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  • #3221770

    dragoonarts
    Member

    Sharing button strangeness.
    When I un check and save changes they re check themselves and a button appears on the post page..No sharing button shows of on regular page.

    See screenshots here https://dragoonarts.wordpress.com/

    Not sure if this is theme related or not.

    Twenty eleven theme.

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

    #3222094

    musicdoc1
    Member

    Hi,

    The example page that displays the screenshots is on your front page. In order for that page to display sharing buttons, you’d need to check the box at Options > “Show sharing buttons on” labeled “Front Page, Archive Pages, and Search Results.”

    The theme applied is irrelevant in this case.

    #3222188

    dragoonarts
    Member

    That was to obvious !
    I didn’t take the time to actually what the options were.

    How about these?
    https://dragoonarts.wordpress.com/2018/11/30/post-page/
    I think I read somewhere that you are working on the galleries.
    Widget galleries seem to be fine.

    After I cleared all the pages and posts out and started over, all the layout features started working as they should.
    As you will see the post page now no has sidebars.

    In the process I lost that show recent posts on the homepage.
    Cant find it anywhere.

    #3222386

    musicdoc1
    Member

    How about these?
    https://dragoonarts.wordpress.com/2018/11/30/post-page/
    I think I read somewhere that you are working on the galleries.

    I don’t work for WordPress.com (Automattic), just a volunteer. Regarding the issues wrt gallery type options, I was unable to duplicate the result shown and described in the post linked to in your previous post above. However, I haven’t tried the new editor (aka Gutenberg or Block Editor), which itself might be factor.

    There are many forum topics regarding the new editor, and it’s possible that one or more them addresses the issues that you’ve described. However, rather than send you on a needle in a haystack quest, I’ve called for staff attention to this topic. Staff will respond here. They may either attempt to resolve the issues you’ve described here, or perhaps refer you to a relevant forum topic.

    After I cleared all the pages and posts out and started over, all the layout features started working as they should.
    As you will see the post page now no has sidebars.

    Which layout features are you referring to? The Multiple Layouts section of the Twenty Eleven theme guide says:

    Twenty Eleven features three default layouts for your blog, including right and left sidebar layouts. The third layout does away with the sidebar altogether, turning Twenty Eleven into a narrower tumblelog theme.

    And finally you said,

    In the process I lost that show recent posts on the homepage.
    Cant find it anywhere.

    Not sure what you’re referring to here. Please explain. The Set a Static “Home” Page (Front Page) support page describes where and how to choose between displaying the latest posts or a static front page on the front page.

    #3222389

    musicdoc1
    Member

    Hi,

    As you will see the post page now no has sidebars.

    I presume that you’re referring to the single post titled “post page.” If so, then it should always have no sidebar with the Twenty Eleven theme applied. On a test site with Twenty Eleven applied, and the “Content on left” (right sidebar) layout chosen, I find that the sidebar area is hidden on single posts. There is no setting available at Customize to change that behavior.

    #3222396

    dragoonarts
    Member

    The issue was that it wouldn’t display without side bars.
    You can select either sidebars of showcase without sidebars but it wouldn’t budge.
    The layout options were stuck on content on the right.
    I deleted everything and started fresh and it started working again.
    I should have taken some pictures of it before I deleted it but I really didn’t think anyone was looking at it but thanks for the input just the same.
    Was hoping to leave some clues for people using twenty eleven but I think I have just made a mess of it.

    #3222406

    dragoonarts
    Member

    I didn’t see your first post before responding.
    I am using just gutenberg to edit with but that gives me an idea to switch back to tho old way just to see how it acts.
    I must have way too much time on my hands.

    Yes those are the layout features you find in the customize area.
    There is another spot to set the sidebar no sidebar option.

    I was running a single column showcase page and at the bottom it was showing the resent post below it.
    Between the 2 pages it read Recent posts.
    The recent post page was stuck on content on the left no matter what you did.
    After I started over from scratch things started to behave but recent post dissapeared.

    Thanks for pointing it out to staff but I think they have given it a look.
    I hate to bother them with any extra work.
    I really should have been asking these questions a year ago but I took one look at gutenberg and un installed after spending a few hours tinkering with it.
    Its come a long way baby.

    If you do end up playing with twenty eleven I am real curious if you get the same results with the gallerys.

    Thanks for taking a peek at it.

    #3222415

    musicdoc1
    Member

    I was running a single column showcase page and at the bottom it was showing the resent post below it.
    Between the 2 pages it read Recent posts.
    The recent post page was stuck on content on the left no matter what you did.
    After I started over from scratch things started to behave but recent post dissapeared.

    Your present front page, titled “page,” doesn’t have the Showcase Template assigned to it. That’s the reason for the difference between have the Recent Posts feature or not. If you started over and didn’t select a template for that page, then it would probably have the Default Template assigned by default. See the Template section of the Page Attributes support page.

    The recent post page was stuck on content on the left no matter what you did.

    Do you mean when you have the Showcase Template assigned to the page? In my tests, I find the opposite to be true. That is, I find that with the Showcase Template setting on a page, the sidebar widget area can only display on the left, regardless of the layout option chosen. Therefore the content is on the right for each layout option.

    There is another spot to set the sidebar no sidebar option.

    Where?

    #3222420

    dragoonarts
    Member

    The current front page was set to showcase, I changed it to sidebar to test out the gallery widgets.
    Thats interesting you shouldnt be seeing sidebars on the showcase template.
    The other spot would show in quick edit I believe.
    Where is right ! I cant find it.
    The gutenberg seems to be morphing before my eyes.
    I noticed an update to it on my self hosted site this morning when I checked it.

