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How To Add My Own Custom Sidebar / Widget Areas

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TourKick (Clifford P)

I added this to my child theme's functions.php: http://paste.pagelines.com/1q0

I added this to my child theme's 'sections' directory: http://screencast.com/t/bUauPf32Xkb

And this is one of the sections.php of those 3 in the screenshot: http://paste.pagelines.com/77t

I see all 3 sidebars in Drag and Drop.

I see them on the front-end where I dragged them: http://screencast.com/t/OoVPl4XH

But they're all looking empty (previous screenshot) even though I have contents in each: http://screencast.com/t/bqenKyng4r

Thank you for the help.

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Honestly, I truly wish I could answer this complex customization issue. It could be as simple as an unseen blank space or as complex as a conflict with a plugin, but this type of customization requires the support of a Pro and is not, unfortunately, supported in the Forum. Please visit http://www.pagelines.com/pros to find one of our available experts.

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TourKick (Clifford P)

Needing a pro to get instructions how to effectively add a widget area? I don't think so. Simon or someone who does know should answer. If you don't know, my opinion is that you should pass it along to someone else who does know. No offense, just my opinion. I hope Simon or someone can help. Thank you.

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Where did you get the code to create these custom sidebars, was it from here - http://www.pagelines.com/wiki/How_to_Add_Custom_Sidebars

There are already in my opinion enough sidebars within PageLines Framework. and using Widget Logic or a similar plugin is the best method.

Also, the reason as to why Rob suggested a Pro is that this is considered advanced customisation, which is what our Pro service is for. When our users don't have the necessary skill or knowledge to achieve what they desire, we point them to the Pros.

If we assisted in all advanced customisation questions on the forums, there would be no need for such a service. Our support staff are here to assist all PageLines users, but they're not here to design our users websites. We are to support any issues with PageLines products and point users to good resources that will assist them in creating a great looking website.

Please search our forums, before posting!

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TourKick (Clifford P)

I found a different document yesterday, linked to in the forums prior to me asking this question. Following the instructions at http://www.pagelines.com/wiki/How_to_Add_Custom_Sidebars was successful (and as easy as it should have been). I'm going to say the trouble was partly my fault (trying to do too many different things at once), my local development site's fault (noticed sometimes some things work and other times they don't, even though my cache isn't enabled), and partly the fault of finding other documentation that didn't work (which said to use register_sidebar in combination with a PL section). Overall, very glad that documentation worked. Thank you. :-)

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Kindly search this forum and read the documentation before posting. It will help you resolve many issues.

For CSS help be sure to check out W3Schools first and be sure to download FireBug for FireFox for troubleshooting.

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