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The Most Powerful & Feature Rich WordPress Sidebar Plugin

More than 600,000+ have downloaded Content Aware Sidebars to add the widget areas they need.


  • $199/yr

    Best value and preferred for leading consultancies

  •  Unlimited sites
  •  Priority Email Support
  •  Free Plugin Updates
  •  All Premium Features


  • $49/yr

    Great entry addition for small blogs and hobby sites

  •  For 1 site
  •  Standard Email Support
  •  Free Plugin Updates
  •  All Premium Features

14 Day Satisfaction Guarantee

Joachim Jensen

I stand behind this plugin 100%, but as an independent developer with years of experience I understand that they might not work perfectly for everyone all of the time.

If over the next 14 days you are unhappy with the plugin or have an issue that we are unable to resolve, I will happily consider offering a full refund of your money. See refund policy.

Joachim Jensen, Founder of DEV Institute


* All prices are in USD before EU VAT

Rated #1 WordPress Widget Area Plugin In 2018

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


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

The free version lets you create and display unlimited widget areas and has more features than other sidebar and widgets plugins. Content Aware Sidebars Pro offers limitless possibilites for your widget areas, which can help you increase engagements and convert better. See full comparison here.


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 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.


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, subscription renewals are automatically processed annually on the anniversary of your original purchase. 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 has more high quality features than other WordPress widget area plugins


Features Pro Free Other Plugins
Add Unlimited Sidebars Yes Yes Yes
Add Unlimited Sidebar Conditions Yes Yes Yes
Replace, merge, or hide any Theme Sidebar Yes Yes Replace only
Create & add sidebars on post edit Yes Yes Add only
No coding required Yes Yes Custom Post Types might need extra code
Sidebar Shortcode & Template Tag Yes Yes No
Optimized For Large Sites Yes Yes No
Customizer Support Yes Yes No
Activate & deactivate Sidebars on schedule Yes Yes No
Enhanced Widget Manager & 1-click Activation Yes Yes Sidebar filters only
Customizable Sidebar & Widget Markup Yes Yes Widgets only
Visibility for Roles, Logged-in Users & Guests Yes Logged-in Users only Widgets only
Display sidebars on set times and days Yes No No
Insert Sidebar as Widget Yes No No
Sync widgets across themes Yes No No
Widget Revisions Yes No No
Disable Widgets Yes No No
Duplicate Sidebars & Conditions Yes No No
Widget Area Designer Yes No No
Insert Widget Areas into Theme Yes No No
Sidebar Display Conditions Pro Free Other Plugins
Front Page Yes Yes Yes
Search Results Yes Yes Yes
404 Not Found Page Yes Yes Yes
Page Templates Yes Yes Yes
Blog Page & Post Type Archives Yes Yes Yes
Author Archives Yes Yes Yes
Posts, Pages & Custom Post Types Yes Yes Custom Post Types might need extra code
Content with Tag, Category, or Custom Taxonomy Yes Yes Individual categories only
Taxonomy Archives Yes Yes Individual categories only
bbPress Profiles, Forums & Topics Yes Yes Forums & Topics only, might need extra code
Content written by Author Yes Yes No
BuddyPress Profile Sections Yes Yes No
Languages Yes Yes No
Pods Pages Yes Yes No
Date Archives Yes All Date Archives only All Date Archives only
Posts from any day, month, year Yes No No
URLs + wildcards Yes No No
BuddyPress User Groups Yes No No
Any Combination Of Above Yes Yes No