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Twenty-10 Template Single Column No Sidebar

  1. christophermacmurray
    Member

    Why doesn't the template with no sidebar not go all the way to the left margin like the default template. This seems like a lot of wasted space that I would like to use. Is there a way to make this go to the left margin.
    It looks rather out of balance with it indented especially when you flip from page to page on the menu.

    The blog I need help with is spookybeavers.com.

  2. Did you copy and paste the text into the page(s) in question?
    Did you edit them and switch to the Text HTML editor and take note of the code that is causing this shift to the right? If you do that then you can remove it.

  3. christophermacmurray
    Member

    I did copy and paste. Can you tell me what HTML coding to remove?

  4. christophermacmurray
    Member

    I just realized that yes the graphic at the top was placed via the library and it was added to sit far left and it too is off to the right of center.

  5. I'm visually challenged and don't provide the service of reading source code so another Volunteer will have to help with this.

    My guess is you have a bunch of these tags that you need to delete but I could be wrong.
    <b>
    and
    </b>

  6. As you are copying and pasting text into posts and pages incorrectly you need to go here and enable this > Settings > Writing
    Formatting
    _ WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically
    "save changes"

    The result of copy and pasting for example from Microsoft Word into the Tiny MCE editor in WordPress blogs can be unexpected, and contain a lot of formatting code that's not compliant unless you know how to use the built-in features in the Visual editor for posting cleanly. http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#pasting-text

    Note you need to click the kitchen sink icon #15 at the end of Row 1 to have Row 2 appear. http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#row-1

  7. The above replies are irrelevant. The no-sidebar template on 2010 doesn't make the main column wider, it just makes it centered. That's the way the theme is designed, and you can't change it except if you have the Custom Design upgrade.

  8. christophermacmurray
    Member

    Thanks to all - I was afraid that might be the case. If I were to upgrade to custom design what needs to be done to change the perimeters / margin?

  9. You would add this in the CSS editor:

    .one-column #content {
        width: 100%;
    }

    But it's not worth buying the upgrade just for this: you could simply switch to a different theme.

  10. christophermacmurray
    Member

    Can you recommend a theme that offers this full width but would avoid altering little to my current layout? I also would like to have the theme offer a table option to make tables?

  11. I cannot recommend "a theme", because there are too many of them. You can examine the demos yourself:
    http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/features/full-width-template/
    "Full-width template" is a misnomer (as you found out): it should be "no-sidebar template". But on most themes no-sidebar equals full-width, so the above link should get you started. If you find a theme you might be interested in using but its demo doesn't include a no-sidebar page, let me know.

    As for tables, the tools of the post/page editor are the same no matter what the theme: they don't include a table tool. Tables require coding in the so-called Text editor. See this article of mine:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/table-coding-for-wordpress-com-users/

  12. christophermacmurray
    Member

    Thank you for link to formatting a table. This particular theme does have a Single column no sidebar but as you can see it centers the text instead of giving you full width like I was expecting.

    Thanks again for all your help.

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