Adding and Managing Sidebars in Theme

Sidebar is a very important feature of any theme. Many people like to display sidebar on their blog posts and pages. The sidebar helps in separating the main content from the content which is less important. Different sidebars can also be placed on individual pages depending on your requirements. There are few sidebars which are already created for user easiness when the theme is activated but new sidebars can also be created depending on your needs. Sometimes people found it cumbersome to display and manage sidebars in the theme which can be displayed easily if proper steps are followed.

Adding New Sidebars

There are situations when you want to create new sidebars to fulfill your requirements. Every theme of Code125 provides you the option for creating unlimited sidebars. The steps are simple as described below.

Note: We have used example of Master theme but the steps for adding sidebar are same for other themes as well.

1) The first step is to create a new sidebar by going to your admin  Dashboard > Master > Theme Options > Sidebars.

2) Create a sidebar with any name configure the settings and save the changes which you have made. Once save changes are applied your new sidebar will start displaying under your admin  Dashboard > Appearance > Widgets.

Managing Sidebar in Pages

You can also add different sidebars on your pages as well. The steps for managing sidebar on  Pages are described below.

1) First you have to create sidebar as described above and then you can go to your admin  Dashboard > Pages edit the page where you want to display the sidebar.

2) The second step is to go to  Page Meta Options displaying at the bottom and click on the Layout tab to view its settings. Select the sidebar you want to display from the Sidebar dropdown list as shown in the screenshot.

3) Once the sidebar is selected, you have no more work to do simply save the changes which you have made and your sidebar will start displaying on the page.

Managing Sidebar in Posts

The steps for managing sidebar on Posts are same as for Pages and are described below.

1) First you have to create sidebar as described above and then you can go to your admin Dashboard > Posts edit the page where you want to display the sidebar.

2) The second step is to go to Post Meta Options displaying at the bottom and click on the Layout tab to view its settings. Select the sidebar you want to display from the Sidebar dropdown list as shown in the screenshot.

3) Once the sidebar is selected, simply save the changes which you have made and your sidebar will start displaying on the article (Post) detail page.