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  • Twenty Seventeen. Sidebar won’t display on front page, tried everything. All the tweaks I can find and still it won’t show. Works great on all other pages! I’ve tried adding the suggested code to page.php and all that does is send things bonkers; sidebar appears in wrong location on other pages and other weird stuff. The suggested css made no difference. I have watched a YT video that demonstrates this plugin working perfectly on the homepage but can I get it to work??? Nope!!

    I have just tried the step by step guide on here and it only produces an underline below the page title!

    • This topic was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by  stanley64.
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  • Plugin Author jdailey


    Sorry to hear you are having a hard time getting sidebars added to the Twenty Seventeen theme. Custom Sidebars replaces existing widget areas so if the sidebars are not working correctly we would need to get those sorted before applying the Custom Sidebar plugin.

    I don’t see any support tickets on your WordPress account. Is this more a review of the tutorial or theme? We would be happy to help where we can. If you would still like to work through this feel free to post here:

    Thanks for your reply.
    I am happy to raise a ticket. In the meantime I’ll explain a little more clearly. I have set up a custom sidebar that works great in all pages apart from the front page. In twentyseventeen I have, for example, a contact page with a custom sidebar that appears under the page title – the site is in two column mode. So I have a form on the right and the widget appears on the left, under the title. Perfect! In order to achieve the same on the front page I am instructed to target the front page in the custom sidebar widget – to tell it where to appear. This is required because, unlike the other pages, you cannot select a sidebar in the edit page.
    i did this and it didn’t work. I tried various fixes i found from searching the web, including the one I posted above. Nothing works. I watched a Youtube video of someone successfully achieving what I want without any problems so I am baffled. Playing around with the various fixes, at one point, I did manage to get the sidebar to appear – not under the page title but under the page content, as if all it needed was a ‘float:left’. Annoyingly I have forgotten which fix I tried that did this.
    Hope some of this makes sense.

    Plugin Author jdailey


    Thanks for the follow-up information @stanley64. Could you share a link to your site so we can take a closer look? Also if you can share a screenshot of your Custom Sidebar settings that will help us troubleshoot the issue further. You can use a service like monosnap to post an image in the forum.

    Thanks again!

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