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RE: Sidebar style


  #1  
Old Jun 21, 2012, 11:43 PM
magnus1
 
6 posts · Jun 2012
Hi there,

I'm very new to the Atahualpa theme and Wordpress - having only created static html sites before.

How can I change the style of the menus (?) on the right? I want something like this if possible. I like how each section is boxed off and the black color behind the "categories" and "popular post" sections.

Is this possible to do for a novice?


Cheers,
Michelle
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Old Jun 22, 2012, 03:59 AM
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23,686 posts · Mar 2009
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Welcome to Atahualpa and WordPress.
When opening a thread, please provide the Version of Atahualpa and Wordpress and a link to your site pointing to the issue. (ie if the issue is on a particular page, point to that page not the landing page)

first some termonology - a page has a header, middle and footer
the header can contain one or more of teh fllowing, logo, image MENU, seperator bars
the middle can contain one or more sidebars and the center area where the posts/page info goes.
the sidebars can contain WIDGETS

I'm going to assume that you want to style a WIDGET that you have in the right sidebar. Take a look at the ato(Atahualpa Theme Options)->Style WIDGETS and read the on screen documentation, that should answer most of your questions.
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 06:34 PM
magnus1
 
6 posts · Jun 2012
Thanks.

I have Atahualpa 3.7.7 & Wordpress 3.4. My site is here: http://marketingwithmichelle.com/.

I figured out the top menu (I think). But I can't figure out how to create the widget on the right sidebar to make something like the one referred to in my first post. I dragged the "custom menu" widget into the right sidebar area and it ended up being my top menu. What am I doing wrong?


Cheers,
Michelle
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 07:17 PM
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Quote:
I dragged the "custom menu" widget into the right sidebar area and it ended up being my top menu.
the order you put items in the sidebars is the order tehy will show up. Note: if you didn't have any widgets in teh sidebar, you will get the default WordPress widgets, but once you put a widget there, you are responsible for putting any widget you want in the sidebar. I.E. you are now in control...total control.
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 11:44 PM
magnus1
 
6 posts · Jun 2012
Thanks.

OK, now I've got the menu kind of how I want, how do I make my posts show up in the right category?

If you look at http://marketingwithmichelle.com all the posts are showing up, but if you click the related category for the top post, i.e. "products"... it won't load.

Also how do I create posts for the right sidebar categories? They're not showing up on my "add new posts" page.


Cheers,
Michelle
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Old Jun 25, 2012, 11:58 PM
magnus1
 
6 posts · Jun 2012
Weird... right sidebar posts working but main top menu "products" still not.
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Old Jun 26, 2012, 02:18 AM
magnus1
 
6 posts · Jun 2012
hahaha... yessss!! Got it working!

Is there a way to get rid of the headings at the top of each page without it disappearing from the header menu? That looks ugly. Also, how do I change the permalinks for "blog" and "products"? They're showing "blog-2" & "products-2". I tried changing them manually but it won't let me.

Thanks!
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Old Jun 26, 2012, 06:22 AM
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The permalink is taken from the PAGE slug so you need to edit the page and then change the permaling slug just under the title. Don't forget to press the "Change Permalinks' button or it will nto be applied.

to get rid of the page title you can use some CSS targeting that HTML element and use the CSS rule 'display: none;'
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Old Jun 26, 2012, 05:57 PM
magnus1
 
6 posts · Jun 2012
Yay! Permalinks fixed (had to empty trash before it would let me change them). Still trying to figure out getting rid of blog titles. I went to "Appearance", "Editor" then "css.php" on the right and scrolled down to "blog title" and changed it from block to none. I've obviously done it wrong because my titles are still there.
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Old Jun 26, 2012, 07:29 PM
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1) do a forum search because this has been answered many times
2) take a css tutorial htmldog.com has a good one
3) use w3schools.com/css as a reference
4) get the firebug extension for firefox and learn to use it to examine the html elements and css applied to them
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