This documentation is a handy guide for our Easy Custom Sidebars Plugin.
The purpose of this section is to show you how to quickly install this plugin.
This section is designed to give you a good understanding on how to use all of the features of this plugin. Once you have fully read this section you will be able to use all of the features of this plugin.
In this section you will learn how to activate / deactivate a custom sidebar. This is a handy way to control the visibility of a custom sidebar without deleting the custom sidebar itself.
The purpose of this section is to explain the Metaboxes on the Edit Sidebars Screen in further detail.
The Metaboxes on the Edit Sidebars Screen shows all of the following items that are available for selection:
The metaboxes are designed to help you quickly and easily find the item in your WordPress website that you are looking to apply this sidebar to. Each metabox has the following 3 tab panels:
A Custom Sidebar Replacement Override allows you to override a custom sidebar you have created for a specific page / post / taxonomy etc.
For example, if you want to apply a sidebar to all posts but just want one post to have a unique sidebar then you can use the sidebar override feature.
Here is a visual diagram to highlight the custom sidebar hierarchy.
The purpose of this section is to familarise ourselves with the Manage Replacements Screen. The Manage Replacements screen is a useful way to manage and view all of the custom sidebars you have created. It allows you to quickly change the sidebar replacement of a custom sidebar or delete a specific sidebar.
Please Note: Please take care when deleting any/all custom sidebars as you cannot retrieve them once they have been deleted.
This plugin has been entirely written from scratch in Sublime Text by Titanium Themes with some code taken solely from WordPress core. No other external sources have been used.