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Adding right column on Expound

  1. Hi

    1. I want to add a right column to Expound theme. what do i need to do ?

    2. The video on the blog is being seen as a link and not as a video, what needs to be corrected ?

    The blog I need help with is sujataworld.wordpress.com.

  2. 1. I want to add a right column to Expound theme. what do i need to do ?

    CSS-only editing (which is what WordPress.com offers) is limited to adjusting the content for existing elements on the page. This means you cannot dynamically add a sidebar to a page if there's not already a way to do it in the theme settings.

    Depending on the theme, and on your CSS skill level, you may be able to add a sidebar to one area (such as the footer area) and then move it to another area using CSS only. This is not a simple change, and if you are not skilled in CSS programming already, you may want to look into hiring a designer to help you with a task like that. See http://en.support.wordpress.com/customize-my-site/request-theme-customization/

  3. I just noticed that the Expound theme does indeed have a sidebar on the next to lists of posts and it also appears on single posts. To make something appear in the sidebar area, you just need to add some widgets using the Appearance > Widgets page in your dashboard. Make sure the settings are correct inside each widget. I see that you tried adding an About.me widget but it didn't work because you either misspelled your username or you haven't setup an account at http://about.me/ yet.

    There's a help page with some widget basics and a video in the following link in case that helps:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/

  4. 2. The video on the blog is being seen as a link and not as a video, what needs to be corrected ?

    That is happening because the Expound theme displays excerpts for posts at the top of the home page. Videos aren't displayed in excerpts.

    The video will work normally on the single post page though. You can see it working at http://sujataworld.wordpress.com/2012/08/26/lusaka-the-firefly/

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