Adding More Home Widgets to Agency theme

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    magzparmenter
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    Hello guys,
    Can someone please help me.
    In the three home widget areas (left, middle, right) Is it possible to have 5 widgets instead of only 3? If I try to put more than one in each section, it shows them in two rows and I only want one. I presume I also need to change the thumbnail sizes but not sure how to make them smaller than 150×150.

    Edited: I am using Genesis Featured page in each widget area.
    My site is http://hooza.co.uk and I am wanting to use this widget area as a menu with thumbnails instead of words.

    Thanks in advance!

    Magz

    #61096

    Robin
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    Hi Magz,

    Although this can be done by registering a new widget, I think the easiest way to do this without touching your functions and home php is to:

    1. Change the width of the home left widget to around 900px in your css.

    2. Use column classes with 5 columns to set up your content in a text widget.

    3. Link your images to whatever page you choose.

    Hope that helps a bit


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    #61114

    braddalton
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    Or you could simply use the native gallery in WordPress with 5 columns and link each image to any custom url.

    Then install a plugin to link each image to a custom url.


    #61467

    magzparmenter
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    Thank you to both of you.

    I have never worked with column classes before, so could you walk me through exactly what and where to code?

    Thanks so much!

    Edited: I’ve figured out how to do it :)

    #61478

    magzparmenter
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    Actually, if anyone can help me out.

    I used Robin’s method, but when I look at it on my phone or tablet, the images are not resized and not showing in a row. They are huge and taking up nearly the whole screen each.

    Help???

    Magz

    http://hooza.co.uk

    #61482

    Robin
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    Your images are huge because you’re linking to images that measure 1600×1600. You need to resize and link to featured images that measure the same size as they appear on your home page..more like thumbnail size 150×150 or 160×160.

    On your phone, the images will not be rendered in a horizontal row, they will show up in a vertical column because of Agency theme responsiveness.


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    #61483

    magzparmenter
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    Hi Robin,
    Thanks so much, I can’t believe I forgot to resize them! Such a schoolboy error!
    Lol.

    Thanks again for replying so quickly. :)

    #61485

    Robin
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    You’re welcome, Magz. It’s always the small details we tend to overlook. Site is looking good and fun.


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