how to remove sidebar without losing site width

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  • #2497174

    How do I remove my sidebar without losing total site width? I tried removing my sidebar, but my total site width shrunk. Thanks for the help, Dave

    The blog I need help with is 44testsitecom.wordpress.com.

    #2497323

    evanjfarmer
    Member

    Are you trying to remove the navigation sidebar? That’s the only one I see on your site.

    #2497326

    Yes, I would like to remove the sidebar with my pages. And I would like to do this without losing any total width of my site. Thanks.

    #2497329

    timethief
    Member

    The Button theme provides a full width page template (for pages not for posts). https://wordpress.com/themes/button/

    If you want to remove the sidebar from posts see here for details on purchasing the annually renewable Premium bundle http://store.wordpress.com/plans/premium/ that contains a custom design upgrade required for CSS editing:
    Custom design – Frequently Asked Questions
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/#frequently-asked-questions
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/editing-css/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/custom-fonts/

    After you make your purchase you can use this link https://en.forums.wordpress.com/forum/css-customization#postform so you can create a thread that will appear in the CSS Forum where you will get the help you need with CSS editing.

    #2497387

    Am I missing something? I went to my page attributes to set a static home page and make it full width, but I don ‘t see that option under my page attributes – it only has the options to edit parent and order. As you can see on my site, I have removed the sidebar, but that created my total page width to shrink to a very narrow looking site. I would really like to remove the sidebar, but without losing any width on my site (and I’m really only interested in pages, so that’s fine if it only works for pages). Thanks again.

    #2497422

    evanjfarmer
    Member

    Well, since you can’t customize CSS on a free WordPress.com blog site, you can’t make the content area full screen, the way the Button theme is designed. You might want to consider another theme, unless you plan to pay for a WP hosted premium site.

    #2497424

    Timethief mentioned that the Button Theme does provide a full page template for pages, though. She said the premium upgrade was only necessary for using the full page template for posts. Since I am only looking to work with pages, I thought I wouldn’t need the upgrade in this case. Was she incorrect in saying this?

    #2497425

    evanjfarmer
    Member

    Yes, I see that it says that in the theme description here: , but I don’t see any option under page attributes to change it to a full page template. Perhaps timethief can give some more insight.

    #2497426

    evanjfarmer
    Member

    Oops, something went wrong..here is the link: https://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/page-attributes/#template

    #2497427

    The thing is when I go to edit my page, I don’t see an option for a full page template. I realize the Button theme says that it supports this, but I am not seeing it as an option when I go to edit or add a page. Can anyone help? Thanks.

    #2497444

    evanjfarmer
    Member

    Yes, there should be an option under “Page Attributes” that will allow you to select a full width display. However, the default display is the only option, even though this theme is supposed to allow for a full width display template. Perhaps this should be brought to the attention of the theme developer, since it is new and is listed as a full width page theme.

    #2497468

    Is there a way to contact the theme developer, Carline Moore, to see if she is working on this? As stated above, there should be an option under “Page Attributes” to select a full width display, but the default display is currently the only option.

    #2497469

    timethief
    Member

    There is no need to contact the Caroline that I can determine at this time.

    Go to the support doc for Page Attributes https://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/page-attributes/#template

    If you do not locate the Full Width page (not post) template then click the screen options https://en.support.wordpress.com/screen-options/ link on the top right hand corner and then include the module.

    Page – Likes and Shares, Page Attributes, Featured Image, Discussion, Comments, Page Revisions, Slug, Author, Revisions, Writing Helper

    #2497470

    I have made sure that “Page Attributes” is checked, BUT there is no option to use a full page template. As you pointed out, the Button Theme “provides a full width page template (for pages not for posts)”. Despite this claim, there is no option under Page Attributes to actually choose a full width template. And yes, I am working on a page, not a post. This is the reason I thought that maybe the theme developer, Caroline, might need to be contacted to update the theme with this option that it already claims to have.

    #2497471

    timethief
    Member

    I tagged this thread with modlook for Themes Staff to take notice of your issue. Please subscribe to it so you are notified when they respond and be patient while waiting. To subscribe look in the sidebar of this thread, find the subscribe to topics link and click it.

    #2497481

    supernovia
    Staff

    Hi @44tester

    Am I missing something? I went to my page attributes to set a static home page and make it full width, but I don ‘t see that option under my page attributes – it only has the options to edit parent and order.

    Hmm, the option would normally be there. We’ll look into this and let you know what we find out. Cheers!

    #2497504

    supernovia
    Staff

    @44tester, this has been fixed. You should be able to set a full-width template now. Cheers!

    #2497507

    Awesome! Thanks!

    #2497510

    supernovia
    Staff

    Cheers!

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