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My site has a left side bar where I display categories and ads and what not. We are creating a basic android app for it and we are trying to figure out how to load the site on the app without sidebars. I know that I can disable the side bars in the options of WP but I don't want to disable them because I want people to be able to see the sidebar when they visit the site. Is there a trick to just loading the site without including the side bar? I just want to target the middle frame of the site. Any help would be appreciated.

site: tablified.com

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Remove the_sidebar() in your template file conditionally, probably based on the User-Agent header fingerprint retrieved by $_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT']. – soulseekah Oct 17 '11 at 4:14
Note the question tag. If this is a wordpress.com site, the OP won't have the option to modify template files. – Chip Bennett Oct 17 '11 at 16:07

Do you have access to the theme files? If so, try replacing <?php get_sidebar() ?>; with this:

if( stristr($_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT'],'android') === FALSE ) {

Otherwise, what about access to the theme's javascript file?

var ua = navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase();
var isAndroid = ua.indexOf("android") > -1;
if(isAndroid) {
    // Do something!
    // Perhaps target the CSS to hide the sidebar (display:none;)?


You can also try loading a stylesheet after the default one that targets mobile devices. Use the media attribute when loading the stylesheet:

<link href="mobile.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="only screen and (max-device-width: 480px)" />

Alternatively you can just add some declarations into your existing stylesheet:

// target small screens (mobile devices or small desktop windows)  
@media only screen and (max-width: 480px) {  
    /* CSS goes here */  
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Note the question tag. If this is a wordpress.com site, the OP won't have the option to modify template files. – Chip Bennett Oct 17 '11 at 16:07
Sorry it was a mistake, I do have a dedicated hosted WP. I can access the theme files. tried searching for this <?php get_sidebar() ?>; and I could not find it anywhere. Its most likely due to the fact that I have a custom theme. Is there some place that I can place it to overwrite all other commands? like in the style.css? – Ayman Oct 18 '11 at 6:49
From a quick look at your site, this is not a matter of simply hiding the sidebar. You will have to make some significant changes to the CSS. I suggest you do one of two things: 1. make use of @media in your stylesheet to target mobile devices, OR, 2. Search for id="sidebar" in your theme files and include the if( stristr($_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT'],'android') === FALSE ){} to determine whether the sidebar is shown or not. I would also use this method to conditionally load a secondary stylesheet android.css that adjusts the theme accordingly. – Paul Oct 18 '11 at 8:04
Look here for more information on targeting specific mobile devices using CSS media queries. – Paul Oct 18 '11 at 8:13

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