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[resolved] Sidebar information not showing on page (4 posts)

  1. pamrburke
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    I am using the WP Engine staging area for my site in order to test my pages.

    I added the plug-in and created a sidebar for my About Page, then added the Search Widget, however it is not appearing on my page.

    I am doing this for the Minimum Pro theme.

    As for the ID, I used the Reveal IDs plugin to obtain the ID, therefore, I believe I did that correctly.

    Thanks

    Pam

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/genesis-simple-sidebars/

  2. pamrburke
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    I know what I was missing. I found a video from Bob Dunn that showed me that I needed to do one more step. I had to go to the About Page and select the name of sidebar.

    Thanks

    Pam

  3. Joni
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    I've done that, and did a workaround in another closed thread that used the Primary sidebar for the blog page and the Simple Sidebar sidebar for the main pages. Yes, I have selected the sidebar in the page dropdown; yes I have selected the Blog template on my blog page. The ONLY sidebar I can get to render on any page is the Paimary and Bottom. It ignores the Simple Sidebar sidebar completely even if it is selected. Ugh!

  4. Joni
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    The workaround I had to do was to designate the default (Primary) sidebar as the blog sidebar. I created a Pages Sidebar to use on all the other pages. The bad thing about that is that if you have a lot of pages, you have to go into each one (you cannot use Bulk Edit) and change the Sidebar Dropdown to use the Pages Sidebar. This isn't an issue if you are just building your site, but if you have an existing site that you're trying to implement Simple Sidebars on, it can be a time-consuming process.

    So it looks like somehow the Blog Template is tied to the Primary Sidebar and won't recognize another sidebar.

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