Getting the sidebar on every page / post? (4 posts)

  1. janiceheppenstall
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi, I'm new to self hosting. Had a WP.com blog for 4 years but am on a sharp learning curve regarding css and customisation. Is there anyone who can help, please...?

    I'm using theme TwentyEleven.
    I found the stylesheet under Appearance: Editor.
    There, I found the section on structure.
    Within that I found this reference to the sidebar:

    /* Right Content */
    .left-sidebar #primary {
    float: right;
    margin: 0 0 0 -26.4%;
    width: 100%;
    .left-sidebar #content {
    margin: 0 7.6% 0 34%;
    width: 58.4%;
    .left-sidebar #secondary {
    float: left;
    margin-left: 7.6%;
    margin-right: 0;
    width: 18.8%;

    At present the sidebar is only showing on the Home Page.
    What do I need to do to get it to show up on every single page / archive / etc? Do I input some additional code in that little chunk of html I pasted above?

    Thank you!

  2. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    This explains how to do that:


    You definitely need to create a child theme before making any changes to a default theme - see:


  3. Michael
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    you should be able to find further information when you use the forum search;

    if you don't get my tutorial to work, or would rather use a plugin, consider to use the plugin I mention at the end:

  4. janiceheppenstall
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you WPyogi and alchymyth. Aplologies for the delay in responding but I have been working on your suggestions.

    I have for the time being opted for the plugin and this has given me the sidebar I want. But I would gradually like to learn about CSS. I've now created a child theme as per your advice and it's saved on my host server but it seems to be only 4KB...? Does that sound right?

    If I wanted to use code to customise the theme, would I add the code to this child theme rather than to the stylesheet under appearance: edit on my blog dashboard? And somehow the child theme would override this...?

    Thank you - again!

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