Take the traditional 2 column template layout where the main content area takes up about 2/3 of the screen real estate, with the sidebar column taking up the last 1/3 (approximately). Is it possible to have a widget (especially the text widget span the width of main content area? I’m trying to make a custom page layout that goes something like this:
content area (full width)
widget area (2/3 screen width); widget area (1/3 screen width)
Breaking the page up is easy enough, but getting the first widget area to display the width I need it to is proving problematic.
Here’s the reason:
The only customizable animated banner plugin that seems to work without breaking the site’s base functionality or relying on a blog category of nothing but images (which would confuse members) is FIAGallery, but the plugin doesn’t have a template friendly implementation- only shortcodes. When I was using the plugin ‘Nivo Slider for WordPress’ it worked and had a means to embed the slider in the template so I could have it span the width of the page right before the main content and sidebar were called in the template. However the Nivo Slider for WordPress breaks the navigation for WP/BP as well as the members page functionality and the author hasn’t responded to anyone in months.
I’m now looking at a content area that serves to hold the FIAGallery banner, and have to put the rest of the page’s contents within a text widget.
Any suggestions or recommendations?
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