Wordpress Sidebar

by matthewtc 10 replies
I am having trouble with the wordpress sidebar. My aweber and my youtube video are really narrow and I haven't been able to find something to make the side bar bigger. Do one of you know a way to simply either go in and change the code or bring a plug in to make it look better. It is driving me nuts lol. Thanks for any help in advance.
#website design #sidebar #wordpress
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  • Profile picture of the author BryanKerr
    It's not going to be an easy fix because of the twentyeleven theme's responsive design, but here are some places to get started.

    First, create a child theme so you don't mess up WordPress's default theme:

    codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes


    Then, these two posts I found will get you going in the right direction if you want to play with some CSS code:

    voodoopress.com/customizing-twentyeleven-lets-start-with-width-and-smaller-header

    voodoopress.com/finishing-twentyeleven-adjusting-margins-widgets-and-the-header


    Sorry for the text links. I don't have enough posts yet to post "real" links.
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  • Profile picture of the author copilu0
    Maybe if you post a link with your website we can help you...
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  • Profile picture of the author matthewtc
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    Thanks Bryan I appreciate the input will get started on that today
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  • Profile picture of the author jaasmit
    To say something about this at first i need to see your site. Then i can say something about this. So please provide more information.
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  • Profile picture of the author matthewtc
    howcanumakemoney.com is the link
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    • Profile picture of the author MattSabia
      If the theme that you are using isn't a 'flexible width' theme it's not going to be very easy. Search around on Google for some basic HTML articles on Wordpress and see if you can change it up yourself. I would recommend trying to work with what you have though; messing with HTML on your own can really get you into trouble is you're not exactly an expert.

      Of course you can always make a backup of your website first as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author matthewtc
    Got it all fixed and thank you for all of the help. You guys are wonderful!
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  • Profile picture of the author Lady Carole
    I was going to say, it looks OK to me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Stephens
    Looks like I am a bit late to the discussion but if anyone ever runs into a problem like this, just look for a different theme with a wider sidebar.
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  • Profile picture of the author matthewtc
    Thanks Brad and Lady Carole If it looks ok what else would you suggest Lady? Any additional advise is always welcome and thanks in advance. Criticism just means making things better.
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