Sidebars in WordPress:
- Areas which contain extra content, links or other elements not in the main content.
- Refers to when the “bar” was on the “side” which is no longer necessary.
- Can hold widgets of Links, Lists, Text, Images, calendars etc.
- Managed Through Appearance > Widgets
- Can Control Sidebars based on current page/section
- Can Control widgets per sidebar or per page/section
- Add more “STUFF” to sidebars with plugins
Widget: A little bit of stuff to put in your sidebar
Conditional Widgets – widgets to only show in certain places
Only show the widget on specific pages or categories
Text Widgets created with a wysiwyg editor, not just plain text