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Styling Widgets Based on Their Position in a Widget Area

Say you want to have your first widget in your sidebar to have a different style from the rest of your sidebar’s widgets. Sound impossible? Not with this code!

Just copy and paste the snippet below into your functions.php file and it’ll add a wrapper div around your widgets and apply ‘widget-1st’, ‘widget-2nd’ class names to them. Now, you can target that widget in your CSS: #mysidebar .widget-1st { background: red }. Sweet!

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