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My single-posts page is missing the sidebar

  1. I am working on a site I do not own so please ignore the message about not offering a site link. The site for this discussion is here: <http://blog.homeexchange.com/&gt;

    I am customizing the 2011 theme and I am using the CSS customization editor.

    The home page displays content within a "primary" div on the left and the sidebar displays on the right in a "secondary" div. But when I click the About link <http://blog.homeexchange.com/about/&gt; Not only is the sidebar missing. I don't see a 'secondary' div when I view the page with Firebug.

    What's more is that if I click on either post from the home page example <http://blog.homeexchange.com/2011/07/07/15/&gt; the sidebar is missing on them too. I cannot find a way to select to display a sidebar and I don't see where it might be turned off. And if I saw that the secondary div even existed I would force the div to "display: block". But the div doesn't seem to exist.

    Any ideas? Thanks.

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  3. Please read this very carefully and note that the theme is no coded to provide sidebars are not provided on single post pages. The workings of Duster / Twenty Eleven

  4. edit" "no" was meant to be "not"

  5. Thanks so much for your speedy reply.

    So only the home page displays a sidebar in 2011? I was confused because there are theme settings for the pages and I chose one with sidebars thinking they would display site wide.

    So if I want sidebars site wide perhaps I need to use 2010?

  6. The CSS upgrade cannot be used to add a sidebar to pages which do not have one already. That would require hacking of the underling PHP script files, which we cannot do on free hosted WordPress.com blog .
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/themes/editing-themes/

  7. Makes perfect sense. I knew I couldn't do it with CSS and hoped I was missing a setting that I should have set.

    I'll switch to 2010 or some other theme that will give me that ability and hack from there. Thanks!

  8. Please post an active link starting with http:// to the blog in question
    On this forum we provide CSS support only to those who have free hosted WordPress.COM blogs and who have purchase the annually renewable custom design upgrade.

  9. OOPS! I asked for the URL above when you had already posted it -- sorry. :(

  10. Sorry about the confusion. I'm editing a site that I don't own and if I post the question when I'm logged in as the client—the client gets the email reply and not me.

    I suppose I should create an user account for myself but thought this project would go quicker than it has.

    They did purchase the custom design upgrade. Pretty nice.Thanks.

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