Add a widget area to home page on Minimum Theme

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  • #4729

    rob
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    Hello, I am trying to figure out how to add an image slider to my home page, Minimum Theme. dev.whitefishflyshop.com

    I would like to place the image slider in the spot where the guy with the fish is. I dont seem to be able to out how to do that. My idea is…. I would like to add a widget area in that spot so I can just drop in a slider. Is someone out there that would be kind enough to show me how to add the widget area? Any help would be appreciated.

    #4809

    anitac
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    You could use this to add a slider – it’s a full width widget area – http://www.briangardner.com/welcome-text-widget/.


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    #4876

    rob
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    Thanks Anitac, Just a quick question, Do I just add the lines of code at the end of the file? It looks like I can add just register the widget area at the end of the current registration….. but not sure where to add the hook to welcome text widget? Forgive me as I know pretty much nothing about .php? Here is the code of my .php file

    edited to remove code.

    Do I just include the registry and then the hook directly after it or somewhere else? Any help is appreciated.

    #4900

    anitac
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    Just re-read his instructions. His instructions are the easiest way to add a full-width widget area. Just 1,2,3 and it’s there.

    1. Register Your Widget Area – Open up your child theme’s functions.php file, and place the code he provided.

    2. Hook the Welcome Text widget – Also in your child theme’s functions.php file, place the code he provided. Just place it right below the newly registered widgets.

    3. Style Your Welcome Text – Open your child theme’s style.css file, place this the code he provided at the very bottom.


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    • This reply was modified 1 year, 7 months ago by  anitac.
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    #5826

    rob
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    Thanks for you help anitac, pretty simple as you stated!

     

    #5997

    cdils
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    Hey Rob,

    Looks like you haven’t added the slider in. Here’s a specific tut on Adding a Slider to the Minimum Theme. Let me know if you have any questions or still need help.

    Carrie


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    #6012

    anitac
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    cdils he added a NextGen slider down below. You can see it scrolling there.


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    #6014

    cdils
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    Oops – thanks, anitac. Shoulda kept on scrolling.

    Meanwhile, I’d rather be fishing in Montana… :)


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