Create Sidebars – Post/Page

The most exciting thing about this tutorial is how unnecessary it is! Creating a sidebar or two for a specific post or page couldn’t be easier.

When you create a new post or page, be sure to have your “Volatyl Quick Settings” displayed beneath the text editor. If you do not see it, click the “Screen Options” tab in the top right corner of the screen and check the box for the quick settings. They will appear immediately.

Here’s what you will see beneath the editor:

create sidebars for posts and pages with WordPress

Simply check the box for the sidebars you want to create. When you publish the post or page, the sidebars will register.

Navigate to WordPress Dashboard => Appearance => Widgets and you will see your new sidebars appear. They will be named “Sidebar (1 or 2) — Post/Page Title.”

Individual, post/page specific sidebars that are activated but do not hold any widgets will continue to display the default, site-wide sidebar content.

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