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January 21, 2016 at 8:22 am #167173Tony
Is here a way to have the sidebar extend as far down the page as the main page goes.
Not move down with it just continue down as empty white space .
I think it looks odd when I scroll down and the sidebar comes to an end and the width of the site becomes 25% narrower and off-set to one side i.e. not centred. I don’t have much in the sidebar so the bottom may be seen on a large screen.
January 21, 2016 at 10:03 am #167193TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
- This topic was modified 5 years, 3 months ago by Tony. Reason: added to
This topic may be helpful: https://generatepress.com/forums/topic/equal-length-columns/January 21, 2016 at 10:34 am #167200Tony
There is no final solution although I assume the update took place. Or am I missing something?
Added this to wp-footer
Added this to Simple CSS and tried Custom CSS
Did not make any change to sidebar
January 21, 2016 at 11:04 am #167204TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
- This reply was modified 5 years, 3 months ago by Tony.
The solution is in this post: https://generatepress.com/forums/topic/equal-length-columns/page/2/#post-38550
What you did should have worked – can you link me to your site?January 21, 2016 at 11:22 am #167208Tony
I deleted the previous css and hook.
I have added this to simple css
and this to GP Hooks wp-footer
The side bar has not changedJanuary 21, 2016 at 1:03 pm #167222Tony
Since last post I have re jigged the layout to use a single container and put everything in a 1500px container.
It looks much better so will probably also look better with the full length sidebar.
What about putting a thin bar down the side of the sidebar in the one container?
Maybe both options???January 21, 2016 at 1:06 pm #167223TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
That will still require the script to make the two containers the same height – I’m not seeing the script in your footer so I assume you removed it?January 21, 2016 at 1:13 pm #167226Tony
I replied to the email
code is still in footer and cssJanuary 21, 2016 at 1:19 pm #167228TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
You added the link to your footer – you want to add the code which you can see by clicking on the link: https://gist.github.com/generatepress/b946892d810435352fd9January 21, 2016 at 1:32 pm #167230Tony
Oh, it works now!
I just took it literally – thought that the code was picked up from the link. (I did look at the code)
Anyway DOH! and thanks for your patients.
Q1 – Do you see any issue with constaining the site width to 1500px? It is responsive so will fit smaller screens and seems to look OK in a wider screen too. Any thoughts on optimum width?
Q2 – I have made a few additions to the custom css. If I email them to you would you be kind enough to tell me if they include any errors/issues if you get time or if they could/should maybe go in the simple css instead?January 21, 2016 at 11:33 pm #167284TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Glad it’s working 🙂
1. No issues with that – the site is responsive regardless of the container width.
2. Your best bet is to use a tool like this: https://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/#validate_by_input
It will tell you if there’s any errors in your CSS.January 22, 2016 at 2:55 am #167310Tony
I believe my site looks a LOT better with the extended sidebar – perhaps this could be an option in a future release?
Not so much errors in the CSS but if there is anything that is/may conflict with the theme and addons.January 22, 2016 at 11:02 am #167411TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
I’ll definitely keep it in mind though 🙂
Nothing I can think of when it comes to conflicts, I think you’re good to go.
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