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How to add widgets to custom widget areas

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  • #362
    naviter
    Participant

    Hi all.

    Maybe I’m just too new to this but I can’t seem to understand how to add different Sidebars to different Pages in the Alyeska theme.

    I have created two custom Widget Areas but I don’t see how I can place Widgets on those custom Areas. All widgets are placed on the default Sidebar which is not what we need.

    Any help is much appreciated. Thanks.

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  • #372
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    Hello,

    When creating each custom widget area, that is when you also designate which pages it gets applied to. Checkout this video from your documentation, which should clear things up for you: http://vimeo.com/32471583

    #418
    naviter
    Participant

    Thanks. My original question was actually inaccurate. How do I *edit* the Content of the added widget area? With links to posts and download links for example?

    Thanks in advance.

    • This reply was modified 7 years, 11 months ago by naviter.
    • This reply was modified 7 years, 11 months ago by naviter.
    #421
    naviter
    Participant

    Oops. Let me answer my own question. New Widget Area was at the bottom of the page. Need to get my sight (or brain) checked .

    Sorry to have waisted your time on this! Hope it helps someone else.

    #424
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    Yup, you got it. So every time you add a custom widget area from Appearance > Widget Areas, it will automatically get added to your Widget page when you go to Appearance > Widgets. And on this page, all custom widget areas get added alphabetically after all of default “Location” widget areas.

    For anyone else having issues with figuring out the theme’s widget area concepts, here is a complete overview along with video tutorials:

    http://dev.themeblvd.com/tutorial/widget-areas-for-the-end-user/

    #2552
    bluelf
    Participant

    It seems that the conditional tags are broken, I can add widgets to the default sidebar for example but if I specify a conditional tag for example “is_homepage()” the widget does not appear on the sidebar at all…

    #2560
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    Are you meaning to use is_home() or is_front_page() possibly?

    #2600
    bluelf
    Participant

    Sorry! I meant is_home() not homepage
    neither is_home() or is_front_page() or any of my other conditionals
    have been working since I upgraded the theme if I add a widget without a conditional it works fine
    if I add one with one it does not show up in the sidebar at all. If I remove the conditional from the widget works like a charm… Putting it back does not show up on the page…

    #2606
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    I’m a little foggy on the context in which we’re talking about these conditionals. Are you using the widget logic plugin? Can I see a link to the page where the is_home conditional isn’t working?

    #2619
    bluelf
    Participant

    Odd seems to be working now that I turned off Ajax Calendar
    Yes I am using widget logic.

    #2621
    Jason Bobich
    Keymaster

    I’ve never used the plugin, but your Ajax Calendar probably alters the main WP query without restoring it properly. You may be able to get around it by having that plugin’s widget come after whatever widget you’re trying to put the widget logic into.

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