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#1 ocean77

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 10:18 AM

I'm in the process of putting together a website using WP and I'm almost finished, but for some reason the Right and Left Sidebar entries will not show up after I save them. I am using Visual Editor for the Widget and everything else I used it for (in this site) worked perfect. I am trying to add links which I went through all steps and everything looked good to go until I go to a new page to check the site .... and then blank. Would appreciate any thought from those WP experts out there. By the way this is my first WP site. I am using IPage for Hosting. I know it is something I may be missing so I thank you for any help.



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 10:36 AM

There may be an issue with the Wordpress theme.  Are you using a custom built theme or is it a theme you downloaded?



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 10:43 AM

Custom Built



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 10:54 AM

You can try switching to the default theme to test if they show up.  This will help determine if it is a Theme related issue or something else.



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 11:19 AM

Thanks, I will give that a try.



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 12:53 PM

Just did a

 

You can try switching to the default theme to test if they show up.  This will help determine if it is a Theme related issue or something else.

Just did a quick check on something and it worked. The Sidebar didn't work, but the Footer worked perfectly. Don't understand why Side will not work.



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Posted 20 July 2014 - 04:46 PM

confirm that you are saving your changes 

 

 I have found that some browsers do not display correctly

 

<?php get_sidebar(); ?>

In the WordPress Default Theme, the single.php template file does not request a sidebar. If you view a single post, you will see that the post stretches across the space where the sidebar would have been. Click back to an archive, category, or the front page and the sidebar returns. This Theme has removed the call for the sidebar.

To have a sidebar be different on a different template page, instead of using the default template tag, you can use the PHP command INCLUDE.

<?php include ('sidebar2.php'); ?>

Placed on the single.php or the category.php template file instead of the default tag, this different sidebar would appear on those web pages. You can then customize sidebar2.php to feature whatever information you would like so that it is different than the default sidebar.

 

http://codex.wordpress.org/Sidebars

 

http://codex.wordpress.org/Customizing_Your_Sidebar


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Posted 20 July 2014 - 05:28 PM

Thank you so much.



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 12:25 AM

Thank you so much.

I guess this is just to advanced for me. Not quite sure what codes to use or where to make changes. I hate to do it, but I guess I will have to go without a sidebar. Not quite sure what to do because a friend asked if I could put a site together for them and if they want a sidebar it is going to be so embarrassing to say I cannot not do this. There goes any chance for doing a website business. Guess it wasn't meant to be. lol



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 12:31 AM

Try crawling before you walk.
Instead of using a custom theme go with the default like twenty fourteen.


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Posted 23 July 2014 - 01:08 AM

Better yet .. go to appearance - themes choose add theme.
Use the feature filter it let's you find a theme that's right for you.
Just check off things like left sidebar, right sidebar, footers if you like.
You can also specify colors.
Apply the filter and you will probably find what you're looking for. Keep in mind the more choices you check the potential exists to narrow your choices.
Keep it simple at first just to get a feel for it.

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 02:54 AM

I haven't doe anything yet, just wanted to show you what I get when I go from appearance-widgets. I would like to post a screenshot here for you to look at. Do I need to use a special program to get a URL for my image before I can post?



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 05:14 AM

 

 

This information copied from the moderator "Stolen"

 

 
Hosting an image:
 
1. Save the image you want to use onto your hard drive using one of the following methods: 
 
Place your screenshot in Paint or other photo-editing software and save to your hard drive.
Right click on an image online and Save as
Rename the image 
Click on Save. The image will now be saved on your hard drive
 
2. To host the image and get a link to your image, you will need to use one of many image hosting sites. Some recommended sites which are also free are Imgur, Post Image, Photobucket, and TinyPic.  Some sites may also require registration. Next, please do the following:
 
Open the image hosting site of your choice in a browser (or click on one of the links listed above)
If an account is required, Sign up or Log in
Once you are ready to upload an image, find the Upload section and click on the Browse button
Find the image you saved on your computer and click Upload or Submit
The image will transfer to the host site, and it will display several options that include different links
Click on the Direct Link and Copy the link to your clipboard
Use the Direct link to Paste the link into your post (see Insert an Image next)
 
Insert an image into a post on BleepingComputer:
 
1. When you want to insert an image in a post on BC, use the Image button in the tools Editor:
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2.  Click on the Image button as shown above
3.  A separate window will open that says Image Properties, and you will see a blank URL box
4.  Paste the Direct link that you copied from the image hosting site into the URL box
5.  Click OK
6.  You should now see the image in your post. Click on Save Changes once you are satisfied with the content of your post
 

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 07:42 AM

Well let's see if this goes through.

 

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 09:33 PM

Grab a widget and drag it into the right sidebar.

 

 

Use the pulldown to open the right sidebar and modify it 


Edited by Martel, 23 July 2014 - 09:34 PM.





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