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How To Create a Custom Sidebar for the Home Page

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Are you looking for a way to load a custom sidebar just for the home page? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to create a custom sidebar for the home page in WordPress.

Instructions:

Replace the default get_sidebar(); function in your WordPress theme with this snippet to load a custom sidebar for the home page. Be sure to name your new sidebar file sidebar-home.php.

<?php
     if ( is_home() ) :
              get_sidebar('home');
     else :
              get_sidebar();
     endif;
?>

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly add code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 7 Best WordPress Landing Page Plugins That Convert and how to create a contact form in WordPress.

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