Jun 21, 2009

How to Create Multicolumn Labels/Categories ?

Usually we use default labels/categories blogger widget. But if there's too many labels, it become too long. There's three tricky option to simplify labels widget.
  1. Create multicolumn labels. You can see the example at my sidebar. Divide labels become two column
  2. Use scrolling option
  3. Use dropdown option
Now we try to make multicolumn labels only using CSS. No need heavy loaded- javascript as tag cloud widget. Suggested to make new section. Create section for labels and then put before footer. Why we should create new section? If we set multicolumn on sidebar, it will impact to another list widget.

The point is, create 4 column labels in lower section. You can preview the example here

Here's how to

Open Edit HTML and Create CSS code

1. Copy these CSS code below and paste before ]]></b:skin>

#category-wrapper {
width:960px;
clear:both;
margin:0 auto 10px;
padding-top:15px;
line-height: 1.6em;
text-align:left;
border-bottom:1px solid #efefef;
}

.cat {
color: #000000;
line-height: 1.5em;
}

.cat ul {
list-style:none;
margin:0 0 0;
padding:0 0 0;
}
.cat ul li {
float:left;
width:22%;
list-style-type: none;
margin: 0 0 5px;
padding-left: 15px;
background:url(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_nxOMLf2KJwU/Se3APz2kMDI/AAAAAAAABYA/A0yrmil99mw/s320/li.gif) no-repeat left center;
}

.cat .widget {
border-bottom:1px dotted #F7F7F7;
margin:0 .5em 1.5em .5em;
padding:0 0 1.5em;
}


Note :
#category-wrapper {
width:960px; adjust this value to your current template size

.cat ul li {
float:left;
width:22%; adjust this value, If you want to make two column set to about 45% , make three column set to about 33% .

2. Copy these code below

<div id='category-wrapper'>
<b:section class='cat' id='cat'>
<b:widget id='Label1' locked='false' title='Categories' type='Label'/>
</b:section>
</div>


Paste before

<div id='footer-wrapper'>


Save Template


Now you've created special wrapper for Labels widget

Thanks to Herro

63 comments:

  1. Hi Cebong Ipiet. I followed the instructions. But I did not get the 4 column labels in the lower section. Instead I got 1 column, like thw original one. Please advise. Thanks

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  2. @anne: have you put your label to thats section? drag your labels widget. From page element of course it only show one column, but when you preview it, it's automatically divide to 4 column

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  3. @anne:could you send me your xml code

    cebong.ipit@gmail.com

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  4. I just sent to your email. Thanks cebong ipiet.

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  5. hi anne, it's seems you have to remove your css code
    at first step, put that css code before this

    /** Page structure tweaks for layout editor wireframe */
    body#layout #ga-ads{display:none;}

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  6. once more, to make categories tittle same with sidebar title


    find these code

    #sidebar-right .widget h2, #sidebar-right h2{border-bottom:1px solid $sidebartitlecolor; color:$titlelinkcolor; font-size:17px; font-weight:normal; margin:5px 7px 0pt; padding:0pt 0pt 5px}

    add #category-wrapper h2 so all code become

    #sidebar-right .widget h2, #sidebar-right h2, #category-wrapper h2{border-bottom:1px solid $sidebartitlecolor; color:$titlelinkcolor; font-size:17px; font-weight:normal; margin:5px 7px 0pt; padding:0pt 0pt 5px}

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  7. hi cebongipiet. finally, I got my 4 column labels. thanks a lot my friend :)

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  9. Hi cebongipiet... thanks for your tuts, i will try it and close windows until undestand... and sending my mouse to your blog... Keep writing my best friend... (SKSD)..

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  10. mantep bong.. sbenernya dr dulu mo ta' tanyain pada ebong.. tp lupa melulu. hihihi...

    sebelumnya, sorry bong pake nickname Stop Dreaming Start Action. Hehehee.. dukung sy bong yach.. :D

    thanks
    sukses selalu 4 ebong... :)

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  11. whehehehe semangat giq... waduh diriku sudah mendukung yg lain ekkekeke tumpang tindih ntar
    tapi silahkan saja pke nick itu

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  12. cebong..aku lagi pake template sophaholic karyamu nih. keren banget ya..kamu hebat bener sih bisa bikin template kayak gitu. saluuutt....

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  13. @mbak cerpenis:hehhehe makasi ya mbak... semangaat

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  14. numpang lewat ya...wakakak....salam kenal aja nih! thanks

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  15. thanks for sharing this.. good info for me :p

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  16. eh, opo iki bong, gak mudeng diriku..

    tumben diriku gak mudeng...

    biasane malah gak dong blas... huwakaka..

    raup sik ndop...

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  17. This is a good one that i'm looking for this tips thank you..

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  18. mksh nih info ttg Create multicolumn labels.
    sebenernya dah lama mau coba, tp rada males nih .

