An introduction to your sidebar positions

As with most themes, you get sidebars to publish widgets to. This theme offers up to 20 sidebar positions.

Prelude Lite Sidebars

As mentioned, you get up to 20 sidebar positions with this theme. You can see them on the live demo site HERE or view the screenshot below:

prelude sidebars

Left and Right Sidebars

Some sidebars are basic while others are dynamic (adjustable to available space) and some won’t show unless you turn them on from the customizer. With the Left and Right sidebars, you get two sets of each, one for the blog section of your site and one for actual pages:

  1. Blog Left Sidebar
  2. Blog Right Sidebar
  3. Page Left Sidebar
  4. Page Right Sidebar

This means that if you publish a widget to the Blog Right Sidebar, this will not show on the Page Right Sidebar…and vice versa. If you want the same widget to show on both, you will need to publish a new one to the Page Right Sidebar.

Dynamic Width Sidebars

Common with all of our themes, you get groups of sidebars that are dynamic in width. This means they self-adjust whenever you have widgets published to the following sidebar positions:

  • Content Top 1, Content Top 2, Content Top 3, and Content Top 4
  • Content Bottom 1, Content Bottom 2, Content Bottom 3, and Content Bottom 4
  • Bottom 1, Bottom 2, Bottom 3, and Bottom 4

For example, this is what happens when you publish widgets to the Bottom 1, Bottom 2, Bottom 3, and/or Bottom 4 sidebar position(s) as outlined below:

  • Publish 1 widget = 100% width
  • Publish 2 widgets = 50% width each
  • Publish 3 widgets = 33% width each
  • Publish 4 widgets = 25% width each

The above example and capability only works for sidebar groups which contain 4 sidebar positions that relate to each other. You will know when you have this because when you are logged into your dashboard and go to Widgets, you will see them like this example:

Show Widgets on Select Pages Only

This is the other part of this introduction where you get redirected to another article that takes you through the process of showing widgets on select pages only. By default WordPress does not have this capability, so we have to use a plugin for this. 

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