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[resolved] Issue with Custom Sidebars (6 posts)

  1. HR_Web
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hello,

    I am currently redesigning our site and we've used your plugin for years. It works fine with our current theme, but the new theme doesn't seem to want to cooperate. Our current and redesign theme are built by the same developer. The plugin functions about 98%. Here are the issues we're running into:
    1) We got our sidebars all set up, added widgets and pointed the pages to their designated sidebar, but when we visited the page, the sidebar would not show up. So we reset the sidebars, erasing everything and started over fresh.

    2) Now, we can set up sidebars, and they were working before, but when we erased them to start fresh, the pages now will not recognize that we've set up sidebars. It keeps saying "You can assign specific sidebars to this post, just select a sidebar and the default one will be replaced, if it is available on your template. There are not replaceable sidebars selected. You can define what sidebar will be able for replacement in the Custom Sidebars config page."

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. We've also contacted our theme developer.

    Thanks!
    HR Web

    PS: this is the redesign http://www.hampshirereview.com/2014hr/

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

  2. WPMU DEV
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hi @HR_Web,

    I hope you are well today and thank you for your question.

    I just checked it and it's working fine.

    Are you using custom sidebar on all pages or on specific page?

    If you are using it for all pages then have you set it for Pages post type from the path Admin -> Appearance -> Custom Sidebars -> Default sidebars for single entries -> By post type

    If you are using it for particular pages then have you selected the custom sidebar from Sidebars meta box of that pages.

    Best Regards,

  3. HR_Web
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hello,

    I'm doing well, thank you :)

    I'm using Custom Sidebar on all pages, different sidebars for each. I went under the By Post Type and for Pages it says "There are no replaceable sidebars selected. You must select some of them in the form above to be able for replacing them in all the post type entries." With our current theme, it has 2 dropdowns for Primary Right 1 and Primary Right 2. By saying this, does that mean the new theme does not permit the sidebars to be replaceable?

    Thanks!
    HR_Web

  4. WPMU DEV
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hi @HR_Web,

    Thanks for reply.

    "There are no replaceable sidebars selected. You must select some of them in the form above to be able for replacing them in all the post type entries."

    This message displays when you have not selected Replaceable Sidebars from "Select the boxes available for substitution" section in Custom Sidebars tab as shown in this screenshot http://s.wordpress.org/plugins/custom-sidebars/screenshot-1.png
    Please select Replaceable Sidebars and check it again.

    Best Regards,

  5. HR_Web
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hello!

    Oh, that worked, lol. It's been so long since I set this up from scratch that I forgot that step. Simple fix. Thank you so much :) Have a great week!

  6. WPMU DEV
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hi @HR_Web,

    You are most welcome.

    Feel free to ask any question.

    Cheers.

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