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Moving WP Widgets to Customized Sidebars?

  • # March 9, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Darren from Potlatch Presents here again. . .

    Can anyone give me some advice on how to move a widget object into my customized sidebars for WP? For instance: I want my MP3 Audio player to be placed in the sidebar item that says "here is our stream section." Problem is, I cant find out where this MP3 player is being called from and therefore cannot place it into the appropriate div. I successfully moved a Flickr plugin over to my sidebar by placing the following PHP into my photos.php (which is acting as a sidebar):

    Code:
    < ?php get_flickrRSS(array('num_items' => 5, ‘type’ => ‘user’, ‘id’ => ‘35472943@N03′)); ?>

    unfortunately when i try to do this with the PHP for the MP3 player, it gives an error.

    This could easily be something that is inherently screwy with the plugin that i installed, but I am hoping that I can get pointed in the right direction in order to place it where I want it to go. . .

    Once again, any help would be appreciated. This is my second post on css-tricks.com and am very thankful for the help this site has provided me with. I hope that I am presenting my issue clearly and with enough information to be comprehensible to everyone. Please let me know if you need any additional info to help with this problem.

    Here is a link to the site: http://www.potlatchpresents.com/test

    and here is relevant CSS and PHP:

    Code:
    #sounds {
    float: left;
    width: 280px;
    height: 847px;
    background: url(images/left-sb.jpg);
    text-align: left;
    }

    #sounds #stream {
    width: 240px;
    float: left;
    height: 200px;
    border: 3px solid gray;
    padding: 10px;
    margin: 0 auto;
    }

    #sounds #podcast {
    width: 240px;
    float: left;
    height: 200px;
    border: 3px solid gray;
    margin: 0 auto;
    padding: 10px;
    }

    here is the sounds.php

    Code:

    here is our stream section

    < ?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . "/flash-mp3-player/flash-player-widget.php"); ?>

    here is our podcast section

    and here is my index.php (if that helps):

    Code:
    < ?php get_header(); ?>
    < ?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . "/sounds.php"); ?>
    < ?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . "/photos.php"); ?>

    < ?php if (have_posts()) : ?>

    < ?php while (have_posts()) : the_post(); ?>

    ” rel=”bookmark” title=”Permanent Link to < ?php the_title_attribute(); ?>“>< ?php the_title(); ?>

    < ?php the_time('F jS, Y') ?>

    < ?php the_content('Read the rest of this entry »'); ?>

    < ?php the_tags('Tags: ', ', ', '
    ‘); ?> Posted in < ?php the_category(', ') ?> | < ?php edit_post_link('Edit', '', ' | '); ?> < ?php comments_popup_link('No Comments »', '1 Comment »', '% Comments »'); ?>

    < ?php endwhile; ?>

    • < ?php next_posts_link('« Older Entries') ?>
    • < ?php previous_posts_link('Newer Entries »') ?>

    < ?php else : ?>

    Not Found

    Sorry, but you are looking for something that isn’t here.

    < ?php include (TEMPLATEPATH . "/searchform.php"); ?>

    < ?php endif; ?>

    < ?php get_sidebar(); ?>

    < ?php get_footer(); ?>

    # March 12, 2009 at 12:35 am

    what you posted doesn’t help. You have to post the code with the mp3 in it. You also need to post the error message that you got. Maybe you did it correct but just left out a semi colon or something.

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