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Define Widget Area in Post or Page

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Are you looking for a way to create widget areas for your custom templates? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to define widget area in post or page in WordPress.

Instructions:

All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s template file or in a site-specific plugin:

<?php
// Check if custom field for sidebar is set
if(get_post_meta($post->ID, "sidebar", true)){
	// If set, save it
	$sidebar = get_post_meta($post->ID, "sidebar", true);
}
else {
	// If not set, default to your standard sidebar
	$sidebar = 'default-sidebar';
}

// Now echo your sidebar in your template using the $sidebar variable
<?php dynamic_sidebar($sidebar);
?>

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: 24 best WordPress multi-purpose themes and how to create a job application form in WordPress.

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