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    I would like to have a navigation bar on the left hand side that include the different topic categories I have. Unfortunately, I’m not seeing it in the dashboard / settings and I cannot find a post on it.

    Perhaps it’s just too simple a question 😉 I’m afraid I’m quite a newbie to this. Thanks for your help!

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  • Hi,

    You need to add this to your sidebar:
    <?php wp_list_categories('title_li='); ?>

    Thanks! I read the article but not sure which source file is the side bar. How do I determine where “exactly” to place the code?


    Hi , this depends on the theme you have. Could be sidebar.php or left-sidebar.php
    1. Always backup such a file before editing (in case something goes wrong)
    2. If you are using the default theme, do not edit it directly but first copy the complete theme folder content to a new folder and call that one mytheme (or something else you like). Otherwise your editing will be lost after a WordPress update because WordPress updates the default and the Classic theme.

    Thanks! I found it and was able to start modifying the content on my sidebar. I’m curious though, how do I comment something out in PHP. I’ve programmed in about a zillion languages just not PHP and the comments don’t seem to be working for me.

    1. I looked at other comments (c style /* comment */) and tried that. No dice.
    2. Google and discovered there were several others that might work… (//, #, <– comment –>) but couldn’t get any of these to work either.

    So how exactly do you comment out tags / lines of code in PHP.


    In between <?php and ?> use this:

    <!-- This is an HTML or PHP Comment -->

    these days, google is your friend; (search ‘php comment’)

    and so is the

    Sorry, thank you alchymyth.
    Mine was FOR OUTSIDE <?php and ?> but still in a .php file like header.php

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