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  • oetzitterd


    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 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?

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  • stanch


    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.



    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.



    <il> test </il>

    If you really have this in your sidebar – I don’t think it will ever work.
    What is “il”?



    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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