Creating a Custom Sidebar

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The custom sidebar is a useful feature in the Ken WordPress theme which allows you to add more sidebars/widget areas into the widgets page. In this article, we’ll explain steps needed for creating a custom sidebar/widget area.

Note: To learn how to add a default sidebar using the Ken Page Layout, check out this article.

Creating a Custom Sidebar

To create a custom sidebar:

From the WordPress top menu, go to Theme Settings > General Settings.
Click on Add More button shown at the right side of the Custom Sidebars option and type the name you like. In our example we name it Test Sidebar.

ken_custom_sidebar-Creating a custom sidebar

Click on the Save Changes button at the bottom of the page.

After creating the custom sidebar, you can see that the custom sidebar has been added to the sidebar list in Appearance -> Widgets.

ken_custom_sidebar-Creating a custom sidebar

Note: For adding widgets to the custom sidebar, read the Adding Widgets to a Sidebar article.
Note: For assigning a custom sidebar to the page, post or portfolio, read the Adding a Sidebar article.
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