Sidebars tutorial

For sidebars, we have created a custom control.

  • You can use this custom control to create new sidebars.
  • Once a sidebar is created, you will see it in the widget area.

! Important note: 

Please do not use “special” characters in the sidebar names such as !@#$%^&*()+}{“:?<> or other language specific characters otherwise WordPress will remove the sidebar content/ widgets. The sidebar names will only be visible on the back-end so please use just standard letters or numbers.

You can create a new sidebar from 3 different places.

 

1. From Theme Panel > Template Settings

You can choose a different sidebar for each template.

 

2. From Theme Panel > Categories

You can select a different sidebar for each Category.

Note: This will overwrite the sidebar settings from the Template Settings

 

3. From Post Settings

When you create each Single Post, you can specify what sidebar to have. You can define a different sidebar for each post created.

Note: This will overwrite the sidebar settings from the Theme panel.

If you don’t choose any sidebar for your post, this will use the sidebar from its category.2015-07-03_16-05-16

The widget sidebar element

On pages or cloud library templates using the tagDiv Composer Page Builder, you cannot set a sidebar directly so you have 2 options available:

  1. Create the sidebar directly onto the page in question using a split row and placing elements directly on the page. For more details on how to use the tagDiv Comoser please read this guide.
  2. Use a widget sidebar element. The widget sidebar element grabs a sidebar you created using the above methods and displays it on your page. This element should also be placed on the left or right column of your page.