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Opened 14 years ago

Closed 14 years ago

#11883 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

Issue with multiple sidebars

Reported by: camiloclc's profile camiloclc Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: General Keywords: load_template, sidebar, sidebars
Focuses: Cc:


I'm trying to add dynamically created sidebars to a theme I'm developing, so I can't know how some of these sidebars will be called. I also have sidebars which I can identify normally, but I don't want to create several sidebar-(x).php which would all be very simple and identical (they'd only call dynamic_sidebar(x)). Actually, in most themes I create I end up using the same code for several sidebars.

I'm facing two issues here:

1 - I can't get the current sidebar name in the default sidebar.php template file
I worked around this by setting a global variable which is assigned the current sidebar name when the get_sidebar action is fired. Then I call dynamic_sidebar with this variable as the parameter.

2 - load_template() doesn't load a template twice
Either load_template calls require instead of require_once or get_sidebar() gets a change like the one that was done with get_search_form() in ticket 9908 , where the require was moved inside the get_search_form() function.
Like the search form template, the sidebar template is one which may be called multiple times. Maybe the 2nd option would be a better fit.

Change History (1)

#1 @scribu
14 years ago

  • Milestone Unassigned deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

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