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[resolved] Step by Step Tutorial (13 posts)

  1. testuserfay
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I am sorry, but I cannot figure this plugin out. It's embarrassing but I don't know what else to do but ask if here.

    I am using a custom theme (http://yoshz.com/free-themes/instz/) for my website. I have 3 widgets (random text, text, pages) that I want to appear throughout the various pages (no posts) of my wordpress website, but when I activate the widgets, then modify them using this plugin, some widgets show on some pages, while others don't show on other pages, even though each has the same setting.

    I don't get it. Can you please provide a link to or post a super basic, step by step tutorial on how to get a widget to show on a certain page (and nothing more- all I want is for the widgets to show on certain pages (I don't use categories or author posts or any of the other settings)?

    Thank you!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/dynamic-widgets/

  2. Qurl
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Showing a widget only on a certain page is very easy. First of all, you must add the widget to the sidebar. Then you can edit the Dynamic Widget settings. In this case, click the quick setting on the top: "Set all options to No". This stops the widget from showing anywhere in your WordPress. Now go to the "Pages" setting and tick the checkbox of the desired page where the widget should appear. Save it and you're done. The widget now only appears on the page you ticked.

  3. testuserfay
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you for your prompt reply, unfortunately, it is still not displaying. I have clicked the link to "set all options to no," and then ticked the boxes for the pages I want the "random text" widget to appear on. I even toggled back and forth within "pages" to "show and not show widget default on static pages" (it's currently set to "no").

    Could it be my theme? This is the page on my site where it is supposed to show.

  4. Qurl
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, it can be the theme...
    First, please check if wp_head() is called. You can do so by clicking on 'Advanced' in the DW overview page. There is line that should say something about wp_head(). When the line is green (wp_head() is called), try switching to the OLD method. It's a checkbox also in 'Advanced'.

  5. testuserfay
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok, it worked. Thank you so much.

  6. testuserfay
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    ...actually, it views perfect in opera browser but doesn't show up correctly in chrome. Is there a reason for this that you know of?

  7. Qurl
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    That is probably a theme or a widget issue. DW does not change widgets. It only shows or hides widgets by removing the actual code that creates the widget before the code is outputted to the browser. When something goes awry at the moment a widget is hidden, most of the time it means some code is missing with one of the remaining widgets.

  8. testuserfay
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok, well thanks for your help. I really appreciate it!

  9. testuserfay
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    `Hello. I have another question. I notice that this plugin has a bit of a lag time. How long is it supposed to take before my widget updates?

    I added 2 new widgets to the left sidebar (which is a new sidebar that the theme developer customized for me) and its been over an hour and they are not showing. I copied the exact setting information that I had in the other widgets above that you previously helped me with, so I am not sure why it's not showing. I also checked the advance tab about WP head being called- nothing has changed there.

    Is this a theme issue or a widget issue?

    I am currently viewing my site in Chrome, Firefox and I.E.

  10. Qurl
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Are you using a caching plugin like WP Super Cache? Cause changes you make to DW should be effective immediately.

  11. testuserfay
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    That was it. Thank you for your quick follow up. Plugin works perfectly.

  12. user1212
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am using this plugin and have tried to set the widget to appear on every page except the single post categories that I specified.

    However, none of the options under Singe post / except categories work.

    How do I make my widget show up only on the posts of certain specified categories?

  13. Qurl
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I assume you've read the other messages in this thread and tried OLD method?

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