Support » Plugin: Custom Sidebars - Dynamic Widget Area Manager » Works with one custom sidebar, but not two

  • Resolved TomCobbley

    (@tomcobbley)


    Hello,

    I have been using Custom Sidebars for a while swapping out my default sidebar on some posts with a custom sidebar I’ve created.

    However when I add a second custom sidebar, I get the ‘All sidebars have been locked, you cannot replace them. Go to the widgets page to unlock a sidebar’ message.

    If I delete the second custom sidebar I created, then everything works fine again and I can choose the sidebar I want.

    Can anyone help me fix this?

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  • Hi TomCobbley,

    I’m not able to replicate this behavior. I only receive that message if I haven’t checked at least one sidebar to be replaced in the Widgets area.

    If you haven’t already, try going to Appearance > Widgets, and go through the sidebars on the right (Theme Sidebars) and tick the checkbox at the bottom for each sidebar that you want to allow to be replaced.

    Next, add a second custom sidebar before finally trying to swap out the default sidebar for one of the new custom sidebars you’ve created.

    Let me know if this helps 🙂

    Plugin Support Nastia – WPMU DEV Support

    (@wpmudev-support9)

    Hello @tomcobbley, I hope you are doing well!

    I’ve tested the plugin on my site and can’t replicate the same.

    As @fluidjunction has already suggested, go to Appearances > Widgets, in the right panel make sure that the “Allow this sidebar to be replaced” is checked.

    If this will not solve the issue, please check for a conflict with another plugin.

    Deactivate all the other plugins and test see if the sidebar can be replaced. If everything is well, activate one plugin at a time to find the one that causes this.

    Let me know how it goes!

    Cheers,
    Nastia

    Plugin Author jdailey

    (@jdailey)

    Thank you for using Custom Sidebars. I am going to mark this topic resolved because we haven’t heard from you in awhile. If this issue was not resolved we can reopen the ticket. Thanks again!

    Hi Nastia,

    Thanks for your reply.

    I have deactivated all other plugins. Now I get the option to choose a sidebar when I’m editing a post. However, no matter which sidebar I choose, it always displays the default sidebar.

    I’m wondering if maybe this is an issue with the theme. We’re using a modified version of the 2013 theme.

    Tom

    Plugin Author jdailey

    (@jdailey)

    Thank you. I have reopened the ticket.

    Plugin Contributor Kasia – WPMU DEV Support

    (@wpmudev-support2)

    Hello tomcobbley,

    Would it be possible you could share a copy of that modified theme so we could test it? Could you upload it to dropbox like a service and paste here link?

    kind regards,
    Kasia

    Hi Kasia. Thankyou for your help on this.

    Here’s my theme for you

    Plugin Contributor Predrag Dubajic WPMU DEV Support

    (@wpmudev-support1)

    Hi Tom,

    Thanks for sharing theme, however I can’t get it to work on my end as I get white screen and no errors when debug is enabled so I’m unable to pinpoint the issue.

    Does your theme require any specific plugin in order to work?

    Cheers,
    Predrag

    Hi Pedrag,

    Thanks for having a look at that. No, it doesn’t require any specific plugins.

    I’m going to assume that there’s something wrong with my theme and get it rebuilt. It’s been hacked around a lot, so would be nice to start again from scratch to tidy it up.

    I appreciate the help you folks have given me.

    Tom

    Plugin Contributor Predrag Dubajic WPMU DEV Support

    (@wpmudev-support1)

    Hi Tom,

    If you could setup staging site and tidy up your theme so it works out of the box you can send it over and we’ll gladly look into Custom Sidebars issue again.

    Cheers,
    Predrag

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