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[SOLVED] Widgetising a ""Page" Page" - I just simply cannot work it out

Old Jul 17, 2009, 05:23 AM
9 posts · Jul 2009
Hi everyone,

Wondering if anyone can help me solve this, as after spending literaly hours trying to understand and implement all the advice I am reading, I still cannot figure out what I should be doing... So, here we go:

I would like to add widgets to a ""Page" Page". I do read a lot of blogs, which I would like to share with my visitors; but because of the quantity, I would like to avoid using the sidebars as the display mechanism. Instead, I would like to display the list of blogs, with their respective headlines, which I can get through their respective RSS feeds.

I read the thread: http://forum.bytesforall.com/showthread.php?t=330 which I started to follow.

Went to my functions.php and added:

'name'=>'RSS Feed Page -> Widgets',
'before_widget' => '<div id="%1$s" class="widget %2$s">',
'after_widget' => '</div></div>',
'before_title' => '<div class="widget-title"><h3>',
'after_title' => '</h3></div><div class="widget-content">',

before the following line:

// Load functions

Then went into my WP widget admin section, and great the new widget area was there.

Next the thread says, I need to add "wherever you want to have that widget area in the template":

<?php if ( is_front_page() ) { ?>
<?php if ( !function_exists('dynamic_sidebar') || !dynamic_sidebar(5) ) : endif; ?>
<?php } ?>

to enable the following ""page" page": http://www.dombey.com/blog/blogs-i-read/. The conditional being that I only want those widgets displayed on that page... and this is where I am stuck, not even knowing if I am following the right steps...

1 - I cannot find any place in the theme admin area to work on the ""Page" Pages". All I found was dealing with "Post" pages, under the "Post & Pages" area; except the "Edit POST/PAGE INFO ITEMS" area, which refers to ""Page" Pages" but do not seems to allow PHP code inserts.
2 - I cannot find any PHP files in the directory related to ""Page" Page"
3 - So, I have no idea where to add the conditional code, since I cannot find those page type admin area and files
4 - Since I don't know where to go and what to do next, I am not even able to give the right name to the page in the conditional statement if ( is_WHAT_PAGE NAME() )

Anyway, if you have a minute, look at the page I gave above and I am sure that you'll understand what I am trying to do. Currently, it's just HTML inserted for illustration purposes. But that's not what I want for sure... This is a work-in-progress site, so far from being finalised, and definitely not ready for release.

Hope the above made sense... if not and you can help, just ask me questions If you indeed can guide me, please don't be too technical... hehehe!

Many thanks,


Old Jul 21, 2009, 11:29 AM
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3,768 posts · Oct 2008
Munich, Germany
In the new theme version you can add widget areas with a new function, see "Add new widget areas"

There is no page.php template in Atahualpa but you can create one by copying index.php as page.php

To limit something to a specific static page use

<?php if ( is_page('Page Title') ) { ?>
<?php } ?>

Instead of 'Page Title" you can also use the page ID or the page slug, the part of the URL that refers to that particular page: yoursite.com/page-slug/

See http://codex.wordpress.org/Conditional_Tags for more conditional tags
Old Jul 23, 2009, 06:58 PM
9 posts · Jul 2009
Hi Flynn,

You're a star and/or a genius...! Perfect, worked like a dream...




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