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Widget aware keeping the existing Sidebar Widgets (2 posts)

  1. unikaman
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi all,

    I want to use the Free WordPress theme "Horses Blog" (http://themes.rock-kitty.net/?p=3276) on my client's blog (http://letstalkracing.co.uk/) . Now, this theme does not have the widgets defined but has the already existing widgets in the sidebars, like Categories, Archives, RSS, etc.

    I want to add more widgets (Login, blogroll, other widgets) to the existing ones for both the sidebars i.e. left and right.(without deleting the existing - categories, archives etc.)

    I refered to the links mentioned already on the forums, i tried editing the functions.php and sidebar.php and sidebar-right.php but doing so either the existing layout is disturbed or in the other case, the entire sidebar goes away.

    Please guide me exactly how to accomplish this? Kindly donot list the same links again to automattic and wordpress codex but please visit the template site and my blog and provide me with the sureshot remedy for this. I have been trying since 2-3 days now.

    I would be really thankful to you.

    Amandeep Singh

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    i tried editing the functions.php and sidebar.php and sidebar-right.php but doing so either the existing layout is disturbed or in the other case, the entire sidebar goes away.

    Then you either need to re-visit the relevant pages in the Codex and try again - carefully.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Widgetizing_Themes

    Or place a copy of the sidebar file that you're trying to widgetise in the WordPress pastebin, post the link back here and hope that someone will tell you what to add and where.

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