Widget Areas

Widget areas (or Sidebars) usually contain widgets that an administrator of the site can customise.  Widget areas are very important in this theme if you want to build original page layouts. We’ve created many widgets areas and useful Widgets which combined can help you create modular pages.  By default Porto offers the following widget areas:

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The main sidebar can be enabled or disabled on pages and posts, and displayed on the left or right side of the content.  Beside the main sidebar there are other widgets zones as you can see in the image above. In the following image you can see where the other widget areas are positioned:

Widgets areas explained

In the theme settings, under the sidebars options, you can create custom widget zones that can be used on individual pages or posts instead of main sidebar.


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On our demo site, we’ve used the custom widget zones for our home pages in order to have unique widgets on each page.