Support » Plugin: Custom Sidebars - Dynamic Widget Area Manager » Lines around my sidebar area

  • Resolved nealumphred

    (@nealumphred)


    I am using the Custom Sidebars plugin for my homepage. When activated, the sidebar area has a line around it with a tab that reads “Sidebar.”

    Each widget within the sidebar has a line around it with a tab with its title. For example, the Jetpack Blog Subscription area has a line around it labeled “blog_sidebar.”

    How do I get rid of these lines?

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Plugin Support Adam – WPMU DEV Support

    (@wpmudev-support8)

    Hello @nealumphred

    I hope you’re well today!

    The plugin uses quite basic markup for its output and the way it looks on site depends mostly on the theme. It’s an “assumption” that the elements/classes used are kind of “all-time-standard” but sometimes either that generated markup must be slightly adjusted for example by adding “wrapper” tags to sidebar or its widgets (that can be done in each of custom sidebars’ “Advanced” setting) to let it match theme or a custom CSS would have to be added to the theme.

    We’ll be happy to help with this but we’d need to be able to examine actual plugin output on the specific site that’s affected. I have visited the site and it seem that either you managed to deal with it already or the plugin is disabled.

    If it’s the latter, could you please enable it back, keep it enabled and let us know here?

    We’ll then visit the site again and inspect it to suggest solution.

    Best regards,
    Adam

    ADAM

    Thanks for the response.

    The plugin may have been disabled the last time you visited the site, but it’s active now and the liens are still there.

    Here is a link to a page with examples of the lines around the sidebar:

    https://www.elvis-atouchofgold.com/lines-screenshots/

    Thanks,

    NEAL

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by nealumphred.
    Plugin Support Adam – WPMU DEV Support

    (@wpmudev-support8)

    Hi @nealumphred

    Thank you for additional information!

    Apparently the plugin is still disabled. I understand that you don’t want to keep such “broken layout” all the time but I’m really not able to tell much more without checking the source and while screenshots are very helpful in showing what I should be looking for – they don’t help much in fixing that, I’m afraid.

    It seems that you are using Twenty Seventeen but not a “stock” one but the child theme of it. I tried to replicate that on my own setup with default Twenty Seventeen but it doesn’t happen so I believe it’s related to the modifications that your custom child theme brings in.

    Maybe then you could just set a one page on the site and set Custom Sidebars to output custom sidebar only there on that single page? If you’d point me to that page I hopefully would be able to identify what’s causing that and how to fix it while the rest of the site would remain unaffected until solution found.

    Best regards,
    Adam

    ADAM

    Thanks for the response and your assistance!

    The plugin is active and was active when you looked at the site.

    I see the lines on Twenty Seventeen with or without any additional CSS code in the customizer.

    I see the lines when I use another theme (I have tried several).

    I see the lines when I use Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

    I do NOT see the lines when I use an incognito window in Chrome.

    Hope this helps.

    NEAL

    Plugin Contributor Dimitris – WPMU DEV Support

    (@wpmudev-support6)

    Hello Neal

    I’m sorry for the misunderstanding here.

    This is happening because of the Sidebar Debug mode and these lines, which help you see what changes are made, are visible only to connected admin users.

    Here’s how to disable it:
    https://monosnap.com/file/OuXgIoiwaNu2KFj7IXX3cAdIBLpHb8

    Thank you,
    Dimitris

    DIMITRIS

    Thanks! It’s good to know that my readers aren’t seeing them.

    As for the link to Monosnap:

    1. It shows a green Sidebar Debug tab that I can’t find anywhere on my site.
    2. It offers several downloads.

    What am I supposed to do?

    NEAL

    • This reply was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by nealumphred.
    Plugin Contributor Kasia – WPMU DEV Support

    (@wpmudev-support2)

    Hello @nealumphred ,

    1. It shows a green Sidebar Debug tab that I can’t find anywhere on my site.

    That link should be on the admin bar when you are logged in and you are checking the front end of the site. Do you see admin bar when you look at the front end?
    Or try adding /?cs-explain=off to the url of the site (when on the home page) and see if this will disable debug mode.

    2. It offers several downloads.

    Could you give me more details? I’m not sure what you mean by several downloads.

    kind regards,
    Kasia

    KASIA

    Adding “/?cs-explain=off” to the URL worked and now those annoying lines are gone.

    Thanks!!!

    NEAL

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