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  • Hi I want to create a different sidebar for a category.

    I’ve created category-80.php which fetches sidebar80.php (<?php get_sidebar80(); ?>) to display a separate sidebar for category 80 and it works fine.

    Now I would like to display sidebar80 for when a single post is displayed that falls under category 80.

    I’ve tried reading Conditional Tags and Template Tags but I’m not smart enough.

    Someone please shed light. Many thanks in advance.

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  • Here’s a plugin that might possibly work

    WordPress Widget Changer Plugin

    I haven’t tried it yet, so I can’t tell you for sure if it will fit your needs.

    There’s also a plugin called Page Sidebars, but as the name suggests, it’s page related.

    http://www.nexterous.com/scripts/pagesidebar.php

    thats not really what im looking for but thanks anyway gestroud. I wanna do this without a plugin, this post seems promising but I still don’t get it unfortunately.

    Do you have a special personal function defined in your WP like this:
    php get_sidebar80()

    Otherwise that will not work. To include files that are not defined in the WP core files you should use:
    <?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . '/sidebar80.php'); ?>

    And read again that Conditional page… there is in_category and there is is_category.

    HI,

    try put this code in your category template where you want the side bar:

    <?php
    if ( (is_category('80')) { 
    
     include(TEMPLATEPATH . '/sidebar80.php');
    
    } elseif ( (is_category('81')) {
    
    include(TEMPLATEPATH . '/sidebar81.php');
    
    } else {
    
    include(TEMPLATEPATH . '/sidebar.php');
     }
     ?>

    you can add as much elseif you want.

    hope this helps to you.

    nair, that does NOT address the OP’s request:

    Now I would like to display sidebar80 for when a single post is displayed that falls under category 80.

    ops, you are right! i miss the single page request!!! i’m going to correct the code!

    code to put in the single page where you want the sidebar:

    <?php
    $post = $wp_query->post;
    if ( (in_category('80')) { 
    
     include(TEMPLATEPATH . '/sidebar80.php');
    
    } elseif ( (in_category('81')) {
    
    include(TEMPLATEPATH . '/sidebar81.php');
    
    } else {
    
    include(TEMPLATEPATH . '/sidebar.php');
     }
     ?>

    well this is working for me…

    Hi Nair, followed your instructions and I am receiving this error:

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected ‘{‘ in /home/website/public_html/temp/wp-content/themes/mimbo2.2/single.php on line 5

    What did I missed? Thanks

    How should we know what is on line 5 in your theme?

    If you want an answer paste your single.php to http://wordpress.pastebin.ca

    Hi, sorry. here it is:

    1 <?php get_header(); ?>
    2
    3 <?php
    4 $post = $wp_query->post;
    5 if ( (in_category(‘8’)) {

    and the whole template for single.php is here:
    http://wordpress.pastebin.ca/921904

    Thanks a lot

    Should be:
    if (in_category('8'))

    – only one bracket between if and in!

    absolutely wonderful. Am now deep into using Conditionals now as a result. As with most stuff I learned with WordPress (or php / mysql for that matter), all I needed was a working example to get started making my own stuff.

    Thank you so much.

    Thanks a lot moshu, its working now.

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