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Old Oct 15, 2009, 06:34 AM
Chrism
 
2 posts · Oct 2009
Hi, I've been reading threads on making alternate templates for pages on atahualpha, but I can't seem to find how to do something similar but with posts. I'd really appreciate it if someone could help.

I want most of my normal blog posts with sidebars of a certain width which is normal.

Every now and then I want to do a post that does not contain those sidebars (or has much smaller sidebars) which will allow for when I use very wide images in a post which would otherwise overstretch the sidebars

I can manipluate normal html and php for basic websites in which I would simply use another dreamweaver template, but am not sure how to create another POST template or how to implement it in Atahualpha.

Can anyone give a bit of a walkthrough on how to do this. I'd be really grateful. If this is not possible, then instructions on exactly how to do it with pages will also help.

Thanks
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Old Oct 15, 2009, 07:07 AM
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juggledad
 
21,986 posts · Mar 2009
OSX 10.8.5 WP 3.8.x Atahualpa 3.7.x Safari 6.x Firefox 25 XP
I'm not sure if this is doable. Atahualpa treats the page as a big table with three rows:
HEADER
MIDDLE and the
FOOTER

The Middle row has one to five columns depending on the number of sidebars you are using:
LEFT - LEFT INNER - CENTER - RIGHT INNER - RIGHT

each of these is a cell in the table

the CENTER is built with the maximum number of posts. (this generally determines the height of the row,unless one of the sidebars has a bunch of widgets and they take more space than the center)

The width of the sidebars can be set, but there's no way I can see that you could make an area of it smaller since each sidebar is actually a table cell

hope this explains it and helps
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Old Oct 15, 2009, 07:09 AM
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paulae
 
1,330 posts · Feb 2009
Wordpress 3.4.1, Atahualpa 3.7.7
First of all, you can create specialized templates for post categories as well as pages. You just have to put a special name for it at the top of the file. I copied the index.php file from Atahualpa, put in the custom code I wanted, and put this at the top:
Code:
<?php
/*
Template Name Posts: My Teen Health Template
*/
?>
Then I named the file my-teen-health-template.php and uploaded it to the Atahualpa theme folder.

But your sidebar question is another matter. In the theme options/configure sidebars area, you can have the various sidebars show up or not on certain pages or categories. For your situation, I guess you could create a new category for the post you're talking about, and untick its box for all or certain of the sidebar types. If you want smaller sidebars, use the inner ones.
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Old Oct 15, 2009, 05:22 PM
Chrism
 
2 posts · Oct 2009
Thanks a lot for your replies.

I will see if I can use a new catagory temeplate to work round it.

Cheers


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