Château Theme Footer Bug
According to the page about Chateau, “Besides the sidebar, Chateau has five widget areas in the footer.” So maybe you just didn’t find the fifth widget area and put widgets in it?
There are five footer widget areas but they are labeled this way:
Upper Footer Widget Area
First Footer Widget Area
Second Footer Widget Area
Third Footer Widget Area
Fourth Footer Widget Area
Ah, okay! I only tested it very briefly right after it was announced, so I hadn’t played at all with the widgets areas. It’s funny that there would be all that extra space to the side. It makes the footer look lopsided. I did look at the OP’s blog in a couple browsers, and that didn’t change the look.
What I wish this Chateau theme had is “older posts” and “new posts” navigation links on the bottom of the pages.
@tt I know it — I loved most everything about the theme, but I found that a really odd thing to leave out. I think the navigation to older posts is really clumsy — using monthly archives, or something, would work, but then the visitor would still get to the bottom of a page of, say, 5 posts, and there’d be no “older” or “newer” links. I can’t understand why they were left off. I really hunted for them when I tested it out, and I think the look of the theme is great, but that one feature (or lack of it) really turned me off. I think it’s visitor-unfriendly.
I agree that lack of navigation links at the bottom of every page is “user unfriendly”.
Timethief, I looked at the blog you linked to http://thistimethisspace.com and I have a question. In the “previous articles” below your current post, why do some of them show the photos and others not?
Because I use the excerpt box as I described in another thread . The theme has an activated excerpt box. You can over ride the excerpt provided by the theme by using it.
On my blog I chose the “concise” format. I also close to insert “the more tag” into the latest post. The “concise” format displays only the title and the first 20 words from each post so that your readers may view your posts at a glance.” http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/chateau/
I choose “concise” and I copied the code from the HTML for the thumbnail image and the text teaser sentences of the length that I wanted into the excerpt box below the editor box. In other words, I overrode the excerpt that’s coded into the theme by using the excerpt box. . It was easy to do. http://en.support.wordpress.com/splitting-content/excerpts/
If you are doing this when you create a post then after your create the post and before you publish it go to the bottom of the post, upload a thumbnail and copy and paste the code from the HTML editor into the excerpt box, then delete the thumbnail image from the post. Then copy and paste the teaser text into the excerpt box and publish the post.
Or if you prefer open another tab and click new post to create a draft post you will be deleting, upload the thumbnail into it and copy the code from the HTML editor. Go to the first tab you still have open and paste the thumbnail code onto it. Go back to the draft and delete it. Copy and paste the teaser text into the excerpt box and publish the post.
Great! Thank you so much.
You’re welcome. :) Maybe I should publish and how to use Chateau post. :)
To make sure I have it clear, I paste the code for the thumbnail in the excerpt box?
And yes, you should do that. :-)
Hi – my blog is http://meroveeschild.wordpress.com/ . The upper footer widget is connected to the sidebar, so if you select the left sidebar, the upper footer widget shows on the left . If you use the right sidebar, it shows on the right which looks a bit odd .
Hi merovee. The location of the upper footer widget — while potentially odd on some blogs — is intentional in both layouts.
Themeshaper- thanks for getting back to us . It’s good to know you check the forums .
It would be good if you could have the upper footer widget on the left and sidebar on the right . I’m too much of a coward to try Custom Design though . It would end up like my attempts at decorating – far worse than before I started !
I would like to make two requests.
(1) May we please may we have navigation links at the bottom of each page to our earlier and recent posts? Without them this theme is not “user-friendly” and I’m strongly leaning towards abandoning this theme that I like because it lacks those navigation links.
(2) In the footer widgets the gray colored text against the black background is barely readable. May we please have Staff change this to either a lighter or whiter font in the footer widgets?
Thanks, in advance, for considering the need for these changes.
I second Timethief’s requests, especially for the navigation links .
The only way way to find older posts is through archives or categories and most people are rarely bothered to do that .
Yay! I just discovered navigation links. Thank you! ***happy dancing ***
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