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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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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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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Is it possible to display my theme sidebar in wordpress admin?

I'm trying to create sidebar in my wordpress admin. This is because I'm trying to make my wordpress admin look like my front end. My front end theme has sidebar in the right side. So i would like to ...
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Display Custom Taxonomy in Sidebar in Two Columns

I have a custom post type (photos) with a custom taxonomy (categories) and I'd like to display the taxonomy list in my sidebar in two columns. I have a modified snippet that I found elsewhere to do ...
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Display X images from a gallery in the sidebar

I've been hunting around for a day for this answer and thought I should turn to StackExchange in the hopes someone has an aswer. My goal is to display X images (for example, 4) in the sidebar of this ...
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How to attach sidebar to shortcode's output?

I have one shortcode that should be always next to the sidebar: // [shortcode] otuput | default sidebar My theme allows me to set different sidebars for each page. So I have sidebars on a few ...
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custom filed from post in the side bar

I have a custom field in my post called fb_name. I need to be able to get that field name outside of the loop in my sidebar. How can I accomplish this?
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Sidebar missing from Homepage

The home page displays the sidebar below the rest of all the latest posts, leaving a vacant sidebar area for the majority of the (long) page. The sidebar displays fine on any single post. My ...
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How to show my sidebar in specific page only?

I would like to show a plugin in a specific page's sidebar only. For Example: I have the pages like .. home about us sub page 1 sub page 2 sub page 3 sub page 4 UPdate: i want to show, ...
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How to show post(excerpt) from specific category on wp page?

I need this on 3 pages, all 3 from different categories, and then to show several post excerpts from all 3 categories in sidebar of home page.
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Show 10 latest posts only from users with contributors role

How to achive this in sidebar.List of 10 latest permalinks(post titles) from contributors ?
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Worpress twenty eleven sidebar on Pages

I am using 2011 theme, any how I managed to get sidebar on single.php pages by installing child theme, But now I want sidebar on pages, How do I get it?
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how do I get_sidebar into a varaible?

I want to get a sidebar and save it in a Variable, This is impossible with the get_sidebar function since it simply prints out the sidebar, is there another function that I can use?
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Remove Sidebars from page

If I wanted to remove 1 or more sidebars when a certain page is called what is the best way to go about doing that?
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dynamic_sidebar not rendering sidebar

I have the following code // in functions.php register_sidebar(array( 'before_widget' => '<section>', 'after_widget' => '</section>', 'before_title' => '<h3>', ...
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Latest 5 post excerpts from 5 different authors in Sidebar

I'm attempting to display the latest 5 post excerpts from 5 different authors in my blog sidebar. Below is the code I'm using which I tweaked from this thread: Find most recent authors So far, I've ...
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sidebar isn't showing, what's wrong w/ this code?

Here's what I have in my sidebar.php: <aside id="sidebar"> <?php if ( is_user_logged_in() ) { echo '<a href="/community"><img id="visit-the-forums" src="'. ...
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How to send data to sidebar?

I have a sql database of historical events, I would like it to post data into the sidebar area of a wordpress site. As I am very new to it I do not have any idea how to proceed. I would be thankful if ...
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wordpress widget textbox in the sidebar

I have a normal textbox widget that I am using in certain sidebars. The text widget generates a div within a ul. Is there anyway to make the widget generate another ul li instead? ...
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WordPress Widget multiple use

I created this widget using a simple example on WordPress Codex: <?php function widget_container_latest_posts() { global $wpdb; global $post; ...
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adding multiple sidebars on pages

I am using twentyten theme and I want there to be two sidebars on my page - one on the left and the second on the right. Can any one tell me how to do that?
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changing the style of sidebar

I am just a newbie in wordpress.I want the colour of the sidebar widget will be different in different pages. As the id and class are both same in every pages don't know how to change that.Is there ...
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How can I detemine the parameters needed by the_widget()?

I'm working with an old (now unmaintained) widget, which only allows one instance. Since I want to have a different sidebar on the homepage and I want this widget on both sidebars, I figure I need to ...
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Getting an ordered list of tags - via wp_tag_cloud or not?

I'm trying to output an ordered list of the top five tags for my site into the sidebar. At the moment, I'm using wp_tag_cloud like this to get it to output a nice <ul>: ...
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List all sidebars in metabox

I'm trying to add a metabox to select a sidebar per page. In order to create the metaboxes I use this class The construction is fairly easy: $meta_boxes[] = array( 'id' => 'sidebars_side', ...
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Limit number of Widgets in Sidebars

If I use a custom widgetized area (for example footer) where there is only a limited number of spots for widgets (by design), can I limit the number of widgets the user may include in that specific ...
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Widget's container?

