Support » Fixing WordPress » Making permalink pages like the homepage?

  • Reeveso

    (@reeveso)


    To get traffic to my site I submit to blog carnivals, which is giving me about 99% of my traffic at the moment.

    When looking at my stats I noticed that the people who come from those carnivals usually look ONLY at that article, then leave.

    However, those that re-visit or come from search engines look at 2-5 articles.

    Then I realized that when those people are clicking on the permalink titles, they go to a page that is the article, and ONLY the article with nothing else. For example – http://www.theroadtoperfection.com/how-to-track-your-financial-independence-series-3/

    Is there any way to make my permalinks so they have everything else that the homepage contains (sidebar, etc.)

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  • Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42)

    Try removing the single.php file from your theme. Keep a backup, of course. Or edit it to include the sidebars in the same way your index.php file in the theme does.

    For future reference, you’ll probably want to understand the Template Hierarchy.

    Reeveso

    (@reeveso)

    Thanks I’ll try that out

    Reeveso

    (@reeveso)

    Well, removing the single.php file just makes the page blank if you click on a permalink, so I guess I’ll have to figure out how to put the sidebar into it

    rudolf45

    (@rudolf45)

    There are hundreds of themes that have sidebar on the single post view, too. Why do you need to re-invent the wheel?

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