[resolved] How To: Sidebar tile plugin (8 posts)

  1. altoyes
    Posted 9 years ago #

    What does this sidebar tile do?

    Explanation 1: This plugin will be useful to any WordPress user who prefers to manage customizable sidebar text (e.g. "about me") from WordPress rather than from an HTML editor.

    Explanation 2: Using sidebar tile plugin, you can enter and edit text to appear in your sidebar without having to open sidebar.php Instead of typing and editing text in the sidebar.php, you
    type and edit some text in the Sidebar page (which you create and entitle "Sidebar"especially to enable the plugin to do its task).

    Explanation 3: The plugin lets you create a static page to manage content that goes into your sidebar. To use it, create a static page called sidebar.
    Then, insert the_sidebar_tile(); into your sidebar.php file where you want this page's contents to get displayed.

    Explanation 4: The plugin lets you manage an area of your sidebar using WordPress' static page editor. To use it, create a static page called sidebar. This static page's contents (i.e. what you wrote in the WP editor) will display wherever you call the_sidebar_tile();.

    See Sidebar tile in action

    This example has been posted by Jim (jwurster,member).
    http://www.jwurster.us/wordpress/ The text example is an announcement in top right sidebar, "Moving stuff to another blog".

    and a temporary example - http://www.parentsawake.com/sidebartiletest/
    The text example is the "OK, kids ..."

    First, read the instructions by Denis

    1. Activate the plugin
    2. Create a page titled 'Sidebar'
    3. Add <?php the_sidebar_tile(); ?> somewhere in your sidebar
    4. Open Sidebar page, and type in some text eg "testing this sidebar tile plugin"

    After doing these steps, what will I see?
    You will see in the sidebar (in the corresponging position where you placed the snippet <?php the_sidebar_tile(); ?> in your sidebar.php) the same text "testing this sidebar tile plugin"
    And ... beneath this text, a link "edit sidebar text".

    Tip: a good place to put the snippet
    Towards the beginning of your sidebar.php file, immediately after:
    <?php include (TEMPLATEPATH.'/searchform.php'); ?>
    Paste the following:
    <?php the_sidebar_tile(); ?>

    Tip: some themes(eg kubrick) will require you to use:
    <li><?php the_sidebar_tile(); ?></li>
    INSTEAD OF <?php the_sidebar_tile(); ?>


  2. whooami
    Posted 9 years ago #

  3. altoyes
    Posted 9 years ago #

    whooami and all: yes, in a couple of days, i am going to ask administrator to remove the other topic.
    whooami: you have added a tag "modlook". what does modlook mean?

  4. whooami
    Posted 9 years ago #

    it means they are dupe posts (sorta) and since the other one has replies, this one was the one I chose to tag for a mod to look at and possibly lock.

    as for removing the other one .... good luck -- thats not at all common-place around here. editing -- perhaps, removing in its entirity -- not very likely.

  5. altoyes
    Posted 9 years ago #

    ok thanks for info. thats ok if the first topic is not removed.

    as i spent over 4 hours on this second How To topic, i would not like it to be removed though. this second one includes all the useful info from the first How To. this second How To is clear and not confusing, unlike the first one.

  6. whooami
    Posted 9 years ago #

    whatever, thats not up to me, in my humble opinion, you could have reposted the info above into that other thread.

    Not my call though.

  7. altoyes
    Posted 9 years ago #

    ok, thankyou for idea.
    i will contemplate your idea for pasting info on end of first topic.
    i clicked on your site. i love the layout. and the 4 images of the current inmates. and love the name, village-idiot.org

  8. whooami
    Posted 9 years ago #

    inmates :P lol, thanks :)

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