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  • I’m new to wordpress so forgive me if this is a silly question. I have created an xhtml/css layout that works fine until I put into the php files. I’m assuming I’m copying the code into the wrong places.
    The xhtml in /them/sidebar.php does not get sent to the browser. My sidebar style is called #menu but the html generated is still called #sidebar. I’ve also added comments to the sidebar.php but they don;t get output so I’m assuming that it doesn’t do what I’m expecting.

    What does <?php get_sidebar(); ?> return and where from?

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  • I’m not too familiar with what you’ve said you’ve done, but the get sidebar call is in your index.php file and returns everything that is in that file. Usually, there is a <div> within sidebar.php file, that is defined in your CSS.
    So the index is something like,
    header, content, sidebar, footer.
    That is, for a basic theme with sidebar on the right. Obviously, if it were to be to the left, then you’d swap the sidebar and content order.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Include_Tags

    It returns the sidebar.php file from your current theme’s directory, or from the default theme directory if your current theme doesn’t have a file called sidebar.php. Make sure the theme you’re editing is activated by going to the ‘Presentation’ panel in your WP-admin.

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