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answered Sidebar not appearing
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comment Sidebar not appearing
@ChipBennett Maybe so, but that's on par with gas stations around the world saying they will no longer provide fuel services for cars older than 20 years because they're likely to be a road hazard. You'll be surprised how often users (and companies) are stranded with an older version (for now) of WordPress for whatever reason, be it a custom legacy plugin that is not supported in newer versions, or be it that their server will not support the newer versions (god knows why). Of course if I could change the world one WordPress installation at a time, I would...
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revised Sidebar not appearing
Additions based on user feedback
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comment Sidebar not appearing
@ChipBennett While I agree with you for the most part, I don't believe you can put a timeline on legacy user support. That being said, I am used to adding this because the themes I create are distributed widely, and you never know what your user base is working with. Valid point though, agreed and will update.
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comment Sidebar not appearing
@RachelBaker - The sidebar may very well appear under widgets but not be enabled in certain theme files, I think that is where the issue is. Richard said that he has a text widget in the sidebar, so I am assuming he can see the sidebar in the widgets page.
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comment Sidebar not appearing
Although I have given you a solution below, I have assumed that you know enough about WordPress themes to implement that. You say that there is no 'no sidebar' option on the page edit screens. There does not have to be, this is theme specific as determined by the theme author. It is possible that (for some reason) they have disabled sidebars on the page template(s). If that is the case, you can quite easily add them to those template. Shout if thats the case, more than willing to help.
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accepted Importing WordPress Attachments Into Custom Directories In wp-content/uploads/
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answered Importing WordPress Attachments Into Custom Directories In wp-content/uploads/
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comment Importing WordPress Attachments Into Custom Directories In wp-content/uploads/
Spot on, thank you! I ended up creating a plugin that utilizes some of what you added above. I copied the old sites image folder structure into my uploads folder, traversed the old database, created a HUGE (75,000+) array of image paths, names and post parents, and ran the wp_insert_attachment as well as wp_update_post_meta, along with some other tips and tricks. I will post my final solution, thank you for the guidance.
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