Support » Plugin: Custom Sidebars - Dynamic Widget Area Manager » Custom sidebar for category pages

  • Resolved guytimes

    (@guytimes)


    Hello, I need an answer to this question from the original poster:

    https://wordpress.org/support/topic/custom-sidebar-for-category-pages/

    It seems that the solution provided:
    “Select “As Widget Area for selected Category Archives” and add the category below as it is shown in the attached screenshot”

    This option “As Widget Area for selected Category Archives” does not exist, and I cannot see the screen shot. Another posted also followed up saying that option doesn’t exist.

    The question was answered “For your question, when you click any sidebar option you should see the categories text field.”

    But there is nothing that says “categories text field”.

    Will you please advise how to show a sidebar on category / blog list?

    Tom

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Plugin Contributor Kasia – WPMU DEV Support

    (@wpmudev-support2)

    Hello @guytimes ,

    This option “As Widget Area for selected Category Archives” does not exist, and I cannot see the screen shot. Another posted also followed up saying that option doesn’t exist.

    In this description Widget Area is the name of your sidebar. So if sidebar name is Sidebar it will say ” As Sidebar for selected Category Archives “. Like on my screenshot:

    So in Widgets click on custom sidebar Sidebar Location, then in popup select For Archives, then tab Category Archives and then select the sidebar and select the names of categories.

    kind regards,
    Kasia

    guytimes

    (@guytimes)

    Thank you for your reply, but I tried that. I’m using the widget area plugin to display breadcumbs on my site. It works on each post, but it doesn’t work when you go to http://www.website.com/categoryname

    You can see the problem here.
    https://www.awesomedoodle.com/considering-aussiedoodle-puppy/

    “considering-aussiedoodle-puppy”” is a category, not a page or post.

    If you click any post in this category, the sidebar shows up fine. If you just click the category, it doesn’t show up.

    Is there a way to make it show up on a category?

    Tom

    Plugin Support Adam – WPMU DEV Support

    (@wpmudev-support8)

    Hello @guytimes

    Regardless of everything else, the template that’s used for a given page (by “page” I mean here any page – may it be page, post, post archive, category archive (category posts list) or any other) must actually support sidebaars in the first place.

    The only sidebar (or, “widget area”) that I can see on this page

    https://www.awesomedoodle.com/considering-aussiedoodle-puppy/

    when I’m checking source code is in footer.

    However, I admit I’m actually confused now. I can see breadcrumbs there, similar to any posts that I enter from there. What am I missing?

    Would you mind sharing screenshots of the related configuration of Custom Sidebars (related to this conversation) that you actually tried on your site, please?

    Kind regards,
    Adam

    guytimes

    (@guytimes)

    Adam,

    I’m sorry I could not wait 3 days for an answer. I figured out a work around.

    Tom

    Plugin Support Adam – WPMU DEV Support

    (@wpmudev-support8)

    Hi @guytimes

    Thanks for response!

    I surely understand it and I’m sorry we couldn’t help you faster. We’re doing our best to assist you as quick as possible but sometimes slight delays might happen depending on a current “workload”. I apologize for that once again.

    If you ever decide to give it another shot, please don’t hesitate to let us know in case you’d need further assistance!

    Kind regards,
    Adam

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