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Multiple Columns Fix?

  1. Help! Ok, let me see if I can describe this. In reference only to the main area which contains Posts (not sidebar columns with widgets, etc):
    I know there are options for displaying Posts in multiple columns, where for instance, Posts A, B, C are on the left, and Posts D, E, F are on the right.

    BUT... is there a way to make the texts of individual Posts appear in multiple columns, but the Post area is only one column? I'm picturing a newspaper, where the Headlines are in one column, but within each Headline, the article text is in multiple columns. (I tried to show what I'm talking about below). Is there a way to format like this?

    P O S T H E A D L I N E #1
    Col A Col B Col C
    | | |
    | | |
    Col A Col B Col C

    P O S T H E A D L I N E #2
    Col A Col B Col C
    | | |
    | | |
    Col A Col B Col C

    P O S T H E A D L I N E #3
    Col A Col B Col C
    | | |
    | | |
    Col A Col B Col C

    Lord, I hope this made sense to someone...

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

  2. Use the DePo Masthead theme. It's designed this way.

  3. You have to do this manually with HTML for each and every post using divs. See under "two columns" in this post by Panos. It can be done for three columns as well by adding another dive and setting the width for each div at 33% instead of 50%.

    The thing is, with most themes having only 500px or so in the main column area, that makes each column only about 160px wide, which is probably going to make for difficult reading. Also, the text does not flow from one to the other, so you will have to do all of that manually as well so that the columns have the same relative length.

  4. By the way, do you want headingst at he top of each saying "col A, col B, etc?

  5. @thesacredpath No, I was just trying to show how the text would align, similar to a newspaper article. I'd really like to be able to have the page formatted this way rather than formatting each post, since I post daily, although I could cut-and-paste the code each day. I guess if I go this route I'll need to start with a theme that is full-width, with its widget space at the bottom rather than the side.

    @raincoaster Thanks for the heads-up on DePo Masthead, its close to what I'm looking for. I don't want three posts side by side though. I want each post to cover three columns equally. And then the next post starting below that, with a full width headline.

    Let me try that image again, my last one didn't come out quite right...

    POST HEADLINE #1
    TEXT TEXT TEXT
    TEXT TEXT TEXT

    POST HEADLINE #2
    TEXT TEXT TEXT

    POST HEADLINE #3
    TEXT TEXT TEXT
    TEXT TEXT TEXT
    TEXT TEXT TEXT

  6. The thing is, there are ways to do this with CSS3 and/or PHP scripting, but to do it requires that you have access to the underlying theme files since you have to add stuff there as well. In fact the bulk of what has to be added is in the underlying theme files.

  7. Is there a way of removing or hiding the comment box that is show at the bottom of each blog column [three column Depo Masthead]

  8. All wordpress blogs have the default setting of comments enabled. To disable comments see here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/enable-disable-comments/

  9. I have have removed the check marks from the boxes and saved changes:
    Default article settings Default article settings Attempt to notify any blogs linked to from the article.
    Allow link notifications from other blogs (pingbacks and trackbacks.)
    Allow people to post comments on new articles

    However, the comment box is still visible at the bottom of each blog column.
    Is there another proceedure that can be employed?

  10. The change at settings > discussion will only apply to new posts and pages. Any existing posts and pages will have to have the comments disabled individually by opening each in the editor and turning comments off and then updating, or by using the bulk edit feature for posts and pages.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/edit-posts-screen/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/edit-pages-screen/

  11. It would appear that to remove or hide the comment buttons or box's on the first page and at the bottom of each of the three columns of the Depo Masthead, it is going to require a change in the CSS programing. Is this a correct assumption. If so how is that best accomplished?

    Thanks

  12. This will get rid of it.

    .home .readmore {
    display: none;
    }
  13. thesacredpath,

    Wow! That worked very well. Thanks. I have another question. Accross the top of each column in Depo Masthead there is a header "In Uncategorized on March 12, 2011 at 4:18 am
    ". Is there a code instruction that will remove that also?

    Thanks again.

    This will get rid of it.

    .home .readmore {
    display: none;
    }

  14. This should do it.

    .post small {
        display: none !important;
    }

    A word on post titles. If you do not have an actual post title displayed, it means that your readers have a much harder time trying to figure out what content they have read and what content they have not, and with the short attention span of web surfers today, and their impatience, you really don't want them to have to think or try to figure things out. Descriptive titles are also something search engines want to see, and if they do not, it can adversely affect your search engine placement and ranking.

    Just sayin'

  15. freenytimes.wordpress.com is no longer available.
    This blog has been archived or suspended for a violation of our Terms of Service.
    For questions or concerns, contact WordPress.com Support.

  16. Hmmm, they angered the TOS gods apparently.

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