I'm using Starkers as a base for a new theme and need to add a sidebar which Starkers does not have included.
I have managed to update the functions.php file and have created a sidebar.php file but when I add <?php get_sidebar ?> the footer and admin bar vanish from the page.
However if I take the content of the sidebar.php file and place it in where <?php get_sidebar ?> would normally be then the problem does not occur.
I have checked the footer and wp_footer() is in there.
Any clues as to what's going wrong?