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adding content to sidebar

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  • Started 8 years ago by networxtoday
  • Latest reply from ScottNix
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  1. networxtoday

    I am new here and have only used thematic a couple of times to convert or stylize wordpress according to my html site template. I am having a coupl of recurring issues. Not knowing php, I am not sure if i have been going about this all wrong, but here's what I've got;

    My current HTML theme

    My thematic theme(using child theme)

    1. created child theme added css, js, img,
    2. placed html header, footer in corresponding .php files in thematic
    3. placed sidebar content in topsidebar.php file

    Here are the issues I'm having;

    1.The footer is displaying "posted in... links" (cant seem to figure out where to get rid of this, and it appears to be dividing my footer in half?

    2. Tried adding sidebar content to text widget, it shows up but the page doesn't flow with it? And it causes the footer to repeat..

    3. Appears to be a line / bar appearing at the top of page content looks like it's due to the page title <h2> tag - how do I get rid of this?

    4. There is a little house on the navigation bar, how do i get rid of this?

    Thanks in advance for any help! I am driving myself crazy trying to figure this out!

    Posted 8 years ago #
  2. I hate to be "that guy", but you are not using Thematic. Your current theme on the site you posted is "twentyeleven". You probably won't find much useful help here. On top of that, I don't see that there is a child theme at all.

    Posted 8 years ago #
  3. networxtoday

    That's because I got tired of waiting for an answer and was trying just a straight hack using twenty eleven. I'm now back to thematic, and going to try another child theme to style it like my .com htm version....

    Posted 8 years ago #
  4. networxtoday

    Everytime I try to add the stylesheet...the sidebar moves to the bottom of the page?

    Posted 8 years ago #
  5. Well just remember thematic is not a commercial framework so any help you get should be appreciated ;).

    EDIT: I don't think you are using a child theme. Before you do any customization you should create one as per

    Also please remember to open up new threads at the new site: :)

    Posted 8 years ago #
  6. networxtoday

    I understand, and definetly appreciate any help. So after serveral ....hours I finally have my child theme working and almost an exact duplicate of my html layout. I am having some issues though with background, extra padding, can't seem to find where this is pulling from. Any help would be appreciated.


    Posted 8 years ago #
  7. There is a margin on the h1 in the branding div.

    #branding h1 { margin: 0; }

    It looks like the Branding/Title/Description/Access have all been gutted, this is kind of not the way to do things with Thematic, you should at the least be using overrides, but to each his own.

    Posted 8 years ago #

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