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Custom sidebars

Allows to create your own widgetized areas and custom sidebars, and select what sidebars to use for each post or page.

Sometimes it is necessary to show different elements on the sidebars for some posts or pages. The themes nowadays give you some areas to put the widgets, but those areas are common for all the posts that are using the same template. NOTE: You need to use a theme that accepts widgets to make this plugin work.

Custom Sidebars allows you to create all the widgetized areas you need, your own custom sidebars, configure them adding widgets, and replace the default sidebars on the posts or pages you want in just few clicks.

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Customize every widget area

You can also set new default sidebars for a group of posts or pages easily, keeping the chance of changing them individually.:

  • Sidebars for all the posts that belong to a category.
  • Sidebars for all the posts that belong to a post-type.
  • Sidebars for archives (by category, post-type, author, tag).
  • Sidebars for the main blog page.
  • Sidebars for search results.


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Requires: 3.3 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.8.3
Last Updated: 2014-4-9
Downloads: 348,439


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