Customizing sidebars by using Content Aware Sidebar plugin.
One of the best Sidebars plugins is the Content Aware Sidebars plugin by Joachim Jensen.
I really like the UI and how easy it is to select where I want to have the sidebar.
It uses conditional logic similar to the menu area in WordPress.
Here is a walk through on how to use Content Aware Sidebars plugin.
Another video showing how to use Content Aware Sidebars.
After installing the Content Aware Sidebars Plugin a new Sidebar item list shows up in the sidebar.
Clicking All Sidebars leads to the following screen.
Click Add New -> Add New Sidebar
Add a title.
Click Add a New Group
Decide on the conditions for the group and add them to the group. Save the Group.
Singular (a page, a post etc),
Singular & Archive or
– Replace, Merge, Manual, Forced Replace.
– Sidebar area
Bottom or Top
I usually just select replace and select the sidebar.
Publish the sidebar.
Go to Appearance -> Widgets
Notice the new sidebar area. I called my Post After Entry sidebar giving it a good name to explain where I am using it.
I added a text widget with a title of After Entry Sidebar, and text This is the after entry sidebar made with Content Aware Sidebars plugin.
Checking the frontend below a post this is what I see:
Other WordPress Sidebar management plugins: