New div above content main w/o affecting core?

  • jrothra

    #1496

    I’m just thinking aloud here. I noticed in Firebug that the divs for the content area are:

    <div id="content" class="clearfix hfeed">
    <div id="content-main" class="clearfix">
    <div id="sidebar1" class="sidebar">

    There is nothing in the content div above the content-main and sidebar1 divs. Would it be possible to insert a div above content-main / sidebar1 that would contain three images linked to three distinct pages without rewriting one of the theme’s core php files?

    jrothra

    #16021

    I placed an edited version of the header.php in the child theme folder so I can show what I want to do. Here’s a screenshot of the idea I’m trying to get at (I’ll probably end up making the buttons a bit smaller, though the location is where I want them):

    Scroll right to view entire image

    ThemeButtonIdeas.jpg

    I don’t have the site up with this theme yet because I’m awaiting completing it before the public release of the site, hence only a screenshot.

    Here’s the edited part of the file (what I’ve added is marked).

    <?php do_action('graphene_before_content'); ?>

    <div id="content" class="clearfix hfeed">

    <!-- ADDED BY JOHN - ACTION CENTER IMAGES START -->
    <div id="actioncenter" style="text-align:center;margin-bottom:10px;margin-top:-5px;">
    <a href="#"><img src="http://www.greggcountygop.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/ActionCenter-ContributeRed.png" style="margin-right:15px;" alt="Contribute" /></a>
    <a href="#"><img src="http://www.greggcountygop.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/ActionCenter-RegisterToVoteRed.png" alt="Register to vote" style="margin-right:15px;" /></a>
    <a href="#"><img src="http://www.greggcountygop.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/ActionCenter-VolunteerRed.png" alt="Volunteer" /></a>
    </div>
    <!-- ADDED BY JOHN - ACTION CENTER IMAGES START -->

    <?php do_action('graphene_before_content-main'); ?>

    <?php

    /* Sidebar1 on the left side? */
    if ( in_array(graphene_column_mode(), array('two-col-right', 'three-col-right', 'three-col-center')) ){
    get_sidebar();
    }
    /* Sidebar2 on the left side? */
    if ( graphene_column_mode() == 'three-col-right' ){
    get_sidebar('two');
    }

    ?>

    <div id="content-main" class="clearfix">

    I want to be able to do this without having to edit the header.php file and placing it in the child theme folder (which would make updating the site a bit less simple). Can this be done?

    Admin

    Syahir Hakim

    #16022

    Sure can. Perhaps it’s time you learn about using WordPress action hooks? Here’s a good primer on Action Hooks: http://www.nathanrice.net/blog/an-introduction-to-wordpress-action-hooks/

    Here’s how. Insert this code into your child theme’s functions.php file:

    function graphene_custom_content(){
    ?>
    // Insert your HTML codes here
    <?php
    }
    add_action( 'graphene_before_content-main', 'graphene_custom_content' );

    Jon Lynch

    #16023

    Hi,

    Thank you for an excellent theme.

    I have been working with an increasingly growing child theme for Graphene at wmrt.jonlynch.co.uk . I regularly use the Action Hook list available here. I am very pleased to find that there is a before_content_main hook, are there any other hooks available that are not documented?

    Jon

    Admin

    Syahir Hakim

    #16024

    Actually, there are quite a few, since I continue to add more action hooks as needs arise. Updating the list for each update is rather…inconvenient. If you need a hook to be placed where there isn’t one currently, just ask 🙂

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