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[resolved] Sidebar Not Appearing (40 posts)

  1. CraftedGenius
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have my website set up so that there are widgets that are to appear on all PAGES within the right hand sidebar. I have made sure that all of my PAGES are infact, PAGES and not POSTS. But the only changes to sidebar widgets I can see are on my homescreen? The footer widgets seem to be fine on all pages but it's just those pesky sidebar ones I cn't seem to work with celestial lite :(
    Website is: http://www.thatsyourbestbet.com/newsite (It's a site in progress)

  2. StyledThemes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Greetings! Was there a particular page(s) you are not seeing the right sidebar column?

    I went to your site to see what is happening, and saw your front page which I am assuming is using the Page Right Sidebar template. But you will want to double check to make sure your other pages that need the right sidebar are using the Page Right Sidebar template as well (and that the widgets are in the "Page Right Sidebar" and not the "Blog Right Sidebar".

    If it's still not working, is there a chance you could send me a login and I can try this out? If so, contact me from my StyledThemes.com website with the details.

  3. CraftedGenius
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am using the correct Page Right Bar rather than Blog Right Bar.. I don't really want to give you my details, how do I go about letting you change things? (If you hack me, you die.) ;)

  4. StyledThemes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    lol....if I did anything, that would be the end of my business :)

    But I totally understand. So you have a few options here:

    1. create a separate user login for me then delete it after
    2. We can try and do this troubleshooting from this thread posting
    3. Start your site over

    I just tested Celestial Lite on my local install and I am unable to replicate what you are experiencing...in other words, it's working for me.

  5. CraftedGenius
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ive made you a new account, can i have your email address to send it to?

  6. StyledThemes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Contact me from my website styledthemes.com and click on the "Contact" link in the footer.

  7. CraftedGenius
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    sent (Y)

  8. StyledThemes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks...got the login. So rather than me go through every page, which ones are the pages to have the right sidebar column?

  9. CraftedGenius
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    all!

  10. StyledThemes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok...I think I know what is happening....first, all your pages were set on the "Default Page template" which is a full width template without the left or right sidebars. I changed the sub page "About Us" to a "Page Right Sidebar" template, then I noticed it did not change and show up on the front-end of the site (still full width).

    This should be working as it does on my local test site, until I noticed you are using the W3 Caching plugin which I believe is causing the problem and not refreshing the page(s) to the changes. Two ways to check if this is the problem is to change your Cache settings, or to disable the plugin for a while and see if that helps.

    Oh, as for your front page, you are using the default blog front page (not a static front page) from the start which is why the widget shows up which is in the "Blog Right Sidebar" position.

  11. CraftedGenius
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Haven't I got the cache plugin already disabled though? It was causing me grief elsewhere so haven't had it enabled.....
    Could you make these recommended changes yourself? <3

  12. StyledThemes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I just downloaded the Celestial lite 1.9 and installed it into another WordPress I have setup. I created a page with the Right Sidebar template, then created a text widget and dragged a couple others into the Page Right Sidebar position; it works.

    I then went back into your site and changed a couple pages to use the Page Right Sidebar template, and your widgets are showing. So you will want to change your pages (opening each one) and selecting the Page Right Sidebar template under the "Page Attributes" option in the editor window.

    I did this for your About Us and Competitions pages.

  13. CraftedGenius
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK thankyou for your help, at least I know what to do now! On another note, do you know how to move a wordpress site from a folder to the root without cocking things up?
    For instance, the current site within the 'newsite' folder but would like to move everything to the core as I'm pretty happy with what your theme has provided :)

  14. CraftedGenius
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Also, do you know if it is possible to have both the right and left hand sided widgets active on each page? Rather than how its just the right hand side as it is now?

  15. StyledThemes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    You're very welcome... for your other questions such as moving a site, here is a good source of info:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Moving_WordPress

    Regarding the "left and right" sidebars, Celestial Lite or even the PRo does not have a template with both on the same page. Sorry about that...something I should perhaps consider on the next update though.

  16. CraftedGenius
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK thanks for your support.. Just two more things:

    What should I do about the homepage? I can't see how I can edit it at all anywhere?

