One Column to Two Columns

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  • #1037770

    Hello!

    I’m using the Fresh & Clean theme and was wondering, with custom CSS, is it possible to have two columns in this theme?

    Thanks!

    The blog I need help with is siciliannabeauty.com.

    #1037856

    timethief
    Member

    What do you mean by columns? The theme has two columns one for blogging (posts and pages) and a sidebar.

    #1037858

    timethief
    Member

    If you mean two columns within the post/page blogging space then scroll down to “Two columns” here http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/06/10/formatting-text-pt-1/

    #1037866

    oops. I want two side bars!

    #1037868

    timethief
    Member

    Then you need to switch to using another theme. 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 WordPress.com blog .
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/editing-themes/

    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. read more here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/#frequently-asked-questions

    #1037869

    Oh darn. I figured that’s what I had to do but I can’t find another theme that I like.

    I’ll keep looking.
    Thank you!

    #1037872

    timethief
    Member

    There are 3 column themes that have two sidebars.
    http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/features/three-columns/

    #1037873

    you know what, I’ve been searching the wrong terms.
    Thank you!!

    #1037875

    timethief
    Member

    I figured that was the case. Happy searching. :)

    #1037980

    justpi
    Member

    @siciliannabeauty: To set the record straight, what you were looking for is possible – but it comes with complications, so normally there’s no reason to resort to it instead of using a theme that has two sidebars.

    @TT: Since you don’t know CSS, it would be a good idea if you refrained from telling others what can or cannot be done with it. As long as a theme does display widgets, you can change where those widgets show up (because the positioning of an element is a matter of appearance, not function, so it is a CSS issue, not a PHP issue).

    #1037981

    Justpi- Could you explain this further or direct me to a link that explains it? I’d really like to give this a try.

    #1038009

    justpi
    Member

    You’d increase the main width, increase the sidebar width, make the widget width half of that, then make some of your widgets float left and some float right. As I already said, there’s no reason why you should try that instead of using a theme with two sidebars.

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