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can I have a Text Widget different for every page ?

  1. Hi All,

    I hope you can help me.

    I would like have a quotation from an author to show on one side of every page on my blog.

    I tried the text widget, but it displays the same text in all pages (as is attached to the left hand side bar) .....

    How could I have this quotations ( a differente one for every page) to stay on the left hand side bar ???

    Any suggestions are welcome !!

    Many thanks !!

    Mauriio.

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

  2. That's not possible.

  3. This is the link to the Ascetica theme description which is found in the footer of the theme. http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/ascetica/

  4. Hi Timethief,

    Thanks .... any suggestions as to how I could get something similar, or that type of formatting ?

    Thanks !!

  5. You cannot achieve having different text widgets on every page in a flog on a free hosted WordPress.com blog.

    You can hire a web host http://wordpress.org/hosting/ and set up your own WordPress.org install and do that. http://wordpress.org/

  6. Thanks !

  7. One more thing if I may ... on the subject of format ... I'd like to change the the font size ..but apparently I have to pay an upgrade to do that .. is that right ?

    Many thanks.

  8. It depends. You can hand-code each post one by one, and that will allow you to change the font size of the copy, but not titles. Or you can purchase the Custom Design upgrade and make one change in the code that always applies.

  9. Thanks all ... I have one more question on the subject of formatting:

    I would like to remove the left hand bar ... I bought the custom design upgrade but it does not seem to provide for this kind of customization ..

    Do I need to install wordpress (does that provide extended tools ??) ..is this a CSS coding job ??? if so where can I find code snippets that I could use ??

    Many thanks.

  10. I would like to remove the left hand bar ... I bought the custom design upgrade but it does not seem to provide for this kind of customization ..

    CSS editing cannot be used to change anything except appearance. It cannot be used to change the way any theme here functions.

    Does the Custom Design upgrade let me edit HTML?
    No. The Custom Design upgrade allows you to edit fonts and CSS only. You can change the appearance of a theme, but not its HTML markup, PHP code, or content. Read the full entry here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/#frequently-asked-questions

    You can usually request a custom design refund yourself directly from the Store section of your Dashboard
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/upgrades/#refunds
    If applicable see also http://en.support.wordpress.com/bundles/#canceling-a-bundle

  11. The above reply is wrong: yes, CSS editing has to do with appearance only, but appearance includes repositioning as well as removing existing elements.

  12. I would like to remove the left hand bar ... I bought the custom design upgrade but it does not seem to provide for this kind of customization ..

    Can this be done or not?

  13. @leapresearch
    The answer is yes it can be done. I don't help with CSS editing but the upgrade does come with Staff support.

  14. and how if it is possible ???

    Thanks !!

  15. Sorry. I can't help with CSS editing. I have flagged this thread so it gets moved to the CSS Forum for you.

  16. @leapresearch: As for your original question (different widgets on different pages, that's also possible via CSS editing (if you have the Custom Design upgrade).

  17. @jutpi
    Thanks for clarifying both issues. I appreciate it as I don't want to be providing incorrect answers.

  18. Post CSS questions in the CSS forum, not the general support forum.

  19. @raincoaster
    This thread is flagged to be moved to the CSS Forum.

  20. Moved to the CSS forum…

  21. Hi Tess and thanks :)

  22. @TT I meant that information for the blogger.

  23. Oh, I thought you didn't notice the tag.

  24. How could I have this quotations (a differente one for every page) to stay on the left hand side bar???

    Just sharing it. For each different page.
    The left hand side select theme bar is empty. (no left side bar)
    Each post to create a 2 column table
    Column 1 for left side bar (without widget) but it can be filled with just about anything.
    Column 2 for the content of Your postings

  25. @sulitnih
    Purchase a custom design upgrade http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/ and start your own thread please after you do that as all CSS editing is theme specific. http://en.forums.wordpress.com/forum/css-customization#postform

  26. @ timethief thank's alot of FYI..

  27. to built your own blog by wordpress. buy a host and a domain, then download the code in wordpress.org

  28. @sulitnih: Despite timethief's confused admonition, your reply belongs in this thread, because it's a reply to the original question. Your suggestion is incomplete but correct in essence: yes, you can also create different sidebar text on different static pages in Ascetica without the upgrade (by making it part of the content of the page, and adding coding to make it show up in the sidebar area).
    To do that you don't need a table, by the way.

  29. In general, for already pretty long threads like this one, it would be better to make a separate help request in the CSS forum instead of moving a thread with many replies to different questions over. It keeps questions and answers more concise, easier to read, and makes it easier to find answers quickly.

    I would like have a quotation from an author to show on one side of every page on my blog.

    There are a few different ways you could do this. Based on your current setup (nothing in the left sidebar), you could re-style blockquote elements to move over to the left. To try it out, follow these steps:

    1. Open the Deliverables page for editing
    2. Highlight the first paragraph
    3. Click the blockquote button in the visual editor
    4. Save changes
    5. Add this to your Appearance → Custom Design → CSS editor:

    blockquote {
    	display: block;
    	width: 160px;
    	position: absolute;
    	left: -50px;
    }
  30. I would like to remove the left hand bar ... I bought the custom design upgrade but it does not seem to provide for this kind of customization ..

    That's a very specific change and you would need to add custom CSS code to the CSS Editor to make it happen.

    To remove the left sidebar from the Ascetica theme, add this to your Appearance → Custom Design → CSS editor:

    #tertiary {
    	display: none;
    }
    
    #content {
    	float: none;
    	padding-left: 0;
    	width: 100%;
    }

    Note that if you make this change, you would need to style the blockquote elements differently from the example above. Here's one possible re-format:

    blockquote {
    	display: block;
    	width: 160px;
    	padding-bottom: .5em;
    	float: left;
    }

    Note that you can experiment with these examples and adjust the width and spacing values or do things like change float from left to right.

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