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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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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Call sidebar from a template

I need to call a sidebar into my header. I've switched to the new twenty twelve theme and created my own child theme. With this new theme I decided to keep things organised and together, so I put my ...
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register_sidebar_widget is deprecated since version 2.8! Use wp_register_sidebar_widget() instead

I turned on my Debugger and got this error... Notice: register_sidebar_widget is deprecated since version 2.8! Use wp_register_sidebar_widget() instead. in ...
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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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Sharing Dynamic Sidebars across Multisite Blogs

I'm trying to find away to retrive a dynamic sidebar from one blog and print it on another blog in the same install of Wordpress Multisite. I have tried switch_to_blog($blog_id); ...
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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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How to insert widget areas specific to certain pages (or posts, etc.)?

I am developing a theme the pages of which (as well as posts) are so different from the home page that I want different widgets on their sidebars.Is there a way to do it? I'm calling the sidebar on ...
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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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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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How to generate and display widgets areas dynamically?

I want display different content in sidebar for every category, but as I create new ones I have to create the area for it. How can I have widget areas for every category and also display them on theme ...
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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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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 ...
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need a wordpress loop to put in the sidebar

I need WordPress loop to do the following : check if there is no sidebar widgets active then get 5 recent posts with only titles and thumbnails But here is the thing : I don't want the loop to get ...
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Get specific sidebars $wp_registered_sidebars [closed]

I've got the following functions as in this pastebin in a child theme: http://pastebin.com/uzjmXiyN This functions creates a drop down box from where you can choose a sidebar for use on a ...
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Widget content turns up before title

I've recently been trying to create a 'Popular Products' widget for for WP e-Commerce. Since there isn't built-in functionality, I referred to Dave Mackintosh's post here and gave it a shot. Still no ...
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Custom Sidebar only on single post

I am developing a child theme for the new twenty thirteen theme and I am trying to add a sidebar (widget area) next to my content. I only want it to display in single posts. What I did: edit ...
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Get a sidebar at the top of the page

I want to get a sidebar ( get_sidebar( 'mySidebar' ) ) at the top of the page, so I can't call it after get_header() in the content template. How could I do it?
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how to call new widgets in sidebar in custom theme?

I am developing a theme in which I want to call available widgets ex. Calendar and the installed plugin, I have put it in the sidebar from widget panel but can't see in frontend. Sidebar.php Code-> ...
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How to Use the Filter “sidebar_login_widget_form_args”

I need to rename some of the labels on the Sidebar Login form using the sidebar_login_widget_form_args" filter; I have been trying few days to do this without any success. I would very much ...
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How to create menu spread over four lines including images

I would like to create a dynamic WordPress menu using wp_nav_menu() divided over four lines or rows as the static website. I think I should either force the menu to do this using CSS and width ...
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What conditional to use for dynamic sidebar check?

I have looked here on WA and also on the codex but there is no definitive source that I could find. Which is the proper/best way to check to see if a dynamic_sidebar is active and contains a widget? ...
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Retrieve each widget separately from a sidebar

I would like to retrieve each widget existing in a sidebar in order e.g. to mix them with posts inside the main loop. I know I can use different widget areas (sidebars) but this approach clutters the ...
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Why does my sidebar get dragged down on this specific uid?

My sidebar is getting dragged down on uid=1: http://www.mrgeek.me/contributors/?uid=1 Now, the other contributor pages have the same underlying markup, yet they work fine. For example, uid=3, ...
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Sidebar on single.php not showing up

So, my sidebar is working just fine on my blog page: beta.cleantelligent.com/blog However, when you click a single post, I'd like that same sidebar to show up. I am assuming this would be under ...
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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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Template from scratch: Sidebars not showing widget

I have an issue wherein i have a plugin (newsletter) which has a widget whereby users can (usually) subscribe to a newsletter and other functionality. But i digress. I have been trying to create ...
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How to allow admins to create a sidebar from the admin

I'm creating a WordPress theme and I've noticed that a lot of premium themes allow the users to go to Appearance->Sidebars and create a new Sidebar by simply giving it a name. The user can then Go to ...
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Best way to add internal link in widget

I'm looking for a way to transform a static piece of code into a widget to display in different sidebars containing a simple internal link. The basic code is: <div class="my-link-box"> <a ...
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Is there possibility to Customize the present theme adding sidebars

I am using a WordPress theme which has just header and footer. I would like to continue using it by changing the width and adding side bars. Could anyone help me to change the width (to fit to the ...
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Flickr plugin that will display photos from multiple group pools? [closed]

Does anyone know of a WordPress plugin that will pull in photos from multiple flickr group pools, and display random thumbnails in the sidebar? There are a ton of flickr plugins, and I just can't ...
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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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Should I create multiple sidebars, or use or one dynamic sidebar with logic to determine it's abilities?

I am wondering what the standard procedure for Sidebars in WordPress. My theme needs to have 3 different types of sidebars, to be used on three different pages. I am wondering if I should create a ...
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register_sidebar 'after_widget' on custom-built widgets not implementing, caused nested widgets

In registering my sidebar I want each widget wrapped in <aside>. This works fine when using the inbuilt widgets like Calendar or search, however, when I add widgets I have created myself, the ...