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How might I change a one-column layout into a three column layout?

  1. flatleafparsleyk

    Hi, everyone:

    I am looking into customizing my blog. Right now, I'm still playing around with the free previews to see if I am able to figure out CSS (well, at least partially!) before I buy the customization. Might there be a way to change the one-column Manifest theme into a three-column layout (with both right and left side bars) using CSS? I haven't been able to figure this out so far ...

    Thanks for any help!


    The blog I need help with is

  2. The CSS upgrade cannot be used to add a sidebar to pages which do not have one already. That would require hacking of the underling PHP script files, which we cannot do on free hosted blog .

  3. See here:

    Does the Custom Design upgrade let me edit HTML?
    No. The Custom Design upgrade allows you to edit fonts and CSS only. You can change the appearance of a theme, but not its HTML markup, PHP code, or content. ...

  4. flatleafparsleyk

    Thanks, timethief. It is possible to change the width of the sidebars, though, yes? And might it be possible to "widen" an entire theme--so it stretches across a larger portion of the screen?


  5. Manifest is designed to be a single column Tumbleblog theme. There are no sidebars at all on that theme.

  6. flatleafparsleyk

    I apologize, timethief. I should have been clearer. Say, for example, I choose a two or three column theme. With the CSS upgrade, will I be able to change the widths of those columns? And will I be able to increase the width of the entire blog?

  7. All CSS editing is theme specific and here's a link to all the Manifest CSS threads so you can read what can be done >

  8. Yes, the widths of sidebars and content area can be changed with CSS.

  9. flatleafparsleyk

    Excellent. Thanks!

  10. You are welcome.

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