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Adding a 3rd column (3 posts)

  1. Dany
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi
    I love love love the Scrappy theme by Caroline Moore. Could anyone advise me on how to:
    1. Add a 3rd column on the left of this theme?
    2. Once added, how can I adjust the size of the columns so the middle column wouldn't be so scrunched?

    Thank you in advance for all your help. I'm a ditz when it comes to all the codes:|

    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/scrappy

  2. Caroline Moore
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi there!

    This is possible, but it's a bit advanced if you're not comfortable with code. I can give you a general idea:

    * Create a child theme, so your changes will be preserved across future theme updates
    * Create a new sidebar file in your child theme (ie. sidebar-mysidebar.php) by copying sidebar.php from Scrappy and changing the filename.
    * If you intend to include widgets in your sidebar, you'll want to add a functions.php file to your child theme and register your sidebar like so:

    function my_new_sidebar() {
    register_sidebar ('mysidebar');
    }
    add_action('widgets_init','my_new_sidebar');

    * Copy any of Scrappy's display files (index.php, single.php, page.php, etc.) into the child theme and include the sidebar file just before the content div with get_sidebar('mysidebar');
    * Adjust the child theme's style.css accordingly so there's enough room for all three columns--this will require changing the width property of the .wrapper div, and adding styling for your sidebar.

    So yes, possible but not what I'd call easy. :) I hope this helps point you in the right direction.

  3. Dany
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sixhour, thank you so much! You are awesome!!! I will play around with it this week. Thanks again!

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