    You mean you haven’t had the Gutenberg experience yet??
    You are kidding me.
    Oh you are in for a real treat if not.
    Get in now so you can brag about it when it is a thing of greatness.

    #3222425

    musicdoc1
    Member

    Thats interesting you shouldnt be seeing sidebars on the showcase template.

    I didn’t say that. I said, the sidebar is always on the left, and the content is on the right with a Showcase Template page.

    #3222433

    dragoonarts
    Member

    aha the showcase Template page.
    I scanned over that link you sent but I will go back and study it.
    There were quite a few things I don’t remember running into.

    showcase on twenty eleven is no side bars isn’t it?
    has been for me for a few years now.

    here is a shot from premium with the template options.
    https://dragoonarts.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/quik-edit.png
    This is from a page not a post page.
    I have no post pages on that site to compare to.
    I will go back to the self hosted site and see if the template options are still there.
    Didn’t do the gutenberg update yet.

    #3222437

    musicdoc1
    Member

    This is from a page not a post page.
    I have no post pages on that site to compare to.

    Only pages have optional templates. Not only all themes, though. No template options for posts. There are post format options on some themes, but those are unrelated to page templates.

    showcase on twenty eleven is no side bars isn’t it?

    That’s incorrect. See what I’ve said about that above. : -)

    #3222438

    musicdoc1
    Member

    Correction: “Not all themes, though.”

    #3222441

    musicdoc1
    Member

    There’s a special widget area for the Showcase template on Twenty Eleven. It’s called the “Showcase Sidebar.” However, you won’t see it at Customize > Widgets unless the previewer is showing a page with that template applied. That problem doesn’t exist at the WP-Admin Widgets page. This represents just one example of the countless reasons why I still use the WP-Admin pages for virtually everything I do on my sites.

    #3222444

    dragoonarts
    Member

    Well i’ve managed to reach a total state of confusion.
    Going to have to read all of this again later when I can find a functioning brain cell.

    That sela theme looks familiar.
    That may be one of the options I gave them to look at when they chose twenty eleven.

    just curious, do you have a favorite theme.
    Generate press is my all time favorite so far.

    #3222656

    Hi dragoonarts,

    I’ve read through this thread but there is quite a bit of information so I just want to make sure I’ve understood the details correctly :) It sounds like you’ve got the sharing buttons sorted but you also want to do the following:

    1. Display a sidebar on the right when the showcase template is selected for the homepage.
    2. Also display recent posts on the homepage.

    Please correct me if I’ve misunderstood though!

    #3222657

    Hi dragoonarts,

    I’ve read through this thread but there is quite a bit of information so I just want to make sure I’ve understood the details correctly :) It sounds like you’ve got the sharing buttons sorted but you also want to do the following:

    1. Display a sidebar on the right when the showcase template is selected for the homepage.
    2. Also display recent posts on the homepage.

    Please correct me if I’ve misunderstood though!

    #3222671

    dragoonarts
    Member

    First let me say that there is no urgency to any of this and I know your time is very valuable.
    I had hoped to leave some clues for anyone else using twenty eleven but have muddied it up badly.

    I am content with no sidebars on the showcase template but am curious how to get recent posts to display at the bottom of the homepage.
    After years of using this theme I am finding options in twenty eleven I never knew existed.
    I am testing Gutenberg out with Twenty eleven and my original homepage was a showcase template with no sidebars with the post page showing with content on the right.
    I was trying to get the post page to show as a single column but after having no luck I deleted everything and started over.

    My second attempt had the homepage set as showcase no sidebar and the post page had no sidebar as well but the post page no longer showed up on the homepage under recent posts.
    So yes Also display recent posts on the homepage.

    I had never run into any of this before because I just set the hompage to sidebars and all the other pages on the site were showcase with no Post pages at all.
    I am now trying to get a solid understanding of post pages before I show the community historian how she could benefit from using the Post page in her work.

    The only other question I have is about the galleries but I have a feeling those issues are being worked on and will smooth out in time.
    For now I am going to go ahead and get all the photos on the site using the old editor so there is no urgency there either.

    If only there was a plug-in for reading comprehension and memory I would be in great shape.

    #3222931

    supernovia
    Staff

    Hi @dragoonarts, no worries at all.

    We do have a setup guide here. It’s got quite a bit of info:
    https://wordpress.com/theme/twentyeleven

    But here are the basics of what you’re after:

    – Set create a page (typically blank or near blank)
    – Give it the Showcase template
    – Head to Customize and make it the home page (optional)
    – While viewing that page in Customize, head to widgets.
    – You should see a widget area for the Showcase Sidebar. You can add what you’d like there.

    Posts should automatically populate under Recent Posts, and you can feature posts by making them sticky.

    It should end up looking a bit like this:
    https://twentyelevendemo.wordpress.com/showcase/

    That “You’re looking at Twenty Eleven’s special Showcase Template” section is the content for the page. Everything else is being automatically populated.

    Also, we don’t mind answering questions at all! I’d just recommend new threads for each new topic so it’s easier to digest. Cheers, and thanks for diving in and getting to know Gutenberg!

    #3224155

    dragoonarts
    Member

    Thanks Supernovia.
    Great run through on using Twenty Eleven and WordPress itself.
    I never took the time to understand all the options probably because all I was trying to do was build a simple web site.
    Will start from scratch again with these pointers and see what it turns out like.

    I will keep plugging away with Gutenberg and I might even grow to love it.

    Wish I could have you delete all my ramblings and just ask a question like Do you have any pointers for setting up Twenty Eleven?
    Then there might be something of use for people looking.

    Thanks for all your help.

    And thanks to Gemmacevans , Musicdoc1 and Liz.
    You guys are great.

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