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Updated 3 months ago
Tested up to WordPress 4.8.2

Sidebars For Different Pages

Dynamic, tailored widget areas and footers.

Do you want to display a sidebar on select posts, pages, custom post types or taxonomy archives? How about on all posts:

  • in a special Category?
  • with select Tags?
  • … and written by a featured Author?

Then you will love Content Aware Sidebars.

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Unlimited WordPress Sidebars

Create, activate, and just add Widgets.

Add as many custom sidebars and widget areas you want, and display them on as many different conditions you want. It only takes a few clicks in the user friendly sidebar manager, and you never have to write a single line of code.

Screenshot of Sidebar Manager

Works With Your Theme

Keep your widget areas on theme switch.

Content Aware Sidebars is theme-agnostic and seamlessly integrates with any existing sidebars, which you can replace, merge with or even hide. And with the optional Shortcode and Template Tag you can display custom sidebars literally anywhere on your site.

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Unmatched Speed And Power

The fastest WordPress Sidebar Plugin yet.

Content Aware Sidebars has been developed with scalability in mind and excels in performance. No matter how much content your site has, or how many sidebar conditions you create in the plugin, the widget areas will always be loaded blazingly fast.

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Automatic Widgets Backup Pro

Manage and edit your widgets worry-free.

Can you imagine deleting an important widget by accident? You can now go back in time and instantly restore it. Content Aware Sidebars adds a timeline of all changes of widgets in custom sidebars, and you can even see side-by-side comparisons of widget revisions.

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  • Forbes
  • WPBeginner
  • Freemius
  • Elegant Themes

Start Creating Tailored WordPress Sidebars NOW

Display a new sidebar or widget area on any page in 60 Seconds or less.

Why Should You Use Content Aware Sidebars?

Smart website owners, developers, and marketers love Content Aware Sidebars because of these features.

Activation & Deactivation Schedule

Create a custom sidebar and manage its widgets today, then let it activate and deactivate later.

Select Sidebars on Post Edit

Select sidebars or create new ones when you’re editing a post, page, or custom post type.

Extensive Documentation

We have all the guides you need to get started and become an expert in Content Aware Sidebars.

Sidebar Visibility for Roles Pro

Display sidebars only for certain users. Great for access control on membership sites.

Sidebars For Any URL  Pro

Target your referrer links or advanced search queries. See all included conditions.

Time & Weekday Schedule Pro

Display your custom sidebars only in set time ranges. Perfect for open business hours.

Enhanced Widget Manager

Instant search for widgets and sidebars, better widgets listing, and 1-click Sidebar Activation.

First Class Email Support Pro

The average response time is currently only 1.5 hours! We are here to help.

Sync Widgets Across Themes Pro

When switching themes, widgets will remain active in their custom sidebars.

Customizer Support

WordPress Core integration means that custom sidebars also can be managed in the Customizer.

Robust and Secure

The plugin follows best security and coding practices, and harmful code cannot be injected into condition logic.

Multilingual And Translation Ready

Translated into several languages thanks to amazing users from all over the world. Help translate into your language!

Disable Any Widget Pro

Disable the WordPress widgets you don’t plan to use. Saves memory and removes clutter.

Duplicate Custom Sidebars Pro

Save time and duplicate your widget area and all of its conditions and settings with one click.

Content Aware Sidebars for Your Favorite WordPress Plugins

Add new widget areas for custom post types, taxonomies, and plugin-specific content. No add-ons needed.

Create WooCommerce Sidebars
Create Easy Digital Downloads Sidebars
Create BuddyPress Sidebars
Create Sidebars for Custom Post Type UI
Create Custom bbPress Sidebars
Create WPML Sidebars
Create LearnDash Sidebars
Create Sidebars for Give
Create Polylang Sidebars
Create Custom Sidebars For Pods Framework
Create Sidebars for Layers

Rated #1 WordPress Sidebar Plugin In 2017

Don’t just take our word for it. With more than 400,000 downloads, Content Aware Sidebars is the perfect solution for you.

Worth it’s weight in gold.

This plugin saves so much effort if you want to create context sensitive menus in sidebars. Brilliant, thank you.

Great plugin and even greater support

This plugin if very useful and easy to use, but most of all the support provided by Joachim is amazing!

Target your sidebars like a laser!

Content Aware Sidebars lets you have laser-like precision to display just the right sidebar wherever you choose. Great job!

One of my favorites!

This plugin is easy to understand and even if you have just a bit of trouble to master it at first, once you get it you will use on every project. It is really that great!

By far this is one of my all time favorite WordPress plugins.

Best Sidebar plugin out there

This is by far the best side bar plugin I have ever used. I have tried many others, but they are either too clunky, not very powerful or too complicated.

This one is easy to use, works on all sorts of post types and very powerful.

Love it. Finally found my sidebar plugin. Thank you!

This is the most essential plugin for my entire site

I absolutely love this plugin. Content aware sidebars, allows me to easily control a list of menus presented to viewers. I’ve organized it in a way to help my viewers understand where they are on the site and easily see other content that is related to their current context.

Manage Custom Sidebars Professionally

Ready to start creating tailored widget areas the easy way?