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[resolved] How can I set specific widgets to not collapse? (7 posts)

  1. leejosepho
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is a great plugin, and its Sticky Sidebar is something I had really needed. Many thanks.

    Question: What would be the simplest way for me to be able to select one or more widgets to be excluded from "Accordion Widgets > Enable"?

    For example: I would like my Analog Clock and Theme My Login widgets to already be expanded whenever anyone visits my site.
    http://www.nonameyet.org/

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/standard-widget-extensions/

  2. blogger323
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for your interest in my plugin. As you may know, widgets to be collapsed are selected by CSS selector 'sidebar_id widget_class h3'. So all widgets in the area will be collapsible.

    If you are theme developer, one possibility is to make two widget areas in your sidebar. An example theme is Twenty Ten. It has two widget areas in the sidebar. Widgets in the primary area are not collapsible whereas ones in the secondary area are collapsible if you set:

    • ID of Your Main Column = container
    • ID of Your Sidebar = secondary
    • Class of Widgets = widget-container

    But I didn't assume this kind of use. So it has some problems now.

    1. Only secondary widget area is sticky.
    2. The footer and the sidebar may overlap.

    If it is acceptable for you to make two widget areas, I'll fix these problems.

    I understand demand for flexible selection of widgets to be collapsed. I'll think about solution. (it may take time)

  3. leejosepho
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I didn't assume this kind of use. So it has some problems now.

    Only secondary widget area is sticky.

    If it is acceptable for you to make two widget areas, I'll fix these problems.

    Yes, that is certainly acceptable. Your Standard Widget Extensions plugin is working perfectly in my Twenty Twelve Child Theme's Main Sidebar area, and its "sticky" feature has resolved my problem of long pages pushing my footer. I had been wanting to avoid any kind of "Read More" click on my pages, and now they can scroll intact.

    The footer and the sidebar may overlap.

    Yes, that happens for me, but I have a custom footer with three widget areas, so I am just leaving the third area there empty for now to keep that from being a problem.

    Great plugin, and many thanks!

  4. blogger323
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for your comment and taking the workaround. In the next update, I'll make it better for your usage.

    User's positive response always encourages me. Thanks.

  5. blogger323
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    From the version 1.0, the plugin supports multiple widget areas in a sidebar. You can specify some areas to be collapsible in it. I believe the overlap problem is now resolved.

  6. leejosepho
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Many thanks, and yes, the overlap problem appears to be resolved!

  7. blogger323
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for your review. You encouraged me a lot!

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