Questions tagged [sidebar]

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 an administrator of the site can customize.

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Programmatically add widgets to sidebars

I would like to programmatically add widgets to my two sidebars that I've got. I couldn't find any official way of doing it? I started looking in the database. I've found that it's the '...
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Loading scripts only if a particular shortcode or widget is present

I needed a way to filter a page/posts content before it was loaded so I could add scripts to the header if a specific shortcode was present. After much searching I came across this on http://...
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Get list of all registered sidebars

I am registering sidebars automatically for each category (a separate widget space per category). The technique I'm using is here. In the admin side I have an options page where I need to display a ...
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Limit number of Widgets in Sidebars

If I use a custom widgetized area (for example footer) where there is only a limited number of spots for widgets (by design), can I limit the number of widgets the user may include in that specific ...
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List all sidebar names?

I'm listing all sidebars like that: global $wp_registered_sidebars; echo '<pre>'; print_r($wp_registered_sidebars); echo '</pre>' So I'm getting something like: Array ( [sidebar-1]...
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Give Editor Access To Sidebar

I want to give the Editor Role access to editing the sidebar and it's contents. I have a text widget in there and in order to edit this text widget the user needs to be an admin - this sucks. How do I ...
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What is the difference with get_sidebar and dynamic_sidebar? [closed]

What is the difference with get_sidebar() and dynamic_sidebar()? I was wondering which one I should use. Maybe one use widgets and the other one doesn't?
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Where is the content of widgets stored in mysql table

I have the cPanel access to a website but no wordpress login info. So I wants to change a widget content in the website. How can I change it through phpmyadmin. Where are that widgets sidebar data ...
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Custom Post Type Data in Sidebar widgets?

(note: this question was originally about Custom Fields, but @MikeSchinkel had a better solution involving Custom Post Types) On my site I have several pages which I want to show the same data in the ...
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Translate widget titles using qTranslate plugin

I'm actually using the qTranslate plugin to translate my website. It works really well with everything except one thing. the titles of my sidebar widgets. Actually, to translate some words we need to ...
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Get number of widgets in sidebar

How can I get the number of widgets that are active on a specific sidebar? Is there a core function for this? I want to add a class to each widget on a sidebar based on how many of them are displayed....
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Individual Widgets per Page

In my (page-only, no posts) Wordpress site I have a number of static blobs in need to put in a sidebar. We could call/tream thoses 'blobs' as widgets. At least they'll have a fixed html content, like '...
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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($blog_id); dynamic_sidebar($...
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Limit widget to certain sidebar?

I have multiple "sidebars", but not all of them are the same size. Not all widgets fit in all sidebars (for example, I have a "footer sidebar" where the client can place custom widgets, but they are ...
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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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How to edit contents of dynamic_sidebar()?

I know PHP well but I'm new to Wordpress. I got an incomplete Wordpress website. It has a static home page with an Aweber newsletter form. I tried digging into installed theme and in home.php I came ...
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how do I get_sidebar into a varaible?

I want to get a sidebar and save it in a Variable, This is impossible with the get_sidebar function since it simply prints out the sidebar, is there another function that I can use?
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Best way of making multiple sidebars

I am very well aware of how to make multiple sidebars. But I believe my way is not proper way of adding multiple sidebars. This is how I add multiple sidebars If I simply wants to create a sidebar ...
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Display Random Author with Details in Sidebar

PHP newbie here, recently decided to have a stab at cobbling together a kooky little 'Random Author Spotlight' feature into my current WordPress theme. I'm almost done, but I've hit something of a ...
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How Do I Add Custom CSS To Only Certain Widgets

I have a standard dynamic sidebar using register_sidebar and dynamic_sidebar and I need the last widget in the sidebar (which will not have a set number of widgets) to have a distinct class ('...
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Hooking a function onto the sidebar?

I'm looking for a way to add some content to the top of the sidebar when it get's loaded. I've tried hooking onto the get_sidebar action as referenced here, but it seems to override the sidebar call ...
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Add the sidebar/widget editor to the post edit screen?

There are (among others) two common ways of customizing the sidebar on an individual post: Create a new sidebar for the post, using code or plugins like Custom sidebars, WP Custom Sidebar, Per Page ...
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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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How To Determine If A Filter Is Called In A Sidebar/Widget Context?

So I have a plugin that appends or prepends an enhanced author biography to the content of a page/post/custom post type. It does this by hooking to either the_content or the_excerpt and appending/...
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HowTo: Add Class to Sidebar Widget List-Items

The newest version of Bootstrap (v3.0) adds a new List Group component which has the following structure: <ul class="list-group"> <li class="list-group-item">Cras justo odio</li> ...
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Highlight custom widgets in the admin area?

