Wordpress sidebar dilema??

He has: 37 posts

Joined: May 2008

Hi all,

Hope everyone is great and having better weather than we are over here in the UK.

I require a little assistance. If anyone can help me id really appreciate it.

I've got a wordpress blog set up on my own hosting from wordpress.org (not wordpress.com).
I'm am trying to modify the sidebar on this blog and am abit stumped on how to get around a problem.

Basically if you have a look at the blog (www.vladmihalache.com), you will see in the sidebar that i have "Search" "Recent Comments" "Categories" and then a picture and opt-in form.

I want to get the "Recent Comments" and "Categories" to appear below the picture and opt-in form but im not sure its possible.
Purely since if you go into the editor and find the sidebar code it just gives me the following code that puts the search, recent comments and categories in the side bar (they are widgets):-

<ul>

<?php if ( function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') && dynamic_sidebar()) : else : ?>



<?php endif; ?>

</ul>

I don't know how to split it up or even if its possible??

Many thanx Smiling

Megan's picture

She has: 11,421 posts

Joined: Jun 1999

Have you tried checking the admin panel? Under Appearance > Widgets there should be a box on the right side for your sidebar where you can rearrange everything.

Just noticed that I don't have my category tree showing anymore! Oops!

He has: 37 posts

Joined: May 2008

Hi,

Yeah you can rearrange the widgets but since the picture and opt-in form are not widgets I cant seem to place it in between the widgets like i mentioned above.

I'm losing hope, i dont think there's an easy solution to this one Sad

Megan's picture

She has: 11,421 posts

Joined: Jun 1999

So the question is, how did the picture and opt-in form get there? Is there a plug-in you're using for that?

He has: 37 posts

Joined: May 2008

The picture and opt-in form i put there by writting the html code in the side bar editor in wordpress. The search and recent posts and categories are widgets. I just cant seem to get that pic and opt-in form to appear under the search filed and above the recent post (so inbetween widgets) on my blog.

As i said i don't think there is a easy way around this which is a shame. I have to rethink my strategy...any suggestions??

Thank you.

Megan's picture

She has: 11,421 posts

Joined: Jun 1999

Oh, so it's in addition to the code you posted above? Hard coded into the template? Can't you put that in a widget instead?

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