Changing default sidebar

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  • #600119

    Hi all.

    I’d like to add the blog subscription widget to my default sidebar without losing everything else. Is this possible? When I drag the widget to the sidebar and view it everything else has disappeared!

    I’ve tried recreating the original by adding various widgets but I can’t add everything that’s missing. The theme is Greenery by iLemoned.

    http://booksandfoodanddogsandstuff.wordpress.com

    Thanks for any help,

    Yasmin

    The blog I need help with is booksandfoodanddogsandstuff.wordpress.com.

    #600358

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    This article should help:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/09/28/the-no-widgets-paradox/

    especially this:

    • Some users experience difficulties with dragging. If that’s the case, you can click “Screen Options” (while on the Widgets screen) and tick “Enable accessibility mode”: that will produce a more surefire “Add” tab to the right of each widget name.

    #600361

    “I’ve tried recreating the original by adding various widgets but I can’t add everything that’s missing”.

    That’s what you need to do, and you can add everything that’s missing. The respective widgets are:
    Search
    Recent Posts
    Archives
    Categories
    RSS Links
    Links
    Meta

    #600369

    Thank you everyone.
    I’ve used widgets and got as close as I can….the “Recent Posts” isn’t quite the same as the default “Latest”…I should just stop being so precious!

    I found this on the link Tess posted:
    • The default sidebar items of a theme are artificially generated from the theme’s underlying files: in some cases they are not identical in look and/or function to the standard widgets common to practically all* wp.com themes.

    Once again, thank you :o)

    #600389

    @yasmin: You’re welcome.
    The passage you quoted was written by me, but I fail to see any difference between the “Latest” widget and the “Recent Posts” widget in Greenery (other than the title, which you can change).

    #600397

    Recent post lists only posts, the default Latest shows latest actib=vity including page updates, but I can get round this by posting to say I have added something to a page.

    #600401

    Thanks – hadn’t noticed that!

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