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  • [Forum] CMS Layout in Forum

    I want a sidebar at all times with all of the same widgets from my CMS to display in the forum. I have advertising and widgets that I would like to have in the right sidebar. I did activate a forum sidebar through the settings. But the widgets it offers are limited, and styled different. Can I use the same layout somehow, or template? What would be the best way for me to achieve this?

    Currently it displays the sidebar only when viewing forum categories/sections. But once you click on a section to view threads it goes to full page with now sidebar.

    Thanks, Clayton

  • #2
    Unfortunately there is no way to use CMS widgets outside the CMS. It's not a matter of copying templates, CMS widgets require CMS files to be running.

    There are 3rd party add-ons on that allow you to use the Forum Home Sidebar on all forum pages but you are still limited to forum blocks, not cms widgets.


    • #3
      Does that mean I can use forum blocks all the way down to when viewing a thread just like in this page were in?


      • #4
        Yes, there are at least 2 add-ons, Sidebar Everywhere and Sidebar Anywhere that allow you to use the sidebar on showthread (this page), and a bunch of other pages (forumdisplay, etc...)

        Please remember if you need support with a mod you must ask in the mod thread on


        • #5
          Ok, any recommendations between the two?


          • #6
            Well... I am biased toward Sidebar Anywhere because I wrote it ... But Sidebar Everywhere allows you to choose different forum blocks on different pages so it really depends on your needs.


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