A Sidebar is a theme feature introduced with Version 2.2. It's basicly a vertical column provided by a theme for displaying information other than the main content of the web page. Themes usually provide at least one sidebar at the left or right of the content. Sidebars usually contain widgets that ...

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Cannot save widgets in custom sidebars

I'm working on a child theme of the Toolset Bootstrap Theme. I need to create a custom sidebar, so I registered the new sidebar in my child theme's function.php file: function ...
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Programmatically add widgets to sidebars

I would like to programmatically add widgets to my two sidebars that I've got. I couldn't find any official way of doing it? I started looking in the database. I've found that it's the ...
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How to add sidebar layout options in meta boxes under posts

I am working on a WordPress theme and i want to implement this option in my theme which allow users to choose weather they want sidebar on right side of the post, left side or no sidebar at all and it ...
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How do I make the sidebar bigger in twenty twelve?

I am new to WP with little knowledge of code. I am using Twenty Twelve and have managed to create a child theme (minus the header image for some reason). One of my widgets does not fit into the ...
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Conditional tags issue for multiple is_page() conditions in sidebar.php

I've been pulling my hair out today trying to get this right. Basically I have a sidebar, which makes requests to individual files (such as sidebar-home.php, sidebar-residential.php) and different ...
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Check which registered sidebar a widget is added to

I have 2 registered sidebars in my theme one for Products and one for Blog. What I am trying to do is if my "Category" widget is added to the Product Sidebar the taxonomy is automatically set to ...
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Get the search element only on 404

I know get_sidebar( ); is used to get the widget sidebar , but how do I request one element from it? For instance, if I want to show the search or most read only? I know there is a way to specify ...
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Wordpress Sidebar menu for posts based on date - guidance needed

One of the issues I have with WordPress is knowing when (and when it is possible) to use the WordPress back end instead of coding my own solution from scratch. This question is based around this. ...
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How can I show the Jetpack Subscriptions form in a page?

In the Jetpack plugin, the subscriptions module can be included in your blog by following these instructions: To use the Subscriptions widget, go to Appearance → Widgets. Drag the widget labeled ...
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Displaying different page links on different pages

I have a wordpress site with 100+ pages. Now suppose 5 pages are related to page 1, and I want to show them in side bar as similar pages/related pages and other group of pages in other menu in ...
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How to determine if the sidebar is empty? Or not active?

I used is_sidebar_active('NameOfSidebar'), but it seems not working. It returns false all the time. I wanna have a condition that goes like this if('sidebar is not active'){ //must not display the ...
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WordPress Twenty Fourteen Theme Sidebar

The Twenty Fourteen theme was used to create the basis of my own child theme. It's been pretty easy to override, but the left sidebar is proving difficult. I don't want to remove the sidebar ...
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How to edit contents of dynamic_sidebar()?

I know PHP well but I'm new to Wordpress. I got an incomplete Wordpress website. It has a static home page with an Aweber newsletter form. I tried digging into installed theme and in home.php I came ...
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Paginate recent posts widget

I've created a clone of the core Recent Posts widget as suggested here Code for Recent Posts Widget, but how would I go about adding pagination to that widget? I intend on using auto-pagination for ...
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Insert Widget option into mark-up with register_sidebar

I have added a custom field to my all widgets in my theme, called "custom-title". I have managed to save the field into the database for each widget, like so: s:12:"custom-title";s:17:"HELLO TEST ...
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Is there a way to dump all registered sidebar/widget?

I need to know the properties of sidebar and widgets I've added, is there a way to dump those? Thanks.
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How to unregister sidebar for template_part?

Can you help me please? I have this code in my index.php: php get_sidebar(); And I have a template_part 'loop-fullwidth', which I call in index.php. I need to register sidebar for index.php and ...
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Showing anchor links in sidebar for headings only on a certain page

I want to be able to add anchor links to header ids in one of my WordPress pages, and then show links to those ids in the sidebar. The sidebar is built like this in content-page.php: <?php ...
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Add sidebar in inner pages

I am new to wordpress coding. I want to add a sidebar to pages other than the home page, both pages are my custom templates. I want to list in admin so that admin can edit the content of sidebar. ...
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if conditional in sidebar plugin Password content shortcode

I have this code [][/] on page and work perfectly! so i want now if i can in sidebar check if the form is properly completed on the page and then will echo some word in sidebar. for example something ...
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Include inside sidebar

Is it possible to include a file inside or inbetween items in a sidebar? Here are the two functions being called: <?php get_sidebar(); ?> <?php get_template_part('testimonial-box'); ?> ...
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is_dynamic_sidebar always returns true while using Jetpack visibility

If I have any widgets in the sidebar, even if the jetpack visibility is set to not show on that page, is_dynamic_sidebar return true. Here's the code in my theme functions file: add_action( 'init', ...
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Including Custom Post Types in “Recent Posts” Widget

I'm able to easily include my custom post types into my main loop by making small adjustments with query_posts(), but I'm not sure how I would go about including custom post types in the "Recent ...
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Show featured image in sidebar

I'm adding a widget on my sidebar but the Featured Image isn't shown. this is the code of my side bar: <?php /** * The Sidebar containing the main widget areas. * * @package PowerMag * @since ...
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Display category-specific comments in sidebar

I'm trying to display comments in the sidebar from only the current category. So far I've got this: <?php // Posts per page setting $ppp = 8; //get_option('posts_per_page'); // either use ...
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Conditionally exclude post from specific category on home page sidebar?

