In an earlier section, we talked about how to add a sidebar in WordPress even if your theme doesn’t support it.
However, what if you want to take your existing sidebar area, but just display different sidebars on different content? This would let you display different collections of widgets for certain types of content.
For example, maybe you want to use one set of widgets for blog posts in your “Reviews” category and a different set of widgets for blog posts in your “Tutorials” category.
The easiest way to display different sidebars on different content is Elementor. You do this as follows:
- First, create several Elementor templates, as explained above. Each template should have its own sidebar.
- Then, go to conditions and assign each template to the relevant category, page, or other condition.
Additionally, to achieve this functionality, you can use the free Content Aware Sidebars plugin. Once you install and activate the plugin, go to Content Aware → Add New to get started.
First, choose the conditions for when you want to replace your default sidebar with the new sidebar that you’re creating. For example, if you want to use this sidebar for all blog posts in the “Reviews” category, create a Categories condition: