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Showcase Sidebar Not Visible (13 posts)

  1. sustainable
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have a pretty plain WordPress 3.3.1 install with the stock twentyeleven theme. I dragged and dropped (via Appearance/Widgets) the Calendar to the Showcase Sidebar and clicked the Save button.

    I expected to see the calendar on the Showcase Sidebar but I don't see any change.

    What am I missing?

    Update: Actually, I can't see now even the Main Sidebar. I could swear I saw it working. And yes - I tried the 3 different "Default Layout" settings in Appearance/Theme Options.

    Also, I am using a *child* theme of twenteyelven (style.css only)

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The Showcase template has its own sidebar. See Appearance - > Widgets -> Showcase Sidebar

  3. sustainable
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @esmi Huh??? Did you read my question?

  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes - try switching back to the parent theme first.

  5. sustainable
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @esmi Thanks. I switched, but that didn't help. Any other idea that would not mandate re-installing WordPress and repeating everything I have done from scratch?

  6. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Is the Showcase sidebar showing in Appearance -> Widgets? If not, have you tried:

    - deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    - resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

    - re-uploading the wp-admin and wp-includes folders from a fresh download of WordPress.

  7. sustainable
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @esmi Yes, the Showcase sidebar is showing in Appearance -> Widgets.

    I also completely uninstalled all plugins.

    I am out of ideas.

  8. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    So the Showcase sidebar is showing in Appearance -> Widgets when you use Twenty Eleven but not when you use your child of Twenty Eleven, yes?

  9. BunnyBomb
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have the same problem.

    I am using the stock version of Twenty Eleven.

    When I drag any widget into the "Showcase Sidebar" widget area, nothing appears on any pages using the "Sidebar Template".

    Why is this?

  10. BunnyBomb
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ah, answered my own question. I need to be using the Showcase Template, if I am reading correctly.

  11. pmarfell
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have just upgraded a site to 3.3.1 using Twenty Eleven and the Main Sidebar disappeared. I was looking for a solution and noticed that it shows on blogs but not pages. Since the home page is a page the sidebar was not showing to visitors until a blog was selected from the menu.

    I then realised that not all pages would need the sidebar so it is reasonable for it to be an option for the page. I went to the individual pages and found on the right the Template drop-down. Selecting Sidebar Template from the options then displays the sidebar on those pages I want it to appear.

    Simples.

  12. ACJWL
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    When I changed the template off to the right within the template drop down and selected sidebar template my whole page went haywire. Any other ideas?

  13. illkinetics
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm still having an issue with my main page - showcase slidebar.

    When I click apperance-widgets i do have an option for showcase slidebar but and type of widget i put there does not show up. This is not a sub page but a main page so their is no link to change in "PAGES". Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Site = tubbysnc.com
    Thanks

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