Widgitizing an existing template (5 posts)

  1. oetzitterd
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi All,

    I have WP 2.3.3 and using an older template. Now I want to include widgets. I already followed the instructions on http://automattic.com/code/widgets/themes/ and looked at some widget compatible templates but everything I try does not work.

    I added the following code:

    if ( function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') && dynamic_sidebar(1) ) : else : ?>							<ul id="sidebar">
    <il> test </il>
    <?php endif;

    But nothing is changing. Test shows up nicely but still I a getting the following msg:

    You are seeing this message because the theme you are currently using isn’t widget-aware, meaning that it has no sidebars that you are able to change. For information on making your theme widget-aware, please follow these instructions.

    can somebody shed a light on it?

  2. stanch
    Posted 7 years ago #

    or you can try this Widgetizing Sidebar tutorial. anyway, sometime that problem occur caused by our browser cache, so try to clearing your browser cache.

  3. oetzitterd
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi Stanch,

    that already helped a lot. I can see the widget option in the admin now but the widgets are not active on my site (nothing in the source code when I look at my site)

    I installed the default theme (Kubrick) and there the widgets work.

  4. moshu
    Posted 7 years ago #

    <il> test </il>

    If you really have this in your sidebar - I don't think it will ever work.
    What is "il"?

  5. oetzitterd
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi Moshu,

    I took that out completly now and still it is not working:

    <ul id="sidebar"><?php if ( function_exists(’dynamic_sidebar’) && dynamic_sidebar() ) : else : ?>
    								<?php endif; ?></ul>

    It was already in the template file before, so I left it in there.

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