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Show Widgets And Code In Sidebar (4 posts)

  1. drinkingsouls
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hey, Im new to WordPress and would appreciate some help.
    On whichever theme I use I have the same problem.
    Lets take the WordPress Default theme for example.

    By default if I have no widgets activated in the sidebar then it displays the code from sidebar.php which shows the pages, archives, categories, blogroll and meta.
    As soon as I put a simple text widget into the sidebar then all of that disappears and is no longer shown.

    Im wanting to show both the widgets and the code. Is this possible?
    Thanks

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    it's either/or.
    you can have that other stuff with widgets, also

  3. wizardregis
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Actually you can have both widgets and code. You just need to move

    <?php if ( function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') && dynamic_sidebar() ) : else : ?>

    below the widgets you want to show.

  4. drinkingsouls
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hey, thanks for the reply.
    Im having a bit of trouble trying to get both the code and widgets to show.
    Here is the code in my sidebar.php for the theme Im using:

    <ul id="sidebar">
    			<?php 	/* Widgetized sidebar, if you have the plugin installed. */
    					if ( !function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') || !dynamic_sidebar() ) : ?>
    
    			<?php if ( is_404() || is_category() || is_day() || is_month() ||
    						is_year() || is_search() || is_paged() ) {
    			?> <li>
    
    			<?php /* If this is a 404 page */ if (is_404()) { ?>
    			<?php /* If this is a category archive */ } elseif (is_category()) { ?>
    			<p>You are currently browsing the archives for the <?php single_cat_title(''); ?> category.</p>
    
    			<?php /* If this is a yearly archive */ } elseif (is_day()) { ?>
    			<p>You are currently browsing the <a href="<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>/"><?php echo bloginfo('name'); ?></a> weblog archives
    			for the day <?php the_time('l, F jS, Y'); ?>.</p>
    
    			<?php /* If this is a monthly archive */ } elseif (is_month()) { ?>
    			<p>You are currently browsing the <a href="<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>/"><?php echo bloginfo('name'); ?></a> weblog archives
    			for <?php the_time('F, Y'); ?>.</p>
    
    			<?php /* If this is a yearly archive */ } elseif (is_year()) { ?>
    			<p>You are currently browsing the <a href="<?php bloginfo('url'); ?>/"><?php echo bloginfo('name'); ?></a> weblog archives
    			for the year <?php the_time('Y'); ?>.</p>
    
    			<?php /* If this is a monthly archive */ } elseif (is_search()) { ?>
    			<p>You have searched the <a href="<?php echo bloginfo('url'); ?>/"><?php echo bloginfo('name'); ?></a> weblog archives
    			for <strong>'<?php the_search_query(); ?>'</strong>. If you are unable to find anything in these search results, you can try one of these links.</p>
    
    			<?php /* If this is a monthly archive */ } elseif (isset($_GET['paged']) && !empty($_GET['paged'])) { ?>
    			<p>You are currently browsing the <a href="<?php echo bloginfo('url'); ?>/"><?php echo bloginfo('name'); ?></a> weblog archives.</p>
    
    			<?php } ?>
    
    			</li> <?php }?>
    
    			<?php wp_list_pages('title_li=<h2>Pages</h2>' ); ?>
    
    			<li><h2>Archives</h2>
    				<ul>
    				<?php wp_get_archives('type=monthly'); ?>
    				</ul>
    			</li>
    
    			<?php wp_list_categories('show_count=1&title_li=<h2>Categories</h2>'); ?>
    
    			<?php /* If this is the frontpage */ if ( is_home() || is_page() ) { ?>
    				<?php wp_list_bookmarks(); ?>
    
    				<li><h2>Meta</h2>
    				<ul>
    					<?php wp_register(); ?>
    					<li><?php wp_loginout(); ?></li>
    					<li><a href="http://validator.w3.org/check/referer" title="This page validates as XHTML 1.0 Transitional">Valid <abbr title="eXtensible HyperText Markup Language">XHTML</abbr></a></li>
    					<li><a href="http://gmpg.org/xfn/"><abbr title="XHTML Friends Network">XFN</abbr></a></li>
    					<li><a href="http://wordpress.org/" title="Powered by WordPress, state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform.">WordPress</a></li>
    					<?php wp_meta(); ?>
    				</ul>
    				</li>
    			<?php } ?>
    
    			<?php endif; ?>
    	</ul>

    I guessed that the code towards the top

    <?php 	/* Widgetized sidebar, if you have the plugin installed. */
    					if ( !function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') || !dynamic_sidebar() ) : ?>

    defined where the widgets were called upon, so I moved this to a few places lower down sidebar.php but whenever I moved it the widgets would disappear and the sidebar would be empty.
    Do you know where to move the code?
    Thanks for the help.

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