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Can I add a widget more than once? (13 posts)

  1. valuxes
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    When I add a widget to a page template, the "Add" besides it disappears.

    I guess the idea is that you cannot add a widget more than once to a page. Make sense.

    But I have a number of page templates. How do I add the same widget to more than one page templates?

    vuxes

  2. acknowledged74
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yes I'm having the same problem I've been looking at various plugins but none totally fit the bill.

    did you get any further ?

  3. acknowledged74
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    SURELY someone knows the answer to this one.

    Even a 'you silly person' that ones so easy, blar blar blar, I have knowhere else to ask.

    If anyone does does the time it would be appreciated.

    HNY!

  4. Justin Tadlock
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    The Widgets Reloaded plugin takes care of this problem for most of the default widgets.

  5. rahulsonar149
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I am not sure but I think no, you can not add the same widget twice, except the text widget....

  6. acknowledged74
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Greenshady you are my saviour, thanks for helping me out, thats exactly what I was after.

    Thank You

  7. acknowledged74
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Justin

    The reason I was asking the plugin creator was wouldn't there be an attribute for

  8. like #sidebar within the plugin, which if I new the name I could add to my style sheet.

    i.e.

    #sidebar ul ul li{
    position: relative;
    list-style-type: none;
    font-size:18px;
    border:0px red solid;
    font-family:Arial;
    margin: 0px 0px 0px 5px;
    padding:0px 0 0 0;
    background: url('images/menu_bg.jpg') no-repeat 0px 4px;
    height: 44px;
    font-weight: bolder;
    width: 265px;
    }

    is what I need to use, the 'Widgets Reloaded plugin' picks up #sidebar but not the li part which gives the page navigation its background.

    therefore shouldn't I be able to add

    #plugin-sidebar-name ul ul li{
    position: relative;
    list-style-type: none;
    background: url('images/menu_bg.jpg') no-repeat 0px 4px;
    height: 44px;
    width: 265px;
    }

    to my style sheet and it would be picked up?

    Thanks Justin by the way for your help.

  • acknowledged74
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Sorry didn't twig that it was your plugin - nice job.

    The creator of the theme says I need the attribute the plugin uses, re: the question above. What information should THEY provide me?

    The plugin solves the problem brilliantly but I just need it to look a certain way. I thought I was so close, I am learning that WP is really cool if you don't want to actually change much.

    I take it adding to the readme.css itsn't going to help ?

  • Justin Tadlock
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Like I said on my blog, this is a question for your theme developer. All themes are different. How widgets are output depends on your theme.

    The creator of the theme says I need the attribute the plugin uses

    That alone tells me that you should use a different theme.

  • acknowledged74
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Justin

    Please could you give me an example of a way you would do it on one of your themes. Seriously as with alot of themes it was probably born from another, so I'm guessing the 'creator' doesn't have a clue.

    To be honest the theme now looks unrecogniseable from the one I downloaded, I could add it to some sites as my own and I would know very little about its origins, widget use etc.

    Just a kind of I'd call it this and put it there. Maybe then I could work it out.

    ARGGGGGGGGGHh been trying to answer this problem for so long and now so close, I just need to make the sidebar navigation like a button with a img background and I'm done.

    I can't tell you how much I don't want to start again with a new theme.

    And then if I get this far and can't find the answer again #!#&% !!

    Alternatively could you suggest a 2 column theme with a standard layout and left-sidebar that would support thye plugin ?

    Probably getting sick of me, and I'm sorry about that - like I said I just want to finish this site and frankly probably not use WP again, so not intuative at times Justin.

    THANK YOU

  • waeldesign
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I had the same problem what i did was duplicated the widget then reinstall it with a different name

  • kjagen
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    "I am not sure but I think no, you can not add the same widget twice, except the text widget...."

    If I add a text widget twice, the latter disappear when I click edit

  • NMcV
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Any answer about the text widget? I wanted to use it twice in the same sidebar.

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