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  • $199/yr

    Best value and preferred by leading consultancies

  •  For 100 sites
  •  Priority Email Support
  •  Free Plugin Updates
  •  All Premium Features


  • $49/yr

    Essential entry addition for blogs and hobby sites

  •  For 1 site
  •  Standard Email Support
  •  Free Plugin Updates
  •  All Premium Features
* All prices are in USD before EU VAT

More than 700,000+ have downloaded Content Aware Sidebars

Joachim Jensen

I stand behind this plugin 100% and personally guarantee that Content Aware Sidebars Pro will be among the best WordPress plugins you’ll own.

If over the next 14 days you have an issue that we are unable to resolve, you can get a full refund of your money.

Joachim Jensen, Founder of DEV Institute

Rated #1 WordPress Widget Area Plugin In 2019

Don’t just take our word for it, here’s what people say about Content Aware Sidebars

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.

Frequently Asked Questions


Do I need to know widget logic code?

No coding is required whatsoever.

Content Aware Sidebars is praised by users for its unparalleled sidebar and widget visibility options. It is the only plugin that allows you to show and hide widget areas on literally any condition without writing any code.


Does the plugin support Page Builders or my plugin?

Yes, many users already mix Content Aware Sidebars with popular WordPress page builder plugins such as Elementor, SiteOrigin Page Builder, Beaver Builder, and Visual Composer.

If your plugin uses Custom Post Types or Taxonomies, these will automatically be supported as Display Conditions!


What payment methods are accepted?

You can use PayPal or any major credit card such as Visa, Mastercard, or American Express to pay for Content Aware Sidebars Pro. Payments and subscriptions are handled securely via Freemius.


Does the plugin work on WordPress Multisite/networks?

Yes! For large networks it is recommended to select the Agency plan in order to get the Pro features on all sites.


Do you offer support if I need help?

Yes! Your satisfaction is important, so if you have any questions, click here to get email support.


What’s the difference between Content Aware Sidebars Pro vs free?

The free version lets you create, customize and display unlimited widget areas on different conditions. With Content Aware Sidebars Pro you get more features and more Display Conditions to super-charge your widget areas and increase engagements. See full comparison here.


Do I get updates for the Pro version?

Yes, you will get automatic update notifications free of charge as long as you have a valid license key. Since launch there has been several innovative feature releases, and we plan to keep working hard to deliver new features.


Do subscriptions renew automatically?

Yes, your subscription will renew automatically every year. You may cancel your subscription anytime from the Account panel on your site. If cancelled, you will no longer receive updates and support for the Pro version when your license expires.


What is EU VAT, why do I need to pay it?

A EU legislation requires a value added tax to be collected from customers residing in the EU.


I have other pre-sale questions, can you help?

Of course! You can ask any question through the contact page here.

Most Features On The Market

No matter what version you choose, Content Aware Sidebars is more powerful and feature rich than other WordPress widget area plugins


FeaturesProFreeOther Plugins
Add Unlimited Widget AreasYesYesYes
Add Unlimited Display ConditionsYesYesYes
Replace, merge, or hide any Theme SidebarYesYesReplace only
Create & add sidebars on post editYesYesAdd only
Enhanced Widget Manager & 1-click ActivationYesYesSidebar filters only
Custom Markup & CSS ClassesYesYesWidgets only
No coding requiredYesYesCustom Post Types might need extra code
Widget Area ShortcodeYesYesNo
Optimized For Large SitesYesYesNo
Customizer SupportYesYesNo
Built-in Support For Popular PluginsYesYesNo
Activation & Deactivation ScheduleYesYesNo
Time & Weekday ScheduleYesNoNo
Sticky SidebarsYesNoNo
Insert Sidebar as WidgetYesNoNo
Automatic Widgets BackupYesNoNo
Widget CleanerYesNoNo
Duplicate Widget AreasYesNoNo
Widget Area Designer & ColumnsYesNoNo
Insert Widget Areas into Theme HooksYesNoNo
Display ConditionsProFreeOther Plugins
Front PageYesYesYes
Search ResultsYesYesYes
404 Not Found PageYesYesYes
Page TemplatesYesYesYes
Blog Page & Post Type ArchivesYesYesYes
Author ArchivesYesYesYes
Posts, Pages & Custom Post TypesYesYesCustom Post Types might need extra code
Content with Tag, Category, or Custom TaxonomyYesYesIndividual categories only
Taxonomy ArchivesYesYesIndividual categories only
bbPress Profiles, Forums & TopicsYesYesForums & Topics only, might need extra code
Content written by AuthorYesYesNo
BuddyPress Profile SectionsYesYesNo
Pods PagesYesYesNo
Any Combination Of ConditionsYesYesNo
Date ArchivesYesAll Date Archives onlyAll Date Archives only
Posts from any day, month, yearYesNoNo
URLs + wildcardsYesNoNo
Referrer URLs + wildcardsYesNoNo
BuddyPress Group PagesYesNoNo
User VisibililtyProFreeOther Plugins
All UsersYesYesYes
Logged-in UsersYesYesIndividual widgets only
Restrict User Access LevelsYesYesNo
GuestsYesNoIndividual widgets only
WordPress RolesYesNoIndividual widgets only
Author of ContentYesNoNo
BuddyPress GroupsYesNoNo