that needs fixing.

    When I try to put some widgets in the right sidebar, everything (the categories/recent entries/Search bar) disappears.
    This goes for any widget!

    You suggested that I edited the sidebar.php, to get the widgets to work with the theme? (Your first answer)

    The backround is beeing fixed now! ;)

  9. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Sorry - my bad. I mistakenly thought you'd already decided to populate the right sidebar with multiple widgets.

    http://wordpress.pastebin.ca/1451842

    Any widgets added to the right sidebar should now appear at the bottom of that sidebar.

  10. helenspacegirl
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    imo travel blogs should have a bit more color

  11. Karo
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm really greatful for all of your help esmi! :)

    You set the sidebar to "dynamic_sidebar" -that's the change in the .php right?

    helenspacegirl -yep, I know, that's why I'm trying to change it a bit. Just a bit hard when you're not used to play around with web-design! ;)

    I have to work on the background a bit -fortunally I'm much, much better in photoshop than web-building! ;)

    Thanks again esmi! :)

    Yours Karo

  12. helenspacegirl
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    i'm having the same difficulties...good luck

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