In this video, learn how to add a widgetized area to the footer.
(upbeat music) … - [Instructor] Earlier in this course, … we completely removed the widgetized area. … And even though I like the way … it looks now that it's removed, … it is a bit unusual to remove an entire branch … of functionality from a theme. … So what I want you to do now … is conditionally add it back in, … meaning, depending upon a condition, … display the widgets on the front end. … There are two main ways … I'd look at solving this challenge: … customize a template … or write some PHP code. … I actually tried both, … and I strongly recommend customizing a template, … since it's the most direct route. … You'll also want to look … through these conditional tags. … These are a great starting place … to know how to conditionally show content. … What I want you to do … is hide the widgetized area … on regular pages and posts. … But on pages that show a list of posts, … like the blog page, … go ahead and display the widgetized area. … Good luck. … …
- Setting up your development environment and editor
- Picking a parent theme
- Creating a child theme
- Including style sheets
- Creating and modifying styles
- Modifying functions
- Hooking functions
- Creating and modifying template files
- Adding menus and functionality
- Migrating theme files to a live WordPress site
Skill Level Intermediate
Using the exercise files1m 13s
1. Building on a Solid Foundation
2. Creating a Child Theme
3. Child Themes and CSS
4. Working with Function Files
5. Working with Template Files
6. Add New Functionality
7. Wrapping Up
Next steps1m 4s
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