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[resolved] issue with multiple sidebars going bonkers, please help. thank you. (4 posts)

  1. allleyG
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    okies, so this guy wants to edit his site on a daily basis.
    this is after i have already written the entire site in flash, well he changed his mind and had me rebuild the entire site in plain html and php. and i am no genius with php, but i muddle though.

    well he finally told me the other day he wants to be able to edit the site on a daily basis.

    i thought wordpress would be perfect for his needs.
    my family gets to eat if i do these for him.

    anyways. lol. enough rambling
    my problem is this

    i created the site, i created the functions.php
    the code looks like

    <?php register_sidebars(2, array('name'=>'sidebar %d')); ?>
    <?php register_sidebars(4, array('name'=>'footer %d')); ?>

    so i am thinking i have to make
    2 sidebars named sidebar-sidebar1.php and sidebar-sidebar2.php
    and 4 files
    named
    sidebar-footer1.php, sidebar-footer2.php,
    sidebar-footer3.php, sidebar-footer4.php

    so in my footer file i call for the footer side bars.

    </div></div>
    		<div id="content">
    			<div id="col_holder">
    		<?php get_sidebar('footer1'); ?>
    		<?php get_sidebar('footer2'); ?><br />
            <?php get_sidebar('footer3'); ?>
      </div>

    well, yes it opens these files, but when i go to the admin widget panel and drag and drop in a widget and save it, the widget does not show.

    here is the code i am using on the footer1.php and so one it's pretty all much the same

    sidebar-footer3.php

    <div class="col_sm_holder last">
    			<div class="col_sm">
    
    <?php if ( !dynamic_sidebar() ) : ?>
       <li>{static sidebar item 1}</li>
       <li>{static sidebar item 2}</li>
    <?php endif; ?>
    </div>
    		        <div class="col_sm_bot"></div>
            	    </div>

    well it shows the side bar, and says
    '{static sidebar item 1}
    {static sidebar item 2}
    `

    but it wont show the widgets.

    :(

    i am very very sad and hungry i am really really hungry.

    can someone please take the time out of your day to tell me why it's not showing the widgets?

    thank you so very very much.

  2. allleyG
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    will give you a mental kiss or a hug for any help. thank you again!

  3. allleyG
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    omg

    okies if anyone has this problem in the future, here was the solution to this glitch, and please try not to laugh at me.

    <div class="col_sm_holder last">
    			<div class="col_sm">
    <?php if ( !dynamic_sidebar() ) : ?>
                            <li>{static sidebar item 1}</li>
                            <li>{static sidebar item 2}</li>
    <?php endif; ?>
                            </div>
    		        <div class="col_sm_bot"></div>
            	        </div>

    like i said i used the same code on each page for the side bars.

    my glitch was forgetting the number of the sidebar.lol.

    corrected code looks like

    <div class="col_sm_holder last">
    			<div class="col_sm">
    <?php if ( !dynamic_sidebar(
    1
    ) ) : ?>
                            <li>{static sidebar item 1}</li>
                            <li>{static sidebar item 2}</li>
    <?php endif; ?>
                            </div>
    		        <div class="col_sm_bot"></div>
            	        </div>

    sooooo

    in short i missed putting in a number of the side bar i wanted to use, on each side bar page. called.

    you guys are awesome

    thank you thank you!

  4. allleyG
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    problem solved!

    i can't wait to eat!

    and you are more then welcome to join me!

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