How do I change the column width

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  • #39530

    ejnf
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    How do I make my columns wider as they are on the demo. My main column is too narrow. I want my blog to look like the demo.
    Thanks

    The blog I need help with is: londontheatrethoughts.net

    #39766

    sillyandrea
    Theme Author

    I see you have the blog looking like the demo?

    #39767

    ejnf
    Member
    Original poster

    yes but I have a lot of space on either side of my text. How do I make the text wider?

    #39854

    ejnf
    Member
    Original poster

    I still have not received a response this question. How to make my main column wider as in the demo.

    #39855

    sillyandrea
    Theme Author

    Our apologies for the delay.

    When I look at your blog, it is the same width as the demo. The white content area is exactly the same amount of pixels as here:

    http://lusciousdemo.wordpress.com/

    Up above I see two questions, one I thought was answered (how do I make it look like the demo?).

    The second question was how to make it wider, which is significantly more involved and involves the custom css upgrade.

    #39856

    ejnf
    Member
    Original poster

    Sorry if you did not understand but my question has always been making it wider. Can you explain the css upgrade.
    Thanks

    #39857

    sillyandrea
    Theme Author

    You have to adjust #wrap, #header, #nav, #subnav, #inner, #content-sidebar-wrap, #content, #sidebar, #sidebar-alt, #footer, and several other elements that will be nested within these elements. The home page in particular will require more adjustments as will the #title-area and #header .widget-area within the #header. Image sizes should be adjusted to fit the new sizes created for the home page sections that will need to be adjusted, and the font size should be adjusted accordingly as well.

    The design upgrade is here:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/custom-design/custom-css/

    #39858

    ejnf
    Member
    Original poster

    Any chance you can give me the exact measurements as otherwise it will take me for ever to figure it out?

    #39864

    sillyandrea
    Theme Author

    It depends on exactly how wide you want to make them. The css for widening any theme is fairly similar. the content and sidebar are in an overall container. The width of each one has to add up to just under the width of the overall container.

    At the simplest, a 600px wide content area plus a 200px sidebar have to be in a container that is 800px or larger. You also need to account for margins and padding.

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