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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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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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 "override"...
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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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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 get_option('sidebar-...
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911 views

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 ( [sidebar-...
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How to have dynamic sidebar content per post

I am setting up a site for a client and have included a dynamic sidebar in the template for certain types of posts. I would like the client to be able to add a text widget to that sidebar for a post ...
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Hooking a function onto the sidebar?

I'm looking for a way to add some content to the top of the sidebar when it get's loaded. I've tried hooking onto the get_sidebar action as referenced here, but it seems to override the sidebar call ...
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Sidebar Generator? :)

I'm tired of editing functions.php every time I want to add/remove a sidebar. I know there is Sidebar Generator plugin, but I wanted to develop something on my own that will work out of the box ...
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Listing all sidebars

How to list all existing sidebars? I want to show them all in the drop down list (so each item should have also the right value).
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Correct way to add a block element to sidebar layout

First time experimenting with wordpress and looking for advice on the correct way to add a block of html to a sidebar. This doesn't seem like a custom widget to me as there is no functionality ...
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Twenty Ten child theme has post on an inner page. Cant get that page to use my desired template

I have a child theme based on Twenty Ten. I have split out the sidebar and secondary side bar so they can be used on different pages. sidebar.php file: <div id="primary" class="widget-area" role=...
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Including post data in a sidebar occurring outside of and before the Loop

I'm having problems setting up a single WordPress template page to display post data outside of the Loop. The page has a left sidebar in which I want to display post meta data, tags and navigation ...
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Sidebar Stuck To First Post, Not Top Of Page

I am having an odd issue where my sidebar is stuck aligned with the first post on my page chronologically instead of appearing at the top of my page ie. I have two posts and the second post(being the ...
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$post>ID displays wrong post ID

I've asked a question about listing all sub-pages before: Listing all sub-pages? But all the questions were wrong. Anyways, I have now simpler question. global $post; echo $post>ID Works ...
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Is there a way to display content from a post meta box in the sidebar?

I'd like to display content from a custom meta box that appears for a particular custom post type in the sidebar, when a single post of that type is being displayed. I know how to normally display ...
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703 views

How put links in wordpress dynamic sidebar?

i would like put link after each widget in dynamic sidebar. I thinks is possible if i use static sidebar, but i don't found any tutorial for this. Thanks you
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the_widget() and widget's ID

Let's assume I have a widget that displays only its name: <p> <?php echo $args['widget_id'] ?> </p> So when I drag & drop my widget to any sidebar it shows: &...
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How to show multiple instances of the WP125 Widget?

I have multiple sidebars, based on different pages. How can I get the WP125 widget to show on all of them?? Once I add it to one sidebar, it is unavailable to put on others (like many other widgets by ...
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How to setup sidebar modules to use jQuery Accordian

To use jQuery UI accordion, I need markup like <h3>Module 1</h3> <div> <!-- module content here --> </div> <h3>Module 2</h3> <div> <!-- ...
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Header image is overlapping sidebar?

I just changed my header from a background to an image, as that seemed to be the easiest way to link the entire header to my main page (after a whole lot of trial and error with other methods). The ...
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Replacing static code in a template file with a sidebar and widgets?

I am new to WordPress and need help. I am currently working on the site http://ecentriconline.com/surferbeachfront. On this page, I want to display the left hand side as a widget. Right now, the left ...
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how do I change the side bar content?

As of now, my side bar is pretty standard: How can I change it so that it shows tags, recent posts, etc...
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How to list custom post types in a secondary sidebar?

I have a custom post type called "Static Content." I would like to list those posts in the following secondary sidebar: sidebar-secondary: <div class="block-3 border-top"> <?php ...
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How do I add the same contact form to multiple wordpress sites and capture the response in one place or database?

I own a network of 100+ Wordpress based websites. All website are separate installations of Wordpress and are on different servers. I would like to create one contact form have it shown in the ...
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Can WordPress Read Its Own RSS Feed?

I am using a static front page for my blog to which I have added a widgetized sidebar area to hold an RSS feed widget. I want to show summaries of the latest two or three blog posts on the front page, ...
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From what hook on is it possible to conditionally add actions?

I tried to have a siderbar registered at the "init" hook based on a variable from the theme options array indicating whether the sidebar should be used in the design. Now it appears that that the ...
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is_user_logged_in function in a sidebar not working

I'm trying to get my sidebar to change when a user is logged in and i'm using the is_user_logged_in function. Here is the code - <!-- BEGIN sidebar --> <?php /** * The Sidebar containing ...
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Different widgets in sidebar on sub-children pages?

I'm working on project, where I have different widgets on pages and also different order. Example - on About page I may have chat widget, then e-mail sign-up widget, then testimonials widget. On other ...
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Content not showing up when using custom template + sidebar

I am working on a user dashboard for my site using wp user front end and Mingle. I decided the best way to integrate this is by creating a custom sidebar and using that in a new template, which I did. ...
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Styling images coming from another blog

I had asked a question earlier, on getting post-thumbnails from another WP-site. There, the awesome Mike coded a SQL query whose results are then passes on to a PHP array. The piece of code from that ...
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widgets in footer?

Can i use dynamic_sidebar('first-footer-widget-area'); directly in footer.php?Any change to made in functions.php page? I am using twenty ten theme.
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Display posts from category in post content?

I am developing a website using WordPress. As I don't want the sidebar, I removed 'get_sidebar()' from my page. But I need to place a category in the content part (like a category for latest news) - ...
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How can I assign widgets from WP to appear in bbpress?

The usual set-up: www.domain.com - wordpress installation with sidebars and widgets; www.domain.com/forum - bbpress. BBpress is integrated via bbpress-integration plugin. The question is - how can I ...
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Specific and Different Ads for each Post?

I am working with a magazine client who sells adversiting offline in their magazine and now has a WordPress online magazine. Each of their stories is broken into different posts, and they are using ...
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Custom Post Type Query for Sidebar Doesn't Work on Front Page

Interesting issue here. I have this: $args=array( 'meta_key'=>'_simple_fields_fieldGroupID_1_fieldID_8_numInSet_0', 'post_type' => 'stores', 'post_status' => 'publish', '...