I’m well aware that Brian Gardner is pushing towards NoSidebar WordPress sites for simplicity and minimalism, but it doesn’t mean widget-free. 🙂
Admit it, we’ve come to this time when we’re taking Widgets for granted. It’s more and more becoming an extra feature that we can leave behind, especially when we are using Page Builders (aside from Page Builder by SiteOrigin, of course), but we all loved and are still loving this core feature, so I’ve created this article and plugin to help you manage them better and hopefully will keep you thinking on using them more again.
We all love Display Widgets Plugin, but there are features that I would love to be integrated to it, like device visibility options, custom classes and ID, and even alignment; that’s why I’ve created Widget Options to showcase all the needed features elegantly via tabbed layout without compromising other plugins, and it seems to work more than expected. I’ve also found a solution to make it work with customizer to be able to easily configure the widgets live.
Using Widget Options for Better Widget Management
We’re all familiar on plugin installation, so go ahead and install Widget Options. Then go to Appearance Widgets and you’ll notice that each Sidebar Widgets now has tabbed options at the bottom section. Using these options, you can :
- – Show or hide specific widgets on WordPress Page
- – Show or Hide widgets on Desktop, tablet or mobile viewport
- – Modify content alignments
I still believe that there are lots that we can accomplish using widgets even on this Page Builder era and I hope you do, too. Also, please keep in mind that this is one of the most important core features that we can always re-use even when jumping from theme to theme. I hope you’ll love this plugin that I’ve created. May it become very helpful on your WordPress sites. Thank you very much for reading. Cheers!