Create Custom Header, Footer, and Sidebar Templates in WordPress


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Creating custom header, footer, and sidebar templates

In a previous movie, I showed you the custom front page template and how it has separate wigitized areas, or sidebars, than the regular page templates. In the widgets area you can actually see it in the back end. You have the Main Sidebar, which is what appears on posts and regular pages, and then you have this First Front Page Widget Area and Second Front Page Widget Area, that only appear under the custom page template when that template is being used. Thanks to the WordPress template hierarchy, we can make custom templates to suit pretty much any need. This includes making custom header, sidebar, and footer templates that appear only when we want them to.

In the Twenty Twelve theme, we already see one such custom template, which is one that kicks in this, First Front Page Widget Area and Second Front Page Widget Area. Let's take a look at that template. If you look at the twentytwelve theme and we will scroll down to the bottom here, you see we have two templates; we h...

Creating custom header, footer, and sidebar templates
Video duration: 3m 43s 3h 11m Intermediate Updated Nov 27, 2012

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Creating custom header, footer, and sidebar templates provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Morten Rand-Hendriksen as part of the WordPress 3: Building Child Themes

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