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[resolved] sidebar widgets won't display in Twenty Eleven 1.1 (23 posts)

  1. kidcollect
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I upgraded to 3.2 this week and began running the new Twenty Eleven 1.1 theme on my blog. The problem is I can't get any widgets to display in the main or showcase sidebars. If I move the same Widget to the footer areas they display fine. Similarly if I change to the Twenty Ten theme or another them my sidebar widget appear correctly.

    I've already tried/checked the following:

    - Checking my theme options are set to a two colunm option
    - Using just a default plugin e.g meta
    - De-activating all plugins
    - Deleting and re-installing the theme
    - Checked my host has the correct PHP and MySql requirements

    Any got any additional suggestion for things I can try?

  2. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Have you tried resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

  3. kidcollect
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just managed to answer my own question on this one. It was a setting in 'Pages'

    In case anyone has the same sort of n00bish issue as I did. You may want to check the following:

    - Head into your admin panel
    - Click on pages
    - Click on 'quick edit' for a page
    - Select 'sidebar template/showcase template' in the template drop down
    - Click save
    - Repeat for other pages as required

  4. kidcollect
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks esmi, it was just a incorrect admin setting in the end.

  5. Niraj Chauhan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    in case you want to have sidebars in all single.php page, then just install this twenty-eleven child theme

    http://webstutorial.com/add-sidebar-twentyeleven-theme/content-management-system-cms

  6. Niraj Chauhan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Updated:

    use the new child theme which will enable sidebar not only on posts, but also on pages

    http://webstutorial.com/wordpress-twenty-eleven-theme-sidebar-pages-posts/content-management-system-cms

  7. markross67
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Niraj,

    So, in tweentyeleven, you have to have a Child Theme just to display the sidebar, all the time? That seems strange. You would think there would bee a simple options setting for this.

    Mark

  8. markross67
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I was thinking, why can't we just add the <?php get_sidebar(); ?> hook to the page and sidebar.php files?

    Mark

  9. akamaxbuz
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    kidcollect- Many thanks for posting this (before you figured it out on your own) Saved me a ton o time.

  10. haikumatt
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I know this is a few months past, but I'd like to point out that you can go to Pages, select all the pages whose template you want to set to Sidebar/Showcase/whatever, and then make that change as a bulk action instead of changing it one-by-one using Quick Edit.

  11. kuldeepraj
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello guys,
    I don't see 'sidebar template/showcase template' option in the page section. It just has one option in the filter "show dates"

    Earlier the sidebars was missing so I took help from this blog and copy pasted the code.
    Sidebar came back but still I can not see widegts.

    Eagerly waiting for replies.

  12. Niraj Chauhan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

  13. kuldeepraj
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks Niraj,
    It worked but it shows an icon follow on email. I tried to remove it but couldn't find the widget. How can I remove it ?

  14. kuldeepraj
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I meant, when I added social media widget, everything was right except there was an uncalled icon for "follow me on email". So, I thought may be it is defalut thing in your child theme. But any way I removed that widget and by that icon's also gone.

    Will install another social widget. Hope everything's fine this time.

  15. kuldeepraj
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Niraj,
    I'm using your child theme. I'm not able to display social share icons at the bottom or top of the post. Instead it appears in the sidebar. I guess it appears in the sidebar because i dragn drop widget for that location.
    How can I place the share icons at the bottom of the posts.

  16. Niraj Chauhan
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    kuldeepraj, you ll need to download plugins which are meant for posts and pages not for widgets. Try share this plugin, which I am using for my website.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/share-this/

  17. kuldeepraj
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Niraj,
    Thanks for your help, its working fin now.
    But do you know how can I change the color of the navigation bar from default balck to green.

    Thanks again !

  18. kuldeepraj
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm trying to place logo inplace of blog name, for which i need to edit header.php. But in child theme (Niraj pasted link above) when I go to editer, I just see page.php, single.php, functions.php and style.css but no header.php. How should I add header.php to edit it ?

    So, the basic question is, how can I edit other php files if I want.

    I'm sorry if it is a stupid question but I'm totally a non techie person.
    Thanks guys.

  19. kuldeepraj
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you, even though I haven't received any replies.

    I figured it out on my own. Now I know it is very basic thing but still for a person who don't know anything about all this stuff, it is a big thing.

  20. findingorderincorpusa
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the info!

  21. Dogwood7
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    My first WordPress.org free theme is Twenty Eleven. I have it offline in THEME TEST DRIVE since there is currently an html coded site design that is "active" or "published". In THEME OPTIONS, it is apparent that the free Theme does not reflect all the options necessary to complete a design (unless I just want a new header and a font!).

    I'm non-tech and can't write code, so I need to see ALL the options to "click" or "upload" to create a new design. Is it possible the current coded "active" site is interfering with my theme options? If so, will I need to take my theme live to work on it? Any ideas?

    By the way, this will not be a blog... it needs to have 3-4 pages with preferably no sliders. Need help soon... thank you!

  22. maybon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for fixing your own problem and mine :D

  23. passagenproject
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Niraj solution is great thanks a lot!

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