Adding Sidebar to Manifest Theme

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    I’m using the one-column Manifest theme and I would like to turn a footer section into a right sidebar.

    I’ve tried doing what other posts on this topic recommended, but no matter how much I played with the settings, I couldn’t get the sidebar in the right place, or when I did, the Gravatar magnification was all messed up.

    I will dispatch an invisible gift to the one who helps me!

    PS: I’m more poetical than technical, I think.

    The blog I need help with is



    I don’t help with CSS editing but I do know how to use Google search. Does this help?


    I think the link timethief found is a good start. Here is a modified version of that which moves your footer widget to the right of posts in the Manifest theme. Note that you can adjust the numbers until everything looks good to you:

    body {
    	position: relative;
    	width: 1120px;
    	margin: 0 auto;
    #site-wrapper {
    	margin: 0;
    #footer {
    	position: absolute;
    	top: 83px;
    	right: 0;
    	width: 450px;
    	padding: 0;

    If you still need help, try posting about what you have tried already with CSS to give a better idea of the end result you’re looking for.



    Sheri, you’re awesome!

    I am much pleased with the code you’ve give me.

    Can you help me tweak it a bit?

    1. If you can take a look at my blog now, you’ll notice two gray bars at the top of the new sidebar. Can I remove them?

    2. Is it possible to move only one footer left, and to leave the other one down? With both footers on the left the width of the blog is too great. Alternatively, I can use only one footer and leave the second empty. How can I make a standalone footer had the width that the first of the two footers now used has? I tried tinkering with the numbers, but if I leave only one, it appears as wide as the two footers are now.



    Also, is there any way to remove that pestiferous search bar that now appears at the bottom of my new sidebar?



    Figured out how to do most of the things I described above.

    Now, I would really want to move only one footer, not both. Is that possible?

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