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Support #14812

Custom Sidebars and Wordpress 5.6

Added by Marilyn Weber about 1 month ago. Updated 27 days ago.

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Resolved
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Normal
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Start date:
2021-09-27
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Description

Ned Benton writes:

A question [about] Custom Sidebars and Wordpress 5.6. Custom sidebars allows me to have different sidebars for different sections of a website, and in NESRI (Northeast Slavery Records Index) I use them for the states, so I can land on a state-specific set of pages or posts.

In a private side, Wordpress 5.6 discontinued support for this widget in favor of a new “block based widget screen” which I cannot figure out. So on my private site I installed a widget that disables the new feature and allows the old widget to work.

My concern is that if this happens on CUNY Commons, I won’t have the ability to do the workaround I did on my private site.

Do you all have a plan about this?

Ned Benton

P.S.

Incidentally I am gradually replacing the Northeast Slavery Records Index with the Northeast Slavery Records Index which includes the northeast states. It also has a robust new reporting system. (I will let you know when I want to officially close the NY Slavery Records Index site.

To see what is happening…

Go to https://nesri.commons.gc.cuny.edu/

Select Massachusetts

On the sidebar select Suffolk County

You can select any state, county and City/Town and you get a custom report generated on the fly. We do Maine to New Jersey.

Ned


Related issues

Related to CUNY Academic Commons - Support #14842: Question about widgets and block editorReporter Feedback2021-10-06

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#1 Updated by Boone Gorges 29 days ago

  • Status changed from New to Reporter Feedback

I believe that the user is referring to the Classic Widgets plugin, which we added in https://redmine.gc.cuny.edu/issues/14799. Could you confirm?

#2 Updated by Marilyn Weber 29 days ago

Here's his reply:

"I am familiar with the classic widgets workaround and will use it for the time being.

On the file sizes, I have some huge documents like “Documents illustrative of the history of the slave trade to America.” One volume can be 110 megabytes, but I can break them up into sections.

My goal is to have the NESRI site exist for a long time under the direction of future co-directors. I am trying to make to technically simplified so that future director are not searching round to locate documents searching in off-site hosting entities.

This is a profoundly important project and resource.

Ned"

#3 Updated by Boone Gorges 27 days ago

  • Status changed from Reporter Feedback to Resolved
  • Target version set to Not tracked

Thanks. I'll mark this resolved and handle questions about file size in #14813.

#4 Updated by Boone Gorges 21 days ago

  • Related to Support #14842: Question about widgets and block editor added

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