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One sidebar too many in openair theme (8 posts)

  1. jnelson1000
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I moved my web site from one provider to another and now my site has two sidebars that are identical...sidebar_one and sidebar_two...where only one was before.

    The site is http://www.nelsonfamilies.net and the theme is "openair" version 1.3.

    I tried editing the "main template" page where both sidebars were listed and removed the second one, but it didn't seem to help.

    Short of reloading the theme and setting up my widgets again, any suggestions? Thank you in advance for any help you can give.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Try editing index.php in your theme and remove 1 of the 2 calls to get_sidebar(). If you can only find 1 reference, try looking in footer.php as well.

  3. jnelson1000
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thank you for the suggestions.

    I edited the "main template" (index.php) and found this after removing one of the sidebars previously.

    Three Columns; center position (sidebar either side)
    Two Columns; sidebar position on right
    //-->
    <?php require("sidebar_one.php"); ?>

    Could not find referrences in the footer either.

  4. jnelson1000
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    UPDATE: I reloaded the theme supposedly from scratch but nothing changed.

    I also went into each file in the theme template and searched for "Sidebar Two". I found it in some places and promptly removed it and uploaded the changed file.

    Finally, I use WP-cache and I cleared it out.

    Does anyone have more thoughts?

  5. jbbrwcky
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Jnelson1000, have you altered the settings in the admin backend?

    You'll notice a link in the 'Appearance' section called 'OpenAir Options'. You can set the number of sidebars in tehre.

    Richard

  6. jnelson1000
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi jbbrwcky,
    Sorry am late in responding, my wife was in hospital having our first child.

    I looked in the OpenAir Options section and it allows me to have 2 or 3 columns along with placing the sidebar on left or right, but it doesn't allow me to change the number of sidebars as far as I can tell. I also tried removing it using the editor with no luck...it comes back.

    If you have any other suggestions I would appreciate it.
    Thank you,
    John

  7. vteixeira
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    2 columns is one content area and one sidebar.
    3 columns is one content area and two sidebars.

    So it allows you to choose the numbers of sidebars.

  8. jnelson1000
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I ended up changing themes to Blue Cloud and, save one hiccup, it seems to be working better. Must be an issue with the theme.

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