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[resolved] Custom side bar limit? (13 posts)

  1. jamiejohnson37
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Is there a limit to the number of unique sidebars that can be created? Ours could reach the hundreds, is this possible with this widget?

    Thanks, Jamie

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-sidebars/

  2. Predrag Dubajic WPMU DEV Support
    Member
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Jamie,

    Thank you for your question.

    There isn't any limit to the number of unique sidebars that can be created using this plugin so you can create any number of custom sidebars.

    Please advise if you have more questions.

    Cheers,

  3. WPMU DEV - Your WordPress Team
    WPMU DEV Support Staff
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey there.

    We haven't heard from you in awhile, so I just wanted to check in to make sure all was good.

    This thread was marked resolved, but please, if you still need help then just respond and open it back up. We can then take it from there. :)

    Hope you have a fantastic day!

  4. jamiejohnson37
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yah, thanks for getting back with me. Unfortunately the plugin was too confusing to configure and implement, so I ended up using another plugin.

    thanks, Jamie

  5. David
    WPMU DEV Support Staff
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Jamie,

    Sorry if you found it confusing or tough to use. I have to admit, it's a bit of a complex one. But incidentally, we're currently working on a theme framework that will actually address the matter so custom sidebars wouldn't be needed.

    Should you return to the plugin though, please feel free to let us know any questions or concerns you might have. We'll be happy to take a look! :)

    Cheers!
    David

  6. mpmchugh
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It might be a little complex, but it seems to be the most robust option out there.

    How would a theme framework be better? Isn't a plugin that can be used with any theme the best approach, as opposed to limiting it's use to themes built on a custom framework? You'd also loose all your sidebars if you decided to switch themes at some point, if said theme was not built upon that framework, no?

    Frankly I'd like to see Custom Sidebars, or something like it integrated into the WordPress core, as the built-in sidebar functionality, while fine for a blog, is woefully lacking for a CMS.

    -Michael

  7. jamiejohnson37
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Never disagree with robustness, or multi-theme support, was just too complicated to figure out. Cant spend hours trying to figure out how to configure it and get it to work.

    Im sure its a fine plugin. I didnt post a negative review, just dont have the time to try and figure it out.

    thanks, J

  8. mpmchugh
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I wasn't commenting on your not ultimately using it. I was more curious about David's assertion that a new theme framework would eliminate the need to it. :-)

  9. David
    WPMU DEV Support Staff
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi @mpmchugh,

    Thanks for your reply and feedback. Really, I was just bringing up the notion that the theme framework I mentioned would make it so that another solution isn't needed to work with widgets.

    However, I shouldn't have brought that up, as I can't give more details on it. You're also right in that this plugin provides a way to work with widgets that could persist across themes. Sorry if my bringing up the theme only distracted from the topic here.

    I also didn't mean to detract from how great Custom Sidebars is at addressing widget issues. It obviously excels. I guess I just wish the issues were addressed in the core instead of requiring a plugin.

    It's hard for me to explain without giving details, why I brought up that theme framework, but I do hope this helps to explain a bit.

    Cheers,
    David

  10. jamiejohnson37
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @mpmchugh & David appreciate the attentiveness and level of support, often times hard to find this level of support for plugins, so much appreciated.

    Hope to see this plugin evolve further from a usability perspective.

    Thanks, Jamie

  11. David
    WPMU DEV Support Staff
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi @jamiejohnson37,

    Glad to help however possible and we'd love to assist with your using the plugin if you'd like to give it a try again.

    Usability-wise I actually think the plugin's great. I just think it's complex because of what it does.

    If there's something you'd like to see with it, anything that you think would make things easier for you, we'd love to hear your thoughts.

    Cheers,
    David

  12. mpmchugh
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    David,

    Has WPMU considered submitting Custom Sidebars to WordPress for inclusion in the core?

    They are actually moving towards a plugin to core development model, with two widget-related feature plugins proposed for WP 3.9 – Widget Customizer and Better Widgets.

    I'm not sure how that process works, but I think Custom Sidebars would round out the sidebar/widgets features pretty well. :-)

  13. David
    WPMU DEV Support Staff
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi @mpmchugh,

    Thanks for your reply. I'm not sure if that's been discussed, but I'll see what I can find.

    Just to note too, in case you're not aware of this one, here's another forthcoming plugin-as-a-feature:
    http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-front-end-editor/

    Cheers,
    David

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