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  1. jenjenzorz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Honestly, I'm not sure if this is in the right section, so please forgive me if it's wrong. I'm wanting to revamp my site, and part of my revamp is use the widgets more to make each of my many themes kinda have a different feel. Is there a ways to have widget's show up differently in different themes? Like for instance, if one theme is rainbows with a left sidebar and the widgets range from Search, ThemeSwitcher, Archive, then an external menu, could another theme, say bunnies, have the same widgets, but in another order?

  2. Roy
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    A theme usually has CSS for widgets and usually WP 'remembers' which widgets you use when you switch themes. When you switch from a left sidebar theme to, say, a double rightbar theme, you might have to drag the widgets to the new sidebar again. The order of the widgets will never change automatically.
    Oh, I have no experience with a theme-switcher option for visitors. I suppose such a plugin would have option of itself.

  3. Carlos Moreira
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Maybe you'll need to create new widgets sidebars with different names, and use them in the different themes. This way different sidebars would display, according to the theme chosen.
    Explore a bit http://codex.wordpress.org/Widgets_API

  4. jenjenzorz
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    the theme switcher I have installed is http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/theme-switcher/ honestly didn't know there was more than one until now

    and I will take a look at that link, Carlos.

    When I posted in here, I also posted in webdesignforums.net hoping to get help from both places, and like I said in a reply on there, I personally know very little PHP. when I make my themes, I do the image in photoshop and use Artisteer for the theme itself (for it's visualness) I have in the past downloaded free themes and customized them.

    With my plan to revamp my wordpress site, I also am wanting to learn some stuff as well.

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