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WP theme, to change "advertisement"?

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by halifax123, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. halifax123

    halifax123 Power Member

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    I download or uploaded rather a free wp theme
    how do I change ad to what appears in the right side bar?

    they show 4 square ads at 125X125 each
    it even shows "125X125 advertisement"

    I guess I'm expected to see somewhere in the dashboard area
    something that indicates a change to those ad locations
    but I don't see it

    I mean i see on the left in the dashborad area
    comments;

    links
    pages
    media
    posts
    ....and so forth, but I don't see anything obvious like for example
    "ads" or "sidebar ads"


    do I have to go into the code itself? or is it already listed
    in WP I just haven't figured it out?

    thanks
     
  2. fanpagetrader

    fanpagetrader Newbie

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    In the dashboard goto "Appearance" then "Widgets" have a look for any sidebar widgets name "Ads" etc if theres nothing there you will proberly need to edit theme code.
     
  3. halifax123

    halifax123 Power Member

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    thank you trader,

    so then many of these themes have "no value" in as far as
    some of the things they display on the template?

    because if that's the case I might as well use a free html or css
    template at least I'm not "fooled" into what I'm getting....

    I guess I expect a little more from WP

    if it's so "menu" driven or maybe more appropriate terminology
    would be "dashboard" and "functional friendly" within the
    dashboard, the idea that "adveritsement 125X125" is shown on
    the "theme template" you saw when you downloaded it, then
    going into the dashboard and learning

    you really have to go into the "code"

    sorta defeats the purpose of the "dashboard friendly" idea
    behind WP because with all the sections listed in the dashboard the
    "advertisement 125X125" that the theme showed, really aren't there to
    manipulate or change?



    just seems like an odd paradox

    am I missing something? maybe only specific templates
    work with WP? even though they list as "wordpress themes"

    can you enlighten me?

    hali~!:)