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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tutorial - How to add your new sidebar post divider to "OLD MINIMA TEMPLATE DESIGNER".

NOTE.
To enlarge image:
1. Right click.
2. Click "VIEW IMAGE".

1. Choose your new divider HERE and saving it to your computer.
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2. Find out what size your sidebar is. Select "DESIGN" (Upper right hand corner).
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3. You are in "ADD AND ARRANGE PAGE ELEMENTS". Select "EDIT HTML".
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4. You are in "EDIT TEMPLATE" and look for this. It's your sidebar wrapper.
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5. Resize your new divider:
A. Login to Photobucket and upload your new divider.
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B. Click on "EDIT".
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C. Resize.
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D. Change the "1 - WIDTH" to the number your sidebar wrapper was. Click "2 - APPLY" and then "3 - REPLACE ORIGINAL."
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E. You will need this later.
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6. Go back to your blog. Select "DESIGN" (Upper right hand corner).
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7. You are in "ADD AND ARRANGE PAGE ELEMENTS". Select "EDIT HTML". 
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8. And look for this code. Now you need to make some changes here.
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9. So, it will look like this. 
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10. Now replace this ".sidebar .widget,"..
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11. To this..

.sidebar .widget {
border-bottom:0px dotted $bordercolor;
margin:0 0 1.5em;
padding:0 0 50px;
background-image: url(http://DIVIDERADDRESS.jpg);
background-position: bottom;
background-repeat: no-repeat; 

It will look like this.
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12. Now, replace the highlight area with your new "DIRECT LINK" code from Photobucket (5-E).
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13. It will look like this. "PREVIEW" and "SAVE TEMPLATE".
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14. Last step, click on "VIEW BLOG".
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15. Tadaa, your new sidebar divider.
Before..
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After..
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