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Create sidebars through an admin interface and apply widgets. Using conditions, apply the sidebars to certain pages / posts depending on what you select.


  1. Version 1.0 – Initial Release
  2. Version 1.1 – Passed slug to dynamic_sidebar at end of control mechanism (lost in original changes)


  • The manage sidebars panel where you can delete or edit a sidebar.
  • The add sidebars panel where you can add a new sidebar.


  1. Upload the entire folder of the plugin (‘sidebars’ folder) to your plugins directory (‘/wp-content/plugins/’ folder).
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. A new item on the menu will appeared that says ‘Sidebars’.
  4. Also, in your template files, location the function dynamic_sidebar and replace it with go_sidebar. The dynamic_sidebar function could be anywhere but it will mostly likely be in the sidebar.php file.


In what order do the conditions apply?
  1. The ID of the post / page
  2. The parent of the post / page
  3. The category of the post / page
  4. Get the default sidebar
Do you need any other template tags besides replacing dynamic_sidebar with go_sidebar?

No. As long as you replace dynamic_sidebar with go_sidebar it will work fine.


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