Basic Volatyl comes with two built-in sidebars. They go by sidebar one and sidebar two. Volatyl also comes with the ability to override these sidebars on a post-by-post or page-by-page basis.
Sometimes that’s not enough, though. What if you want to build a custom sidebar that appears on a number of pages? That takes custom work and is going to be a just a little bit different for everyone.
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create your own custom sidebars in the Volatyl environment that will seamlessly override the default sidebars while inheriting their functionality. Let’s get started.
As I’m sure you already know, Volatyl is an extremely flexible WordPress framework. That’s what allows for the layout selector, unlimited sidebars, and other structure related features.
With that kind of flexibility, modularity of code is an absolute must. Volatyl’s codebase has been written in movable blocks of functionality that can be placed where you need based on your chosen settings.
Because of this, integrating Volatyl with other software scripts that were written for basic WordPress themes can be a challenge. In this article, I’ll show you how to integrate Volatyl with the popular forum software bbPress so you don’t have to face any development limitations.