Kubrick theme – widgets in main page vs. other pages
I’m using the Kubrick theme, and in addition to my main page which I use for all my post, I’d like to eventually add a portfolio page to show pictures in. For this page I’d like to not have the widgets I have on my main page showing. In this forum thread for someone wanting the widgets showing everywhere (https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=14688&replies=4) raincoaster says: “It won’t do it on Kubrick. That theme only displays sidebars on the main page.”
I’ve made my portfolio page (it’s not posted on the blog yet), but no matter if I change its setting to have the about page as the parent page or not, it doesn’t change that the widgets are there.
Is there any way of having a page that somehow doesn’t show widgets in the Kubrick theme?
The only way I can think of is to get the CSS upgrade and do some major coding. You’ll need to know CSS for this and before you spend any money you should be aware that there’s no staff support and very few volunteers who can help you with it.
Otherwise, you can either live with Kubrick as it is or change to a different theme that gives you the functionality you’re after.
Thanks rosclarke for the reply (and warning!)
I’m still a little confused about what raincoaster might have meant – could it be that the posts (such as viewing archives) do not show the widgets, but all pages (parent and children pages alike) do show the widget?
Does anyone else have experience with pages and posts and widgets in Kubrick that would support one view or the other?
What I meant was that the posts do not show the widgets. And Ros’s warning is very important; Kubrick is notoriously difficult to work with.
I’m afraid I don’t know a theme that doesn’t display the widgets on a static page, but there’s no reason you can’t use the gallery anyway. Try this and see if it does what you want:
Publish the Gallery as a POST, but set the date back to, say, 1980. It’ll then be the very first post on your blog. Then put a link to Gallery in a text widget, with or without a related graphic, and put that text widget at the top of your sidebar. That way anyone on the Pages or the main blog itself could go to the Gallery with one click. You couldn’t get there from individual posts, though.
Raincoaster – thanks for your reply.
Your suggestion sounds like it would work well for my purpose, I will certainly try it!
Thank you for your help!
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