A user emailed me asking,
So, I'm wanting to place a widget area on both the left and right side of my primary menu. I've been able to place two widget areas using this code: https://sridharkatakam.com/adding-simple-social-icons-navigation-bar-genesis/
But, I'm unable to get one to float left of the primary navigation menu.
I have my logo centered within the primary navigation menu already, now I just want to float a widget on either side of the menu.
I'll attach a photo of what I'm attempting to do. I tried adding a css class to each widget, but all I see is the aside class.
In this tutorial, we shall
- register a custom Header Left widget area
- rewrite the site header so it has the site title, header left widget area, primary nav menu and header right widget areas in the HTML
- hide the site title on larger screens
- add Home menu item in the middle of nav menu and set the header image as its background
- hide the Home menu item on smaller screens
to have a left widget area, nav menu and right widget area in Genesis.
Structure of the HTML output:
While the tutorial has been written for Genesis Sample, it should work with a few adjustments in any Genesis theme.
Edit child theme's functions.php.
a) Decide the size of your image logo and specify twice its dimensions in the custom header add theme support function call.
In this example, I would like to display the logo 100 x 100. Hence I am going to change the width and height to 200 each.
// Add support for custom header. add_theme_support( 'custom-header', array( 'width' => 600, 'height' => 160, 'header-selector' => '.site-title a', 'header-text' => false, 'flex-height' => true, ) );
// Add support for custom header. add_theme_support( 'custom-header', array( // 'width' => 600, // 'height' => 160, 'width' => 200, 'height' => 200, 'header-selector' => '.site-title a', 'header-text' => false, 'flex-height' => true, ) );
Go to Appearance > Header and upload/select your logo.
b) Locate the/any function hooked to
wp_enqueue_scripts and add the following in it:
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