I’m a long time web editor using HTML and Dreamweaver but completely new to Wordpress. I was very impressed by the BB plug-in and so it is going to be the key tool for my new site.
I’ve surfed the web and bought books, but a basic issue is perplexing me. I am having serious problems understanding (or maybe it’s just the activating) of Sidebars.
I need a sitewide sidebar with a master menu (vertical using Max Mega Menu plug-in). I believe that for what I need, the menu needs to be set at the theme level, if I understand correctly.
I have built the menu and then used the Customize/content/blog/sidebar settings to establish the sidebar on the left side of the page, using the BB child theme.
I have a static homepage set up with text and a slider image. It is set to “Published,” as confirmed by having it open in a different (not logged into WP) browser and refreshing as I make changes.
Now, going into Appearance/widgets, I have dragged the menu widget into the Primary Sidebar box, but saving and viewing the page shows nothing. I tried pulling in another simple widget, “Text,” with some junk text in it into the same sidebar, but still nothing shows. Tried removing the menu widget but leaving the text, still nothing.
I cannot find a specific instruction to tell me where to turn this sidebar on. I think the visibility settings are set for visible, but I see nothing.
Should I be creating a separate page? Writing code (I do not know the WP specific codes or syntax) or what???
I thank you in advance for any help you can provide.