Support » Theme: GeneratePress » How to Disable the Sidebar Site Wide ?

  • Resolved chris19731973

    (@chris19731973)


    Hello,

    1) For each pages, we can choose the sidebars :
    Default
    Content / Sidebar
    Sidebar / Content
    Content (no sidebars)
    Sidebar / Content / Sidebar
    Sidebar / Sidebar / Content
    Content / Sidebar / Sidebar

    2) But in the Theme Customizer, there is a Sidebar Site Wide which force all sidebar layouts of all pages to have the same Sidebar layout !!!!

    Therefore the sidebar selection of page by page, I mean 1) is useless !!!

    Please how to disable the Sidebar Site Wide of the theme customizer to be able to select different sidebar layouts for each page ? or any other method ?
    Your free Theme can do it or not ? Your Premium Theme can do it or not ?

    For instance, I wish a right sidebar for the Home page and a left sidebar for the Member page … Please, How to do it ?

    I have added few “topics tags” because Google Search doesn’t return any good result regarding this issue … Hope we could get clear answer in this forum ….

    Thank you & Regards,

    Chris

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  • Leo

    (@leohsiang)

    Hi there,

    The option in the customizer is the global setting. So if you don’t want a sidebar for most of the pages, you would select Content (no sidebars) in the customizer.

    Then you can use the metabox options to set a few pages differently if you wish.

    This article should explains everything:
    https://docs.generatepress.com/article/sidebar-layout/

    Let me know if you need more info 🙂

    Thread Starter chris19731973

    (@chris19731973)

    Hello,

    Your explanation below doesn’t work with the free version of your theme “, You could try it by yourself if you don’t believe us … or do we need to buy the PRO version ?
    “The option in the customizer is the global setting. So if you don’t want a sidebar for most of the pages, you would select Content (no sidebars) in the customizer.
    Then you can use the metabox options to set a few pages differently if you wish.”

    In the past, we tried during days with the help of your “sidebar-layout” article and Google Search but we failed to set up basic sidebars by pages. As said before, We try to achieve : a right sidebar for the Home page and a left sidebar for the Member page.

    Please could you try a clear step by step procedure to set up a right sidebar for the Home page and a left sidebar for the Member page ? (see example below)

    Step 1 : Theme Customizer : Layout->Sidebars->Sidebar Layout-> choose “(Content, no sidebars)”

    Step 2 : Pages->Home page->Sidebars-> choose “Content/Sidebars”

    We confirm you that this step by step procedure doesn’t work BECAUSE in the Theme Customizer, there is a Sidebar Site Wide which force all sidebar layouts of all pages (Layout->Sidebars->Sidebar Layout->(Content, no sidebars), therefore there is NO sidebar in all Pages. You could try it by yourself if you don’t believe us …

    Thank you & Regards,

    Chris

    Leo

    (@leohsiang)

    Can you link me to the 2 pages that aren’t working?

    Thread Starter chris19731973

    (@chris19731973)

    Hello,

    We have just tried again with a new site in Localhost and without any plugins to avoid any conflict between your Theme and plugins … We have installed and activated your latest Theme, free version.

    I remind you that we want to display a right sidebar for the “Home” page and a left sidebar for the “Member” page

    Step 1 : Sidebar Site Wide (Theme Customizer)
    Theme Customizer : Layout->Sidebars->Sidebar Layout-> we select “(Content, no sidebars)” and publish it

    Step 2 : RIGHT sidebar for the “Home” page
    Pages->Home page->Sidebars-> we select “Content/Sidebar” and update the page

    Step 3 : LEFT sidebar for the “Member” page
    Pages->Member page->Sidebars-> we select “Sidebar/Content” and update the page

    Result of the step 1, 2 & 3 :
    The “Home” & “Member” pages DON’T display any sidebar.

    Please what is wrong and how to set up a right sidebar for the “Home” page and a left sidebar for the “Member” page with a clear and accurate step by step procedure (to avoid any misunderstanding) ?

    Thank you & Regards,

    Chris

    Thread Starter chris19731973

    (@chris19731973)

    Sorry, we don’t understand your message below :
    “Can you link me to the 2 pages that aren’t working?”

    We can send you the WP-admin Username & Password but please we need an Email address because WP forum doesn’t offer any Private message option ….

    Thread Starter chris19731973

    (@chris19731973)

    Hello,

    As said, we don’t understand your message : “Can you link me to the 2 pages that aren’t working?”

    Then, I have just sent you a message with you “Pre-sale” contact form (https://generatepress.com/contact/)

    You will find attached our WP-admin Username & Password

    This site is just a test site and therefore no risk to update the site …

    Thanks in advance,

    Chris

    Thread Starter chris19731973

    (@chris19731973)

    Hello,

    We have just update the Container Width value to the default one, I mean 1100px and now the Sidebars works well even with different Container Width values … It might be a conflict with other plugins or other … we don’t know …

    GeneratePress Theme Customizer :
    Layout->Container-> Container Width = 1100px

    The “Member” page is a BuddyPress page (Directory of Members) and the left Sidebar doesn’t work, then we have swap the Left and Right Sidebars according to the pages … then a LEFT sidebar for the “Home” page and a RIGHT sidebar for the “Member” … and the problem of Sidebar Location is solved

    Regards,

    Chris

    Leo

    (@leohsiang)

    Sounds like it could be a caching issue.

    Can’t see any reasons why only left or only right would work.

    Glad you found a solution though!

    Thread Starter chris19731973

    (@chris19731973)

    Hello Leo,

    We thought that the problem was solved but in fact it’s not resolved …
    Yes, we use Cache plugin but we have deactivated it …
    Moreover, we have installed your theme in Localhost without any plugins and we meet the same issue …

    I have just sent again our WP-Admin access to support@generatepress.com
    Please could you try to set a RIGHT Sidebar in our the “Members” page ?

    If you could set a RIGHT Sidebar in our the “Members” page, Please let us know what was wrong because this Domain is just a test site and if it’s works we could install your GeneratePress Theme in our main site …

    Thanks in advance,

    Chris

    Theme Author Tom

    (@edge22)

    Can you show us a screenshot of the issue so we know what to look for? You can use a service like this to upload them: https://postimages.org/

    Let me know 🙂

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