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Hi

I have a simple site with most pages using the same Template. I have formatted that template so that it has a sidebar on the left and content on the right.

In the sidebar, I have a widget to show the top 3 posts. I also want a quickslider above it.

When you look at the site, the sidebar is empty. audaciousgroup.com/dev

I have checked the page setup on each page, I have added the images to the slider and made sure its not hidden. I have checked that the widget is populated with the Recent Posts. I have made sure the template has a left sidebar with Primary Sidebar in it. The quickslider is in the Wrap.

What am I missing?

Thanks,

Ginny

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Ginny, please go to each of the following places and look in the settings for "Hide Primary Sidebar" or "Hide Secondary Sidebar".

1. The static page you created, under PageLines Meta Settings

2. Dashboard > PageLines > Page Options (check Blog Page > Page Setup)

3. Also under Page Options, check the Page Setup under all the major groups (Archives, Categories, Author Posts).

I suspect that somewhere along the line, the sidebars are hidden. Most likely, it's going to be on the 1st of these three.

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Thanks James. I have set you up and emailed you the information. I noticed this morning if you drag the browser to a really small size, the sidebar does show up (but looks crap).

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Hi,

I checked the things you asked.

1. Definitely not hidden for the static pages that I want the side bar to show in (Template 4 & Template 5)

2. Yes, the sidebar is hidden on the Blog Page (my home page) because I do not want it there

3. I checked the other major groups (even though have never even looked at these before because not using them) and its not hidden there.

Still a mystery. Are you allowed to use my login to poke around?

Thanks so much for your help on this. Its been really frustrating!

Ginny

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Has James given you further insight about the issue yet?

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The next step would be to deactivate plugins to see if the sidebar content shows.

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okay - I did that and nothing changed. I didn't really have too much activated anyway.

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I have not heard from him but I have noticed that the sidebar is showing again. It seems to be running over into the main content area, so I am hoping he is still working on it. I am very curious to learn what went wrong or what I had done to cause the issue!

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Is there a way to make the sidebar scroll when I scroll through the content? By the time I get to the end of the content, the footer is sitting on top of the sidebar.

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Hi - I have made the site live so the URL is now www.audaciosugroup.com. I was sort of hoping the sidebar would automatically populate itself, but no go. I am really starting to get frantic. Can you please help me?

Additionally, the CSS code you gave me for the background image on the home page did not work.

Oh - and now the quickslider on the home page will not view.

Its going from bad to worse. I;ve never had a wordpress site take so long to get right.

Please? Can you help?

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Hello? can you help?

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I have got everything working again apart from the sidebar. No matter what section I activate to put in SB1 while in the Template Setup, it does not show up on my site. I have tried the sidebar on the left and the right and it makes no difference. You can see I had no problem with the footer. What am I missing?

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I've been playing with it and no matter what section I activate in the SB1 area it does not show up. This includes any template.

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I've been trying to figure this out for days. I have cleared the cache and also looked on 2 other browsers. Same problem. It used to work but I changed the home page a bunch last Friday and now its not working.

Do you remember what changes you made?

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In Drag & Drop, did you make sure that the appropriate sidebars are activated?

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The issue was that your sidebar was set in the css to a width of 0px. I've overridden this now for you in the custom css box and it's displaying on your site.

The problem with the display on mobile devices seems to be to do with your custom css. The responsive design will move the sections to suit the width of the browser and rearrange them. However, some of the sections you've fixed with Css, and adjusted-removed some of the padding/line spacing which is why it isn't reacting very well on the mobile screen. You can adjust the css for mobile devices only, so you could correct it manually if you like the set up you have on the larger screens.

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Hi Ginny, sorry I've just seen your other comments. Yes the sidebar will scroll normally, but someone has set some custom css in Pagelines>Site Options>Custom Code which has made it fixed. If you remove this, the sidebar will scroll as normal.

Alot of the issues relating to the mobile layout are also down to some of the css in the custom code box. Its obviously been put there for a reason originally, so I'd suggest you get the person who made the alterations to go back in there double check it to make sure its required still :-)

Let us know if you require any further assistance

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When Page Template is highlighted, I have dragged CONTENT.

When Content is highlighted, it seems to only show my text when PostLoop is activated.

When Wrap is highlighted, I have dragged QUICKSLIDER.

When SB1 is highlighted, I have dragged PRIMARY SIDEBAR

The layout seems right because the sidebar is there when you look at the page, its just empty.

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Do you select the correct Layout Mode in Site Options > Layout Editor?

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Yes - I have made the layout with the left sidebar my default.

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Hi Ginny, can you set me up as a user and email the details to me (i'll pm you my email address) and I'll look in and have a look to try and work out whats happening for you. I'm UK based so if there's a delay in response its due to the time difference.

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Please clear your browser cache and check your site again to see if the issue persists.

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I've been trying to figure this out for days. I have cleared the cache and also looked on 2 other browsers. Same problem. It used to work but I changed the home page a bunch last Friday and now its not working.

I now also have a black box in the middle of my home page but I don't have a background image. So not sure what that is either.

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No - but it was only layout changes. Nothing custom.

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