Posts Tagged ‘sidebare’

Create Dynamic Sidebars

June 2nd, 2008

Richard Hooper of WP has published an interesting post which explains how to create dynamic sidebars. As it stands, there is no way to assign widgets to only appear on specific pages of your WordPress Powered blog in the back end. Using Richard’s method, you can create your own sidebar.php file and assign various widgets or plugins to only show up on specific sections of your blog. This is great if you want to display a widget on a SINGLE post template versus the front page. Richard also adds that Aside from creating a dynamic sidebar, this approach breaks up your sidebar code into smaller, more manageable chunks. Perhaps we should coax Richard into turning this into a plugin in which normal users can then assign widgets to appear on certain page templates. Here is a question I have. You can use this method to assign plugins/widgets to appear […]

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