Most themes offer some widget sidebars by default. Layouts provides an easy way to extend widget areas by using the Widget Area cell. You can create new, edit existing and manage widget areas from the Layouts editor page.
To add a new widget area to a layout, insert a Widget Area cell.
|Create a new cell||Insert a Widget Area cell|
You have the option to create a new widget area or add an existing one.
|Create a new widget area||Select an existing widget area|
New widget areas created from this dialog will also be listed on the default WordPress Widgets page. You can use it like any other and add widgets to it.
These widgets are rendered on the front-end, on the pages that have this Layout assigned.
|The widget area in the WordPress Widgets page||The widget area on the front-end|
If you need to rename or delete a widget area, open the Widget Area cell that contains it and click Edit/Delete Selected Area. This takes you to that widget area’s editing page.