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[resolved] sidebar.php if, else if, else php (8 posts)

  1. Wish Web Geek
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am getting a syntax error with this code and I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I want to have a standard sidebar for most pages, except the home page and Blog. The name of my blog page in my admin > pages is "Blog".

    <div class="sidebar1" class="fluid-sidebar sidebar span4" role="complementary">
       <?php if ( is_front_page() ) : ?>
            <?php if ( !function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') || !dynamic_sidebar('homesidebar') ) : ?>
    
       <?php elseif ( is_page(Blog) ) : ?>
           <?php if ( !function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') || !dynamic_sidebar('sidebar1') ) : ?>
    
        <?php else : ?>
            <?php if ( !function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') || !dynamic_sidebar('othersidebar') ) : ?>
        <?php endif ; ?>
    </div>

    [forum guidelines for marking code - http://codex.wordpress.org/Forum_Welcome#Posting_Code ]

    Any ideas? Thanks.

  2. dotnordic
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    When nesting if-statements I suggest you use curly braces instead that makes the code a lot more readable. This will probably fix whatever syntax error is in there.

    if ( is_front_page() ) {
    	if ( !function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') || dynamic_sidebar('homesidebar') ) {
    	}
    }
    elseif ( is_page(Blog) ) {
    	if ( !function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') || !dynamic_sidebar('sidebar1') ) {
    	}
    }
    else {
    	if ( !function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') || !dynamic_sidebar('othersidebar') ) {
    	}
    }
  3. dotnordic
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    is_page(Blog)

    is supposed to be

    is_page( 'Blog' )

  4. Wish Web Geek
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks. I figured it out, but would like to use the syntax as you do.

    So do I need to proceed it with:
    <?php
    What dotnordic showed in your post
    and end with
    : ?>

    Here's How I fixed it. I was missing the end if statements

    <div id="sidebar1" class="fluid-sidebar sidebar span4" role="complementary">
     <?php if ( is_page('Blog') ) : ?>
           <?php if ( !function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') || !dynamic_sidebar('sidebar1') ) : ?><?php endif ; ?>
    
     <?php elseif (is_page()) : ?>
          <?php if ( !function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') || !dynamic_sidebar('othersidebar') ) : ?> <?php endif ; ?>
    
      <?php else : ?>
    <!-- This content shows up if there are no widgets defined in the backend. -->
      <div class="alert alert-message">
    <p><?php _e("Please activate some Widgets","bonestheme"); ?>.</p>
      </div>
    <?php endif; ?>
    </div>

    The problem I am still having is that the sidebar is getting the fluid sidebar css that is making it 30% width, but them it is doing it again for the widgets.

  5. alchymyth
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    the sidebar is getting the fluid sidebar css that is making it 30% width, but them it is doing it again for the widgets

    for formatting problems, please post a link to the site.

    btw:

    this part is redundant in all sidebar codes, and can easily be omitted:

    !function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') ||

    (because the function was introduced about wp2.2, i.e. many versions ago)

  6. Wish Web Geek
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I'm sorry I am not adept with php. Can you tell me what/where I do with this: "!function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') ||"

  7. alchymyth
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 1 year ago #

    you can leave it where it is - it won't do any harm, it is just redundand;

    or remove it like:

    <div id="sidebar1" class="fluid-sidebar sidebar span4" role="complementary">
     <?php if ( is_page('Blog') ) : ?>
           <?php if ( !dynamic_sidebar('sidebar1') ) : ?><?php endif ; ?>
    
     <?php elseif (is_page()) : ?>
          <?php if ( !dynamic_sidebar('othersidebar') ) : ?> <?php endif ; ?>
    
      <?php else : ?>
    <!-- This content shows up if there are no widgets defined in the backend. -->
      <div class="alert alert-message">
    <p><?php _e("Please activate some Widgets","bonestheme"); ?>.</p>
      </div>
    <?php endif; ?>
    </div>
  8. Wish Web Geek
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks!

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