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    I’ve heard that it’s tough to change the default content width for Genesis themes.

    I have Prose and magazine and find that the sidebars are way too wide for my liking.
    Just using a 2 column layout; the default.
    Is there an easy way for a non coder to widen these?



    Hi Charles,

    Let me preface this by saying I am NO way an expert – still learning Genesis along the way. I can tell you what I’ve done, and whether it’s right or not, it works for me.

    Do you use Firebug? a web develper plugin for FireFox… Personally, I would be lost without it. It lets me see in real time what I’m doing with the code on my WP site.

    In your “style.css” for wp-content/themes/magazine (again, viewed in Firebug), if you find the line that says

    .sidebar {
        display: inline;
        float: right;
        font-size: 13px;
        line-height: 20px;
        width: 300px;

    That’s where I would change the width to a smaller size – 220px or so seems to work for yours. You can play with it in Firebug to get what you want. THEN, I would paste it into your custom.css (so you’re not editing the “style.css”) and then upload it.

    Like I said, I have NO idea if that is the *proper* way to do it, but that’s what I do.
    (of course I make copies of all original code before I do anything as well as having a “messed with css files” folder – I paste it all in Notepad++)

    Hope that helps Charles.
    (I also don’t even know if I placed the above snippet of code in the right place for this post – haha)



    Thank you for that, Kitty
    Yes, I use Firebug.

    I had heard that there are two conditions one must use but I’m going to try this and will let you know.
    Appreciate your time.

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