[resolved] Sidebar for Category Child Page (4 posts)

  1. scottcarlton
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I was wondering if there was a way to get a custom sidebar to show up in a child category of the parent.

    The pages ei website.com/press and website.com/category/press all show the custom sidebar. website.com/category/press/test dosen't. These pages are independent of the blog.
    So if I change category.php to the custom sidebar it changes in the blog categories too.

    Since I will be adding child categories to the parent (press) and not knowing what those might be in advanced, making a category-(term).php dosen't work. Is there a way to get the custom sidebar to show up for any child listed under the parent of (press).

    Sorry if this sounds confusing. Tried to explain it the best I could.

  2. Pioneer Web Design
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Create a page template (preferably in a child theme) and assign it each chld page.

  3. scottcarlton
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the quick reply, that was my first option. Unforchantely I don't know what each child will be because the client will add children as press articles are posted. So I need an archive category that will apply the custom sidebar to any child that will fall under the parent (press). Not sure if that sounds clear though.

  4. scottcarlton
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Solved! It turned out to be pretty easy.

    <?php if (in_category('press')) get_sidebar('press');
    else get_sidebar('home');?>

    Now I have to go research why my navigation won't show up on my category pages.

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