New to blogging – Need help

  • FaresHaddad

    #8338

    Hello,

    I am new to blogging and I installed wordpress and the Graphene theme (which looks great). I am puzzled with a couple of things:

    – how to put the categories and calendar widgets in the sidebar? (when I place the sidebar location and save it won’t put it, it’ll only work with the footer bar)

    – how to reduce the height of the posts (content area) in the main page?

    Thank you.

    Mod

    Kenneth John Odle

    #40938

    How many columns are you using? Are you using separate front page widget areas?

    Are you using excerpts in the front page?

    Link to page?

    FaresHaddad

    #40939

    FaresHaddad

    #40940

    2 columns with sidebar right

    FaresHaddad

    #40941

    Hello?

    Mod

    Kenneth John Odle

    #40942

    For the first item, try standard debugging techniques. A list can be found here:

    http://blog.kjodle.net/2013/07/04/troubleshoot-your-wordpress-blog/

    For second item, you are showing full posts in the front page, so I’m not sure by “reducing height”. Have you tried using excerpts on the front page?

    FaresHaddad

    #40943

    Thank you my dear friend,

    for the widget area I just added Graphene Before Sidebar1 and used it instead of the Sidebar1.

    For the excerpts, “using excerpts in front page wasn’t working before but not it “miraculously” worked.

    There’s no try… either you do or you don’t.

    Mod

    Kenneth John Odle

    #40944
    Quote:
    For the excerpts, “using excerpts in front page wasn’t working before but not it “miraculously” worked.

    This may have been because of a browser or server cache.

    Quote:
    for the widget area I just added Graphene Before Sidebar1 and used it instead of the Sidebar1.

    Did this work?

    If not, do you have any plugins that affect widgets?

    FaresHaddad

    #40945

    Yes

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