I'd like to deactivate the secondary aside and instead put menu titles next to the icons in the primary aside in the Seven Pro theme.
I'm having trouble understanding how to make the primary aside wider to accomodate the menu titles next to it.
Please can you help me understand how I would achieve this?
We can try to help on this. However, this may require major changes in the HTML and SASS code we would like to clarify it with more details.
So you are trying to have a standard aside panel with a normal menu by removing the secondary aside panel ? In this case, the aside panel's background color can be white so the default menu can be shown nicely? Otherwise need to restyle the menu to display it in the dark panel.
By the way, have you checked our main product - Metronic https://1.envato.market/EA4JP ? It has demo1 layout with similar features that you described: Metronic Demo 1