    I'm trying to add a promotional slideshow widget to the side of each page but can't get it to work.. (Could you see if I have installed it correctly?) Do you know any widgets that do this better?

    So what do I get out of moving to the Pro version? Could be tempted..
    Thankyou! :)

  17. CraftedGenius
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Oh, thats the other thing, is it possible to add any widgets/social media links to the black horizontal bar near the top of every page?

  18. StyledThemes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Editing the home page (Front Page) will depend on what you are looking to change? Right now it's setup as the default WordPress blog "home" page which is where your blog posts would show. When you say a promotional slideshow widget to the side, are you referring to the right sidebar?

    As for the Pro version, if you later decide to opt in for that one, you would simply go to my site and the theme's introduction page, click on the button to purchase it. Or, you can do the theme membership which is access to all themes. You would get more widget positions, a portfolio function, more typography and page elements, couple blog layouts, more theme tutorials, and more support tools.

    For your other question....you could add your own social media links to the top black bar, but you will need to do a small modification to the header.php file. Depending on what you would use, referring to the plugin's documentation on how to integrate it into a theme should help too.

  19. CraftedGenius
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'd just like to customise the homepage so I can change the text, maybe add images and make it stand out compared to my other sub pages..
    Yes I was looking to add some sort of promotional widget to a sidebar, have had no luck yet!
    I don't have any specific plugin that I wish to install into the black bar, I just thought there could be a widget area that I could add the social networks too? Anyway, not much of a biggie was just curious

  20. StyledThemes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    You will want to change the front page to be a static front page then. Here is a good starting point: http://codex.wordpress.org/Creating_a_Static_Front_Page

    Then you can use any of the page templates, or if you want it like the demo site of Celestial Lite, http://demo.styledthemes.com/celestial-free/ then that one is fairly easy to do using the front page widgets only template, then the 4 widgets you see on the demo are widget positions Front Page Top 1, 2, 3, and 4.

    To load a promo slider or something in the right sidebar, you will want to make sure the plugin you decide to use has a shortcode that you can paste into a text widget. I recommend the Advanced Text widget plugin instead of the default WP text widget.

    For the dark area where the social icons go (you are aware this theme does have social icons?)

  21. CraftedGenius
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ill get to work on the front page and will probably look elsewhere for a promotional widget. As for the social icons, I didn't know they were built into the theme, how would I go about installing the icons much in the same way as your demo website has installed in the black bar?
    Also, as the theme creator, would you know if it is possible to have the front page (or all pages even) main image to be scrollable? Like the user could press buttons each side to scroll to the next image?
    Much thanks again.

  22. StyledThemes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Social icons... this tutorial is the one you need:
    http://www.styledthemes.com/celestial-lite-setup/39-setup-your-social-networking-icons

    Not sure what you mean by scrollable, are you referring to the slider or other headers on pages, or images in the content area? If so, image and slider plugins have that capability, usually when you mouse over an image. An example is my Celestial Pro version here:
    http://demo.styledthemes.com/celestial/

  23. CraftedGenius
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ah thanks, didn't realise you needed all social networks enabled for the feature to appear.. I think that's all I need for now, if you want to help on the site, feel free too otherwise I shall close that log in.

  24. StyledThemes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    You can close that log in account...Thank you for doing that, I know it makes people nervous when someone has to get into their admin area.

  25. CraftedGenius
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    OK no problem, I'll delete it later this week.. by any chance do you know why I cannot install backwpup plugin? It just stalls at the 'Unpacking the packageā€¦' stage

  26. StyledThemes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    That you will need to contact the developer of that plugin.

  27. CraftedGenius
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ah, I have found another problem regarding the homepage, I have set it as asked but nothing appears! Could you fix? The page I'd like to be on the homepage is called 'Home'

  28. StyledThemes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Did you go to the WordPress settings >> Reading, then set the static front page and blog pages?

  29. CraftedGenius
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yep, Ive set those! I have used the four widgets as a tester area to see how it appears, but nothing appears above them, even though the correct page is set.

  30. StyledThemes
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    What is supposed to be above the widgets? Or are you trying to do what the demo site has?

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