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widget area upper right in jumpstart?

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  • #7485

    Help! I am brand-new to jumpstart and a beginner in CSS. I am building a website and want to put social media icons in the upper right hand part of the header. I am using Jumpstart Boxed Child theme and am stuck. There is not an upper right hand side option in Widget areas. Any advice?? Thanks!

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    Jason Bobich

    Jason –
    As I said: brand new to all of this. I can’t find a functions.php file in the theme. So where do I add that code in the link above?
    Can you please start at the beginning of what page to add that code to? (I need specifics: “go to appearance > editor >???” or whatever it is…)

    Hope you’re not ready to throw me through a window.

    Jason Bobich

    Please remember support doesn’t technically include customizations and general WordPress support.

    I’m fine pointing to people to certain articles and functionality that is specific to the theme as they work through things, but you are going to have to learn a bit about WordPress theme development in general, PHP, how to edit files on a web server, etc, if you’re going to be making code customizations like this. But please don’t expect all of this to come with free theme support.

    We also have great paid customization partners at WerkPress —

    If you’ve installed one of the sample Child themes that came with the theme, there is a functions.php in it already for you. In any WordPress theme, all of your custom coding outside of template files (i.e. header.php, footer.php, etc) stems from the functions.php file.

    Assuming you have a functions.php file in your active theme, this can be accessed by editing the theme files on your server in your WordPress install’s theme directory (/wp-content/themes/theme-name/) or via Appearance > Editor of the WordPress admin panel. Generally, you’re not going to making these kinds of customizations on a live site through your WordPress admin panel; you’d be editing the files off-site somewhere.


    Ok thanks for your help!

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