Support » Plugin: WPtouch » Displaying sidebar contents (widgets) with WPtouch

  • Resolved zonebattler

    (@zonebattler)


    Hi,

    when looking for a way to display the sidebar widgets of my blog with WPtouch (free), I stumbled upon this old support thread:

    How to get sidebar displayed on WPtouch

    The solution provided more than 2.5 years ago seems to be quite elegant (just creating a little plugin file with the code snippet provided), however it does not work, there is no change at all upon activation of the plugin. Perhaps the ongoing development of WPtouch rendered the code obsolete in the meantime?

    If so, I’d be very happy if an update would be posted here. I have plenty of links in my sidebar, providing access to many article series that spread over 15 years. Would be great to see the sidebar widgets working in the mobile version of my website as well as in the desktop version.

    Thank you very much,
    Ralph

    P.S.: I nearly forgot to express my gratitude and appreciation for a truly great plugin which helped me enourmously when trying to modernize my old blog without having to replace my old (but much loved) theme. Thank you! 🙂

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  • Plugin Author WPtouch

    (@wptouch)

    @zonebattler

    The plugin should still work. I went ahead and tested it locally to make sure, it adding it and activating it in WordPress adds the “WPtouch Bottom” sidebar in Appearance > Widgets.

    You should then be able to add widgets to it as normal. Check in the Widgets area and let us know if you still don’t see it after activating the plugin in WordPress.

    Thanks for getting back to me! Now I can see that I misunderstood the concept of the plugin… OK, it really does what you say, it adds another sidebar widget specifically designed for the WPtoch mobile theme. Great concept!

    As you can see in the mobile version of my blog at

    http://www.zonebattler.net

    several sorts of standard sidebar widgets (pages, categories, new posts, HTML) are working principally fine. The only issue left is a somewhat clumsy appearance: There is one unnecessary bullet sign on top of each widget and the text strings / links are clinging to the left border of the display. If you could tell me a little CSS trick with which I could remove the bullet points and add a little left hand padding, I’d be more than happy! 🙂

    Thanks again vor your support!

    Greetings from Germany,
    Ralph

    Plugin Author WPtouch

    (@wptouch)

    Ralph,

    CSS you can use to remove the bullet point and add some padding is:

    .widget {
    list-style-type: none;
    padding-left: 10%;
    }

    For the left padding, you can use a pixel-based value or adjust the percent value to suit your needs.

    Perfect! Only a modern, truly responsive theme could be better. WPtouch is definitively the best way to keep an old, but much loved non responsive theme up to date. Thank you very much indeed!

    Cheers,
    Ralph

    Plugin Author WPtouch

    (@wptouch)

    You’re welcome!

    I still have a question. I am not good at this. I would like to place my widgets, I found the code. But no instructions how to name the plugin, make it and wherte to place it!!!

    I am a newbie….

    Please help

    Thank you in advance (also for making this easy WPTouch)

    Karin, just create a blank text file with any editor, paste the plugin code into it and save it in a file named “wptouch-sidebar-support.php” in your wp-contents/plugins directory (where all other plugins are located as well). Yes, you may create a special folder named “wptouch-sidebar-support” for it for aesthetic reasons, but it will also work without a separate folder. The names I suggested are examples, the plugin php file will work with any name you prefer to give it…

    Yours,
    Ralph

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    Plugin Author WPtouch

    (@wptouch)

    Thanks for helping out Ralph! @zonebattler

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