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Updated 3 weeks ago
Tested up to WordPress 4.9.1

Sidebars For Different Pages

Dynamic, tailored widget areas and footers.

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

  • with select Categories or Tags?
  • from a given Month or Date?
  • … and written by a featured Author?

Then you will love Content Aware Sidebars.

Screenshot of sidebar conditions

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 we promise you never have to write a single line of code.

Screenshot of Sidebar Manager

Display Widgets In Columns ProNew

Introducing Widget Area Designer.

Create beautiful designs for any widget area and display widgets in up to 12 responsive columns.

By utilizing highly optimized CSS on demand, Content Aware Sidebars will make sure your WordPress sidebars look amazing in all modern browsers.

Screenshot of Widget Area Designer

Insert Sidebars Into Themes ProNew

Display widget areas in WordPress hooks.

Content Aware Sidebars is the first plugin to let you insert new widget areas into theme locations previously not possible!

You can replace theme sidebars, use sidebar shortcodes, and now also add widget areas above or below the content, above or below the footer, or in any theme hook.

Screenshot of Widget Area in Theme Hook

Unmatched Speed And Power

The fastest WordPress Sidebar Plugin yet.

Looking for a custom sidebars solution that doesn’t slow down your site as it grows?

Content Aware Sidebars has been developed with scalability in mind and excels in performance no matter how big your site is, or how many sidebars and conditions you create! Try it yourself and feel the difference.

Screenshot of page load metrics

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; no need to manually download a backup first!

Content Aware Sidebars also adds a timeline of all widget edits, so you can compare widget revisions side-by-side.

Screenshot of widget revisions

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 additional features.

Works With Your Theme

Easily replace or merge with any widget area in your theme. You can also hide sidebars for full-width layout.

Custom Markup & CSS Classes

Without writing any code, you can modify the HTML and CSS classes of widget areas, widgets, and widget titles.

Sidebars For Any Context

With the most powerful conditions, you can display sidebars and widget areas on any type of content.

Activation & Deactivation Schedule

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

Widget Area Shortcode

Display widgets between paragraphs in your posts or pages by embedding a simple shortcode.

Sidebars – Quick Select©

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

Enhanced Widget Manager

Includes 1-click Sidebar Activation© and Live Search for widgets and sidebars for the best user experience.

Customizer Support

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

Extensive Documentation

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

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!

Made For WordPress

Content Aware Sidebars looks and feels like WordPress and doesn’t rely on 3rd party services.

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First Class Email Support

We are here to help. Get fast and professional support delivered directly to your inbox.

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Sidebar Visibility for Roles

Show or hide sidebars only for certain users. Great for access control on membership sites.

Sidebars For Dynamic URLs

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

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Time & Weekday Schedule

Display your custom sidebars only in set time ranges. Perfect for promotions and advertising.

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Duplicate Custom Sidebars

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

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Disable Any Widget

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

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Sidebars As Reusable Blocks

Tired of keeping track of several versions of the same widget? Simply reuse the same widgets in different areas.

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Sync Widgets Across Themes

When switching themes, widgets will remain active in their custom sidebars instead of being moved to “Inactive Widgets”

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 ½ million 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.

Ready to design and display widget areas the easy way?