Support » Theme: Twenty Seventeen » Why has this theme no sidebar option per default?

  • Carsten Lund

    (@carsten-lund)


    I do not understand why Twenty Seventeen has no sidebar option. What have the creators of this theme been thinking?

    Buddypress and WordPress surpose to work together like no other theme and plugin.
    Anyway, all plugins made for BuddyPress like BP Sidebar login, Buddypress Who visit my Profile, Members Online, and other widgets which are intended to be placed in the sidebar, cannot be used with Twenty Seventeen!

    I no this maybe can be obtained with some coding or help from a plugin. But why has this theme no sidebar option per default, when so many users are demanding this?

    Regards
    Carsten

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  • apolloman

    (@apolloman)

    dear Carsten

    many thanks for stepping up the plate with this question.
    i am not very sure if i got you right.

    AFAIK we have a sidebar on the right side.

    Do you whish to have a sidebar on both sides?

    regards apollo

    Carsten Lund

    (@carsten-lund)

    Hi there, there have been a lot of discussions in here about the missing sidebar in Twenty seventeen.
    The content of the blog sidebar does not show on my site. I am not really sure I understand the term blog sidebar, does it mean that it can’t contain ordinary widgets? I use widgets for BuddyPress, and they do not show, like they do in Twenty Sixteen.

    Regards

    apolloman

    (@apolloman)

    dear Carsten

    many thanks for your reply. i did some further readings here in the forum. I found out the following:

    https://wordpress.org/support/topic/sidebar-on-pages-4/

    question: So is there a simple way to add a sidebar to the pages? Thanks!

    answer: Make a child theme and make a new template which contains a sidebar. See single.php as example

    answer: If you want to add a sidebar — either the existing one or a new one — to static pages, you’d need to first create a child theme.

    Here are some resources if you’d like to go that route:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes
    https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2016/01/create-customize-wordpress-child-theme/

    In Twenty Seventeen, you’d want to add the call to your sidebar to the page.php file, which is what controls the display of static pages. You don’t need to create a custom template unless you want the option only on certain static pages, and not all. If you want to be able to choose the sidebar template for certain pages only, then you would need to create a custom template instead of modifying page.php.
    See: https://developer.wordpress.org/themes/template-files-section/page-templates/#creating-custom-page-templates-for-global-use If you need further help with it, just let us know.

    for more – see https://wordpress.org/support/topic/sidebar-on-pages-4/

    hope this may be a little help

    regards
    apollo

    Carsten Lund

    (@carsten-lund)

    Hi Apollo, thank you so much for your research, I appreciate it.
    It seems like the sidebar option for some reason is not as straight forward in Twenty seventeen as in other themes.

    Regards
    Carsten

    apolloman

    (@apolloman)

    Dear Carsten

    glad that this may help you a bit.

    i am also a big big fan of the 2017. But in terms of customization i am still learning.

    This forum is a great place.

    have a great day…

    apollo 😉

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