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One Column to Two Columns

  1. siciliannabeauty
    Member

    Hello!

    I'm using the Fresh & Clean theme and was wondering, with custom CSS, is it possible to have two columns in this theme?

    Thanks!

    The blog I need help with is siciliannabeauty.com.

  2. What do you mean by columns? The theme has two columns one for blogging (posts and pages) and a sidebar.

  3. If you mean two columns within the post/page blogging space then scroll down to "Two columns" here http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/06/10/formatting-text-pt-1/

  4. siciliannabeauty
    Member

    oops. I want two side bars!

  5. Then you need to switch to using another theme. The CSS upgrade cannot be used to add a sidebar to pages which do not have one already. That would require hacking of the underling PHP script files, which we cannot do on free hosted WordPress.com blog .
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/editing-themes/

    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 more here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/#frequently-asked-questions

  6. siciliannabeauty
    Member

    Oh darn. I figured that's what I had to do but I can't find another theme that I like.

    I'll keep looking.
    Thank you!

  7. There are 3 column themes that have two sidebars.
    http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/features/three-columns/

  8. siciliannabeauty
    Member

    you know what, I've been searching the wrong terms.
    Thank you!!

  9. I figured that was the case. Happy searching. :)

  10. @siciliannabeauty: To set the record straight, what you were looking for is possible - but it comes with complications, so normally there's no reason to resort to it instead of using a theme that has two sidebars.

    @TT: Since you don't know CSS, it would be a good idea if you refrained from telling others what can or cannot be done with it. As long as a theme does display widgets, you can change where those widgets show up (because the positioning of an element is a matter of appearance, not function, so it is a CSS issue, not a PHP issue).

  11. siciliannabeauty
    Member

    Justpi- Could you explain this further or direct me to a link that explains it? I'd really like to give this a try.

  12. You'd increase the main width, increase the sidebar width, make the widget width half of that, then make some of your widgets float left and some float right. As I already said, there's no reason why you should try that instead of using a theme with two sidebars.

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