I am currently widgetizing a theme that I made from a while ago, and have a question regarding how to work with the widget codes used in sidebars.
I have a widget sidebar defined, but it does not always show up, or it is a widget sidebar that is optional. However, when it does show up, it needs to be wrapped in a container layer, for display purposes. I can't do this through the before_ or after_widget variables.
Is there a way I can test to see if the sidebar has been defined and called and output something before it spits out the rest of the code for the widget? Thanks!