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Getting the sidebar on every page / post?

  • janiceheppenstall
    Member

    @janiceheppenstall

    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!

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  • WPyogi
    Forum Moderator

    @wpyogi

    This explains how to do that:

    Twenty Eleven – Sidebar on Single Posts and Pages

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

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

    Michael
    Forum Moderator

    @alchymyth

    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:
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/twenty-eleven-theme-extensions/

    janiceheppenstall
    Member

    @janiceheppenstall

    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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