Widget Logic lets you control on which pages widgets appear using WP's conditional tags. It also adds a 'widget_content' filter.
This plugin saved me a few coding hours when I needed some widgets on specific pages on a site.
The only thing I can think of to make this plugin better would be to maybe offer a check box type option where a less experienced user can simply click a box next to the posts pages, categories, etc. that they want the widget to show up on. Might be a little cumbersome if there are a lot of pages on a site, but maybe put them in a collapsible menu organized by posts, pages, categories, etc.
Still a 5 star regardless of the wish list :-)
I say 'just' but the fact is this plugin has been around for a while, and for good reason. It makes widget management so much easier than dicking around with includes and calls to alternative sidebars.
Extremely useful, not to be under-estimated.
kneel before her.
Thanks for this great tool. I like that it has helped me to learn conditionals. :-)
Superb since day one.
Solves a lot of problems with widget location. Works better than the "Visibility" button from WP.
Widget Logic simply works. It's a must for every WordPress installation.
Writing a PHP condition directly is definitely faster and more granular than what any fancy dialog form could ever strive for. It's somewhat a quick-and-dirty kind of solution but then if you look at WordPress under the bonnet it's not exactly a paragon of good coding practices either so I'd be hypocritical to complain about that. What is amazing though is that such a basic functionality as per-page widgets is missing from the core.
thank you so much !!!