Multiple widgetized areas using an array of names

Adding this snippet to the functions.php of your wordpress them will enable multiple widgetized areas without all the repetitive code. This is a simple but worth while little snippet you should get some great use from.

Code Snippet:

if ( function_exists('register_sidebar') ) {

$allWidgetizedAreas = array("Homepage Left", "Homepage Right", "Sidebar One", "Movies", "Admin");

foreach ($allWidgetizedAreas as $WidgetAreaName) {
'name'=> $WidgetAreaName,
'before_widget' => '<div id="%1$s" class="widget %2$s left half">',
'after_widget' => '</div>',
'before_title' => '<h3 class="widgettitle">',
'after_title' => '</h3>',

Comments  Leave a Reply

  1. This is a great snippet. I’d need to add a separate description for each. How would I do that?

  2. Really useful snippet! Thanks!

  3. Jason Crunch Pixels May 17, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Thanks for this snippet – it just saved me from having to repeat code for 12 sidebars

    1. no problem Jason,  glad I could help.

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