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No Sidebars Defined (4 posts)

  1. eyebuzz
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello,

    I'm getting the "No Sidebars Defined, The theme you are currently using isn’t widget-aware..." message when I hit my Appearance > Widget tab - and my side bar stuff doesn't show up (a photo gallery) on the site. All of this was working fine, I believe, until I installed a new widget (Thumbnail for Excerpt widget). I've since deactivated, and then removed the new widget, upgraded to the last version of WordPress, deactivated other widgets - all to no avail. I've also read extensively and tried out updating the function.php and sidebar.php files - still doesn't work - no side bar widgets and same message as above.

    Currently in my functions.php I have this code:

    if ( function_exists('register_sidebar') )
        register_sidebar(array(
            'before_widget' => '<li id="%1$s" class="widget %2$s">',
            'after_widget' => '</li>',
            'before_title' => '<h2 class="widgettitle">',
            'after_title' => '</h2>',
        ));

    and in the sidebar.php code I have:

    if ( !function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') || !dynamic_sidebar() ) : ?>

    I've read many sites and tried different variation of the above code - but still nothing. I can't link to the site because it is behind a "firewall/secure set up"

    Thanks to anyone that can give me clue here?

  2. vtxyzzy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Try switching to another theme. If the problem is only with your current theme, can you delete and reinstall it?

    BACK UP THE SITE before you delete!

  3. eyebuzz
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello...thanks. I didn't want to change themes as I'd done extensive customization to that one --- but I did find a solution. What I did was download WP to my computer and just uploaded the functions.php file to my WP site. Since I was using Kubrick's Default design I had download an earlier version of WP - I used version 2.9 from here:

    http://wordpress.org/download/release-archive/

    Best, TT

  4. vtxyzzy
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You won't lose anything by switching temporarily to another theme - you just switch back (at least on newer versions of WP!).

    IMHO, you should adapt your theme to a newer version of WP for added security and functinality.

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