Full Page Width Posts

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    How do I get my posts to be full page widths??? Also my two pages, one is full page width and the other isn’t. I have tried to go back and check all the settings on each page but I am missing something as I just cant see where the difference is

    The blog I need help with is glenjen.wordpress.com.


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    With the Coraline theme, you can choose 2 or 3 column layout for your posts.

    In addition, you can choose to disable sidebars on pages. When you edit a page, in the page attributes module, you can select “template full width, no sidebar” instead of the “default template” which would follow the choice you made for whether 2 or 3 columns are displayed.

    But you can not disable some sort of sidebar configuation on posts. Take a look at the theme options for Coraline: appearance—>theme options

    Pages and posts are not the same:

    In Coraline, you have an option to have different formats for posts and pages.



    So can I have a website based on pages only if I want to achieve this. Is there a problem doing this. As I have posts nested into Pages, I should be able to have pages nested into pages and the menu look the same??




    but then can I use Live Writer and upload into the pages? it doesnt look like I can or can you suggest another theme that I could use to allow me to have a full width post.


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    As I said and to clarify Panos’ links:

    One sidebar left or right, or two sidebars left or right, or two sidebars left & right (plus optional “feature” area spanning width of both sidebars), plus bottom (see relevant post):
    Coraline (bottom: four areas), Pilcrow (bottom: two areas), zBench (bottom: four areas).


    In most wp.com themes, widgets are displayed on all dynamic pages (main posts page, category pages etc.) as well as when you view a static page or a single complete post. There are some exceptions or special cases, though:

    haven’t activated any widgets yourself.
    …Beach, Bueno, Coraline, Enterprise, Monochrome, Motion, Rusty Grunge, Spectrum, Structure, The Morning After, Toolbox, Twenty Ten, Vostok, zBench: sidebar/bottombar can be deactivated or activated on any static page (Page editor > Attributes module > Template).


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    So can I have a website based on pages only if I want to achieve this. Is there a problem doing this.

    Yes, you can have a site with pages only. In that case, you can format your whole site with one full-width column.

    Yes, maybe:
    A site based on pages only loses out on a lot of search engine juice. If you read my link about the difference between posts and pages, then you will understand that pages can not be categorized (or tagged). Those little do-jobbies are what make wp.com blogs so easily found by search engines, and other wp.com bloggers (check out support documents about global tags).


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    About LiveWriter,
    You can use that to write posts or pages.
    One advantage, (I’m a Mac user so no experience with lw), is that you have a copy of your blog available offline. I believe it also lets you design tables which is useful if you want text and images displayed in a specific way.
    But it won’t make it possible for you to make Coraline (nor any other theme) a full width one column site.

    You might (???) be able to do that with a CSS upgrade, but don’t buy that until you know what you are doing because there is no regular support for learning CSS.

    I’m not sure if the CSS upgrade is for me. Can I try before I buy?
    Yes! Go to Appearance → Edit CSS in your dashboard. You can write or paste your own CSS stylesheet into the text box provided, and use the Preview button to see how it will look with your current theme. The CSS changes you try with the Preview function will only be visible to you, so you can test and edit to your heart’s content.

    We highly recommend using the Preview function to try your stylesheet changes and CSS techniques before deciding whether or not to upgrade.


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    As I have posts nested into Pages, I should be able to have pages nested into pages and the menu look the same??

    You have a static “About” page as your home/front page. You have a custom menu with all your posts, with a submenu of the posts according to categories.

    That is actually a good seo structure for a blog that you want to be easily found.

    And you are not using any widgets so there are no distractions from your posts.

    IMO, the wide text is difficult to read, especially white on black. Better narrower, and/or broken up with some pictures. And some widgets are useful: recent posts, recent comments… just IMO



    I have yet to add pictures but what text do you suggest. I do like the text on my “about” page but can’t seem to get it again – or is this the text you were talking about. I think this text is called Calibri and have re formatted the texts in live writer to suit calibri but it still seems to load up as the font that looks a bit like times roman.

    regards glenjen



    hi! Please help if you can! Is it possible in this theme to put my posts in two columns? (Not just 1 long under eachother column but in two or maybe 3?) I work on a blog online at worldpress.com using Coraline theme.
    I am a beginner, I can do the widgets but not the posts.
    Thank you!



    Please read this summary very carefully. There are 4 ways to change fonts on wordpress.com blogs.
    (1) Changing font families, colors and size in text in posts or pages either post by post or page by page by coding into the HTML editor. http://en.support.wordpress.com/editors/font-size-color/

    (2) Changing font colors in text in posts or pages either post by post or page by page using the #4 icon (Select text color – change the text color) in Row 2 the Visual editor. http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#row-2

    (3) Changing font families (not colors or sizes) using TypeKit Fonts. http://typekit.assistly.com/customer/portal/articles/6840-using-typekit-with-wordpress-com

    (4) Changing all font families, colors and sizes throughout the blog by purchasing an annually renewable CSS editing upgrade and doing the work yourself. http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-css/

    Blog editors and word processors do not operate the same way. Please also read this entry > http://en.support.wordpress.com/microsoft-word/ and especially note http://en.support.wordpress.com/microsoft-word/#using-word-cleanly



    Please go here > Appearance > Theme Options and choose from the layout options provided there. Then click “Save Options”.



    Thank you, but how do I put posts in the second column?



    You can’t. That’s for your sidebar widgets.

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