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Left Sidebar by default?

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  • #1680

    osakawebbie
    Member

    Is there a way to make the sidebar be on the left by default? It works okay if I remember to change the Template from “Default Template” to “Sidebar Left”, but it’s hard to remember to do that, and random posts or pages end up the other way.

    #1681

    StartupWP
    Support

    Should be as simple as adding:

    #content{float:right}
    #sidebar{float:left;margin:0 0 0 2%}

    https://startupwp.com/topic/customizing-your-theme/

    #1682

    osakawebbie
    Member

    True – that’s simple for those of us who know CSS. I was hoping there was some sort of setting, to keep it flexible for the people in whose hands I will leave the site when I’m done setting it up – they probably won’t ever venture into the Editor section. I guess you are saying there is nothing for non-programmers, that I somehow missed?

    #1683

    StartupWP
    Support

    You don’t need to know how to code or even have to edit any files directly. This is a setting in the theme options, please read:

    https://startupwp.com/topic/customizing-your-theme/

    It’s just a matter of copying and pasting the code above into the Custom CSS box and hitting Save. :)

    #1684

    osakawebbie
    Member

    Okay, I get the idea. I don’t currently have StartupPro, as I’m not even sure whether the site I’m working on (an old Joomla site that needs to be migrated) will end up in WordPress, and if WP, whether this will be THE theme for it. So far I basically like it, but there are some hitches to be worked out. All that to say, I don’t currently have a Custom CSS box (no Advanced Editing in the non-pro version), so I created a child theme and am working in the editor on that. But if we go with this theme, I’ll probably spring for Pro for the long haul.

    Thanks for the clues.

    #1687

    StartupWP
    Support

    Great to hear, and just to mention this here, if it might be useful to others, in case they don’t wish to use a child theme (which requires file editing), they can use this plugin to add custom CSS:

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-custom-css/

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