how do I add a sidebar

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  • #1231169

    apriltodd
    Member

    when in the original theme (CHUNK) it is disabled?

    The blog I need help with is apriltodd.com.

    #1231365

    timethief
    Member

    It’s not disabled. It doesn’t exist. The theme is a one column theme not designed to have a sidebar. It has footer widgets areas only. However, I don’t help with CSS editing.

    search results > https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/chunk-theme-help?replies=28#post-759517

    #1231366

    justpi
    Member

    As timethief explaind, “disabled” isn’t the right word. However, you can use CSS to turn the footer widget area to a sidebar. But this is complicated: you need to change several widths, floats and other details to make it work. It’s easier to switch to a theme that does have a sidebar. Or is the rest of the design of Chunk important to you?

    #1231377

    apriltodd
    Member

    I like everything about that theme other than the sidebar, it isn’t too important to have one, I was hoping there was an easy way to do it.

    Thanks for your replies, I think I will stick to the theme and live without a sidebar

    #1231382

    If you decide you’d like to look into getting in-depth customization help for a change as big as this, you could fill out a request at http://en.support.wordpress.com/customize-my-site/request-theme-customization/ to see if they can fix it up for a small fee.

    #1231396

    justpi
    Member

    It’s not exactly easy, but it’s not very difficult either. Give this a try:

    #menu {
        width: 1100px;
    }
    #container {
        width: 1100px;
    }
    #contents {
        width: 650px;
        float: left;
    }
    .hentry .main {
        width: auto;
    }
    #widgets {
        border-top: none;
        border-left: 1px solid #ccc;
        float: left;
        margin: 0;
        width: 200px;
    }
    #widgets .widget-area {
        width: 20%;
    }
    #widgets .widget {
        clear: none !important;
        width: 260px;
    }
    .widget-title {
        width: 248px;
    }

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