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[resolved] Add to sidebar rather than replace: (2 posts)

  1. kpelham
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What does "Add to sidebar rather than replace" do? I see no change. I'd like to use a widget group to several pages rather than make a widget area for every page. Is that what this does?

    Thanks

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/page-specific-sidebars/

  2. ivycat
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Howdy kpelham,

    Technically, no. Currently this plugin just creates a custom sidebar widget area for each page on which you'd like one.

    The idea with "Add to sidebar rather than replace" is this:

    • When you check the box to add a page-specific sidebar, the plugin automatically creates a corresponding widget area under Appearance/Widgets.
    • If you check the "Add to sidebar rather than replace" box, what should happen, is that whatever widgets you add to the newly-created corresponding widget area (again under Appearance/Widgets) will appear in addition to the existing sidebar.

    Make sense?

    If you want to have one sidebar that you apply to many pages, you might consider creating a custom template for the pages on which you'd like the common sidebar.

    For example, if you had an About page on your site and you have three sub-pages like:

    • About
      • Staff
      • Directions
      • Our Mission

    . . . and you want them all to share a common sidebar, you could create a custom page template for your About page that calls in a specific sidebar.

    Make sense?

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