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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dynamic Sidebar Conditional [duplicate]

EDIT Answer was found here: is_active_sidebar() Always Returns False By user: s_ha_dum I'm dynamically creating sidebars and registering them for every top level page: Dynamically Register ...
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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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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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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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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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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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show tags on “single”-template sidebar only

If a post has tags, I would like to show only those tags as a list in the sidebar when viewing the single post; how do I do this? I have searched to find a suitable plugin, but didn't find one, as ...
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Simple form to add custom links to menu?

I currently have a menu set up called "sidebar links" with 5 custom URLs. In my widgets section I have a Custom Menu which shows my "sidebar links" menu. This basically gives my sidebar 5 links. ...
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Show Woocommerce minicart widget in checkout page sidebar? And, how to make this update secure by overriding widget?

Before asking question here I want to tell that I have already asked the question in stackoverflow and wordpress forum but have not got any answer. So finally I came here. I have installed the ...
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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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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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Widgets not activated alert after using get_sidebar()

I stumbled upon avery strange problem while creating a sidebar for my wordpress theme using the get_sidebar() function in header.php. I inserted the following code in function.php: function ...
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get dynamic_sidebar() value in array in wordpress

I have a sidebar. Till now I am calling this as dynamic_sidebar( 'home-left-widget-area' ); and this shows data in <li>. But I need data in <option> . How to store values in array so ...
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Hook in a sidebar widget and add some markup

I'm looking to hook into a sidebar widget, this one in particular loads the members. All I'm looking to do is add a link into the widget, I managed to get a result but it's not quite right. It ...
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Function to add class to <form> element?

I'm using the Sidebar Login script by Mike Jolley, I would like to add a class of "clearfix" to the element tag. I have been unable to find a solution to this so far. I'd also like to understand any ...
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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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Displaying different page links on different pages

I have a wordpress site with 100+ pages. Now suppose 5 pages are related to page 1, and I want to show them in side bar as similar pages/related pages and other group of pages in other menu in ...
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2 wordpress loops showing 1 post from same post type - how to avoid showing the same post?

I got to two loops in my template files. Both querying the same thing essentially. This loop in my header: $testimonial_head = new WP_Query(array( 'posts_per_page' => 1, 'post_type' ...
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Displaying Post Featured Images on All Pages

First, let me start off by saying I'm very new to WordPress. I've only ever done basic themes before, this is my first big project. I'm working on a design that has two sidebars on every page. Each ...
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how to remove sidebar from particular one page

I am writing this code in page.php for removing the sidebar in one page <?php if (is_page('x')) : ?> <?php else : ?> <?php get_sidebar(); ?> <?php endif; ?> ... where "x" is ...
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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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Admin option sidebar count

I need to add a count number to a option menu item in the admin sidebar. How is this done? I found a similar post: Modifying admin sidebar contents to show pending posts indicator
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Listing current pages subp page in list items in the sidebar

I'm wanting to list my current page's child pages as list items in the sidebar of my wordpress site. So far I've been referencing the http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/wp_list_pages I'm ...
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Is `is_sidebar_active()` deprecated, and showing error?

I Googled is_sidebar_active(), used by several WordPress trainer, but I came to the decision, the function's surely deprecated. But unfortunately I found no mention, even no entry in WordPress Codex. ...
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Styling the second sidebar

Ok so i added a second sidebar to my site, only problem is styling the widgets. here is the code i am using in my functions.php file // Widgets plugin: intializes the plugin after the widgets above ...
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Add Stack Exchange Recent Questions to a wordpress sidebar?

So my question is what is the easiest way to go about scraping a Stack Exchange forum "recent questions" and display them in the side bar of a wordpress site?
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Default widgets assignment - isn't working

The question is regarding, calling the default widgets into the sidebar[s]: So, despite the solution given in THIS THREAD, I tried a different way - Ian Stewart's borrowed solution given HERE. It's ...
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Where do posts get the sidebar from?

I'm trying to add an if statement on the sidebars that are displays in POSTS. I want posts to show a specific sidebar if it's in category x and display a different sidebar if it's not in category x. ...
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Page specific values in widgets

I have a travel guide website which I have created with WordPress which contains destination guides. On the destination guides pages I have a sidebar which displays destination statistics (currency, ...