If I reach a page through the shortlink, the widgets dont display

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    http://wp.me/p415mx-3K – this shortlink directs to a post of mine, but does not show the widgets which you can see on the home page.

    Infact, when I reach any post through a short link, it does not show any widgets on the right side. Why is this happening?

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

    #1721081

    johnjronline
    Member

    Hello Ankitabhatia1,

    I could be wrong but I think that the Twenty Eleven theme (http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/twentyeleven/) does not show the Sidebar when viewing Posts, but it shows the Sidebar on the Home Page; and I think that you can set it to show the Sidebar on Pages (http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/) by changing the Page Template for each Page to the Sidebar Template, but I do not think that there is an option like this for Posts unfortunately because I think that the Twenty Eleven theme was designed that/this way.

    If having the Sidebar visible on Posts is very important to you, then you might want to try another somewhat similar theme like Twenty Twelve (http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/twentytwelve/) or Hemingway Rewritten (http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/hemingway-rewritten/) et cetera, but maybe someone else around the forums will have another solution to your problem.

    Good luck,
    -John Jr

    #1721178

    Thanks John – I went through all the links and you are right.Twenty Eleven does not display the widgets on all posts. I did come across a plugin for Twenty Eleven which apparently will enable displaying the widgets on all pages and posts – but the link says the plugin hasn’t been updated in 2 years and can lead to errors so I am reluctant to try it out.
    The only option that seems relevant is to change the theme which seems too intimidating to me :(

    Hopefully someone else might have an easier solution!

    #1721179

    timethief
    Member

    There is no solution aside form changing themes. We cannot edit the templates underlying our themes and the theme is not designed to display any sidebar when post titles or comments links (bubbles) are clicked and posts are displayed on their own pages.

    You can verify this by clicking this link no sidebar on single posts (Twenty Eleven) and noting how many times this question has been asked and answered previously like johnjronline before answering your question.

    You can quickly and easily change themes to another one found here http://wordpress.com/themes/ and no data will be lost or negatively affected by the change. The only time you may have to do some work is if you are changing to a dramatically different theme and have done any CSS editing.

    Provided you are logged in as Admin under the same username account that registered the blog go to Dashboard > Appearance > Themes and browse themes until you find one you like and click “activate” or type in the name of the theme you want to use and
    click the “activate” link when it appears.

    After you change your theme all you need to do is go here Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets > Inactive Widgets and re-install them where you want them to appear. The widget contents and settings will be the same as they were prior to changing themes.

    #1721180

    Thanks timethief – btw, I did try and search for this query online before posting it and I could not find the relevant answer. There are just so many posts that many time the response gets hidden between streams on content and is tough to locate.

    #1721181

    johnjronline
    Member

    Hello Ankitabhatia1,

    You are welcome, Timethief is correct, and trying/previewing themes is pretty easy/simple and it takes very little effort; and so I encourage you to give it a try, and you can always preview a theme and/or look at the demo website of theme without even having to activate/try it first. ;)

    Also we can not use plugins for WordPress.com: http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org

    Good luck,
    -John Jr

    #1721182

    Thanks John Jr.

    #1721183

    johnjronline
    Member

    You are welcome Ankitabhatia1. :)

    -John Jr

    #1721184

    timethief
    Member

    Best wishes with your blog.

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