Side Bar is Missing from My Home Page

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  • #1518190

    kenbrooks
    Member

    All my widgets are missing on my home page. If I click on an individual blog, they show up then.

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

    #1518265

    timethief
    Member

    Have you consulted your theme description http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/selecta/ and live demo site http://selectademo.wordpress.com/ and verified whether or not the theme is designed to display widgets on every page of the blog?

    Widget Areas
    Selecta comes with four widget areas — one in the left sidebar, and three in the footer. The footer widget area will appear only if you have added widgets to it.

    If you have then the next thing to do is to open the widgets and make sure the visibility settings are correct. Widgets now have “visibility” settings so we can select which pages they display on. See here: http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/#widget-visibility

    #1518380

    kenbrooks
    Member

    Thanks for the reply. It’s been working for the past 2 years til now. How do I contact my theme description once I get to the page you linked me to?

    #1518384

    timethief
    Member

    This is where you can read your themes description http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/selecta/

    Have you gone here > Appearance > Widgets and opened the widgets and confirmed the visibility settings inside them are correct? Widgets now have “visibility” settings so we can select which pages they display on. See here: http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/#widget-visibility

    #1518417

    kenbrooks
    Member

    yes, I have. they’re all good. problem started when wordpress changed the layout on the widget manager page. tried moving a widget from the default column to the first footer, then it showed up in the default column. of course when I selected a single blog, then it really did show up in the first footer. could use some help. thanks!

    #1518418

    timethief
    Member

    Thanks for confirming the visibility settings on the widgets. I’ll tag this thread for Staff assistance. Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond and please be patient while waiting as it is the weekend.

    #1518421

    kenbrooks
    Member

    thanks! will do. did find my widgets on the home page. they’re at the foot of the page, even though they’re placed in the default

    #1518422

    timethief
    Member

    Hi again and thanks for the added information. Sidebars and widgets in them do not fall to the bottom and display below posts and/or posts do not appear in sidebars unless

    (1) content has been imported into the blog

    (2) the blogger has been copying and pasting content from elsewhere, without using either icon 5 or icon 6 in Row 2 of the visual editor http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#pasting-text

    (3) or the blogger has copied and pasted invalid HTML into a text widget or left an HTML tag open

    After you go here and enable this > Settings > Writing
    Formatting
    _ WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically
    “save changes”

    See here for sorting this out > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2012/05/19/sidebar-at-the-bottom-and-related-issues/

    #1518424

    kenbrooks
    Member

    Option #2 was the solution to the problem. I was using Evernote to write, copying and pasting it onto WordPress. Thanks the for the help! Problem solved

    #1518427

    timethief
    Member

    Hi there,
    I’m happy to know you have resolved this. Do make sure to enable this > Settings > Writing
    Formatting
    _ WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically
    “save changes”
    Happy blogging! :)

    #1518435

    kenbrooks
    Member

    Yep, did that. Thanks again!

    #1518436

    timethief
    Member

    Have a great weekend. :)

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