Adding a Sidebar to Pretty Pictures

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  • #16199

    Brittany
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    Is it possible for me to add a sidebar to Pretty Pictures?

    I’ve added one through simple sidebars and when I go to widgets I am able to see it but when I can’t see it when I view the live site.

    If you could tell me how to do this the correct way, I’d really appreciate it!

    #16207

    SoZo
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    Pretty pictures has all those layout options disabled. You’ll find this in functions.php

    [php]
    /** Unregister layouts */
    genesis_unregister_layout( ‘content-sidebar’ );
    genesis_unregister_layout( ‘sidebar-content’ );
    genesis_unregister_layout( ‘content-sidebar-sidebar’ );
    genesis_unregister_layout( ‘sidebar-sidebar-content’ );
    genesis_unregister_layout( ‘sidebar-content-sidebar’ );
    [/php]

    Note that there aren’t any style rules for the sidebars or those layouts in the style sheet so you’ve got a bit of work ahead of you getting everything styled.


    John “Nicolas Flamel” Wright | SoZo’s design| John Wright Photography

    #16224

    Brittany
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    Thanks for your reply John!

    Hmm, I’d like to use the theme to blog our adoption from Africa, and I think I would need the sidebar for such things as our donate button. I love all other aspects of it, but wonder if it’s something I can handle.

    Any tutorials you know of that might get me started? or quite honestly is it far more than just adding code and I’ll likely be in over my head? :  )

     

    #16225

    SoZo
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    If you have another theme you could grab the style rules you need from there but if you are unfamiliar with the structure of Genesis or CSS I would recommend going with a different theme that has sidebars. Maybe Minimum? That is really similar to Pretty Pictures.

    Or if all you need is a donate button you could put that in the navbar on the right.


    John “Nicolas Flamel” Wright | SoZo’s design| John Wright Photography

    #16251

    Anita
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    Brittany, Sozo is correct. I think you could get what you want from the Minimum theme.


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    #16441

    Brittany
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    Thanks so much @Antiac & @Sozo. The minimum theme is actually what I currently have installed.

    http://www.livelaughstudios.com/blog

    I really love the colors, style and femininity of Pretty Pictures that I’m lacking with minimum. Are you familiar with any tutorials that may lead me towards combining the aspects of Pretty Picture that I like (as in the different color post backgrounds) with the minimum theme?

    Tutorials on combining the elements of 2 different themes?

    #16445

    Anita
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    What part of Pretty Pictures do you like? If you want the featured image with the overlaid text – you can get that from Carrie Dils instructions here – http://www.carriedils.com/text-overlay-image/2306.

    I think breaking down Minimum would be easier than building Pretty Pictures up since Minimum already has the sidebars and widget areas in there.


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    #16450

    SoZo
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    Yes, much simpler to copy over the CSS from PP to Minimum. I recommend getting the Firebug add on for Firefox or using Chrome’s Firebug Lite which will enable you to right click on any element to inspect it and determine the associated style rules. You can then copy those over to the pertinent sections of Minimum’s style sheet.


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    #16453

    Anita
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    I agree! I love Firebug! I have learned so much from SP and using Firebug.


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