This plugin hasn’t been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.

Arbitrary Sidebars

Description

Arbitrary Sidebars allows you to add widget areas via an page in the WordPress admin area. What you do with those sidebars on the front end is up to you and your theme.

This plugin requires PHP 5.3+. Please check your server configuration before installing.

Some use case ideas:

  • The end user wants to associate sidebars with individual posts and pages. This plugin ould provide half that functionality: easily creating widget areas.
  • You need reusable content blocks and want to take advantage of the widget system.

Screenshots

  • View of the admin list table, where you see all the sidebars current registered with this plugin.
  • The form to add a new sidebar.

Installation

Install via the WP Admin installer. OR…

  1. Click the big button and grab the plugin zip file.
  2. Unzip it
  3. Upload the arbitrary-sidebars folder to your wp-content/plugins directory
  4. Activate the plugin via the admin area.

FAQ

How can I change the args paged to register_sidebar?

First off, the sidebar name and ID are defined in the admin screen.

There are a few filters you can hook into and use to modify other args.

Hook into arbitrary_sidebars_args to modify the the sidebar arguments for the entire plugin.

Hook into arbitrary_sidebars_single_args to modify the arguments for a single sidebar based on its ID.

Contributors & Developers

“Arbitrary Sidebars” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.0

  • First release
  • Allows user to add widget areas via an admin screen