add new widget area to metric theme?

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  • #32967

    fotodog13
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    Hi All-Hoping for some help adding a widget area to the metric theme – I have been screwing around with it for a few hours and although I am close, its still can’t get it to work correctly.Heres- what I have done so far

    -added the following to my functions.php file

    // Add CTA section add_action(‘genesis_before_content’, ‘include_call_to_action_home_page_widgets’); function include_call_to_actions_home_page_widgets() { require(CHILD_DIR.’/home-cta.php’); }

     

    added this to myhome.php (  using other code there as a guide)

    <div class=”top-cta”><?php if (!dynamic_sidebar(‘Call To Action-Home Page’)) : ?> <div class=”widget”> <?php endif; ?></div>

    created home-cta.phpinside it looks like this

    <div class=”top-cta”><?php dynamic_sidebar( ‘Call To Action-Home Page’ ); ?></div>

    when I look at the site  temp url http://69.195.124.100/~harleyd5/

    I can see the  widget text but it is not formatting at all- if I look in firebug I can see the class but none of the info on the style sheet is showing up. If I add the same styling in firebug it appears,-

    have tried numerous things but just cant- seem to get it to work correctly.I am using the latest version of metric , wordpress, and genesis-as always thanks to any and all that take the time to reply – its really appreciated.

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    #32976

    braddalton
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    Where exactly do you want the widget area located?

    And based on what conditions?

    Better to use custom code in your child themes functions.php file.


    #33023

    fotodog13
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    Hi Brad,

    So  know just enough to  get by here- following the tutorials in studio press on hooks.  Ideally I want to place a widget that goes above the  current home page top left and right widgets ( where the slide show appears on the home page. ) that goes all the way across.I want that widget to appear all the time on the home page.- just adding another widget area

    Hope that explains it better – thanks for the reply- still have no luck getting this to work

     

    best

    Scott

     

    #33032

    braddalton
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    Can’t see any slide show on your home page and there’s 3 widgets.

    Here’s the code you paste at the end of your child themes functions.php file.

    You can change the hook to the genesis_before_content_sidebar_wrap or genesis_before_content hook.

    Remove the code you have used already.


    #33079

    fotodog13
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    Hey Brad

    Thanks this is great- works perfect- fyi- not using the slideshow on the theme yet -waiting for stuff to come that the client is suppose to send to me- does that sound familiar- thats why I just put a photo in the home left area.

    thanks so much for sending me the code – it was a huge help – looking forward to the day when I can play all the help I get in the forums forward to someone else-

    best

    Scott

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