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  • #1534037
    Mohamed

    Hi,

    I had created a custom dynamic sidebar with this code but not working!!

    
    register_taxonomy( 'product_cat', array('product'), array() );
    
    $terms = get_terms( array ( 'taxonomy' => 'product_cat', 'hide_empty' => false, 'depth' => 0,'exclude'=> 15,'parent' => 0, 'orderby' => 'description', 'order' => 'ASC' ));
    
    $product_categories = [];
        foreach ($terms as $k => $term) {
           $product_categories[$k]=  $term->name ;
        }
            
            function custom_sidebars() {
                
                if(!is_admin()) return;
                global $product_categories,$terms;
            Null !==($product_categories) ? $sidebars = ($product_categories) : $sidebars ='';
    
    $product_categories = [];
        foreach ($terms as $k => $term) {
           $product_categories[$k]['name']=  $term->name ;
           $product_categories[$k]['id']=  $term->term_id ;
        }
    
                if((isset($product_categories) ) && (!empty($product_categories) ))
                    foreach ($product_categories as $i => $sidebar) {
                    //$sidebar_name = preg_replace('/\s+/', '_', $sidebar);
                        register_sidebar ( array(
                        'name' => $sidebar['name'],
                        'id'   => 'net_pb_widget_area_'.$sidebar['id'],  
                        'description' => __( 'net_pb_widget_area_'.$sidebar['id'] . '[products limit="3" columns="1" best_selling="true" category="'.$sidebar['id'].'" ]','ar2' ),
                        'before_widget' => '<div id="%1$s" class="widget %2$s">',
                        'after_widget' => '</div>',
                        'before_title' => '<h3 class="widget-title"><span>',
                        'after_title' => '</span></h3>'
                        ));
                        
                    }
                
                
            }
            add_action( 'widgets_init', 'custom_sidebars' );
            add_action("admin_init", "sidebar_init");
            add_action('save_post', 'save_sidebar_link');
            function sidebar_init(){
                add_meta_box("sidebar_meta", "Sidebar Selection", "sidebar_link", array("post","page","product"), "side", "default");
            }
            
            function sidebar_link(){
                
                            if(!is_admin()) return;
    
                global $post, $sidebar,$product_categories;
                $custom  = get_post_custom($post->ID);
                 $theSidebar  = get_post_meta($post->ID,'sidebar',true);
                if ( isset($theSidebar))
                $link    = $theSidebar;
                
                
                $sidebars = $product_categories ;
    
                        
                echo '<div class="link_header">';
                echo '<select name="link" class="sidebar-selection">';
                echo '<option value="primary-sidebar" style="font-weight:bold;">Default Sidebar</option>';
                if (!empty($sidebars)) {
                    foreach ( $sidebars as $id => $list ){
    
                        if($link == 'net_pb_widget_area_'.$list["id"]){
                            echo '<option value="net_pb_widget_area_'.$list["id"].'" selected="true">'.$list['name'].'</option>';
                        }else{
                            echo '<option value="net_pb_widget_area_'.$list["id"].'">'.$list['name'].'</option>';
                        }
                    }
                }
                echo '</select>';
                echo '<br /></div><p>Select sidebar to use on this page.</p>';
                
            }
            function save_sidebar_link(){
                            if(!is_admin()) return;
    
                global $post;
                if (defined('DOING_AUTOSAVE') && DOING_AUTOSAVE) {return $post->ID;}
                if ( isset( $_POST["link"] ) )
                update_post_meta($post->ID, "sidebar", $_POST["link"]);
            }
            add_action('admin_head', 'sidebar_css');
            function sidebar_css() {
                echo'
                            <style type="text/css">
                            .sidebar-selection{width:100%;}
                            </style>
                            ';
            }
    
    

    and using this code to display it but it’s empty

    
     global $post;
         $postID= $post->ID;
         $sidebar  = get_post_meta($postID,'sidebar',true);
            if(in_array(get_post_type(), array('post','page'))){
            
                           if ('' != $sidebar ){
            		echo  '<div class="theSide">';	    
                           dynamic_sidebar('$sidebar ');
                           echo '</div>';   
                           }
    

    Could you help?

    #1534062
    Elvin
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hi,

    I don’t see any function dynamic_sidebar(){} within your code for this dynamic_sidebar(‘$sidebar ‘); to do anything.

    My bad. misread it a bit. It’s a core function.

    Try changing dynamic_sidebar('$sidebar '); to dynamic_sidebar($sidebar);.

    Adding '' makes whatever is enclosed within it, a string.

    Since $sidebar is a variable, you don’t have to add ''.

    A wise man once said:
    "Have you cleared your cache?"

    #1534081
    Mohamed

    My question because it was working before so, why it doesn’t now?

    A wise man always said
    ” Yes I already cleared the cache”

    #1535072
    Mohamed

    Could you tell me why it doesn’t working?

    #1535200
    Elvin
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Bear with me as this is going to be pretty lengthy.

    For starters, did you change anything within the code before it stopped working?

    I believe you’ve added this to your functions.php and like most users, at some point accidentally removes/adds syntaxes that breaks the code.

    Example:

     global $post;
         $postID= $post->ID;
         $sidebar  = get_post_meta($postID,'sidebar',true);
            if(in_array(get_post_type(), array('post','page'))){
            
                           if ('' != $sidebar ){
            		echo  '<div class="theSide">';	    
                           dynamic_sidebar('$sidebar ');
                           echo '</div>';   
                           }

    This particular code of yours has few issues.

    One is that it’s missing a closing } for the if(in_array(get_post_type(), array('post','page'))) condition.

    Another one is, as mentioned previously, dynamic_sidebar('$sidebar '); is taking in a text literal string “$sidebar” rather than taking the variable value of $sidebar because of the '' that encloses it. To be honest, I find it weird that this worked at all because of this.

    A wise man once said:
    "Have you cleared your cache?"

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