Adding a Custom Sidebar

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The custom sidebar is a useful feature in the Jupiter WordPress theme which allows you to add more sidebars/widget areas into the widgets page.

In this article, we’ll explain how to creat a custom sidebar/widget area and assign it to a specific page.

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Note: To learn how to add a default sidebar using the Jupiter page options, check out this article.

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Adding a Custom Sidebar

To add a custom sidebar:

1
From the WordPress left menu, go to Theme Options > Sidebar.

2
Click on Add a New Sidebar and type Page Widget Area 2.

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Use the Activate Sidebars For Custom Post Types option to select post types you would like assigning custom sidebars for their single page. You can use this option to choose a custom sidebar for your third party plugin post types.

4
Click on the Save Settings button.
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Note: For adding widgets to the custom sidebar, read the Adding Widgets to a Sidebar article.

Assigning the Sidebar to a Page

To assign the Page Widget Area 2 sidebar to a specific page:

1
From the WordPress left menu, go to Pages and add a new page or edit an existing page.

Adding a custom sidebar - new page

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In the Jupiter Widget Options box, select Page Widget Area 2.

Adding a custom sidebar - jupiter widget options

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Publish or update the page and check the result.
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