[resolved] Increase Padding on "Recent Posts" Widget? (5 posts)

  1. thelobbyist
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi everyone, and thanks in advance for the help!

    I have a problem I'm having trouble resolving at: DigitalSociety.org with the Recent Posts widget. I'm running the widget on the right column, and the space between links in the list seems to be too tight and squished together. I'd like to increase the space between these links.
    Can anyone help with that?

    Additionally, is there a way to left justify the title "Recent Posts" so that is is aligned with the "About Us" title in the section above?


  2. Michael
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    get Firefox and install the developer add-on for Firefox - thet is a great help in identifying the styles of page elements, and you can try changes in the style css 'in real time'.

    try changing the width in '#sidebar-right' to match the one of '#sidebar', and adding new styles for the list elements:

    #sidebar-right {
            font: 1.3em Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
    	padding:10px 10px 10px 10px;
    #sidebar-right ul {margin-left:5px;}
    #sidebar-right li {margin-bottom:5px;}

    change the numbers (5px) to get the result you like ;-)

  3. thelobbyist
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks for the help!

    Can you be more specific about the plug-in? Is it called WordPress Helper?

  4. Michael
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    that plug-in has nothing to do with wordpress in general, it is just a tool for Firefox to make improving websites easier:
    you find more information here with a download

  5. thelobbyist
    Posted 6 years ago #


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