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ryanl Jun 24, 2009 11:07 AM

add a 3rd sidebar?
 
I am just now starting my first blog and I am psyched to have found the Atahualpa theme! I am a blogging newbie :p , so being able to control the look and feel of the blog in this way is wonderful! There are a few things that I would like to do and am working on figuring out how to do them, but first of all I am wondering how to add a 3rd sidebar to the left of the right sidebar... I feel that this would involve some tinkering with CSS and also footer.php (perhaps even hacking functions.php...), but I am thinking that its definitely possible.

Does Atahualpa support the addition of a 3rd sidebar?

I also realize that this will involve no simple solution, and as I am still unable to properly show my thanks for all the work and ingenuity it obviously takes to build and support this theme :o , I do not really expect a complete solution at this time. But, I would like to know if adding this 3rd sidebar is even practically possible for someone with a considerably mediocre understanding of php, such as myself.

Thanks a million!

bushtool Jun 24, 2009 11:48 AM

I added three sidebars in the footer by placing this in the footer section of the Atahualpa options:

<div id="footer-bars" class="secondary">
<div id="footer-bar1" class="sidebar">
<ul><?php if ( !function_exists('dynamic_sidebar')
|| !dynamic_sidebar(3) ) : ?>
<?php endif; ?></ul>
</div>
<div id="footer-bar2" class="sidebar">
<ul><?php if ( !function_exists('dynamic_sidebar')
|| !dynamic_sidebar(4) ) : ?>
<?php endif; ?></ul>
</div>
<div id="footer-bar3" class="sidebar">
<ul><?php if ( !function_exists('dynamic_sidebar')
|| !dynamic_sidebar(5) ) : ?>
<?php endif; ?></ul>
</div>
</div> <!-- Close footer-sidebar -->

Not sure where you would place the above to add a second sidebar.

You also modify functions.php by adding this:

register_sidebar(array(
'name'=>'footer-bar1',
'before_widget' => '<div id="%1$s" class="widget %2$s">',
'after_widget' => '</div>',
'before_title' => '<div class="widget-title"><h3>',
'after_title' => '</h3></div>',
));
register_sidebar(array(
'name'=>'footer-bar2',
'before_widget' => '<div id="%1$s" class="widget %2$s">',
'after_widget' => '</div>',
'before_title' => '<div class="widget-title"><h3>',
'after_title' => '</h3></div>',
));
register_sidebar(array(
'name'=>'footer-bar3',
'before_widget' => '<div id="%1$s" class="widget %2$s">',
'after_widget' => '</div>',
'before_title' => '<div class="widget-title"><h3>',
'after_title' => '</h3></div>',
));

In your case you would only need to add one each of the above of course.

Hope this helps.

bushtool Jun 24, 2009 11:55 AM

this link may help also

http://www.blogohblog.com/adding-ext...rdpress-theme/

ryanl Jun 24, 2009 12:59 PM

wow, thank you! i can't say that i have been entirely successful, and i could not easily explain exactly what i did just yet, but i know i am close. whats happened now is that the right sidebar is now pushed beyond the right "edge" of the site by the new "rightleft" sidebar. i am assuming that a div style or td style or something like that is incorrect and i am not sure what yet but i am looking into how i can fix it now. atleast the 3rd sidebar is there and also can be widgetized! the link you sent is helpful even though this theme doesnt have a sidebar.php, so thank you for that! any ideas what im doing wrong??

ryanl Jun 24, 2009 02:13 PM

nope. im not gonna get it tonight... well, this morning (its 4 am in Beijing and I definitely should be sleeping). its a good thing i made back up files of the ones i've been playing with! thanks again, bushtool!

bushtool Jun 26, 2009 06:46 AM

beyond my pay grade
 
I'm afraid that I am just a hacker and your issue is now beyond my level of css comprehension.

Surely there is someone here that can address your layout issue.


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