Page/Post/Template - specific widgets
I would love to have the freedom to chose which widgets I want to appear on which page/post/custom page-template.
This can be done by hard-coding theme but it would be much neater giving us more freedom if done in the core itself with slick admin menu options.
I'm sure MANY would really want this feature badly.
There are plugins to do that.
+1 for plugin territory
by and large, people don't care too much or even want that kind of control.
Like others I consider this kind of thing theme/plugin territory. The infrastructure for doing this is already there in core. I don't see why the standard interface for widgets should be bloated by providing this out of the box seeing that via functions.php it is quite easy to create as many widgetized areas as there are pages (or categories). Think of themes and plugins as the layer that makes WP into a blog or into a CMS.
Also note that this is not 'hardcoding it in the theme'. If you leverage the full power of functions.php there is nothing you need to hardcode and it is not at all difficult to build a settings page into your theme options that provides users with the choice to create widgetized areas for categories and pages.
Well....Widget Logic requires knowing PHP and Widget Context is no longer updated, so it's not compatible with recent versions of wp. This is one very valuable feature that has been overlooked.
WHY WOULDN'T YOU want to be able to control what content goes in a blog at the page level in the side bar. This is one area where Drupal hands down is better than wordpress. It's very easy to control just about any area that allows for a block within drupal template on a page by page basis, but for some reason wordpress developers think page by page control isn't valuable. Can't figure out why. Email me and I'll give you 30 ways it can be used.
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