How do I add a sidebar to a Page?

Add a Sidebar

To add a sidebar to all pages on your site just click and drag widgets from the available widgets section to the section titled “Main Sidebar” on the right. The sidebar will appear automatically. If you want to control which widgets appear on certain pages of your site please read below.

Available Widgets

The currently available widgets on the site can be found in the “Available Widgets” box on the widgets page.

An example of some of the widgets you may have available.

We launched with 5 Widget areas that you can use on your site.

  1. A custom menu. This widget is great for a list of links or related items on your site. Create a new menu on the “Appearance->Menus” page and then select it from the list of available menus in the widget.
  2. An RSS Feed. If you have a RSS feed from an external site or a feed you want to include this widget will format it nicely for the sidebar.
  3. A Twitter Feed. For you to display your own personal Twitter feed.
  4. An Image. As it says, select an image and it will be added to the sidebar.
  5. Text. This is by far the most powerful of the widget areas and allows you to add almost any text or HTML. Paragraphs of text, announcements, Google Maps, videos, etc are just some of the things that you can put here.

Widget Visibility

The Widget Visibility module enables you to configure widgets to appear only on certain pages (or be hidden on certain pages) by using the Visibility panel. If you cannot see the widget visibility module, please contact the webteam to have it enabled.

The Visibility button is next to the Save button.

Visibility is controlled by five aspects: page type, category, tag, date, and author. For example, if you wanted the Archives widget to only appear on category archives and error pages, choose“Show” from the first dropdown and then add two rules: “Page is 404 Error Page” and “Category is All Category Pages.”

You can also hide widgets based on the current page. For example, if you don’t want the Archives widget to appear on search results pages, choose “Hide” and “Page is Search Results.”

Each visibility rule is handled separately. There isn’t a way, for example, to only display a widget on posts that are categorized as “Summer” and also tagged with “Picnic.”