I have created some custom widgets for my client to use, but I want to make them stand out amidst the fifteen or so standard widgets in the admin area. How can I do this? I have solved this problem ...
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Having different sidebar content for MANY pages?

I am continuing on from a topic I already posted but with a different angle. Please bare with me as I try to provide as much information as possible. I am looking to add a simple text area called "...
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How to wrap the widget content with a div or get the widget title outside?

Is there a way to get the widget title outside of the widget area like this: <ul> <li> <h2 class="widgettitle">The title here</h2> <div class=""widget> ...
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Changing name of sidebar widget

I have created dynamic sidebars. They are working fine and appear in the Widgets area. However, I would like to customize the name that appears on each sidebar. So, right now each sidebar is named "...
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Get sidebar parameters (before_widget, before_title, etc.) from within a widget

Is it possible to dynamically get sidebar parameters from within a widget? That is, I am trying to access the before_widget/after_widget/before_title/after_title/name parameters of the containing ...
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Including Custom Post Types in "Recent Posts" Widget

I'm able to easily include my custom post types into my main loop by making small adjustments with query_posts(), but I'm not sure how I would go about including custom post types in the "Recent Posts"...
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Different widgets on different page templates?

If I have a couple of different Page templates, how would I show a different collection of sidebar widgets for each of these templates? I'm using the Starkers theme as a starting point.
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is_home() and is_single() Not Working as Expected with Custom Post Types?

(Moderators note: Was originally titled: "Custom post type problem?") I'm having some problems with custom post types where everything is working great except for the sidebars. Here is some code ...
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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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$post>ID displays wrong post ID

I've asked a question about listing all sub-pages before: Listing all sub-pages? But all the questions were wrong. Anyways, I have now simpler question. global $post; echo $post>ID Works ...
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Register multiple sidebars

I am registering my sidebars as follows: $sidebars = array ( 'sidebar-10' => 'Main Sidebar', 'sidebar-11' => 'Homepage Area One', 'sidebar-12' ...
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Getting post-thumbnails from another WP site

I have two WordPress installations, one at http://inversekarma.in and the other at http://inversekarma.in/photos. The latter is a photoblog, and its theme uses the standard WP post thumbnails (EDIT: ...
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How to Show Different Sidebars on Specific Pages?

I'm making a blog where only on specific pages I want to show different sidebar, I will add some widgets to those sidebar, which I don't want to show in default sidebar. I've found a coding method to ...
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dynamic_sidebar not rendering sidebar

I have the following code // in functions.php register_sidebar(array( 'before_widget' => '<section>', 'after_widget' => '</section>', 'before_title' => '<h3>', ...
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How to add author details in the post sidebar?

I would like to add author details in the sidebar instead of bottom of the post? Can anyone tell me how to do that? As of now i'm using like this in the loop <?php $curauthor = ...
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Determining a Widget Instance and Sidebar Location?

When using the filter: add_filter('widget_display_callback', 'function_name'); function function_name($instance) { /* Some Code */ return $instance; } Is it possible to determine the sidebar ...
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Getting the Next and Previous Posts Titles in the Sidebar?

Let's assume that I have the following posts with the following titles: PostA (is assigned to the 'category 1') PostX (category 2) PostB (category 1) PostC (category 1) PostD (category 1) PostY (...
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Get custom side bar on custom post archive page

I have a custom post type called “bibliographies” and the corresponding archive-bibliographies.php file to show a list of posts. On this page I want to add a side bar that is unique to this page, so I ...
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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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Adding a widget programmatically

I want to add widgets to my wordpress site programmatically. I tried the following code from the codex docs: class MyNewWidget extends WP_Widget { function MyNewWidget() { // Instantiate ...
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Video Embed in Sidebar Widget with Links to Others in Category

I am trying to re-create the sidebar widget found here: http://www.clinicalforensicpsychology.org/ The links below the shown video are linked to the post category "videos". I have tried most every ...
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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 area....
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Remove All Widgets from Sidebar

Does someone know a solution for this? I want to remove (not unregister) all widgets from a sidebar with a function.
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Adding 'current_post_item' class to current post in the loop

I'm using a loop in the sidebar of my site to show all the posts that are in that category. Now I'd like to include a 'current_post' class to the current post that is being displayed to style that ...
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Custom per-page sidebar widgets .. possible?

Let's say I'm doing a site about cars, and in the main content area of a Page (using a certain template), there are a few paragraphs about a particular car. In the sidebar, are several standard ...

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