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Dynamic Widgets and side menus

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I am trying to figure out how to get a menu to show up in the theme just like the live demo.

Go to Live Demo -> Click on any of the Read More links.  The menu is on the left.  I have attached a screen shot.

I have quite a few pages where I need a menu with specific pages only.  I do have Dynamic Widgets installed but using it is very confusing and I have not been able to find a satisfactory tutorial(let alone even a simple walk-through) on how to set it up.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


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Well, I did have ALL the menus showing but now only a ‘meta’ widget is showing there.  Sigh.  This is not an ‘easy’ widget as some would have you believe.

I did learn that I can create a new menu and assign that to the dynamic widget but as noted, said widget is only displaying the ‘meta’ widget instead of the custom menu I create.


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OK, I re-created a new widget an that got me a listing of all kinds of pages.  Getting closer I think.

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Woo!  Got it!  Seems that I had to go back and tell it to use the custom menu AGAIN.  Now it works smile  Still not a big fan of ‘try random options to get it to work because no one, not even the author, bothered to make a simply how-to guide.’

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In the demo, what I did was create a single menu specifically for the section (Appearance → Menus).
https://www.filepicker.io/api/file/kqdfDnX5T5Cz133FAdqY


Then I just added a core WP “Custom Menu” widget into the Pages Widget area (Appearance → Widgets).
https://www.filepicker.io/api/file/3zq2ZOtlQRaU5FFkPsPZ


As for displaying the menus on specific pages, here is a tutorial on the Dynamic Widgets plug-in:
http://www.simplethemes.com/tutorials/help/dynamic-widget-tutorial