October 9, 2013 in WordPress Designer Snippets

WordPress Designer Snippets : Add Sidebar Widget Areas

This WordPress designer snippet allows you to add a sidebar widget area to your web layout.

Widget areas are typically used for sidebars and footers, but I have seen designers utilise full widget areas for home page layouts, allowing their client a level of content control.

There are fifteen default widgets that come installed with WordPress, all with varying functionality; widgets that show a list of categories, widgets that show a calendar, widgets that show a list of recent posts.

Widget areas can be controlled in the WordPress Dashboard, under the Appearance section, you’ll find a Widgets section – here you can simply drag and drop your widgets into your widget areas.

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