Widgets not showing in sidebar using Columnist theme

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  • #1336230

    Hi, I’ve just set up a new blog in WordPress, been blogging for yonks in Blogger but thought I’d give this a go.

    I’m using Columnist and my widgets aren’t showing. I’ve tried posting more than one post, clearing my cache and enabling all five options under visibility for each widget. If I need to tweak the html in the template I can do that as I can do html.

    Any help grateful. Here’s the blog: Twirl

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

    #1336323

    Aha, found a thread that asks the same question, now closed.

    Unfortunately, despite the fact that Columnist only displays sidebars on individual pages, it isn’t doing so on mine…

    #1336330

    justpi
    Member

    Your widgets are showing. The labels “Sidebar 1/2/3/4” in Appearance > Widgets are wrong: The Columnist has footer widget areas, not sidebars.

    #1336332

    I still can’t seem them justpi, either in the footer of individual pages or on the home page. Would you do a screen shot to show me what they’re looking like at your end?

    #1336365

    justpi
    Member

    The main posts page doesn’t display widgets. You’ve got 2 widgets on the single post view and 8 widgets on static pages. If you’re not seeing them, clear your browser’s cache.

    #1336441

    Justpi, thanks for taking the trouble to answer and help :) Would you take a screenshot of a static page with the 8 widgets showing? I’ve already cleared the cache as I stated in my OP and can’t see any widgets on any pages anywhere…

    #1336510

    Has anyone else got any ideas on this? I can’t see my widgets in the footer…please help!

    #1336511

    I had a light bulb moment and I’ve sorted it out myself. Nothing to do with the cache. Nothing to do with the visibility drop down boxes. It was because I hadn’t added a title in the title box. So the widgets *were not* showing before, but now they are. Adding this in case anyone else has the same problem.

    #1336515

    justpi
    Member

    Sorry, you’re wrong. First, widget titles are optional: the widgets work perfectly alright when untitled. Second, if your widgets were not showing before, how come I could see them and count them?

    #1336517

    First, all I can say is they weren’t working at my end either logged in or out, until I added titles. I have no idea why that is. Second, I haven’t got a clue, sorry. Anyway, thanks for all your help, problem solved :)

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