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[resolved] child not inheriting parent settings (9 posts)

  1. violetta
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Hi there,

    I'm so grateful for your plugin. I am relying on it and appreciating it every day!

    At the moment, my child categories are not inheriting the settings of the parent.

    This post http://tangoforge.com/piriformis-exercise/
    is in category "exercises"
    which is a child of "technique".
    Here are the sidebars for a post in "technique" : http://tangoforge.com/how-to-giro/.

    http://tangoforge.com/piriformis-exercise/ has got the settings from post, but not from its parent.

    Thanks for your help!

    Violet

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-sidebars/

  2. David
    WPMU DEV Support Staff
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Hi Violet,

    I hope you're doing great today! :)

    Thanks for posting about this. To be sure we have as much detail as possible, could you please provide a screenshot of your settings at:

    yoursite.com/themes.php?page=customsidebars&p=defaults

    You can provide screenshots through any free service like Google Drive, Dropbox or screencast.com. Whichever you like. :)

    Could you get that for us so we can see those settings?

    Thanks,
    David

  3. violetta
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Hi David,

    Thanks for the prompt reply.

    Here's the dropbox link:
    https://www.dropbox.com/l/63a3RxLpQ6bk0ODtWI31jb?

    It appears the hierarchical inheritances are not working.

    I've sent two examples:

    1. kbasepost. I've sent screenshot of post editor which shows that it is in cat architecture and cat techarch. Only one sidebar is customized in the post editor. I've also sent you the customsidebars setup page for single post, showing the setup for those two. The main problem here is that it's not inheriting sidebar2(Bottom). It seems to have everything else.

    2. hamstrings. I've sent screenshot of post editor which shows category exercises, and i've sent shot of category page, showing that exercises is child of technique. And I've sent customsidebars setup for technique. As you can see, lots of sidebars are not proliferating.

    Of course it would be better to manage the sidebars in the most hierarchical way, filtering down, but with the software not working well, I can't do that.

    Thank you!

  4. David
    WPMU DEV Support Staff
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Hi @violetta,

    I'm really sorry for the delay here. This hasn't been an easy one to test since it involves not just multiple categories but hierarchical ones!

    Just to confirm though, is it just the one sidebar (sidebar2-Bottom) that's having the trouble?

    Or more clearly, are any of the hierarchical category sidebars working correctly?

    Thanks for your patience, looking forward to getting this sorted for you! :)

    Cheers,
    David

  5. WPMUDEV
    WPMU DEV Support Staff
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 months ago #

    Hi Violet,

    We haven't heard back from you on this in a moment but we'd certainly love to help get this sorted.

    If you could just let us know a bit more detail, we'll gladly assist.

    Looking forward to getting this sorted for you. :)

    Regards
    WPMU DEV

  6. WPUserValley
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Hi there

    I have a similar experience to Violet, but in a less complicated? example.

    Apologies, I am a new User so it could be me.

    I am using the Responsive theme and have created one of your custom sidebars and it is not inheriting the parent themes widget style.

    I have viewed the source of the page and under:

    <div id="widgets" class="grid col-300 fit">

    in the Responsive widget pages you have:
    <div id="text-5" class="widget-wrapper widget_text>

    but using your custom sidebar it comes out like this:
    <div class=textwidget">
    with no sign of any Responsive wrapper styling?
    and it just comes out un-styled?

    Any suggestions or is the Responsive theme no longer compatible with your plugin. It was at somepoint as there is a Youtube video up there demonstrating it working.

    Another small issue that I am working around.

    When adding/editing your widgets in the dashboard I lose functionality of the righthand scroll bar and my only workaround is to change the resolution temporarily to 50% to save the changes.

    I hope this is an easy one for you to answer.

    I am developing locally so you won't be able to see it online.

    Thanks.

  7. violetta
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    From futzing around with this I think I've discovered that if a child post has the child category and the parent category ticked, then the hierarchical sidebar inheritance works. However if one ticks only a child category and not the parent category, the hierarchal inheritance doesn't work.

    There are some instances when I don't want to click the parent, so it would be better if this worked fully, but I can live with it for now.

    Thank you,

    Violet

  8. WPUserValley
    Member
    Posted 2 months ago #

    Hi

    I have now found another way to do this, so please ignore my request.

    Thank you.

    Kind Regards.

  9. David
    WPMU DEV Support Staff
    Posted 1 month ago #

    Hi @WPUserValley, glad you were able to find another way but we'd love to assist if you have any concerns about that with the latest updated version!

    @violetta thanks for clarifying that much. With the latest version, I've tested and category hierarchy works by default. So if you specify a top-level category using the , all the category archives

    The category archives can be specified on a per-sidebar basis by clicking Sidebar Locations > For Archives > Category Archives.

    I'd love to assist if you have any questions or concerns with the new functionality. :)

    Cheers,
    David

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