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sidebar inconsistent (7 posts)

  1. TomJohnson
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I would like to have the Upcoming Events countdown calendar that appears in the sidebar on my main page to appear in the sidebar of my other pages (such as jobs, news), but I'm not sure what sidebar those other pages are pulling. Any ideas? http://stc-suncoast.org.

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    There is only one sidebar - it just has a lot of conditional statements (if is home > show this; if is archive > show that etc.)
    Edit/delete those conditional tags or pick a simpler theme.

  3. TomJohnson
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Can you recommend a book or site that I can use to learn PHP, so that I can be empowered to understand and edit all of the commands? I find wordpress.org/support scattered and hard to find the info I'm looking for. Is that the best there is out there?

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    WordPress support forum (this one) is not about teaching anybody PHP. Sorry, I don't want to be mean, it's just a fact. I am not a coder either and barely learned to read basic PHP lines - but can't write one single line.
    There is one article in the Codex about Customizing_Your_Sidebar - but no mention of if_statements, If I remember well.
    Maybe looking at the Conditional_Tags will help you to understand the lines from your sidebar.

    EDIT. On the main page there is a "sticky" post about how to search the forum.

  5. TomJohnson
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for the links. So, where does one learn PHP? I'm concerned that if I bought a book on it, the code might not apply to the specific wordpress themes I'm using.

  6. TomJohnson
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    http://www.zend.com/php/beginners/index.php has some good articles on php.

  7. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Tom, I can highly recommend the course in beginning PHP at http://lvsonline.com. I'm just finishing it up and it was MORE than worth the $25 or whatever it was. I think it will be starting again in March.

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