Setup Widgets

You need to click and drag the widgets that you would like to use into your sidebars. The Primary Sidebar displays the widgets when you are using either of the 2 column layouts, and on the left side of the 3 column layout, and the Secondary Sidebar displays widgets when you are using only the 3 column layout.

  1. In the WP-Admin area, go to APPEARANCE > WIDGETS
  2. Add and remove any Widgets you want to the sidebars by dragging and dropping theme in place. You can also move widgets above and below other widgets in a sidebar by dragging and dropping.

Recommended Use: This is just a suggestion of how to configure your sidebar (See FIG A)

  • Add the TB Featured Content widget to the Primary Sidebar
    • Change the Title to “Featured Trips”
    • Then for any Trip Post you want to show in this sidebar, go to the Post and check the “Feature in Widget” checkbox
  • Add the TB Global Google Map widget to the Primary Sidebar
    • Change the Title to “Map of My Trip”
    • All of the latest locations that you have mapped in your Trip Posts will be displayed here.
  • Add the TB Latest Content widget to the Primary Sidebar
    • Change the Title to “Travel Events” and select the Travel Events Category from the drop down.
    • Now all your latest Posts you assign to the Travel Events category will display in your sidebar.

FIG A: Configure widgets

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14 Responses to Setup Widgets

  1. Pauzié says:

    Bonjour,

    impossible de bouger les widgets, ils sont grisés et ne glissent pas.
    Cordialement.

    • admin says:

      Pauzie,
      Désolé pour la incovience, je vais avoir l’un de nos développeurs vous contacter au sujet de la question. Nous n’avons pas vraiment parler Frech bien, j’ai utilisé Google Translate pour votre question, pourriez-vous nous parler en anglais? Merci de nous contacter! Nous serons en contact.
      - Travel Blogger Support

  2. Scott Hansen says:

    I’m in the process of setting up my site using your awesome Theme. As I’m somewhat of a WordPress noob, how do I get widgets over to the secondary sidebar? By default Categories and Meta are showing up, but every other widget I activate only goes to the Primary (Left) sidebar. Thanks!

    • admin says:

      Hi,

      You should be able to drag and drop in which sidebar that you want your widgets to appear under Appearance > Widgets.

      - Travel Blogger Support Theme

  3. Adam Pucek says:

    Hello! I’d like to put my travel map on it’s own page, and not just the sidebar. I tried to use [tb_google_map] but it’s not working. Do I need to use another parameter? Thank you!
    Love the theme, by the way…I’ve been using it for a year now for my trip around the world. Brilliant. Thanks!
    Adam

    • admin says:

      Adam,

      I believe that you can only place the google map with all of your locations that you have been in your sidebar, I saw that you downloaded a trip advisor map on it’s own plage to try and fix this. I located this plugin, http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/comprehensive-google-map-plugin/ and I thought that if you created a page, then in the text box when you are editing the page, you may be able to plug in the text short code, and display your multiple locations using this map. Just an idea. I am really sorry about the late response. I hope that this helps, please let us know if you need anything else. There may be other WP plugins that are better then this one I suggested, so I would look into those too.

      - Travel Blogger Support

  4. Updated to wordpress 3.52 and now my Widget sidebar boxes, on the top right corner, will not allow for the Featuared Post boxes to be checked and therefore my new posts don’t appear in the proper place. I usually have the new post across the top and then if it is a trip report, it also goes along the right side in my sidebar i deactivated and reactivated all of my plugins, but still no avail, can you give me some suggestions on what to try next?

    • admin says:

      Cacinda,

      Sorry for the delayed response, we’ve been pretty backed up. I am having one of our developers look into the featured posts issue, be sure to check back to the site for updates or a fix. Please contact us via our support page if you have any other issues, so we can better follow up with you.

      - FTWT.com Team

  5. Franzi says:

    Hey!
    I setup the widget TB Global Google Map, but how can I map locations in my posts so that they are displayed?
    By the way this themes is great!
    Thanks!
    Franzi

  6. Peter says:

    I’m getting the error message: “Sorry, no locations found.”
    I have the most up-to-date theme and am entering tokyo, Japan in the ‘Enter address related to post’ box

    • admin says:

      Peter,

      Try going under Theme Options and Layout, scroll down to the bottom of the page and look under Travel Blogger Support, and click on the link to update your google maps locations, this should fix the issue. Please use our support page to contact us again if this issue still persists. Thank you!

      - FTWT.com Team

  7. Alex Sina says:

    Hi,

    I have tried the map widget but with any luck. It says “sorry no locations found” Please help me what to do.

    Thank you

    • admin says:

      Hi Alex,

      Have you entered in an address into the location field? The address needs to be in its proper format in order to create a location pin.

      - FTWT.com Team

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