Customizing the sidebar


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Customizing the sidebar

Let's continue our conversion of the default theme by working in the sidebar areas. Almost all WordPress themes use sidebars either on the left or the right and sometimes both. In the previous lesson changing the main content, we moved the sidebar that was on the left side of the Custom Theme to the right side as called for by our comp. In this lesson we will clean up the content of the sidebar as well as its styling. First, let's tackle the content, which is comprised of a series of widgets.

You can think of a widget as a canned bit of coding that outputs a targeted slice of content often a series of links in a list. So in our blog_comp, which I have on the screen now, we see four such widgets, there is Search, Hot Links, Archive, and Categories. Now when we take a look at the current state of our index.php page I've got Recent Post, Recent Comments, Archives, Categories, and something called Meta as well as a search field up top.

So there are a good number of unwanted widgets here to...

Customizing the sidebar
Video duration: 10m 32s 5h 44m Intermediate Updated Oct 23, 2012

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Customizing the sidebar provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Joseph Lowery as part of the Dreamweaver and WordPress: Core Concepts

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