I am using the Probama theme for a candidate website.
Theme here: http://www.category4.com/2008/03/11/probama-theme-for-wordpress-released/
The custom column on the right side is created with a separate "sidebar.php" file within the theme. I got rid of the "Latest from BarackObama.com" box above the "Latest Video/Latest Images" with the Theme Editor in my admin dashboard.
With everything default, if you go into Design -> Widgets and add anything into the Sidebar1 via normal Widget set up, the custom "sidebar" disappears. I asked the theme creator how to prevent this and he gave me the following response:
>><<You need to move the final endif function right below the dynamic_sidebar function, ie:
<?php /* Widgetized sidebar, if you have the plugin installed. */
if ( !function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') || !dynamic_sidebar() ) : ?>
<?php endif; ?>
So it doesn't wrap the whole sidebar.<<>>
I made that change and the a Text widget did work and didn't make the custom sidebar disappear BUT the widget appeared ABOVE the custom sidebar and was transparent.
What I am asking:
1) Will someone please help me make it so I can use widgets as normal but have them show up BELOW the custom sidebar.
2) I REALLY would like the widget areas to have the same darker blue background/border as the custom sidebar area and be centered.
PUH-LEEZ make my day!
MUCH love and respect to the WHOLE WordPress community!