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How to Add Sidebars

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Sidebars are used to display supplementary information, navigation menus, advertisements, or other relevant content that enhances the user’s experience or provides additional context to the main content.

They help readers navigate through your website easily.

Sidebar example

Enable Sidebar for the Entire Website

The Sidebar option in your Customizer allows you to add sidebars across your entire website by setting Default Layout

You can access this section from your WordPress dashboard at Appearance > Customize > Sidebar.

Customize > Sidebar or Global Sidebar

These are the available sidebar options to be chosen:

No Sidebar

This is the default selected option. Choose this if you do not want to display a sidebar on your website.

No Sidebar

Left Sidebar

Displays the sidebar on the left side of your website.

Left Sidebar

Right Sidebar

Displays the sidebar on the right side of your website.

Right Sidebar

Sidebar Style

Set the sidebar style as either boxed or unboxed.

Sidebar style

Sidebar Width

You can increase/decrease the size of your sidebar by adjusting this slider.

Sidebar Width

Enable Sticky Sidebar

The sidebar sticks to the side of your screen as you scroll down. Learn more about it here.

Enable sticky sidebar

Note: The above options will apply these sidebar settings all across your website.

Enable Sidebar for Individual Pages

Individual pages and posts can have different sidebars.

You can set different sidebar options independently for the following locations:

  • Pages
  • Blog Posts
  • Archives (like Blog Archive for example)

You can access these sidebar settings on their individual page-level settings. For example, to enable a sidebar for single posts, go to  Appearance > Customize > Blog > Single Post.

Sidebar for Single Post

Note: Depending on what plugins you have activated, you will be able to set the sidebars for additional pages (e.g. WooCommerce or LearnDash pages).

Click on the Publish button to apply these changes.

Publish

Here’s a video demonstration of how each of the sidebars looks in real-time:

Blog Posts Sidebars

That’s all! We hope this guide helps you. If you face any issues, please contact us. We’re always here to help!

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