How do I have widgets on side instead of below?

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  • #1306614

    prairiecrush
    Member

    My blog is is using the Manifest theme.

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

    #1306689

    lorelle
    Member

    The name “sidebar” is a relative one. Some WordPress Themes have one or more sidebars and those sidebars may be featured above or below in the footer area. Typically they are named “footer” plus a word to describe which part of the footer you may place the Widgets.

    The Theme you are currently using does not appear to feature a “side” sidebar on the right or left. If you change Themes, the placement of those Widgets may shift as the design layout changes.

    I’m not seeing any Widgets on the side, only below, so I expect you changed Themes.

    Thanks.

    #1306700

    prairiecrush
    Member

    I meant I want to change the site of the widgets from the footer to the right side of the blog, near the top post. Do you know css that would do this?

    #1306828

    prairiecrush
    Member

    This blog uses the manifest theme and it has got the widgets on the right hand side, which is what I want for widgets on my blog:

    http://voiceinthedesert.org.uk/weblog/about-3

    #1306833

    timethief
    Member

    The blog you point to is a WordPress.org install running the WordPress.org version of the Manifest theme.

    See here https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/adding-sidebar-to-manifest-theme?replies=6

    #1306874

    prairiecrush
    Member

    How do I get the wordpress.org version of the manifest theme on my blog ?

    #1306875

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    You cannot use the wp.org version of Manifest on wp.com. All themes available here have been modified to work with our platform.

    wp.org and wp.com are not the same:
    http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    #1306876

    prairiecrush
    Member

    Is there no way I can get css code to put into the custom css editing part of wordpress.com to move the sidebars from the bottom footer to the right side?

    #1306877

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Please read the link that timethief provided: it is about how to use a CSS upgrade to move the bottom sidebar to the side.

    That will make your site look very similar to the wp.org version.

    #1306880

    prairiecrush
    Member

    I have edited the css from ‘designsimply’ to this:

    body {
    position: relative;
    width: 740px;
    margin: 0 auto;
    }

    #site-wrapper {
    margin: 0;
    }

    #footer {
    position: absolute;
    top: 300px;
    right: 0;
    width: 80px;
    padding: 45;
    }

    Problem is the search bar won’t align with the rest of the text in ‘footer,’ the search bar needs to be moved to the left. How do I do this?

    #1306881

    prairiecrush
    Member
    #1306883

    justpi
    Member

    a) The blog linked to your username is using 2813. Which blog are you talking about?
    b) CSS questions should be posted in the CSS forum, not the Support forum.
    c) Modifying the appearance of a theme that has the general structure you prefer is easier than re-structuring it: if you want a sidebar, why don’t you select a theme with a sidebar?

    #1306954

    caitlinliz
    Member

    add
    text-align: left
    to the CSS to fix the search bar problem

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