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 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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$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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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Sidebar not appearing on page template with custom posts

Hi I've been googling for a while and I can't find help for this. I've got a page template that is listing a bunch of custom posts...I'm using this code before the loop to display my custom posts: ...
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Widgets not displaying in theme customizer

I am developing a new theme and I am using several sidebars in this theme. All works fine, but the widgets are not showing up in the theme customizer section. All widgets are working fine under ...
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unregister_sidebar in child theme not working

I'm woking on a chid theme for Ohsik. I'm trying to unregister a sidebar, but nothing is working Here's my function.php child theme code: function unregister_footer_sidebar() { unregister_sidebar( ...
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Create variable from widget instance

Is it possible to return a widget instance into a variable or array? I'm thinking something along the lines of $widget['title'], $widget['content'] etc. I have tried inspecting the global ...
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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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Not Getting Sidebar

The sidebar I'm using uses an if else statement. No matter what I do it always displays the else default sidebar. They seem to be registered, as they show up in the admin widgets section. I can can ...
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How is the `get_sidebar` function meant to be used to call a 2nd sidebar?

What's the proper way to call a second sidebar in the main home of my blog? And I mean 2 sidebars at the same time.... I might edit the question when I get further info, but now I'm feeling ...
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Call dynamic sidebar by name not ID

Is there a way to call a dynamic sidebar by name rather than ID. Something like this: $postName = get_the_category(); dynamic_sidebar($postName->category_nicename . '_sidebar') ;
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Can Sidebar's widget retrieve information from content area?

Recently I have received a response from our wordpress coder regarding the issue. We have a map in content area which shows number of entities in each district. Then we have search form widget in ...
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Multisite Widget/Content

I'm using WordPress multisite and need to display content across all subsites in the sidebar. This is a network of 50+ sites so updating all 50+ sidebars with this content every few days is not ...
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unregister_sidebar() in stand-alone theme not working

With this StackOverflow Q&A I can't make the unregister_sidebar() work for me. Scenario I have developed a theme using a sidebar area, where I've used a Widget. But I don't want the 'Editor' to ...
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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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Widgets not showing on sidebars

I have registered two sidebars in my theme using the function below, but none of the widgets shows up in the sidebars even though I can manage them in the dashboard: // register sidebars add_action( ...
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Change the sidebar from left to right twentyfourteen theme

I am creating a site using 2014 theme. I would like to remain with the theme but however, I am interested in shifting the side bar from left to right as it is more ideal for my site. Is it possible to ...
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Why isn't my registered sidebar showing up in the admin?

I'm using sidebars in my mega menu drop downs to let the admin add widgets specific areas of the menu: <ul class="sub-menu"> <li class="sub-menu-item first"> <ul> ...
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Way to hook into a sidebar call to replace it with a custom sidebar

I want to replace the sidebar-2 in the twentyforteen theme with a custom sidebar based on a conditional statement for CPT. So if the page is showing a certain custom post type then show my custom ...
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How to show dynamic side bar on menu item

I want to show dynamic sidebar content on menu item (within <li></li> tag) but unfortunately sidebar content show top of <nav></nav> tag, i mean top of the menu and where i ...
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Adding a meta box to determine the sidebar [closed]

I was trying to customize my WordPress, and I have added some custom meta boxes (it adds custom field) to add values in it, but I don't know how to do this one... I want to a Meta Box, which will be ...
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Selecting a dynamic sidebar via metabox in wordpress

I am developing a wordpress theme where are 3 sideboxes. I want to select a sidebox through metabox in my admin page so that particular sidebar shows up in front-end. My codes are:- In function ...
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is_active-sidebar loop

So I have 4 widgets which is in large-3 columns, when they're not active I place a placeholder as user guide so the user would know where to put what. I did manage to work out the is_active but it ...
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List sidebars on a page

I need to generate a list of sidebars on a given page. I know how to list all sidebars that have been registered, and all sidebars that have been registered that have active widgets, but I do not know ...
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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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Why use dynamic_sidebar() conditionally?

In the codex example of displaying sidebars, what is the significance of the conditional wrapping around the call to dynamic_sidebar? Why do this: <?php if ( ...
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User info in the admin sidebar

I think nobody has yet think of this, hope someone can help me. Im trying to add a user info pannel in de admin sidebar, right at the top. Just like the wp-admin-bar-my-account in the admin bar, just ...
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wp_register_sidebar_widget in loop within a plugin?

I'm trying to dynamically create widgets based on a posts from a post type. The code is as below. This function is pulled from my plugin class: public function initWidgets() { // Config ...
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More than one dynamic sidebar

I created 3 dynamic sidebars in my function.php file, everything went well, no problems. in a file named, sidebar-services.php, I have the following code. <?php /** * The Sidebar containing ...
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if is within sidebar [duplicate]

I have several sidebars (more then 1 on a page) and I would like to set different image sizes to widgets, depending in which sidebar they are located. I tried if( ! dynamic_sidebar('my-sidebar') ) : ...
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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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Display sidebar that created in functions.php

I'm currently using Wordpress theme for my website. Decide to create my own sidebar, but the styling of it must be remain the same one as original sidebar. I'm had create a new sidebar in ...
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Can't find link to add content to pages

I'm new to wordpress and I'm facing a problem. On one site I'm using wordpress v3.5.1 and I am using links in the sidebar to add content and images to several pages: As you can see on the left I ...
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Automatic menu creation for pages with categories?

This may be a stretch, but I have a site that has a large number of pages, and i've given the pages categories (with a plugin that let me add categories to pages). I now want to create a sidebar menu ...
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Why and how is twentythirteen adding a margin-top to my footer?

I'm using the twentythirteen theme with a child theme. I tried to solve the infamous overflowing sidebar problem this way: - made the content float left with a fixed width - made the sidebar float ...
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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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get_posts() in secondary sidebar messes up content in primary sidebar

I use get_posts() to generate a menu of posts having the current page as the parent. This causes the post_id to be set to the first such post, instead of the original page's post_id. I.e. I want ...
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Loading a sidebar on an Ajax call

I wanted to load a custom sidebar when doing an Ajax call, so I found the way with: add_filter( 'loop_start', 'my_sidebar_widget', 25 ); but it is showing the sidebar even in media admin panel, so ...
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Inkness theme sidebar

I am using the inkness theme for my site, mostly it works fine apart form when I try to remove all of the widgets from the sidebar. When I do this the widgets for the archive, search and meta ...
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Add class from custom field into widget class

How would I add a class coming from a custom field to a widget? I know I should put it somewhere into $before_widget ... in my case this is 'before_widget' => '<aside id="%1$s" class="widget ...
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Where is dynamic_sidebar content defined?

A friend has asked me to edit a WordPress site that someone else has made for them. Part of it contains the following code: dynamic_sidebar('footer4') Which spews out a contact form. What I want ...