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  • I’m starting a group blog with people who don’t really know what they’re doing in wordpress and would like to be able to write in some basic instructions throughout the post.php page to guide them through the posting process.

    Specifically I want to be able to explain to them how to create new catagories in the sidebar when posting something. What php file do I need to edit to add some text to that part of the post.php sidebar? I can’t seem to find the right spot that controls the formatting for that sidebar. Which file in wp-admin does it?

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  • Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42)

    WordPress.org Admin

    edit-form-advanced.php holds the various sidebar bits. Look at the various fieldsets. Those are the expandable boxes on the right hand side of the page.

    Some of those are duplicated in edit-page-form.php, for the Write Page editor (instead of Write Post). So change it both places if you expect them to write pages as well.

    If you don’t want to edit the code directly, there are action hooks you can use to add boxes from a plugin or a theme or what have you. The hooks are dbx_page_sidebar and dbx_post_sidebar.

    this is exactly waht I was looking for. Thanks!

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