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Content Aware Sidebars

Display custom sidebars conditionally. Posts, pages, categories, bbPress, WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads etc. Fast and powerful.

7 reviews
Average Rating
4.8 out of 5 stars
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Very useful
By , for WP 4.5.3

A plugin I have used for a long time now... Joachim excels at support.

Great for me but not always understandable for clients.

Not 5 star since I liked the interface better a few versions back - it seemed to be easier to select the pages/conditions when more were visible.

I would consider going pro, but not on a per site basis - and I do not see a developer license in the offer

By , for WP 4.4.2

dont like that you have to go into template editor to change links etc, wish i could make it center aligned.

Bullet issue (search for it) is an annoyance, but fixable
By , for WP 4.4.2

Better then paid versions
By , for WP 4.4.2

I used a paid sidebars/widget manager, which looked initially nice and with complete functionality, but found content aware sidebars and start using it.

Why I did not like the paid version? I missed functionality with respect to custom post types and the possibility to create combined rules with and/or when to display a sidebar. Also not satisfied with the support.

Still room for improvement, but the developer is working on it. Update frequency and support is better then with the paid version I had.

I tested several other sidebar managers and will now stick to this one.

Good plugin
By , for WP 4.3.1

The story with the "groups" is not really self-explanatory, but all in all this is a good, v.useful plugin!

Practically perfect in every conceivable way...
By , for WP 3.8.3

This plugin is utterly fantastic - not only does it allow me to swap out sidebars in various locations, but my theme also uses sidebars to define footer content, etc., so I can customise my footers with this plugin as well! Super awesome!

Only minor tweak I'd request so far is change the new admin menu (and title of resulting screen) from "Sidebars" to "Sidebar Rules" or something like that, to clearly differentiate it from Sidebar item under Appearance menu. When I first went in to the new Sidebars menu the word "Sidebars" made me think it was where I defined new sidebars, not the rules that govern which sidebars (defined under Appearance > Sidebars) should be displayed under certain conditions.

By , for WP 3.8

A promising plugin and a good replacement for the otherwise popular Custom Sidebars. I started using custom taxonomies and this plugin is able to handle it nicely.

Update: Would it be possible to include expiring widgets perhaps in the future?

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