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  • #20325

    AngelaBetts
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    In the primary sidebar area I wish to place a few banner ads which are 336W x 280L  as well as ad space for two columns of 125 x 125 ads.

    I am assuming this is the code as as part of my child theme CSS  that I need to edit but not sure what I need to edit in this to make it work.

    I have attempted to make changes… Nothing is working. I would appreciate the help.

    #20331

    Susan
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    Refer to this visual mark-up guide:
    http://www.studiopress.com/images/gen_markup.png

    At the very least, you will need to make changes to your #sidebar, and possibly your #content (possibly making it narrower to accommodate the wider sidebar)


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    #20339

    AngelaBetts
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    Susan I have seen this plenty times in my search and don’t understand it at all.

    Can you tell me specifically what it is that I need to do? This Visual Guide seems to be the standard answer…

    #20433

    Susan
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    To change the width of your primary sidebar, look for this in your stylesheet:
    [css]
    /* Primary / Secondary Sidebars
    ———————————————————— */

    .sidebar {
    display: inline;
    float: right;
    font-size: 13px;
    line-height: 20px;
    width: 305px;
    }
    [/css]

    Change the 305 to the width you would like.

    The reason I provide the visual mark-up guide is because if you change the sidebar width without changing anything else, you’re going to lose some width in your content area. You need to decide if you’re happy with the narrower content width, or whether you want to make other changes.


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    #22071

    AngelaBetts
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    This didn’t solve the problem but instead pushed the sidebar content below the page. Is there anything else I should edit? And could you explain how the visual guide would help me out? :(

    #22077

    AngelaBetts
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    I looked in the ‘code snippets’ area. I have read over the beginners guide. I have been to http://my.studiopress.com/tutorials/. I am A COMPLETE Beginner.

    This happened to me on the last forum everyone was giving me pseudo advice without any specifics. I guess to encourage ‘independence’ and not support.

    So I recently tweeted at studio press about my issues. They asked if I asked on the new forum. I said ‘No I gave up after the bad experience on the old one’ I was told this new forum was built to handle old complaints about the old forum.

    So I don’t know what to do. If you want me to ‘figure it out’ then please provide more than a link to the mark up. IT HAS NOT HELPED.

    And I have seen similar questions answer to specific themes. I really think I made a mistake with purchasing this theme. I don’t understand why I paid for a premium theme because I have a bad time every time I need support.

    I have my ads down while I try to figure out this problem *which has now been 7+ days* and I don’t think I should just ‘give up’ because no one offers me support on my premium theme.

    #22078

    AngelaBetts
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    Kim Clark ‏@JustKimClark
    just email us support at copyblogger dot com with the link we will look into it for you. @studiopress
    I guess I will also try to get support via support email as well.

    #22090

    Susan
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    Angela:

    I have my ads down while I try to figure out this problem *which has now been 7+ days* and I don’t think I should just ‘give up’ because no one offers me support on my premium theme.

    The last time you posted was 7 days ago. When I gave you an answer 7 days ago, you didn’t respond that it didn’t solve your issue, so I was unaware you were still having an issue 7 days later.

    This didn’t solve the problem but instead pushed the sidebar content below the page. Is there anything else I should edit? And could you explain how the visual guide would help me out?

    Yes, it will push the content of the sidebar down unless you make other changes, as I indicated in my other response to you. The reason I pointed out the visual markup guide is so that you could learn how each page is laid out. If you make changes to the sidebar, you have a couple of choices: a) reduce the width of your content area to accommodate the sidebar, or b) increase the width of your site.

    I’m not trying to be ambiguous, and I’m not telling you to figure it out – if you want me to go ahead and tell you everywhere to make the changes, then you need to provide more information; are you willing to give up content width so you can have advertisements on your site? If not, do you want to change the width of your site?

    99% of the people on this forum (myself included) are fellow StudioPress customers; we don’t work for StudioPress; we come here to the forum to help other users, and find solutions to our own questions, too. This isn’t “official” StudioPress support – it’s a forum for users to get help with customizing their sites.

    I’m here for the next couple of hours – if you let me know how you wish to proceed, I can provide the code to modify the other areas, but I can’t read minds; only you can decide how you want your site to look.

    I hope that helps.

     


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    #22170

    AngelaBetts
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    Of course I am willing. I originally posted the whole css style sheet with all the code for specific help but SOMEHOW that was edited away.

    What additional information would you need? I add 50 to the width of the sidebar, I am more than willing to reduce my inner width by the same.

    I am sorry but I am very frustrated. I felt like I was getting the same run around I got last time because IDK people think you should off the bat know what to do.

    I had actually already tried what I did before and in the first post you stated I would have to change mutiple elements but only told me one thing to do. I assume that it was the same lack of support because I had already searched the forums, and tweeted and gave up.

    And every post I read gave the same answers (that don’t work for me) and then said its the same across all themes and I’m just wondering why there’s not specific guides for my theme because it has different labels and hooks.

    Ugh.  Investing in this theme was something meant to grow my blog and increase my revenue. It wasn’t something I can just afford, it was an investment. I did do research but idk I just wished I would have done a little more research on the theme support and customization. BUT there wasn’t anyway to ask. I don’t know why initially I bought genesis over thesis it was probably cheaper or something but idk.  I really hope I didn’t make a mistake.

    : ( :(

    Yeah… No official support for a premium theme = :(

    Also I’m not asking you to read my mind, I was hoping to get a common sense answer. Why would I want to extend my sidebar and push the content down? Did you know that this would happen? …

    #22326

    Susan
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    To increase the width of the sidebar from 305px to 355px:

    [css]
    /* Primary / Secondary Sidebars
    ———————————————————— */

    .sidebar {
    display: inline;
    float: right;
    font-size: 13px;
    line-height: 20px;
    width: 355px;
    }
    [/css]

    To reduce the width of the content area from 580 to 530:

    [css]
    /* Content
    ———————————————————— */

    #content {
    float: left;
    padding: 25px 35px;
    width: 430px;
    }

    .content-sidebar #content,
    .sidebar-content #content {
    width: 530px;
    }
    [/css]

    You will also need to do something with this image (my recommendation would be to remove it):
    background: url(images/inner-cs.png);

    From this area:

    [css]
    .content-sidebar #inner {
    background: url(images/inner-cs.png);
    }
    [/css]

    (This is an image which runs down the left of the sidebar, if you adjust your sidebar width, you need to move that image, or remove it altogether.

    I just tested these on my site, and it worked correctly.


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    #23546

    AngelaBetts
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    THANK YOU SO MUCH!

    I’m adding some more tags to this because I know ALOT of people have asked this in regards to the sidebar! THANKS!

    I’m going to try it now.

    Thank you. I was so frustrated!!!

    #23548

    AngelaBetts
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    I am having more problems actually.  I removed the one code and my posts layout is clear but my homepage has the sidebar pushed down again.. and I have gray lines out of whack on the post pages. In a private reply I will post my url. Is there STILL something I am missing?

    You will also need to do something with this image (my recommendation would be to remove it):
    background: url(images/inner-cs.png);

    From this area:

    [css]
    .content-sidebar #inner {
    background: url(images/inner-cs.png);
    }
    [/css]

    (This is an image which runs down the left of the sidebar, if you adjust your sidebar width, you need to move that image, or remove it altogether.

    #23549

    AngelaBetts
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    #23551

    Susan
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    Angela – I am at work at the moment, and I can’t access your site, but will look at it this afternoon.


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    #23552

    AngelaBetts
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    Post count: 14

    No! Its fine! I’m trying to see if I can figure it out on my own, but this after noon would be awesome. Thanks!

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