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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is_active_sidebar() Always Returns False

I've never gotten is_active_sidebar() to work, no matter if there's widgets in the sidebar or not I always get false returned. Currently I'm creating a sidebar for each top level page: ...
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2 dynamic sidebars registered, not showing up

My intention is to have a left and right sidebar on each page. I've registered both of them, implemented my desired widgets, and yet something isn't quite right. The left sidebar (sidebar(1)) loads ...
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register_sidebar_widget is deprecated since version 2.8

I have an elderly WordPress theme that I am trying to bring back up to date. I am stuck on the following snippet... if ( function_exists('register_sidebar_widget') ) ...
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How to exclude a widget from showing up on a page?

I have a widget that appears on my sidebar throughout my website. I have a page where I don't want this widget to show. How would I go about doing this without installing a plugin and instead doing ...
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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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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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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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Mystique theme: widgets on sidebar falling under the page content

I'm using the default two columns layout of the Mystique theme. If I insert widgets into the main sidebar from the dashboard, instead of being showed aside in the page, they fall under the post (even ...
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HowTo: Add Class to Sidebar Widget List-Items

The newest version of Bootstrap (v3.0) adds a new List Group component which has the following structure: <ul class="list-group"> <li class="list-group-item">Cras justo odio</li> ...
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How are Dynamic Sidebar Widgets rendered

I have been reading through the Wordpress Source, trying to get a better understanding of how dynamic sidebars are rendered. However, I am hitting a sticking point... 894 | do_action( ...
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My custom widget won't stay in the widget area after I refresh the widget page

As the title says, i've been developing a simple image rollover widget, now that I'm almost done, the widget won't stay in the sidebar areas after I drag and drop it in and refersh the page, any idea ...
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How can I inject html after the [x]th widget inside a Sidebar? [duplicate]

I can't provide you with any code since I not really know where to start. I like to add some programmatically created widgets (or just html) after the 1st Widget inside my sidebar. Right now I have ...
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How to manage a 200 sidebars website? widgets.php page is way too slow!

I'm using a plugin called "Simple Page Sidebars" (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-page-sidebars/) to manage the sidebar of pages. The problem is that now, I have more than 200 sidebars in ...
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Change a sidebar name?

I'm using a child theme created from a twenty-twelve theme, the theme packs a number of sidebars one which is called "Main Sidebar". Is it possible to change it's name to something else?
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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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Subpages menu on sidebar plus widgets

I'm a newbie, using WP 3.6. On a custom theme I've put a subpages menu on a sidebar using "wp_list_pages". On the same sidebar under the subpages menu I'm trying to add some WP built-in widgets ...
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is_home() and is_front_page() not working in sidebar

I'm trying to display a custom widget in the sidebar of my homepage (which is a static front page defined in Settings > Reading). Here is the relevant part of my sidebar.php: if ( is_front_page() ...
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WordPress two sidebar layout or theme

I am new in WordPress. I was working with Drupal for some days, before. Now, I am interested on WordPress. So, I am trying to learn it. My problem is, in WordPress I did not find any two sidebar ...
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How do you List all Sidebars in a Metabox

I know this question has been answered many times before, including here where i came from so it'll probably be real simple. I've registered my sidebars as normal function wmw_sidebars() { // ...
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How to List all Sidebars in a Metabox

I'm trying to add a metabox to every page that is a drop down list of all registered sidebars that is then saved in a custom field. I'm using this metabox class I've gotten as far as this: // get ...
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How to show a dynamic_sidebar if main content content's height is > a set amount?

I'm looking to add a second dynamic_sidebar to a theme's sidebar.php that will only be displayed if the height of my main content area is greater than a certain amount. If I had some magic hybrid of ...
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207 views

How to make this menu drop down or like accordion

I am using sitesmile auction theme. Here is my working site. In home page there is a sidebar saying "Browse by Categories". I want to make this menu as drop down or like accordion. Whenever the user ...
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Show Sidebar to the Left of Archive / Category Template

I have followed this thread: Show Secondary Sidebar on Category pages (archive) to create a secondary sidebar on the category pages. Rest of the blog posts/pages do not have secondary sidebar. ...
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Automatically hide Widgets that would lengthen page

Something I've been dreaming about ever since I started using CMS's for making websites. I've settled on WP now, so hence I'm asking here. I conditionally hide widgets on certain pages that are very ...
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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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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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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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Show Secondary Sidebar on Category pages (archive)

My site has the following structure where one column is for the main content (articles) and the other one, on the right, is for the sidebar (primary sidebar). The theme allows me to change the layout ...
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My side bar is missing from new pages.

Really not sure what is going on here. First tried creating a new page with "Default Template" - Header and Footer look good, but no sidebar. I then decided to create a custom page template: ...
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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 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 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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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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Sidebar Categories change arrow when subcategories are shown on click

I have an arrow on the maincategory if a particular category has subcategory, iam using jquery animation to slideup, slidedown subcategory. i want to remove previous arrow and replace it with ...
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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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Add class to before_widget for all widgets with a dropdown and a counter

Some predefined widgets offer the option to use a select element (dropdown) and/or a counter after each entry. How can I add the CSS classes widget-with-dropdown or widget-with-counters to these ...
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sidebar - widgets versus code - options

I decided to use Widgets in my sidebar on the advice of another designer who thought the site would take too long to load if I used the images I'm using for titles and branding. I'm dissatisfied with ...
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Display comment form of specific page in sidebar

I want to display the comment form of a specific page on a sidebar. It will look like this roughly. I tried modifying from comments.php and putting it on sidebar.php. But nothing shows up. ...
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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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Dynamically Register Sidebars For Each Top Level Page

I have a small website that wants a different sidebar for each page containing blocks of text, blocks of images, and blocks of links, etc. What I'm trying to do is register a sidebar for each top ...
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Why are my widgets not saving when being added to a sidebar?

The following is in my function.php file. I see the sidebar in my Appearance > Widgets page but whenever I drag something on over the sidebar and save it just disappears once I leave the admin ...
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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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Is there a way to allow only certain type of widgets in the sidebars?

For example, I want Sidebar A to display nothing but one text widget and Sidebar B to display anything but text widgets. How can I do that? Thanks.
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Wordpress: Apply filter/hook to a particular sidebar widgets?

I'm developing a theme that has more than 5 different sidebars and I want to apply a function to a particular one of them for styling purposes. Basically, the function will modify it's params using a ...
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Dynamic sidebar based on category

I am new to wordpress, i have developed a basic theme to make a tutorial web site, for that i need a dynamic sidebar based on category, suppose, i have category A & B, if user is on the A ...
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What method should I use for a sidebar widget that reads latest posts?

At the moment, I'm building a website for a local NGO and I have the following situation: in the sidebar, I should have a widget that displays the title of the latest editorials from the members of ...
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Archives and category of authors

Description of the problem: I should make a blog with, let's say 4 authors (may be more). The blog shoud have a page 'blog-page-1' (without sidebar) on which will be the last post of each author and ...
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Template is different with and without comments

My referenced website is at http://angelopardo.com/wakeupbeast and I've built it as a child theme of twentytwelve. Pages and single posts that have comments are displaying correctly, where the ...
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Show a widget as a sidebar fallback

I'm trying to find a way to show a widget only if a given sidebar is empty. I'm using Widget Logic to control some widgets, but I'm having trouble figuring out how to use it in this case. I've tried ...
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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 ...