Sidebar in Products Page/Shopping Cart

I would like to have the shopping cart available to my customers at all this while they are shopping. My first thought was to add a sidebar to the Store Page and use the Shopping Cart Widget but the sidebar is not propagating down to the virtual Product Pages.

I did a forum search and read the entire "" thread on what might be this extract same subject. However it appears the resolution was for the user to make their own .php file, a skill I do not have.

Is there anyway for me to have the shopping cart on the products pages?