How difficult is it to reverse a template?

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Bill E

How difficult is it to reverse a template?

Post by Bill E » Wed Jul 27, 2005 4:07 am

After some modifications, I've got my template working the way I want it to except for one major item. I would like to reverse the template so the content is on the right and the sidebar is on the left.

Flipping the graphics horizontally is easy enough but I'm not sure how to move the content over to the right. I'm pretty sure I can redifine the sidebar to be on the left. Is this a major undertaking? Any advise on how to go about this? Thanks.

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Post by psych3 » Wed Jul 27, 2005 5:16 am

in the admin panel under configure plugins you will find the side bar items. You can then align them from there and switch to left to right or have some items on left and some on right

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Post by gwilsonmail » Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:32 am

There is also a template that handles right-to-left languages.

check out - RTL-languages v0.1

It appears to swap right and left columns and right justify all the text.

Looks really odd to a LTR brain!
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Post by Bill E » Wed Jul 27, 2005 4:06 pm

psych3 wrote:in the admin panel under configure plugins you will find the side bar items. You can then align them from there and switch to left to right or have some items on left and some on right


Thanks. I'll give this a try. I'm pretty sure it will work with the sidebar info, I'm just not sure how it will handle the actual contect. I imagine it will push it over to the right but will it be aligned correctly? I guess I'll find out.

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Post by Guest » Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:09 am

psych3 wrote:in the admin panel under configure plugins you will find the side bar items. You can then align them from there and switch to left to right or have some items on left and some on right


Didn't work as I'd hoped. I changed the sidebar float to left but the side bar components didn't line up with the margin graphic. Also the content was pushed down the page. It didn't begin until the sidebar stopped. The content was also still aligned left, it didn't shift over to the right.

Any other suggestions on how to reverse this template? Thanks.

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Post by garvinhicking » Fri Jul 29, 2005 11:44 am

You need to edit the templates/.../index.tpl and/or sidebar.tpl files to get what you want.

It definitely is possible, but requires some HTML/Smarty template pushing. I think this will not work only using CSS, so you'll need to change the actual HTML templates.

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