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How to make thematic a single column template...

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  • Started 10 years ago by lewright
  • Latest reply from helgatheviking
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  1. lewright

    HELP. I'm new to web creation! I'm finding the thematic theme fairly simple, but I can't seem to change the format to a single column (remove the sidebar). How do I do this?

    Posted 10 years ago #
  2. // Do not display Sidebar
    function kill_sidebar() {
    	return FALSE;
    add_action('thematic_sidebar', 'kill_sidebar');

    then you'll need to change the style rules for #container and #content

    and if you arent using them then you may want to get rid of the primary and secondary widget areas

    function child_widgetized_areas($content) {
                  unset($content['Primary Aside']);
                  unset($content['Secondary Aside']);
                  return $content;
    add_filter('thematic_widgetized_areas', 'child_widgetized_areas');
    Posted 10 years ago #
  3. lewright

    thanks for your help. what page do i do these modifications on?

    Posted 10 years ago #
  4. hold your horses. the whole point of thematic is that you can use it to make child themes w/o ever modifying the core code. can i ask how you ended up here, asking a question on the forum, w/o knowing the basic premise? i know it sounds like i am being as ass, but i am really curious how people miss this, b/c this isn't the first time i've answered the question and i doubt it will be the last. i'm inclined to think that it says something about how the Themeshaper homepage isn't exactly clear on the point. the customization guide is buried in the menu and not exactly illuminating once you get there either.

    you should probably start here:

    there is a sample child theme in the file, but i really like to start w/ Devin's Child Options:

    all php modifications go in your child theme's functions.php all CSS style rules go in your child theme's style.css

    Posted 10 years ago #

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