Adding link in sidebar

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  • #155916

    writerhoward
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    On my homepage below my Search Box, I want to add a link to my contact form page. How can I do that without losing everything already in my sidebar?

    My blog is at writerhoward.wordpress.com.

    P.S. How could I have made the above link “active”?

    #156032

    ellaella
    Member

    The link would have been active if it were an entire url, ie: with http://

    You could add the link in a text widget but if your current sidebar is the original, then you’d need to reconstruct it with widgets.

    Or you could make your contact form a Page alongside About, etc. I didn’t see a form there at all, just a link to a subpage.

    #156033

    writerhoward
    Member

    I’m unsure what you mean by “make your contact form a Page alongside About.” To you mean adding a button in the top button bar for Contact?

    #156034

    writerhoward
    Member

    I thought about reconstructing my sidebar, but how can I get the widgets to align as they currently do? (I’m new to this.)

    #156035

    ellaella
    Member

    Yes, a tab (“button”) is what I mean. Simply publish the page as a Page, not a post and the tab wlll be added. See this in the FAQ:

    http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/11/11/a-post-and-a-page/

    You can also see it in use on my blog, if you wish.

    Your widgets will be wherever you place them. If you haven’t already, take a look at Presentation/Widgets from your dashboard to see how it works. HTH

    #156038

    writerhoward
    Member

    Where’s your blog?

    Is it easy to reconstruct the sidebar and get the same alignment as it current has? The right sidebar has two columns.

    #156041

    ellaella
    Member

    Just click on my name to get to my blog. You can add yours to your name in your profile.

    Reconstructing your sidebar is a simple matter of drag and drop. I don’t know if your theme provides two columns on your widget page. Does it?

    #156042

    writerhoward
    Member

    I’m using Regulus. In my Widgets page there’s just one sidebar. But in my blog’s sidebar notice how Blog Roll is next to Categories. That’s the effect I want to keep.

    http://writerhoward.wordpress.com

    #156043

    ellaella
    Member

    Yes, I noticed that when I looked at your blog earlier. I don’t know if your theme will allow you to place widgets side-by-side instead of one of top of the other. Perhaps someone who does know will pop in and try to help further. Sorry. :(

    #156045

    writerhoward
    Member

    I appreciate your help.

    #156047

    writerhoward
    Member

    ellaella,

    I just looked at your blog. Nice. Yours is much more advanced than mine.

    Are you using a template available through wordpress.com?

    Howard

    #156052

    timethief
    Member

    @writerhoward
    The Regulus theme default display provides two sidebars side by side. That however is the default display and as soon as one adds widgets this changes to a single sidebar.

    #156054

    ellaella
    Member

    I suspected that was the case re: sidebar but wasn’t sure. Thanks for the clarification

    @writerhoward – My theme is Misty Look but I have the CSS upgrade and changed its look and feel quite a bit. Thanks for the kind words.

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