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May 23, 2019 at 2:39 am #908538Matthew
My Blog layout is set to Content / Sidebar (Layout > Sidebars > Blog Sidebar Layout)
On the public page by default there is a Search box and underneath that an Archives box in this right sidebar.
So I want to add another new item in this sidebar, an opt in form.
I create the form in Mailerlite and it adds its widget under Appearance > Widgets which I then drag from the Available Widgets into the Right Sidebar as they instruct. But it replaces the Search field box and Archives box rather than coming in under them.
I check Appearance > Widgets and notice the Right Sidebar area is blank, there is no Search field box and Archives box. So what are these if they are not widgets, and how can I keep them in while adding my Mailerlite sign up form.
thankyouMay 23, 2019 at 5:13 am #908636DavidStaffCustomer Support
WP adds those widgets automatically whenever there is an empty sidebar present. I suppose so people don’t question where my sidebar actually is 🙂 You can add those widgets manually to the sidebar, you will see them available in the widget list.November 17, 2019 at 11:13 pm #1066097Matthew
Is it a requirement to add the Archives and Search widgets to the right sidebar, as you have said, they are already there.
Also, when I click on a link in the archives box I am taken to the home page displaying all the latest published posts, not the posts for the month.
This error occurs after I also added the archives widget manually.
I want to keep these two widgets there for now, as there needs to be something in the sidebar. Or would you suggest something else? Do people tend to ditch these
thanks,November 18, 2019 at 5:30 am #1066334DavidStaffCustomer Support
It really is down to personal preference.
If i need both those widgets in my sidebar then i will manually add them to the Sidebar widget area – instead of letting WP automatically add them solely so as i feel in control.
Are you able to link me to the site so i can take a look at the Archive link issue?November 18, 2019 at 10:23 pm #1067084Matthew
I edited the original topic with the URL and password there,
thanks,November 19, 2019 at 5:09 am #1067301DavidStaffCustomer Support
Hmm thats odd.
Couple of things to try:
1. Rebuild permanlinks – Dashboard > Settings > Permalinks and hit Save a couple of times.
2. Edit the sidebar widgets and add the archive widget manually.
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