I’ve already written about how to create custom sidebars on different posts and pages for Genesis & Woo theme users but what if you don’t use either of those themes?
The most popular plugin which works with any theme is named Custom Sidebars.
It’s highly flexible and can be used on single posts, pages, archives as well as all posts assigned to one or more categories.
Far more flexible than the Genesis Simple Sidebars plugin or the Woo sidebar manager.
Create New Sidebar
You can create and assign custom sidebars without leaving the widgets page.
You can also assign your custom sidebar to all types of archives and to all or single posts and pages.
- In a singular post or page (Do this from the edit post/page screen)
- As the default sidebar for single posts: These replacements will be applied to every single post that matches a certain post type or category.
- As the default sidebar for archives.
Single Post/Page Sidebar
You’ll find the a new module added to all single edit post/page screens.
Select which sidebar you want to assign to that page from the drop down after you have created your custom sidebar.
Custom Sidebar for Archives
If you want to display the same or different sidebars for your category archives, create them in the widget screen or go to Appearance > Custom Sidebars and assign them there as its faster.
You can also create and assign sidebars for:
- Different post types
- Date archives
- Blog page
- Author archives
Displaying content which is relevant to a specific page, post or archive is more useful to your readers than displaying exactly the same content in every sidebar on your entire site.
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