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    Hi Support,

    I am using a googlemaps mashup widget and I need more space (width) in my footer so I can display a bigger map.

    Have a look: http://www.kletterbericht.de/

    I would like to get rid of the center footer and span the left footer to the right.

    Or even to the full width, up to the right footer, too.

    How do I do it?

    Best Boris


    Hi Boris,

    1. You should go to Theme Settings, and make sure that ‘Display Widget Dummy Sidebars’ is set to False/No (please look in the instructions which came with the theme,)

    2. Then you should go into the Widget page (Appearance > Widgets) in the backend of the theme, and remove the widgets you don’t want from the footer widget areas, leaving only the map widget , or map + 1 more if your wish.

    3. You should also look in the settings for the Google Maps plugin, to change the size of the display since it seems to be hard set right now at 300×300 pixels.

    If you cant find the controls for the map widget ( i never used that one thus I am guessing ) its best to contact support for the widget ( http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/mappress-google-maps-for-wordpress/ ) to get the proper directions as to a way to correctly re-size it.




    Hi Nick,

    thanks. I did all that (again just a second ago), except contacting the widget-support.

    I can change the size of the map in the widget manually, but with no effect on the footer-behavior, even if the map is the only widget.

    When combining it with a right footer widget (and leaving the center footer empty) the right footer moves to the middle as if it was a center footer.


    So do you think it makes sense to contact the widget support?

    To me it looks like a Newscast-Issue.

    Thanks, again.



    Try following – add following code to style.css:

    .column {
    width: 460px;

    and in newscasttheme_optionssidebar_footer.php replace:

    $k_option['custom']['footer'] = array('left','center','right');


    $k_option['custom']['footer'] = array('left','right');


    Dude! Thanks. It works…

    What is the maximum witdth that is available, when using left and center footer for my map?

    I want to set the mapsize to the possible maximum.




    Hi Boris,

    Sorry for the delay. You can try 1000px, it will be as wide as the entire fan slider on top,




    Hmm, I think I missed something, because the right footer (TextWidget) gets displayed below the left footer. Why? I thought I could split it up 1 third to 2 third, because we are talking about left, center and right footer.



    Hi Boris,

    Now that you have the two columns all set up, we can define their width individually.

    #footer .column.column2 {
    width: 280px;
    #footer .column.column1 {
    width: 640px;

    Add that to your style.css at the very bottom and you can get rid of the previous column width css from before.




    Hi Devin,

    that’s perfekt! Thank you.


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