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  19. sy dulu dah pernah coba,tpgak berhasil.
    mungkin saya akan coba lagi.
    mksh infonya

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  20. hem...
    buat multicolumn label mmgagak-agakpusing mb, terutama buat aq yang cuma blogger biasa. tpgak apa wes, mo coba dulu

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  21. mbak ipiet thx atas templatenya. bagus banget
    kapan2 kunjungi blogku ya...

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  22. wah mantab nih tutor tapi sayang basa enggris gak mudneg aku !!

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  23. Im waiting your new template hehehe

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  24. ehhh ngomong2 can you give me sample about this
    koyok opo label multikolom iku?

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  25. Hi cebong ipiet! I love your work! I couldn't find any other way to get ahold of you (email, etc)...was wondering if you would ever create a custom layout for anyone, and if so how much you charge? Let me know how to get in touch with you if you are interested!

    Thanks!
    Jennifer

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  26. @jen: hi jen... you can contact my email
    cebong.ipit@gmail.com
    thanks

    @gondes: i've said about that, check on my sidebar, that two column categories

    @aldrix:makasi drix kunjungannya

    @chorry:makasih ya chorry...

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  27. my god i love this blog it really work my blog http://jonathanorbuda.blogspot.com

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  28. Mbak tak kirain ini tutorial cara buat di kategori kayak punyanya mbak cebong.
    Soalnya saya pengen banget bisa buat isi Categories jd 2 kolom.
    Klo da waktu di buat dong mbk tutorialnya. Please...
    Ngarepdotcom

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  29. @desainku:iyah ini sama aja kok.. yg di tutorial kan saya contohkan membuat section baru.. bisa saja dengan mengedit .sidebar li{

    .sidebar ul li {
    float:left;
    width:22%;
    list-style-type: none;
    margin: 0 0 5px;
    padding-left: 15px;
    background:url(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_nxOMLf2KJwU/Se3APz2kMDI/AAAAAAAABYA/A0yrmil99mw/s320/li.gif) no-repeat left center;
    }

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  30. Hi Cebong. Mau blajar how to make top bar yg biasanya dekat bagian atas tu such as
    Home|About us|Menu1|Menu2|etc....
    I dah buat label column, tapi now nak tahu pula nak naikkan dia ke atas ;)
    Nine from M'sia

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  31. @norazlina: ditunggu post berikutnya ya :) for next post about navigation menu

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  32. makasih banyak ya..pantau websateq dong dan q minta comennya bguat di perbaharui

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  33. Hi there, it seems I cannot find this text on the html from my blog:
    div id='footer-wrapper' (cant include the <> in comment post)
    Is there another name?

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  34. @melanie: that's only an example, the main point is put it before your current lowest section, it could be
    footer, or credit

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  35. Thanks Ipiet, I understand now. Is there a tutorial or instructions to create one similar to yours, at the top of the page on the sidebar? The categories at the bottom are great, but I'd love to have it closer to the top. Thank you so much, your work and blog information is fantastic.

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  36. @melani: i apply that code to my sidebar , just give certain width on

    .sidebar ul li{ width:45%}

    :)

    actually you can put it everywhere

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  37. but remember, if you put it to sidebar, it will be applied to all list. including your archive list. So I create top-sidebar section and put that code.I prefer show my categories than archive :)
    try it first hehe

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  38. Hey young man!All of the things you post here are great.Keep up the good work.

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  39. I had a huge collection of labels and hence you post really helped me in dividing the label and thus keeping the height of labels less.

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  40. Hory2-Hory2-Hory2,,, akhirnya Mbak setelah 1 hari 1 malem gak update cuma buat otak atik ni weidget berhasil juga ... Mbak Makasih bnyak ni buat Label 2 kolom...

    Semua Diriku dah berhasil.. klik dan lihat ya...

    Hi all, myself already successfully installed this weidget... you can see at my blog

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  41. satu kali lagi makasih mbak atas tipsNya
    Once more, Thanks for all!!

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  42. waduh mba atau mas niy??
    maaf saya baru pengen belajar buat layout blogspot sendiri, tapi masiy bnung harus mulai darimana?

    biasanya saya buat layout untuk multiply.
    http://3snahouse.multiply.com

    Mohon sarannya mba/mas?

    alam kenal
    ^^

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  43. Cebong..i tried many times but still can't get 2 columns for my right side bar??
    Kindly help :-P

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  44. hi cebong , saya uda nyoba masukin , tapi saya ngga nemuin yg div id='footer-wrapper' di HTML saya (no.2) . gimana ya ?

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  45. @agung: itu bisa di taruh mana saja, bisa di footer, atau dimanapun, bisa juga bikin div id='footer-wrapper' sendiri (didefinisikan di CSS)

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  46. masih gabisa tuh . saya pusing banget ~_~

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  47. thanks you for your sharing.... !!!!

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  48. thank you for share. I love this site.

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  49. This is a good one that i'm looking for this tips thank you..

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  50. Koq gak bisa ya kalo di terapin di template comunity. Bantuin dunk piet..

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  51. thank for the sharing...
    nice tutorial bro!

    Today Infolicious

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