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Hide Sidebar/Widgets on Blog Page

  1. anathematized1
    Member

    http://metaledu.wordpress.com/

    There is my blog. I want to make it in a book style. On the right side there, that whole other column, the one with the search box, pages, blogroll, categories, archives, meta, etc.

    I want that NOT visible on the actual blog page.

    I've been searching and searching and I can find nowhere to hide that. I even went to the widgets menu and there are no widgets in the sidebar, and I took all the ones that were there and moved them into the inactive section (even though half of them are already there), but they are STILL on the page!

    I tried searching for another theme that didn't have those visible, but there isn't a single one.

    Now, I don't mean to be a dick here, but DO NOT SUGGEST I PAY MONEY FOR A SELF-HOSTED BLOG OR CSS EDITING! I can't afford it.

    GRRR!

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

  2. There are no themes that I am aware of that provide the ability to remove the sidebar widget display from either the front page or from any other page we chose to be the running page for posts.

  3. To prevent the display of any widgets at all simply go here > Appearance > Widgets and place an empty text widget at the top of the sidebar.

  4. anathematized1
    Member

    That worked but, the page just looks like crap.

    Bah, I also need to hide the comment/reply thing, but I'm guessing that's not possible either.

    Man, more and more, WordPress is getting really annoying. It's so damned limiting. I mean, I understand it runs with the same basic structure/files, but there's no reason why it shouldn't be possible to hide things like that - you wouldn't have to change the base code that all the blogs run on to be able to do that either.

    I also think it's bogus you have to pay to edit the CSS. I can understand paying for other things, but I can't think of a single site ANYWHERE on the net of any kind that requires you to pay to edit CSS. -_-

  5. You disable comments. However doing so will leave a residual phrase like "Comments Closed" or a similar phrase that can only be hidden by CSS editing.
    Discussion Settings (default) http://en.support.wordpress.com/settings/discussion-settings/
    Enable disable comments on individual post and pages > http://en.support.wordpress.com/enable-disable-comments/

    WordPress.com is designed for people who just want to blog. Those who are into theme design are better served by getting a WordPress.ORG install for self hosting.

  6. For themes that have no sidebar, or that allow you to remove the sidebar, see here (under "No widget areas" and "Bottom or header only"):
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/02/26/sidebars-and-other-widget-areas/

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