I want to exclude posts from one category. These posts should not show in the sidebar on the homepage only when I explicitly don't want that particular posts to show. In all other cases these posts ...
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Unregistering a Sidebar in Child Theme

I'm working with a handy responsive theme framework (Reverie) and I'm developing my own theme the right way using a Child theme. The Parent theme calls a sidebar called with an ID of 'Footer' and ...
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How to “pair” two widgets side by side in one sidebar

Currently I use the Pinboard theme with 2 sidebars. In each sidebar I place one kind of widget several times. The point is that 2 widgets of a row (1 of each sidebar) belong together regarding the ...
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Adding Multiple Images to Sidebar Through Dashboard

I have a sidebar with 3 images hardcoded. I'd like to make it so you can change these through the WordPress dashboard. What's the easiest way to accomplish this? Using a plugin, custom post type? ...
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Calling dynamic_sidebar in plugin gives error

I am trying to call dynamic_sidebar from a plugin page. Whenever I do so, it returns a white page! Any idea why? What I am trying to do is to save the total sidebar output in a transient. I can get ...
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Sidebar Generator issue

I hope this doesn't come across as very dumb (to some extend it is, however), but I am having a hard time dealing with the Sidebar Generator. In the description it is stated that "Now supports themes ...
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New Widget are not showing

I added a new sidebar according to WordPress Codex and for some reason it shows only on the admin and nothing shows on my front pages.. I tried to look for it on Google and here on the forums but I ...
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Decrease white space between sidebar widget title and graphic

I am new to all of this, so sorry if this has been discussed. I am looking for a way to decrease the white space between my sidebar widgets, especially between the titles and then the pic. ie. "my ...
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Wanted to collapse all the widgets in sidebar by default via jQuery

I already applied jQuery on footer to Slide them up but i noticed that when the page is completely loaded the widget slides up properly but dont know how this again slides down automatically. I m not ...
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How to only show parent categories in sidebar

How to only show parent categories in sidebar? But also when browsing posts, to show all the subcategories of the parent category the current post is in, showing the hierarchy. the other parent ...
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Display custom menu on specific post/page

I have a real problem with Wordpress. My need is this: I have three main pages that every one must display a list of sub-pages (custom menu) and a list of events related to that specific page. Both ...
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Full width layout for custom post type pages

I'm trying to remove a widget area called 'Primary' from a certain page on a site. This is the function where I manage the sidebars: //ADD CATEGORIES IN SIDEBAR OF SINGLE POST TYPE add_action( ...
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Translate widget titles using qTranslate plugin

I'm actually using the qTranslate plugin to translate my website. It works really well with everything except one thing. the titles of my sidebar widgets. Actually, to translate some words we need to ...
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Get custom field values into the sidebar/widget?

I haven't seen this done, but I want to return the custom field values outside of the loop in the sidebar.
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$before/after_widget/title not displaying anything

I have built a custom widget with this code: class rfw_dock extends WP_Widget { function __construct() { parent::__construct('rfw_dock', __('TITLE'), array( 'description' => __( ...
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Custom Sidebar in Editor (not Widget) for Custom Post Type in Genesis

I've created a custom post type for employee Profiles. The one thing I can't (yet) figure out is how to make custom sidebars for each of the employee's profiles. I have figured out 2 ways to get ...
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Randomize widgets displayed in my sidebar [duplicate]

I have a sidebar which might have any number of widgets. I can count the number of widgets that exist in the sidebar. How do I display randomly only one of the widgets in my sidebar at each page load? ...
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Change HTML structure for custom menu in sidebar

I've been digging for documentation on how to change HTML output for the "Custom menu" which you place in optional widget. So its clear what I meen I have attached an image of the widget block here: ...
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Posts to have category specific sidebars with the widgets

I'm using the Divi theme to build my website.My client wants News and Blog page on the same site, so I did this by using categories. My problem is how to achieve category(i.e News and Blog) specific ...
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register_sidebar fails when using a include within functions.php

I have registered several sidebars via functions.php like this: // Register sidebars function register_widgets() { // Main sidebar register_sidebar( array( 'name' => __( 'Main Sidebar', ...
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Incorrect sidebar showing on WooCommerce Store page [closed]

I am developing a refresh of my site on a new VPS plan and on of the main changes is switching from the dreaded wp e-commerce to WooCommerce. The URL to the WooCommerce store page is ...
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Allow different <span> tags in widget titles

How can I make widget titles allow HTML? I want to add icons from an iconfont to the titles like <span class="icon-someicon">Widget Title Here</span> I tried the following but it does ...
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How to select widgets top bottom?

i'm add widgets in functions.php: register_sidebar(array('name'=>'sidebar1')); register_sidebar(array('name'=>'sidebar2')); in index.php how to code: set options sidebar1 or sidebar2 to top ...
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Displaying a widget in sidebar only when no other widgets rendered?

I am working on a custom theme, basically migrating a current sites look and feel into WordPress. Most of everything is based on Pages, and all of these pages should have a left sidebar. Of those ...
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How to change templates based on URL

Okay, so here's what I'm trying to do but having a hell of a time figuring out. I've got a website that uses the MemberPress plugin. All of those pages by default use the standard default template ...