sidebar differs upon same ‘Ocean Mist’ theme

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  • #298953

    islandnotes
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    The sidebar on my testing blog http://communityconcerns.wordpress.com contains BROWSE, LINKS, and SUBSCRIBE;
    whereas my public blog, http://islandnotes.wordpress.com does not. Both use the ‘Ocean Mist’ theme.
    (The content of the testing blog imported the XML file from the public blog.) Thanks.

    #299111

    rosclarke
    Member

    Check under Design – Widgets that you have the same widgets in both.

    #299182

    islandnotes
    Member

    That DOES seem to create a similar sidebar. Seems sort of arbitrary in that the absence of widgets causes ‘browse, links, and subscribe to appear in the sidebar. Must ‘subscribe’ disappear if’n I use widgets? I don’t see a widget for ‘subscribe’.
    Thanks.

    #299186

    Most themes come with a small preset selection of sidebar items. When you add some widgets yourself, this selection is cancelled. What you see in your test blog is Ocean Mist’s preset; and the differences are due to the fact that the preset isn’t actually using some of the available widgets but artificially generating them via HTML from the sidebar.php file.

    #299192

    islandnotes
    Member

    Okay. Thanks for your help!

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