I have the CBox theme in use only on the root page of the site. The subsites are all using P2 theme for the functionality it provides. Therefore, the ‘home’ page is really just a jump point.
Out of the box, it comes with the slider active, then in the main area below, ‘Recent Blog Posts’, ‘Recent Comments’, and ‘Members’ in what appears to be a three column section.
The ‘Recent Posts’ section is populated with posts, the ‘Members’ section appears to be working correctly. However, the ‘Recent Comments’ area shows the title but no content.
So, is there a simple known fix for this? If not, is there a simple way to eliminate that column completely and give the space to ‘recent posts’ instead?
Those three sections on the home page are all widget-areas, so you could just replace the “Recent Comments” widget with another one in the widget administration pages. Judging by your description that should be the “Homepage Right” widget area for you. My CBOX came with that widget area set to “Recent Network-Wide Posts” by default, which might be what you’re looking for, or you could just replace it with the “Recent Posts” one, which I think would just take posts from the root site.
I’m not sure how you exactly you would change the functionality of the “Recent Comments” widget, but I’m sure it wouldn’t be too hard to find the code for it and with a little bit of research on the WordPress Codex find out how to make it display some of the content as well as the title.
Hope that helps!
Thanks for your response. It sounds like our default settings are about the same. The left edge appears to be ‘Recent Network-Wide Posts’ and the right edge is ‘Members’. The center area was ‘Recent Comments’ and for whatever reason, didn’t show anything. Perhaps it isn’t a ‘network-wide’ enabled widget? Bottom line, what I was hoping to do was simply give that centre space to the left side Recent Posts widget so that the text isn’t cramped into a third of the page… it would have two thirds instead. I wasn’t thinking about modifying the ‘comments’ widget itself.
So I think the question is whether there is an easy tweak to make that part of the page into two columns rather than three (to contain two widgets rather than three).
Although if I could get network-wide comments to show up… maybe the question would be moot. I’ll dig into that option too…
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