Adding New Widget Area to WordPress 2013 Theme

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Hello All,

I followed an online tutorial and was able to add a "new" header widget area to my WordPress site (2013 Theme).

The theme now has header, footer, and right sidebar widget areas.

Can anyone tell me how to add a "left sidebar" widget area.

I was able to do the header widget area because there was a "header.php" file in Wordpress, but I am unsure of how to add a "left" sidebar file (or if one exists and I'm just not seeing it.

Any help is appreciated.
#2013 #adding #area #theme #widget #wordpress
  • Profile picture of the author RobinInTexas
    You position the sidebar(s) using the CSS, and insert it into the theme by calling the sidebar(s) at the appropriate places in the PHP code, (content.php, page.php, single.php, etc)

    See the codex, a starting point might be Function Reference/dynamic sidebar « WordPress Codex

    Make sure you are using a child theme for all your changes, or they will be overwritten when the theme updates.


    ...Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just set there.
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