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August 5, 2016 at 3:14 am #215865NBC
I attempted to implement the plugin Custom Sidebars so I could display different sidebar content on a page-specific basis. When the setup instructions didn’t match what I saw in WordPress, I posted a support question. When it became clear that I was following their instructions but not attaining the expected results, the developers eventually asked what theme I was using.
The upshot is that their plugin is incompatible with GP, or at least with the combination of GP and GP Premium.
Here’s the discussion thread for anyone who’s interested, before I remove the screenshot images I posted in response to questions.August 5, 2016 at 3:59 am #215873Roberto EnriqueAugust 5, 2016 at 4:01 am #215875Roberto Enrique
I’m following the thread at wordpress.org and will make a couple of tests.August 5, 2016 at 10:16 am #215950TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
I just tested it myself and everything worked as it should.
I tried it on a regular page, and on the static front page with no issues.
Any chance you have a wrong setting somewhere maybe?
Let me know 🙂August 5, 2016 at 2:42 pm #216046NBC
You can see the results I got on the screenshots I posted on the plugin support forum. I did everything they suggested, but no joy. What would be the likeliest place to look for an incompatible setting
Please don’t take this as any kind of negative on my part against GP/GP Premium! I only posted this here so others could avoid the problem I had.
I’m not in a position right now to invest in the Pro version of their plugin. I’m looking at other alternatives.August 5, 2016 at 2:57 pm #216048TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
No worries at all! Sometimes these weird things can happen.
Any chance you can send me temporary login details through the contact form on this site so I can take a look myself? I should be able to figure it out for you 🙂August 5, 2016 at 3:58 pm #216066NBC
I’m developing this redesign under localhost, so the site isn’t accessible to anyone except me.
I’ll be happy to check any settings you suggest.August 5, 2016 at 11:24 pm #216111TomLead DeveloperLead DeveloperAugust 6, 2016 at 2:52 am #216137NBC
Here’s what I get in an attempt to duplicate your progress.
1. Global settings screen, showing that the page is set up to take a right sidebar.
2. Widget settings, showing that I’ve created the custom sidebar and designated the standard right sidebar for replacement.
3. Definition settings, showing that the new sidebar has nowhere to go.
Given your comments to the developers about how the plugin operates, I’m becoming less and less interested in making this work. I’ve found three alternatives, among which I’m having a really tough time making a distinction.
It’d be great if I could figure out which is best. <smh>August 6, 2016 at 8:53 am #216184TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Personally I just use Display Widgets: https://en-ca.wordpress.org/plugins/display-widgets/
It’s always worked great for me 🙂August 6, 2016 at 11:42 am #216211NBC
In the context of the Display Widgets plugin, does “hide” mean that the sidebar content is served up to the page but concealed from the viewer, or does it mean that the data for hidden sidebars does not reach the page?
If it’s the former, that sounds like a lot of wasted information.
I know that page content can be hidden until a click or some other trigger reveals it, so it seems possible that the plugin just covers up the sidebar.
And I don’t want to just hide the sidebar: I want to swap it out on specific pages.
Does that make sense?August 6, 2016 at 11:15 pm #216294
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