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I have 2 sidebars(primary and secondary). I want the secondary sidebar to display only on the blog page and primary sidebar to display everywhere else except for the blog page. What have I tried:

In functions.php :

if (is_page('blog-35')) {
    get_sidebar('secondary');
} else {
    get_sidebar('primary');
}

Unfortunately this doesn't work. Any hints on how to debug this? I don't understand what am I doing wrong in the code above.(blog-35 is the body class of the page I want to display only the secondary sidebar)

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First: is_page() expects a page id, so the call would be is_page(35).

Second: get_sidebar needs to be called from the template (not the functions file).

You probably already have two templates setup:

  • page.php - In here you'll call get_sidebar('primary');

  • index.php (assuming your blog is on the home page) - In here you'll call get_sidebar('secondary');

Please let me know if this answers your questions!

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  • is_page() works fine with slugs: @param mixed $page Page ID, title, slug, or array of such. – fuxia Apr 27 '13 at 18:54
  • I was unaware of the slug usage with is_page ... turns out you can also use page title. That's why I love Stack Exchange, forever learning something new – Pizaul Apr 27 '13 at 22:55
  • did moving your calls from functions.php to the appropriate template file solve your problem? – Pizaul Apr 27 '13 at 22:56

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