I have some custom-made widgets: echo $before_widget; if ( $title ) echo $before_title . $title . $after_title; echo $output; echo $after_widget; Let's assume the $title is "Widget's ...
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How to translate month names in “Archives”

How can I modify month names in "Archives" in my blog? I would like to translate english month names into my mother tongue. I'm using the english version of wordpress 3.1.3
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Filter Text from sidebar widget?

Hey guys, I'm using a calendar plugin that provides a sidebar widget to show current calendar dates. However this widget always shows N/A if I don't set a category for a specific event. Any idea how ...
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sidebar troubles, taxonomy trouble

can you help me with two things : i have different movies, to classify into different "genre", should i use "taxonomies" or the already built in "category"? is taxonomy more appropriate in this ...
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How to exclude parent category but show child categories?

I figured out how to exclude the current post from displaying in my single-post view sidebar, but now I want to exclude parent categories and display only children. Any ideas how to do this? Much ...
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Custom random quote widget breaks when used in multiple sidebars

I've created a custom widget and placed it in functions.php. You can see the widget here: http://pastebin.com/3uWpeaFx (I've also created a similar widget that grabs a random image; it's included ...
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WP for main site and two blogs - implementation

I'm working on an open-source software project and hoping to move and combine some disparate sites that it's on. Currently there is a main info/code site. Then there are two blogs for implementations ...
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2answers
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Override dynamic_sidebar() in plugin?

I'm writing a custom plugin that allows a particular page to have it's own sidebar with widgets. It works great so far, but what I'd like to do is generalize it more and allow the plugin to ...
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Display most recent posts in category with Twenty Ten theme widget

I am fairly new to WordPress, and I would like to have a list of the most recent posts in a certain category appear in a right-hand panel (I can do this with all posts, but not specific categories) I ...
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Why is my custom sidebar always open on the widgets screen in Admin?

I've created a custom sidebar with this code in my theme's functions.php: register_sidebar(array( 'name' => __('Article - Below Content'), 'id' => 'zg-article-footer', ...
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Video Embed in Sidebar Widget with Links to Others in Category

I am trying to re-create the sidebar widget found here: http://www.clinicalforensicpsychology.org/ The links below the shown video are linked to the post category "videos". I have tried most every ...
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Best practice for including plugin output in a template without using shortcode?

I need your recommendation for the best practice here: A custom post type I have created needs a list of attachments at the end of the post content. I have created a series of functions that handle ...
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573 views

More flexible sidebar and widget management

I’d like to have a plugin for a flexible sidebar/widget management. In fact, I want to give a user the possibility to choose which sidebar should be displayed per page/post. I know there are many ...
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Best approach for loading a sidebar Only if the screen max-width is >900px?

I have been playing around with media queries quite a bit lately and I love the concept. It is so easy to display images or change div floats depending upon what the users screen max-width is. I'm ...
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Minimum Widget Width for Plugin Development

I was considering a plugin that inserts itself as a widget in one's sidebar. Trouble is, I don't know what to expect for the minimum width in one's sidebar. Is there a standard?
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Adding 'current_post_item' class to current post in the loop

I'm using a loop in the sidebar of my site to show all the posts that are in that category. Now I'd like to include a 'current_post' class to the current post that is being displayed to style that ...
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Show widget differently depending on if it's in the sidebar or footer

I've made a custom widget which shows thumbs of my latest videos. These thumbs are set to be 300px wide, which is the same width of my sidebar. My problem is that i also want to be able to use it in ...
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Problems with the sidebar args and wp_list_bookmarks

I have run into an issue trying to use the sidebar args (before_widget,after widget,after_widget,before_widget) as theme style friendly parameters for the function wp_list_bookmarks, that is that the ...
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Archive Widget - Show selected Category Post title. Sorted by Year

I need to add a widget to the sidebar that shows post titles sorted by year ie: 2011 POST TITLE 1 POST TITLE 2 POST TITLE 3 2010 POST TITLE 1 POST TITLE 2 POST TITLE 3 I was thinking of using the ...
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Custom sidebars - get_sidebar() problems

I want to have different sidebars on different pages. So firstly I registered a few basic sidebars in functions.php. So they will be always there no matter where I move my theme. Let's name them ...
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Display post shortcode content in the sidebar?

I need to display images and other content in the sidebar depending on a page. Pages are added dynamically and information that need to appear in the sidebar is different for each page. So I can't ...
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Hide/disable sidebar using shortcode?

The question is pretty simple, but it's complex in fact. I have implemented custom sidebars for each post/page function in my blog. It looks like: <div id="<?php echo ...
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Toggle Sidebar Display

I'm developing a WordPress theme that allows users to toggle the visibility of the sidebars using Javascript in the same way that wikis allow users to show or hide a table of contents. When a user ...
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List all sidebar names?

I'm listing all sidebars like that: global $wp_registered_sidebars; echo '<pre>'; print_r($wp_registered_sidebars); echo '</pre>' So I'm getting something like: Array ( ...