Changing margins in theme (3 posts)

  1. superoctave
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hello! I'm (almost) brand new to WP, and so far, I really like it!

    I'm using the Twenty Eleven theme, but I really don't like how pages and single-content posts look different than the posts on the main blog page. Also, the right sidebar is missing on those pages. (See for yourself: matthewjpool.com)

    I can edit the theme, but am feeling a little overwhelmed when I search through the various CSS and php pages trying to find the parameters I need to adjust. And, even after searching through these forums and Google, I'm just not finding what I'm looking.

    I'm trying to do TWO things:

    1) Add the right sidebar to EVERY page

    2) Make the WP pages and single-content posts look the same as the posts in the blog: remove the extra margin padding and lower the font size.

    I know these should be pretty easy things to fix, but I'm just not sure what needs to be changed.

    Any help would be gratefully appreciated! Thanks!!

  2. Michael
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    before you edit anything, create a child theme to work with: http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

    for static pages, you can use the 'Sidebar Template' under edit page - page attributes
    consider using a plugin, for instance http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/twenty-eleven-theme-extensions/

    try to use a tool such as Firebug http://getfirebug.com/ to identify which styles to edit in style.css of the child theme.

    even after searching through these forums

    all those questions have been asked and answered before - persist using the forum search, using a variety of search terms...

  3. superoctave
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for your help!

    Yes- I created a child theme - which should save some frustrations later on.

    Actually, changing the page attributes to sidebar did the trick! Now I just need to fix the margins and padding on the single content pages.

    all those questions have been asked and answered before

    I really don't mean to sound like a snot, but that's a bit like telling someone who can't figure out where he is on a map to just look at a map.

    I have been using Firebug. It's a fantastic tool, but I still can't seem to find what I'm looking for.

    Can someone just tell me what code I would need to add to my child CSS page to change the margins or padding of the single content pages?

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