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  • I am running the “This Just In!” theme, and instead of using the built-in sidebar, I am using widgets. I read that WP is set up so it is one or the other — built-in sidebar or widgetized sidebar.

    Now that I am running the widgetized sidebar, I’d like to tweak a few settings, such as the space between each widget and the alignment of the top of the sidebar overall. Are the widgetized sidebar settings still governed by settings.php and/or style.css? Or are the settings now elsewhere in a different file?

    I know this is probably a basic question, so forgive my newbie-hood! 🙂

    Fyi, this is the code from sidebar.php, which makes me think it may no longer be active once widgetized:

    <div id="sidebar">
    	<?php 	/* Widgetized sidebar, if you have the plugin installed. */
    	if ( !function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') || !dynamic_sidebar() ) : ?>
    		<li><?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . '/searchform.php'); ?></li>
    		<!-- Author information is disabled per default. Uncomment and fill in your details if you want to use it.-->
    		<li class="calendar">
    		<?php get_calendar(); ?>
    		<li><span class="sidetitle">Author</span>
    		<p>A little something about you, the author. Nothing lengthy, just an overview.</p>
    		<?php wp_list_pages('title_li=<span class="sidetitle">Pages</span>' ); ?>
    		<li><span class="sidetitle">Archives</span>
    			<?php wp_get_archives('type=monthly'); ?>
    		<?php wp_list_categories('show_count=0&title_li=<span class="sidetitle">Categories</span>'); ?>
    	<?php endif; ?>
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  • jcrens8392


    Quick answer to this one too. First of all, download the firebug extension and learn how to use it (it’s pretty easy)…it’ll make these changes so easy you won’t believe it.

    You’ll just need to adjust the margin between widget items in the sidebar. That’s in style.css or you may have to add a special rule for that…I don’t have it in front of me right now.



    BTW, that firebug extension is for firefox.

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