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July 19, 2010 at 3:35 pm #121
How can I get rid of the default widgets that appear in the footer columns?
In the appearance>widgets section none are shown to be activated yet they still show. I want to add my own and do not want the default dummy ones to appear.
I have found where to disable the sidebar default widgets in the theme settings, but not for the footer columns.
LJuly 20, 2010 at 9:31 am #29907July 20, 2010 at 2:52 pm #29908
That takes the ability to have NO widgets in the footer. I want widgets, just not the default ones that automatically show up. I deleted lines 10-34 and now I can not add any widgets period.
I want widgets in the footer, just not the ones you are automatically populating the footer with. I want to choose my own.
LawrenceJuly 21, 2010 at 10:46 am #29909
ah, sorry just didnt get it right. just add your own widgets to the footer widget area and the default ones should disapear :)July 26, 2010 at 12:44 pm #29910
To make them disappear I have to add new widgets in all 4 columns. I only want widgets in certain columns. If I want a widget in just column 4, I add it to column four but your default dummy widgets show in 1-3. I do not want them showing. Or maybe I want widgets in just column 1 and 4 and I add them. Your dummy widgets keep showing in columns 2-3. I want to be able to add the widgets I want and not have any of your default widgets show.
LJuly 26, 2010 at 12:54 pm #29911
The statement for the dummy widgets is in the footer.php.
Open that file and go to line 24 and see –
else : dummy_widget($columns); endif; // dummy widgets defined at the bottom of widgets.php
I’m no php dude but I removed the “else : dummy_widget($columns);” part and it worked fine and only showed the widgets I had selected. Hope that helps.
But that does ‘squash’ the columns…column 1 and 3 would be right next to each other, that may not be what you want.July 30, 2010 at 6:57 pm #29912
Mishuno – The simplest option is to just take a “text” widget, put it in the footer widget area where you don’t want anything…and then simply don’t put anything into that text widget. :)September 7, 2010 at 11:00 pm #29913
Kriesi, I also wanted to remove the footer columns, so I followed your suggestion to remove lines 10-34 of the footer.php file. It worked, but apparently has an odd side effect. As you can see on the home page at http://www.bukowskicustomhomes.com, the footer appears normal. But if you drill down under the About Us link or any of the others, you will see that the footer shifts up on some pages. Any ideas on how to counteract that effect?October 20, 2010 at 12:37 am #29914
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