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 create another sidebar to be shown on another page?

I've created my wordpress theme from the default Twenty Eleven theme, and I want to show a different sidebar on a few pages. I found this tutorial but it really doesn't answer my question. So, I ...
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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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Changing sidebar.php and footer.php depending on URL

I posed a similar question a few days back, but perhaps I put the question a bit incorrectly. I would like my footer.php and sidebar.php to change depending on the URL. If URL contains /ru then show ...
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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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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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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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author list not linking to correct page

I have an odd problem with the author list. I am using the below code in my sidebar to pull in the gravatar and link to author's profile. However, the links it's actually generating are wrong. It just ...
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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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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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How to use get_sidebar in plugin folder?

I've created the plugin that adds custom post type and custom taxonomis for this post type. Templates for the post type and the taxonomies are located in plugin folder. Now I need to add sidebar for ...
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creating single page with 2 columns while theme is 3 column

I am using Diapason theme , which gives me an option for both 2 column or 3 columns...My requirement is 1:- all pages except home page (static) should have 3 columns 2:- Home Page should have two ...
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Shortcut to widget/sidebar editing on the admin menu?

We have a sidebar consisting of some text. The client/owner will want to change the sidebar text occasionally. Out of the box he'll have to do this by navigating: -> Admin menu -> Appearance -> ...
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get value from post to sidebar

I have the following div in my post, <div class="my_calss" id="my_id"> my content </div> Here, my_id is different for each post. I need to display my_id in sidebar into php code. ...
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user definable sidebar per page

I'm searching for a solution where the user can define some sidebar widgets for himself (only text and images). The user should have the possibility to choose a different sidebar for a different page. ...
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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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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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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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How to call widget by widget's id?

Is it possible to call widgets using it's id? for example I have a sidebar. In this sidebar I put meta widget and tag cloud widget. I have got their id's ($widgets_list): 'meta-2' and 'tag_cloud-2'. ...
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How to programmatically GET (to know) which Sidebar (or) which Menu is being used on Different Pages?

Lets say i want to detect such thing from the "functions.php" .. to know which Sidebar (or) which Menu is being loaded on current (whatever landed) page, how can i know? Lets say i have a few pages, ...
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Target logic based on Widget / Sidebar Name

I have a theme that uses registers a sidebar called 'homepage-middle-widget' and it's child widgets are pulling images in undesired sizes. Is it possible to target a widget and / or it's parent in ...
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sidebar not displaying when using get data

I have a sidebar as a widget which displays correctly on all pages depeneding on the super page id. I am using a custom function to calculate and display the required sidebar. function ...
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Echo there are no posts wp_get_archives

I'm using wp_get_archives to output my archives in a sidebar - but if there are no posts I would like to echo out 'there are no posts to show'. Is there a conditional statement or filter I can use? ...
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Displaying details of a post in a sidebar

I am developing a wordpress theme but m still new into and was learning. Basically, its a theme for resource website which provides web templates. In my theme i've created a details section in sidebar ...
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Display post format post in the sidebar

I am trying to pull posts with the post-format of "quote" on my sidebar. I'm getting the code to spit out the else statement but that's about it so far. I am working in the roots theme if that helps ...
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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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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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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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Same sidebar in all posts as in the category

I've made an option of creating unlimited sidebars, then there is an option to select any desired sidebar from a select element, which is a custom meta field, in each category edit page. So far so ...
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New checkbox in custom widget isn't saving data

I'm trying to develop my own widget. Mostly cause I want to understand Wordpress functionality (yes I'm completely new. First ever try to extend wordpress) I want to add a function to display post ...
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Creating a Playlist of Widgets

I'm trying to create a specialized theme that would enable users to show a playlist of widgets in their sidebar. By playlist, I mean that each widget in the sidebar would follow a specific schedule. ...
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How to display only some widgets of a sidebar?

I would like to break up a sidebar over three containers. Each container should hold up to three widgets of the sidebar. Therefore, I need to find the HTML for only the widgets 0 to 2, 3 to 5 and 6 to ...
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Variable not working in sidebar loop

I have variable working in the loop of my homepage, but when I try to use that line $variable = $post->post_title; $variable = str_replace( ' - ', '<br />' ,$variable); echo $variable; in ...
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Woocommerce product info in a sidebar?

I'm having a terrible time trying to figure this out. On the single product page in woocommerce, I need to add a sidebar and move the product "summary entry-summary" into that sidebar. Leaving just ...
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Sidebar does not display on blog page, but fine with static pages

Please help as I am loosing my mind with this issue. I built my first really simple wordpress theme. http://www.designstest.co.uk/ For NEWS (blog) page I created a new template page-blog.php (based ...
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Wordpress category specific months list in sidebar.php

What have made me pulling my hair apart for while, how to output category specific month list. 've been searching for the same problem and solution cannot find any lucky so far... Anyway, I have two ...
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Additional Sidebar

Hi I wanted to create extra sidebar in my theme and I am not sure if what I did is correct. In my theme functions.php I found this function: function blankslate_widgets_init() { ...
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how to exclude posts on current page from recent posts sidebar widget

I am using Wordpress 3.6. I would like to exclude posts on any given current page from appearing in the recent posts sidebar widget. I haven't been able to find a custom widget that has that option. I ...
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Change /add items in menu on the inner sidebar

I have a home sidebar menu of items and I need to add an item (post) so it displays. There is no add button availalble. How do you add another post so it shows on the home inner sidebar menu list
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Placing video content into a sidebar

I'm trying to figure out how to place video from a post (category video) into a sidebar. I can get other content content images and text to show, I'm guessing it has something to do with post format? ...
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How to display a sidebar only for blog?

I have 2 sidebars(primary and secondary). I want the secondary sidebar to display only on the blog page and primary sidebar to display everywhere else except for the blog page. What have I tried: In ...
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Sidebar not showing up on homepage

I am using the Nameless Child Theme for Wordpress. My sidebar is showing up on all other pages except for the home (blog posts) page which is the most important page for it to show up on. My site is ...
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Custom sidebar not showing in the dashboard

I am trying to create a new sidebar. For that I have used the following code: In functions.php if ( function_exists('register_sidebar') ) register_sidebar(); if ( function_exists ...
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Show or hide custom menu widget in side bar conditionally

I have been trying and searching to accomplish this. I have the "custom menu" widgets "Members Area", "Admin Area" in side bar, assigned menus to them. Fine, they display. I want to show "Admin Area" ...
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How do I display the next 3 posts in the sidebar?

I'm building a simple "company news/press release" site. We'd like to display the latest five post excerpts on the home page with the next three post titles (six through eight) and a single "Archives" ...
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Sidebar not visible after changing to new domain

I made a change of my existing domain to new domain. I took the backup of the database from old site and imported it into new database Used the search and replace widget to replace the old url with ...
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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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Add a twitter feed to my Wordpress website

My website is WilsonsTransportation. On the left hand side of my site we have "testimonials" scrolling down. I've located the coding for that in my custom theme under page-home.php. I was hoping to ...
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ReadWriteWeb-like sidebar scrolling

Does a Wordpress plugin exist that allows one to have a sidebar that scrolls unevenly with the main content section for posts / pages that are longer than the length of the sidebar? I saw this on ...