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Using Query Posts plugin in non-widget area


  #1  
Old May 27, 2009, 05:30 PM
viewdesigninc
 
35 posts · Mar 2009
Using Query Posts plugin in non-widget area

I'd like to use Query Posts to organize a page of posts as a portfolio. How do I use it in the center column, rather than as a widget/sidebar?
  #2  
Old May 31, 2009, 06:36 AM
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Flynn
 
3,768 posts · Oct 2008
Munich, Germany
There is no widget area in the center column so you'd have to manually add it in index.php
  #3  
Old Jun 2, 2009, 12:40 PM
viewdesigninc
 
35 posts · Mar 2009
adding Query Posts or other plugins to center column

Would it be feasible to post the code to insert a plugin (ie. Query Posts) in the center column and where it goes in index.php? I'm comfortable with html and css, but not so much with the php.
  #4  
Old Jun 4, 2009, 07:56 AM
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Flynn
 
3,768 posts · Oct 2008
Munich, Germany
It is just a convention to name widget areas "sidebars", they don't need to be a "bar on the side". Adding a new widget is a 2 step process.

1. Add widget area code to functions.php. This changes in 3.3.4. I am posting the new code for 3.3.4. You can use this and replace the whole section from line 7 to (including) line 41 in functions.php of 3.3.3 with this new code (both the black and the green part, everything that is bold):

// Sidebars:
if ( function_exists('register_sidebar') ) {
register_sidebar(array(
'name'=>'Left Sidebar',
'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'=>'Right Sidebar',
'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'=>'New Widget Area',
'before_widget' => '<div id="%1$s" class="widget %2$s">',
'after_widget' => '</div>',
'before_title' => '<div class="widget-title"><h3>',
'after_title' => '</h3></div>',
));

}


GREEN = new widget area. The new widget area will be listed at Site Admin -> Widgets -> Current Widgets -> (Drop down select menu) "New Widget Area" [Show]

New Widget Area = Title under which this widget area will be listed at (Drop down select menu) "New Widget Area" [Show]

2. Put the corresponding, actual widget area somewhere into the layout by editing the appropriate template file, i.e. index.php right after get_header(); ?> to put the new widget area at the top of the center column:


<?php // Widgetize the New Widget Area:
if ( !function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') || !dynamic_sidebar(3) ) : ?>

<!-- Here you can put some default content, which will be removed once the first widget was added to this widget area. You can also leave this blank to have no "hard coded" default content -->

<?php endif; ?>



3 because this is "the 3rd from top in the list of widget areas defined in functions.php".
  #5  
Old Jun 17, 2009, 06:59 PM
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paulae
 
1,333 posts · Feb 2009
Wordpress 3.4.1, Atahualpa 3.7.7
I've successfully added a widgetized area at the top of the center column. However, I would rather have it at the very top, even before the container starts, as at http://www.cnn.com/. This would let me get rid of an ad group to the right of our logo. I tried putting the widget code just before
Code:
<?php get_header(); ?>
, but it messed up the page really terribly. Obviously, that's not the right spot, but I can't figure out where to put it. I am still using ATA 3.2.
  #6  
Old Jun 18, 2009, 03:28 PM
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Flynn
 
3,768 posts · Oct 2008
Munich, Germany
To add it right below the header, add it after

<?php bfa_header_config($bfa_ata_configure_header); ?>

in header.php

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