Wordpress Themes - WP Forum at BFA
Click here to register or to donate.
Auto self-registration is not available here - far too many spammers. This forum has many, many backlinks and because of that there is an intense desire among spammers to drop their links here.

Wordpress Themes - WP Forum at BFA » Forum Usage » Forum How-To »

[SOLVED] How to make Post Gallery Widget work in new Center Column Above The Loop Wid


  #1  
Old Jan 16, 2011, 07:39 PM
New WordPress Fan
 
141 posts · Jul 2010
I added a new widget area above the loop in the center column, by placing this code in the center column, above the loop:

<?php bfa_widget_area('name=Center Column Above Loop Widget Area'); ?>

Then placed the Post Gallery Widget in this area. The Gallery of new posts overlays the new widget area and the center column text. Can't seem to get it to respond to CSS.

I also tried by making the new widget area a separate <div> by substituting the following code to create the new widget area above the loop in center column:

<div id="my_new_widget_area" class="bfa_widget_area"><?php bfa_widget_area('name=Center Column Above Loop Widget Area'); ?></div>

But same result.

The Post Gallery Widget does respond to this CSS to increase the top margin and move it down:

.slideshow {
margin-top: 200px;
margin-bottom: 200px;
}

But no effect on the bottom margin. The gallery still overlays the center column loop content.

I am using Atahualpa 3.6.1 and WordPress 3.0.4.

Can anyone help?

Many thanks!
  #2  
Old Jan 16, 2011, 10:17 PM
lmilesw's Avatar
lmilesw
 
10,174 posts · Jul 2009
Central New York State USA
The new widget area creates a div with an ID in your case of

center_column_above_loop_widget_area

With out seeing the site it's hard to be sure but how about adding padding to the above div ID?
__________________
~Larry (CNY Web Designs)
This site should be a membership site since it so full of good stuff.
Please consider donating which gives you access to even more good stuff.
  #3  
Old Jan 17, 2011, 12:10 AM
New WordPress Fan
 
141 posts · Jul 2010
Thank you. The Gallery Post Widget in the center column (top) is behaving oddly. Link sent by PM.

Ultimately, we hope to add a latest post feature gallery to the top of the center column at our actual site: www.helpingyoucare.com

I'll very much appreciate any help you can give!

Last edited by lmilesw; Jan 17, 2011 at 01:10 PM.
  #4  
Old Jan 17, 2011, 07:33 AM
lmilesw's Avatar
lmilesw
 
10,174 posts · Jul 2009
Central New York State USA
All you should have for the new widget area code should be something like the following.
HTML Code:
<?php bfa_widget_area('Center Column Above Loop Widget Area'); ?>
which will create a div with an ID. You should take out the extra code first to help troubleshoot. I have not used that plugin so I am not sure how well it works.
__________________
~Larry (CNY Web Designs)
This site should be a membership site since it so full of good stuff.
Please consider donating which gives you access to even more good stuff.
  #5  
Old Jan 17, 2011, 11:18 AM
New WordPress Fan
 
141 posts · Jul 2010
Thank you, lmilesw. I followed your advice and fixed the code for the added widget area. That did solve the previous double display of the post gallery in two different locations. But the problem of overlay still persisted.

I concluded that the plugin may not work too well, as all other widgets do function normally in the new widget area. So I decided to try Next Gen Gallery Plugin - which does behave normally as to staying within the widget area.

Can you help me learn how to configure the Next Gen Gallery slide show so that (i) all the pictures are sized properly (how do you size images after uploading in Next Gen Gallery??) and (ii) each image has a headline or caption with it, which I could make clickable, linking to the actual post associated with that image?

Many thanks!!

P.S. Please see my private message to you.
  #6  
Old Jan 18, 2011, 01:02 AM
New WordPress Fan
 
141 posts · Jul 2010
In case anyone is interested, I seem to have solved this with a Plugin called Dynamic Content Gallery:

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/...allery-plugin/

Bookmarks

Tags
post gallery widget

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Decrease padding between top widget area and center column/sidebars pascalel Sidebars & Widgets 1 Jul 12, 2010 02:36 PM
Recent post widget don't work like pages widget maria.christensen Page & Category Menu Bars 3 Apr 18, 2010 06:00 AM
Adding more than one custom widget area to the center column maguai Sidebars & Widgets 9 Mar 1, 2010 04:02 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.