Support » Theme: Spun » Menu Order and Widget Area for non-widget content, footer

  • Thank you all for the support on this site and Caroline for so cheerfully creating and supporting this theme.
    I have figured out most things that I wanted to do but have a few questions. My site is:

    1) Menu Order. The menu order seems to be the reverse of that in the Dashboard Control. I got around this by reversing the menu item order in Dashboard. The problem is, when in Responsive Mode (ie, on an iPhone) the MENU button shows the order in the (now reversed) dashboard order. Is there a simple way to get the theme to show the menu items in proper order at full size?

    2) Widget Area. I would like to have an image, facebook button, and contact text in the widget area. The latter two items are Jetpack widgets. The issue is that I cannot get the widget columns to give enough space to the text for my contact info when I have the other widgets in place. I have toyed with the .widget-column width as well as the appropriate .one,.two,.three.widget-column floats and margin as well. If I make them wide enough for the text, the widgets stack vertically. My question is, is there a way to simply use HTML and CSS to fill the SIDEBAR area?

    3) How can I decrease the area between the + button and the site credits? I can’t seem to find the CSS that controls it and was wondering if it is a PHP thing.

    4) The Footer! I want to keep the SPUN credits on a second line but do away with the wordpress portion of the footer as well as have my contact/copyright info on a first line. Whenever I replace anything in the footer.php the hover effect breaks. I removed the section bounded by:

    <div class="site-info">

    Which basically called spun credits and had some php printf and replaced it with text. I Also tried leaving in
    <?php do_action( 'spun_credits' ); ?>
    but that just broke the page.

    I’m sure there is more, but these few things have eluded me.
    Thanks in Advance.

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  • Moderator Andrew Nevins


    Front-end developer

    3) How can I decrease the area between the + button and the site credits? I can’t seem to find the CSS that controls it and was wondering if it is a PHP thing

    Download & install this Custom CSS Manager plugin. It provides a “Custom CSS Manager” section of the dashboard to hold your CSS modifications.

    We advise not to edit the theme’s files, even just for a little CSS tweak, because you’ll unfortunately lose those changes when the theme updates 🙁

    So, within the Custom CSS Manager section of the dashboard, enter this;

    #colophon {
     /* Original value: 100px */
     padding-top: 40px;

    Sorry not to mention it. I am using a child theme. I. I’m new to CSS and PHP and have been trying to suss out what does what in the Chrome inspector. This worked perfectly for me. Thanks Andrew.
    1 down 3 to go! 🙂

    Theme Author Caroline Moore


    1) This should be fixed in the next update.

    2) It sounds like you need to reduce the number of widgets before increasing their width, or expand the width of the surrounding container so they can remain floated and stay wider.

    4) You’ve removed the links in the footer, which is where the hover effect was originally applied. You’d need to either wrap your footer credits in a link, too, or apply the original hover effect to .site-info.

    Hi Caroline – really like your theme, do you know when it’s likely that your next update will arrive? The menu order thing is slowing me up. Can I create another kind of menu to work around this?

    thanks simon

    Theme Author Caroline Moore


    I believe the latest version has been approved in the theme review process and we’re just waiting for the admins to sync it to /extend (within a week). It should only be a couple more days.

    Hi ! I love this theme and am wondering if there is a way to add facebook widget, pinterest and instagram


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