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[resolved] Widgets (6 posts)

  1. Anik
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi,

    First of all thanks for this plugin. It's great and a real time saver.

    I am using 2 themes for my site and the problem is with widgets.

    The default one has all the widgets associated with it and they are showing normally. But the other theme which is handled by the plugin do not show any widgets. It will be great if you add this feature.

    Thanks.
    Anik

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/jonradio-multiple-themes/

  2. jonradio
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    First of all, my apologies for not responding sooner, but I did not get my usual e-mail notification of a support post.

    I'm not sure if you've read this information: "How do I change the Theme Options (Widgets, Sidebars, Menus, Background, Header, etc.) used for each Theme?" in the FAQs: http://wordpress.org/plugins/jonradio-multiple-themes/faq/

    As it indicates, only Method #2 will work with Widgets, but it may not work as well with other Theme Options.

    The WordPress Core was not created with Multiple Themes in mind, and each Theme Option functions differently, in terms of how it stores its options. The amount of work involved in trying to intercept and store every option setting in my plugin would be very large.

    I have been advising people who use several different Theme Options for each Theme to seriously consider using multiple WordPress sites integrated so they appear as one web site. One Theme per site. Which eliminates the issues we are discussing here.

  3. Anik
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It's alright Jonradio, maybe wp was having some trouble with mail or it ended up in your junk.

    Yes, you are right. I hadn't read the faqs. Sorry for that.

    After trying the steps it worked well in my sandbox. I will try it in one of my live site later this month after a thorough backup.

    As for WP multisite it's kinda complicated to me.

  4. jonradio
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    That's a great plan! Let me know if you run into any issues.

    Multisite can be made to work, if you have to go that way. The main effort is in keeping the menus manually-updated across the two sites.

  5. Anik
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, I will.

    One thing is coming to my mind.

    As in faq I have to remove the test drive plugin for this trick. If later I have to add more widgets, what should I do?

    Again add the plugin and do the steps?

  6. jonradio
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    You can safely leave the Test Drive plugin deactivated (you don't have to uninstall/delete it), then just activate it when needed to change alternate theme widget options.

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