With this plugin you can edit sidebar contents like posts in the admin area and assign them from a dropdown menu to any post or page. It supports flexible dropping via widget for independent theme association.
It’s a matter of fact that people don’t want to code when they just want to change their contents. To keep a website interesting for visitors you can change the sidebar contents in context to the main content. Before you could realize it with different sidebar templates or conditional tags.
Now you can do all these great things inside the admin area without any coding.
Any anyway: Since we organize informations in databases all contents should be stored there as well.
From a dropdown menu you can easily choose all sidebars you have created.
meta boxon post/page edit pages
- Own menu item in admin menu
- Registrates own
post typefor sidebars
- Full editable sidebars like posts
- Assign sidebars from dropdown menu
- Flexible widget support
- No coding needed
- Oldest sidebar as default post
- Loads sidebar from parent page if not assigned for children
- Localization in English and German
First drop the widget in the sidebar of your choice. Now uses oldest sidebar as default sidebar. Before installing or upgrading new plugins, please backup your database first! After upgrading to ‘WordPress Custom Sidebar 2.0’ you have to assign the widget again.
There are several ways to install a plugin in WordPress. For newbies this way is highly recommended:
- Navigate to ‘Add New’ under ‘Plugins’ menu in admin area
- Upload or choose
wordpress-custom-sidebar.zipfrom ‘Install Plugins’
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
Make sure that your theme is supporting widgets. Then add the ‘Custom Sidebar’ widget in any registered sidebar of your theme. This options are available under ‘Widgets’ in ‘Appearance’ menu. For more information look at Widgetizing Themes – WordPress Codex
For more information please follow WordPress Codex – Installing Plugins.
- Do I have to add any code in the template?
No, the only thing is to add a widget to the sidebar of your choice.
- How I can be sure that the plugin works properly?
Create some more ‘Custom Sidebars’ and load one after another.
- Will this plugin work together with other plugins?
Yes, the plugin is isolated in an own PHP class.
- Why this plugin needs multiple widget support?
Some themes have different sidebar templates for posts/pages.
I *L*U*V* this plugin–what a relief to know it works with WP 4.3!
I’ve tried dozens of sidebar plugins for three related sites and always come “home” to this one.
It is SO easy to compose a beautifully formatted new sidebar complete with images and then simply assign it to its page right in the page panel.
Excellent support too. It just couldn’t be better!
Contributors & Developers
“WordPress Custom Sidebar” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
- new Dashboard Menu Icon
- fixing some trouble in custom_sidebar_addcolumn()
- widget theme style support
- Localization, multiple widget preparation, functional updates
- Update of two functions, third screenshot
- Optimized code an better description
- Adding default sidebar entry with dummy text
- Optimized code and ‘Create new sidebar’ link
meta boxwith dropdown menu for sidebar assignment
- Adding widget support
- Optimized code and icon for sidebar
- Register own
post typefor sidebars
- Basic functionality with