I would love be able to do a full width blog on this page:
I still want a traditional blog format for others but for my photoblog I would like it full width. Is this possible?
Sure thing! Just use the Template builder to create a new template. Add a single Blog element to it and then select the categories you want to populate it. Make sure the option at the top of the template for Page Layout is set to Fullwidth and then save the template.
Create a new page to hold the photo blog and name it Photos Blog or something like that. On the bottom right hand side of that page editor view there is a box labeled "Layout" where you can then select Dynamic Template and then from that new box you can select the template you made in the template builder.
Now save the page and link to it from your menu :)
I have it set that way but it still shows the sidebar.
Here is a screen cap of my custom template. Am I doing something wrong here?
And yes the page is using the same dynamic template.
Can you try going to the Theme settings>Layout & Settings and then choosing No Sidebar from "Default Page Layout". It would require changing any other page you want to have a sidebar individually, but there may be an issue with the blog templates getting overridden by the top level setting.
That setting already has no sidebar.
This is a feature of the theme I am afraid, that the blog list page has a sidebar (left or right), and can not be be converted to full screen at a flip of a switch. It's possible to rip the sidebar off of the photo blog, but since you have multiple blogs that share the same functionality and css, you are likely to lose the sidebars on all blog list pages build through the templates. It would be a project, to create the functionality for a full screen blog while retaining the ability to have other blogs that have sidebars on the same site. So please decide how you want to proceed - we can help you rip the sidebar out of the photo blog list (and by default all the other blogs on the site, though perhaps not).
Once installed, this easy to follow 5 minute video will show you the basics of Firebug – http://vimeo.com/20917974 and get you on your way to customizing your theme like a real pro. It's easy.
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