Support » Plugin: WooSidebars » Not working with Roots theme

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  • Plugin Author Matty Cohen


    Hi Rene,

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention.

    Yes, please do post this to the Roots support team.

    From a WooSidebars standpoint, as long as the theme’s functionality somehow results in calls to dynamic_sidebar() to display the widgets, and is_active_sidebar() for checking if the sidebar has widgets, WooSidebars should handle just fine. 🙂

    This information can be passed on to the Roots support team as well, please, if required. 🙂

    Thanks and regards,

    Fixed with this commit last week:

    WooSidebars required do_action('get_header'); to work with Roots

    Plugin Author Matty Cohen


    Thanks retiehs.

    As a side note, the “get_header” action is run when the “get_header()” function is called.

    This is a standard WordPress template tag and is recommended as a WordPress theme standard. 🙂


    We use get_template_part to include those templates so that the theme can be better organized and grab files from a subdirectory. Roots isn’t a ‘standard’ WordPress theme:

    Plugin Author Matty Cohen


    Nevertheless, while “get_header()” isn’t strictly required, as it doesn’t inhibit a theme from being a theme (and this is left to the discretion of the theme developer), it is important when making decisions of this nature to consider the implications there-of, such as removing a widely-used hook (ie: accounting for it with the appropriate do_action() call, as you’ve done in your recent commit).

    Thanks for checking in and responding on this thread. I’m glad the issue has been resolved. 🙂

    Hey guys, I have installed woosidebars, created widget area called “blog widgets… to replace the Primary ones. I add widgets to the new widget area and the widgets are not displayed…. Can you advise what might be wrong? I tried to uninstall the plugin and install again — did not help. I use canvas



    Forum Moderator

    I’d suggest you start your own thread on this forum – this one has nothing to do with Canvas theme and it’s 9 months old.

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