Make a One-Column Template from a Two-Column Template (6 posts)

  1. wilsontd
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I am new to WordPress (hard to guess, huh?) and am setting up my first site using the theme "Unnamed Lite 1.0" by Xu Yiyang. I really like this theme, and am happy with the way it looks: http://thehorsemansagent.com/wptest/

    I am trying to create a Template that I can use for my static Pages. I want this Template to be available for creating Pages that span the entire width, with no sidebars whatsoever.

    I have copied/re-named some of the existing pages from the theme, and have tried to alter them to create the template that I am seeking. The pages I have tried to alter are:

    Page with Comments Page Template (page-comments.php)

    Style Sheets:
    two_column.css (two_column.css)
    Stylesheet (style.css)

    I am having no luck, and am obviously missing something fundamental. If anyone can help me I can assure you that I am both a fast and appreciative learner!

    Thank you!

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    You'd need to:

    1. Read http://codex.wordpress.org/Pages#Creating_Your_Own_Page_Templates

    2. Remove the call the get_sidebar() from the new page template.

    3. Edit <div id="primary-content"> to something like <div id="wide-content"> in the new page template.

    4. Add:

    #wide-content {
    margin:0 1.5%;

    to style.css

  3. wilsontd
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thank you so much, esmi!

    I have been reading quite a lot during the past week fairly slowly and methodically, but like everyone probably does-- I sometimes get ahead of myself and want to "jump ahead" a little bit in the lessons.

    Thank you very much for your time, the link, and the code ..!!

  4. wilsontd
    Posted 6 years ago #


    It worked perfect! Here is the link:


    Thanks again so much! Now I need to go to the bottom of that page and get rid of that "Comments are currently closed." banner, and the "Search blog archives" box.

    But in the meantime, I can at least start creating all of the full-width static Pages for the site.

    Thanks again for taking the time...

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

  6. wilsontd
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thank you again for your time, esmi!

    I had just deleted that call on the new php file created for full-width static Pages, but this is so much cleaner and gives me the flexibility of having comments at least available on a rare occasion when I might want them on a static full-width Page.

    Thank you!

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