How to Show Sidebar in Single Post Page Twenty Eleven WP Theme

How to Show Sidebar on Twenty Eleven Theme Twenty Eleven theme is a good nice looking theme. It’s a default theme for WordPress version 3.0 and above. I use it for my Bahasa Indonesia’s Kumpulan Buku A. Fatih Syuhud. The minus point of this theme is the sidebar not showing on a page or a single post. So, what you put on these single post or  pages will not show to the reader who come from Google search which is directed to the single post or page.

There are some solutions though. One through plugin and another through creating a child theme which is not supposed to be easy if you are just a beginner in php/html things.

USING TWENTY ELEVEN PLUGINS

The easiest way to show the sidebar in Twenty Eleven Theme is by using Twenty Eleven Theme Extensions. With this plugin you have the choises to:

  • Add the widget sidebar to all pages, and single-post pages.
  • Optionally center the navigation links at the top of single-post pages with a sidebar.
  • Adjust the alignment of sidebar widget titles.
  • Automatically turn sticky posts into single-line headlines to alert your readers of something important.
  • And many other features

Here’s what you need to do to install this plugin:

  • Login to your self-hosted WordPress blog/website.
  • Plugins  -> Add New
  • On search box, write: Twenty Eleven Theme Extensions
  • It should be shown in the first result ->
  • Click Install Now
  • Click Activate Plugin.

HOW TO CUSTOMIZE TWENTY ELEVEN THEME EXTENSIONS

To customize it is simple as follows:

  • Click Appearance-> Theme Extensions
  • You have many choices to check or uncheck do whatever you want.
  • Click Save Changes if you are done.

INFO ABOUT TWENTY ELEVEN THEME EXTENSIONS

Name of plugin: Twenty Eleven Theme Extensions
Author: Mike Walker
Download link: here.
Support forum: here
Functionality:

Add the widget sidebar to all pages, and single-post pages.
Optionally center the navigation links at the top of single-post pages with a sidebar.
Adjust the alignment of sidebar widget titles.
Automatically turn sticky posts into single-line headlines to alert your readers of something important.
the default height of the banner image in the header.
Add custom CSS styles for your site safely, in a place that won’t be overwritten when you update WordPress or Twenty Eleven.
Modify twelve individual theme colors directly from the Theme Options admin page.
If you want to add your own color settings, now you can with the moz_theme_custom_colors filter.
Access the Theme Options and Theme Extensions pages directly from the admin menu bar on your home page.
Any child themes using the template twentyeleven have all the Theme Extensions available to them.

HOW TO SHOW THE SIDEBAR IN PAGES WITHOUT PLUGINS

You can show the sidebar in pages by editing manually every pages (not posts) as follows:

  • After login to your admin -> click Pages ->
  • Click Page you want to edit. Example, About page
  • In Page Attribute -> Template -> pick Sidebar Template
  • Click Update. Done.

Do it repeatedly if you have more than one Pages.

There is no practical way to show the sidebar in the single page except using the plugin above. But you may try some tricks written by: Bart, and Peter.

19 Responses to How to Show Sidebar in Single Post Page Twenty Eleven WP Theme

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  3. i dont have this theme but thanks for this tutorial, maybe useful for me at a later time

  4. assalamwrwb
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  5. Do you know how to make read more in Twenty twelve ? I want make it to look like a magazine

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  7. Apa kabar mas Fatih? blog yang inggris udah jarang di update ya?

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  9. I’m using Twenty Ten. Can I do this too?

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