This site is based on the cool K2 theme (note: we’re obviously using another theme now). It’s pretty obvious but I just have to say it again (let’s just say it’s a way of supporting something great). The FAQ at Binary Bonsai says that the chances of a 3-column K2 being released is slim and if its going to happen, its going to happen late in the process.
I was pleasantly surprised upon learning that there are existing K2-based 3-column themes like TripleK2 by JohnTP (downloaded here) and the Anaconda (downloaded here). Both these themes position the sidebars on both sides.
However, I favor a configuration with both columns or sidebars at the right side, which is what the widgetized 3-column K2 by Bharath Kumar has achieved. I also tried 59ideas’ AdAdvantage (downloaded here).
Problem is, I can’t make any of those variants work properly in this site – the third column doesn’t appear in the “K2 Sidebar Modules” and in the actual site. I already posted a query at Bharath’s site and at the K2 Community Forum. If I get an answer or find a way to do it, I’ll post it here. On the other hand, if anyone knows how to achieve the 3-column effect with K2 (or fix the themes with 3 columns discussed above), please tell us how. It will be greatly appreciated.
Update (31Oct2006): I was able to achieve the 3-column effect by installing TripleK2 as a separate theme and was able to add sidebar modures (SBM) through plugin by Ben Sherratt. I was so glad it worked, until I viewed it using IE – the right sidebar could not be seen. So, back to the reliable basic K2 theme.