Integrate sidebar from main WordPress website


(Nick Putman) #1

I am using discourse for the first time and I am starting to style it to match my Wordpress site. The WP site can be found here: http://open-dialogue.net, and discourse here: http://forum.open-dialogue.net.

I would like to be able to maintain the look/content of the left hand sidebar from the WP site (which is actually a header displayed on the left by changing a setting on my theme). I don’t expect to have an actual integration with WP. I would just like to be able to manually add some html to reproduce the menu in a column on the left side of discourse. Is this possible? I am aware that I can add some HTML to the header in discourse with links back to the main site, but I would rather have the sidebar.

Could anyone advise with this?


(Tobias Eigen) #2

You can try it but it is unlikely to look good. Discourse is designed to take up all that space.


(Nick Putman) #3

Sure, I’m aware that it might not look good, but then it might look ok as well, and help people to see clearly what else is on the site. I’m thinking that to centre discourse in the remaining space on the right, which will be 95% of the screen, might work.

So, to have the chance of checking it out, what steps do I need to take?