One of the most frequently posted design questions on blog forums and help sites has to do with the fact that the sidebar suddenly disappears after a user places something (usually an image) in their sidebar. There are a couple interrelated reasons for this.
I wrote a guest blog for Engtech in which I detailed a way for you to use different sidebars for the different pageviews of your WordPress theme. After much anticipation it has finally been posted.
When I first heard of WordPress widgets, I was appropriately disgruntled. ‘Widgets? We don’t need no stinking Widgets,’ I grumbled. I was resistant towards the notion of widgetizing my themes because it meant having to change my style of design from using divs to separate the content in my sidebar to placing everything in an unordered list.
But when I saw how they make the end user’s life a little bit easier and how they can make an already powerful content management system even better, I can’t praise the creators of the Widgets plugin enough. So to show you just how creative one can be with the plugin, I’m going to share with you a way to create a template where you can have different widgets on each of your template’s page views; the index, single post and Pages.
Read the full tutorial…