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Moving Sidebar Next to Archive

  • I’m trying to move a sidebar next to the list of archived blog posts on my archive page rather than underneath at the bottom of the page, but I can’t seem to figure out how to do so. Here is what it looks like now: http://www.brownstonelaw.com/archive/ and here is the PHP for the archive page template:

    <?php
    	/*
    	Template Name: Archives
    	*/
    
    	get_header(); 
    
    	global $wpdb;
    	//DISTINCT YEAR(post_date) AS year, MONTH(post_date) AS month, count(ID) as posts
    	global $wpquery;
    if (is_paged()) :
            $fetch_archive = query_posts( "paged=".get_query_var('paged' ) );
        else :
            $fetch_archive = query_posts( "paged=1" );
        endif;
    
        $last_month = date( "m Y", strtotime( $wpquery->posts[0]->post_date ) );
    
    ?>
    
    <div id="title-container">
        <div class="title-block">
            <h2><?php the_title(); ?></h2>
        </div>
    </div>
    <div id="crumbs-container">
    	<?php ocmx_breadcrumbs(); ?>
    </div>
    <div id="content" class="clearfix">
        <div id="left-column">
        	<div class="archives">
                <ul class="archives_list">
                    <?php
                        foreach( $fetch_archive as $archive_data ) :
                            global $post;
                            $post = $archive_data;
                            $category_id = get_the_category( $archive_data->ID );
                            $this_category = get_category( $category_id[0]->term_id );
                            $this_category_link = get_category_link( $category_id[0]->term_id );
                            $link = get_permalink( $archive_data->ID );
                            $args  = array('postid' => $post->ID, 'width' => 50, 'height' => 50, 'exclude_video' => true, 'resizer' => 'thumbnail');
                            $image = get_obox_media($args); ?>
                            <li class="clearfix">
                            	<?php if(! (strpos($image, 'iframe') || strpos($image, 'object') ) ) : ?>
    	                            <div class="archive-post-image"><?php echo $image; ?></div>
                                <?php endif; ?>
                                <?php if(get_option("ocmx_meta_date") != "false"): ?>
                                <h5 class="date">
                                    <?php echo date_i18n('F dS', strtotime($archive_data->post_date)); ?>
                                </h5>
                                <?php endif; ?>
                                <h4 class="post-title"><a href="<?php echo get_permalink($archive_data->ID); ?>"><?php echo substr($archive_data->post_title, 0, 45); ?></a></h4>
                                <a href="<?php echo get_permalink($archive_data->ID); ?>/#comments" class="comment-count" title="Comment on <?php echo get_permalink($archive_data->post_title); ?>">
                                    <?php echo $archive_data->comment_count; ?> <?php _e("comments", "ocmx"); ?>
                                </a>
                                <span class="label">
                                    <a href="<?php echo $this_category_link; ?>" title="View all posts in <?php echo $this_category->name; ?>" rel="category tag"><?php echo $this_category->name; ?></a>
                                </span>
                            </li>
                        <?php
    
                        endforeach; ?>
    
                </ul>
            </div>
            <?php motionpic_pagination("clearfix", "pagination clearfix"); ?>
        </div>
    	<?php get_sidebar(); ?>
    </div>
    <?php get_footer(); ?>
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  • Hi,
    I don’t think it’s got to do with the html markup, but with the archive’s column spanning the fullwidth of the page.

    You’ve got:

    .sidebarnone #left-column {
    float: none;
    width: 100%;
    }

    In fact, the content-container has the .sidebarnone class. I think that, if you get rid of that class, things should work out as expected.

    Hmm, that does work but it also adds extra space where the sidebar is supposed to be on every other page! :/

    Then you need to create a more specific template for this using the same markup (without the sidebarnone class) and a different name.

    I think this is a viable solution:
    The .sidebarnone class should be in the header template (I think). Therefore create a new header template and call it header-new.php or header-whatyoulike. Copy the contents of the original header.php file and delete the .sidebarnone class. Save the file and then, in archives.php, replace

    <?php get_header(); ?>

    with

    <?php get_header(‘new’); ?>

    The new header should apply only on the archives page

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