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Old Jan 24, 2013, 09:10 PM
coolpillows
 
35 posts · Nov 2010
We are going to use WP for this cat rescue org, and have off the main nav. I am following along the standard op proc of http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_a_Static_Front_Page and I think I have it right.

But b/c I didn't want the right-hand column to have the Widget area, that is gone in all cases. So I presume I would need to assign the non-blog pages a custom template and let the blog page have index.php, correct?

Also, I'm trying to make the nav take on 5 entries, Donate, Adoptions, Photos, News -- but adding Blog in there and the the line breaks. I might try to work a smaller font in the links and squeeze those boxes more. Will that wreak havoc in some unforeseen way? How crazy would it be to mess with the grid and make wider columns or that sorta thing?

Thinking out loud here...thanks all.

Lee
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 09:29 PM
jerryc
 
367 posts · Oct 2012
Florida
Quote:
Originally Posted by coolpillows
But b/c I didn't want the right-hand column to have the Widget area, that is gone in all cases. So I presume I would need to assign the non-blog pages a custom template and let the blog page have index.php, correct?
For the home page, Juggledad told me to make a template called front-page.php. Somehow, that's one of the few that work. For other pages, you can use most any template name, but I'm not sure about index.php. To be sure, I don't use it. There are plenty of other names.

Quote:
Also, I'm trying to make the nav take on 5 entries, Donate, Adoptions, Photos, News -- but adding Blog in there and the the line breaks. How crazy would it be to mess with the grid and make wider columns or that sorta thing?
Realigning the grid is a breeze, and one of the things that sets this theme apart from the others. Just make sure your col values add up to 12 in any row you make. You could even have the navmenu go the whole width of the page, above or below the page title.
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Old Feb 25, 2013, 12:21 AM
flippertie
 
5 posts · Feb 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by coolpillows
I'm trying to make the nav take on 5 entries, Donate, Adoptions, Photos, News -- but adding Blog in there and the the line breaks.
I had similar problems - wanted a long title for the site - and it got hidden behind the menu. I used the following CSS to make the site title and menu wider, and push the menu down a little so they didn't overlap:
Code:
/* Site title all on single line and push menu down */
#sitetitle {
	width: 590px;
	margin: 20px auto 75px;
}

/* menu wider*/
#menu1-wrapper {
	width: 400px;
}

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