How do I manage the sidebars on my website?

Please note: this only applies to websites that have this feature installed. We will normally tell you if this feature is available on your website.

How do I switch the sidebar on and off?

By default, the sidebar displays on all pages and posts.

To switch off the sidebar:

  1. In the website editor, go to the edit screen of your Page or Post.
  2. Towards the bottom of the screen, there’s a settings box called “Sidebar“:
  3. Choose either “Display Sidebar” or “Hide Sidebar“.
  4. Save your page:

 

How do I choose different sidebars to display on different pages?

This only applies if your website has different sidebars available.

  1. In the website editor, go to the edit screen of your Page or Post.
  2. Towards the bottom of the screen, there’s a settings box called “Sidebar“:
  3. Choose the sidebar as indicated above in red.
  4. Save your page.

 

How do I edit the content inside sidebars on my website?

  1. In the back-end menu, go to “Appearance” and into “Widgets“.
  2. You’ll then see a screen similar to this below:The exact options available here will vary according to your own website.
  3. To edit the content of your sidebar(s), use the relevant area on the right-hand side of your screen (highlighted above in blue).
  4. You can normally expand the individual “widgets” by clicking on the arrow, which allows you to edit the content:
  5. You can add new “widgets” from the left-hand side (highlighted earlier in green) by dragging them into the right-hand (blue) area. However, we advise you fully test any changes you make here.
  6. You can also delete widgets by clicking on the “Delete” link.

 

How do I add extra sidebars to my website?

  1. Go to “Appearance” / “Sidebars“.
  2. Name your new sidebar.
  3. Click “Add“.
  4. Next, go to “Appearance” / “Widgets“.
  5. Find the sidebar you have just named.
  6. Drag the widgets into the sidebar that you want to use.
  7. Then click “Save“.
  8. Next, go to the edit screen of your Page or Post.
  9. Towards the bottom of the screen, there’s a settings box called “Sidebar“:
  10. Ensure “Display Sidebar” is chosen.
  11. Choose your new sidebar as indicated above in red.
  12. Save your page.
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