Can anyone tell me how to create a consistent sidebar on wordpress? You’ll see that is much shorter, I just want one sidebar for the entire site. I looked in the source code and I see most of the stuff isn’t in there, but I’m not sure how to change that.
1) Your sidebar.php file has php if statements that change the content depending on what page you are on. You’ll have to inspect the code.
2) You’ve got two separate sidebar files that are being accessed from different types of pages. Sidebar.php is the normal sidebar file name, but you can have others like sidebar-*blah*.php where *blah* is any string.
You should be able to just (back up and) delete these secondary file which will force WordPress to load the main sidebar.php file.