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  • Hello,

    I just setup WordPress on my site a few days ago, and need a little help on the blog layout.

    My website is

    I would like the right side pane to look a little like the one on . I would like to add the following sections to the pane:


    I am also having trouble adding a theme. I download two different themes, extracted them into folders, and uploaded to the wp-content\themes directory of the site. I went to the Presentation tab on the admin page, and they don’t show up. I tried deleting from site and re-uploading, and still no themes. Any ideas?

    Thank you in advance for any help and/or suggestions.



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  • 1.Themes. Make sure they are not in a double folder: sometimes during the unzip and/or upload new themes end up like this:
    More themes:
    2. When you are settled with your theme, open the sidebar.php template file of it and add/edit/delete etc. whatever you wish.

    1. also make sure the themes are in a folder at all

    2. Here’s a starting point of sidebar.php that will offer some of what you want. Save the following code as sidebar.php in the theme folder for whatever theme you’re going to use.

    <div id="sidebar">

    <ul><li><img src=%put_a_link_to_a_feed_image_here% /><A href="feed:">Rss Feed for Posts</a></li></ul>

    <ul><li>Put a link to a contact method here. Add more "li" entries for each contact method</li></ul>

    <?php wp_list_pages('title_li=<h2>Pages</h2>' ); ?>

    <?php wp_list_cats('sort_column=name&optioncount=1&hierarchical=0'); ?>

    <?php get_links_list(); ?>

    <?php get_calendar(); ?>


    If this doesn’t come across you can get it here.

    To follow along with moshu’s reply, I made up an example image of how they supposed to be placed in the themes/ folder.. =) (This is a screenshot right from my FTP directory while using my FTP client.)


    If you want, go ahead and download it or whatever and use it yourself for references purposes or whatever… LOL! I plan to make up a couple more example images for other things then too..

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