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Widget Spacing on Sidebar

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    Jason Bobich


    For customizations like this, you will need to have CSS knowledge to be able to accomplish these kinds of things. Learning how to use a tool like Firebug or Google Chrome’s dev tools properly is going to be crucial in making this easy for you.

    For example, on this one you we can see here the selector being used to put bottom margin below each widget. I’m using Google Chrome’s built dev tools in this example:

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    So in your custom CSS, you could do something like this:

    .fixed-sidebar .widget { margin-bottom: 40px; }


    For CSS changes, it’s a good idea to use a tool like firebug or Google Chrome’s built-in developer tools to locate them and then put the overriding edits either in your child theme or in the “Custom CSS” option on your theme options page.

    Also, here’s a helpful tutorial on how to use Firebug – The only thing I’d suggest not doing is actually making edits to the theme’s CSS files, as it shows at the end of that video. However, the video serves as a good introduction to Firebug and how it can be used to find what CSS is effecting certain areas of your site without ever digging around in any files.


    WOW! You are awesome! Thanks so much for your help and taking the time to actually explain things.

    You have built a great theme here!

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