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Can I stop a fixed sidebar widget before it covers my footer?

  • I’m using the Coraline theme with a child theme, though this issue
    is probably relevant in any theme.

    If you look at my blog (www.bigshotmoms.com) and scroll down to the bottom, you’ll notice that I have a sidebar widget that is set to “fixed.” Now that I have this new, amazing, full width footer, that fixed widget scrolls over it. Is there any way that I can use another php file in my child theme directory (perhaps sidebar.php ???) to tell the fixed widget that my page ends earlier than it really does, so it will stop before covering my footer ad?

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  • Moderator Kathryn


    I’m not seeing your fixed widget overlapping the footer anywhere. Could you provide a link to a specific page where you see that happening, and in what browser/version?

    You could always try adding some CSS margin to the bottom of your fixed widget and see if that works.

    In Chrome, Mozilla and IE, if I go here (http://www.bigshotmoms.com/) and scroll to the bottom of the page (or hit the end key), my fixed ad in the sidebar overlays (covers part of it) my new footer ad.

    Moderator Kathryn


    As I mentioned earlier, you might want to try adding some CSS bottom margin to that widget to see if it helps. You could also ask the developer who created the code for that fixed widget to see if they have any suggestions.

    That’s outside my wheel house of tricks, but I appreciate you having looked.


    Moderator Kathryn


    Learning how to target your site’s CSS will help you make certain design changes. Here are some very helpful posts that will help you customize your site with CSS:

    An Intro to CSS: Finding CSS Selectors

    An Intro to CSS, or How to Make Things Look Like You Like

    If CSS is new to you, here are some resources for learning more about it here:

    While the above is from WordPress.com the principles hold true for self-hosted sites as well.

    Getting a handle on some CSS basics will help you make all kinds of site tweaks. Good luck!

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