Sidebar Display

This particular option can be found by logging into your site's admin area and going to:
"ProPhoto" > "Customize" > "Sidebars & Footer" > "Sidebar"

Fixed Sidebar Display Options - ProPhoto Customize

ProPhoto gives you a sidebar option that you can apply to either the left- or right-hand side of your site.  (It can only be one or the other, but not both.)

Additionally, you can choose to have your sidebar “match content area” so that it starts immediately below your Header, and extends to the beginning of your Footer.

See how the Fixed Sidebar begins below the header area and runs alongside the content area?

See how the Fixed Sidebar begins below the header area and runs alongside the content area?

Or, you can have it extend the “full height of site,” which includes the header area, the content area, and the footer area.

Now you can see that the Fixed Sidebar extends to the full height of the site.

Now you can see that the Fixed Sidebar extends to the full height of the site.

If you choose the “full height of site” option, you are given two additional options:

  • Sidebar scrolls with page – As you scroll down the site, so does the sidebar, or
  • Sidebar stays fixed in window – As you scroll down the site, the sidebar stays fixed in place, so that it’s always displaying, no matter where you are on the page.

Be aware that regardless of the options you choose for displaying your Sidebar (“match content area” or “full height of site”) , your site will still retain the same overall width applied in the “ProPhoto” > “Customize” > “Background” area.  The sidebar will take up a portion of this overall width, based upon the sidebar width that you set in the “Sidebar appearance” area.  And then, your post content (and potentially header and footer, if you choose the “full width of site” option) will take up the remaining width.  But adding a Sidebar to your site does not extend your overall site width.

Also, it should be noted that if no Sidebar background is set, the Sidebar background will be transparent.  So, under the “match content area” scenario, the “Content area background” (as set under “ProPhoto” > “Customize” > “Content Appearance” > “Background”) will display behind the Sidebar.  And under the “full height of site” scenario, the Site Outer Background #1 (under “ProPhoto” > “Customize” > “Background”) will show through behind the Sidebar.

The Sidebar is a great place to place advertisements, lists of links (including Vertical Nav Menus) or any other content you’d like along the side of your blog content.

Show/Hide the Sidebar

To show the sidebar, you must add one or more widgets with content to it. (see below)
To hide the sidebar, you must remove all widgets from it. (you can drag them to the “inactive widgets” area for future use)
You can also control the Sidebar for certain page types, or specific pages or posts.

Select when the Sidebar is shown

Use the various check boxes in this setting area to limit which pages on which the sidebar should be shown. Checked page types will show the sidebar, and unchecked boxes will hide the sidebar.

Display Fixed Sidebar on Certain Page Types

Use these checkboxes to control when the Fixed Sidebar should be shown

Override the Sidebar display on specific Pages/Posts

In addition to the sidebar display options in the ProPhoto interface, each page and post allows you to selectively show/hide the sidebar. These “article specific variations” override whatever you have set in “ProPhoto” > “Customize” > “Sidebars & Footer” > “Sidebar“.

Article specific sidebar options

These options are accessible when editing a single post or page.

In the example image example above, the sidebar has been removed from a single page.  Repeat the process for any special posts/pages where you want to override your Sidebar Area Display settings.

This particular option can be found by logging into your site's admin area and going to:
"ProPhoto 4" > "Customize" > "Sidebars & Footer" > "Fixed Sidebar"

ProPhoto gives you a sidebar option that you can apply to the left- or right-hand side of your content area, starting immediately below your Header, and extending to the beginning of your Footer. When adding a fixed sidebar, your site will retain the same overall width applied in your “ProPhoto 4” > “Customize” > “Background” area, and your post content will take up the remaining width.

An example of a sidebar along the left side of the site ‘content area’

The Sidebar is a great place to place advertisements, lists of links (including Vertical Nav Menus) or any other content you’d like along the side of your blog content.

Show/Hide the Fixed Sidebar

To show the sidebar, you must add one or more widgets with content to it. (see below)
To hide the sidebar, you must remove all widgets from it. (you can drag them to the “inactive widgets” area for future use)
You can also control the Sidebar for certain page types, or specific pages or posts.

Select when the Fixed Sidebar is shown

Use the various check boxes in this setting area to limit which pages on which the sidebar should be shown. Checked page types will show the sidebar, and unchecked boxes will hide the sidebar.

Use these checkboxes to control when the Fixed Sidebar should be shown

Override the Sidebar display on specific Pages/Posts

By using Custom Fields in WordPress, you can enable/disable the Sidebar with a special name/value pair.

  1. Edit a WordPress Page or Post
  2. Scroll to the Custom Fields box

    custom-fields-box

    Custom Fields box seen in the post/page editor screen

    If you don’t see this box in your editor, click the “Screen Options” tab at the top-right of your screen and turn it on.

    screen-options-tab

    Click “Screen Options” to show/hide the Custom Fields box in your Editor screen

  3. Click the “Enter New” link to start a new Name and enter do_sidebar in the Name box

  4. In the Value box, enter true or false, depending on whether you want to show or hide the Sidebar, respectively.
  5. Click “Add Custon Field” when you are done to add your choice and click to Update or Publish your post/page.

After this, your Sidebar Area will be set up to show or hide specifically for that one post/page you created. Repeat the process for any special posts/pages where you want to override your sidebar area settings.

This particular option can be found by logging into your site's admin area and going to:
"Appearance" > "P3 Customize" > "Sidebar" > "Fixed Sidebar"
ProPhoto gives you a fixed sidebar option that you can apply to the left or right-hand side of your blog’s content area, starting immediately below your header, and extending to the beginning of your footer. When adding a fixed sidebar, your blog will retain the same overall width applied in your “P3 Customize” > “Background” area, and your post content will be constrained to fit the remaining width. Content for your sidebar is added through your widget admin area. For more information on adding widgets to your sidebar, Click here.

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