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#1 eglashcreative

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 04:45 PM

Hi all,

 

I'm currently using Crackbar for my fixed navbar, and full-width sidebar for an additional text area beneath my footer (Footer Column Sidebars).

 

What I need to do is create an area under Crackbar that can include a search function (preferably just the search widget, not a plugin), and other uses, including maybe a slider or image/logo. Point is, I'm not sure what to use now that Full Width Sidebar has been used.

 

When I click Drag & Drop / Header, there's nothing to choose from that would allow any of the above. Any ideas? Maybe a Section that I don't see in the Store?

Thanks for your time.



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Posted 09 May 2013 - 04:48 PM

Use the contentbox section, its free.

You can put anything inside it, text, html even shortcodes.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:45 PM

Simon - Exactly what  I needed, many thanks.



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 02:36 PM

Hmm... though I can't add a search field widget to it. Any thoughts? Thanks.



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Posted 11 May 2013 - 02:45 PM

Well, you could implement the Universal Sidebar, but this is 'full width' and not broken into containers, so you can't have different components set as widgets. 

 

Personally, I'd simply add the search widget to a traditional sidebar, rather than attempting to add it to the header area, if, that is, you want to use only the WordPress search. 

 

That said, if you opt for the Google Search, that could be added to a grid section or a box.  It cannot successfully be added to Morefoot, and I don't recommend it for footer columns. 

 

Personally, I'd follow Simon's suggestion, then implement a grid within the content box, using the grid found here: 

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. In one of those grids, you could add the code from Google to include a Google Custom Search. The other grid fields can be used for your other purposes.







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