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In this video I walk you through displaying or hiding widgets as you choose.

The WordPress default is to show all widgets on all posts and pages except when you have a theme which supports a full page width template. And then you can choose to have no side widgets at all.

But what if you want to display a widget on some posts or pages and not on others.

Like the About Me widget that I don’t want to show on my About Me page. DUH! That’s too much of a good thing.

There’s a plugin for that.

Go to Plugins > Add New and search for widget options. Install and activate.

The plugin’s default is to display all widgets unless you choose otherwise. So it's not going to affect any of your existing widgets until you modify the settings.

To hide a widget on a particular page go to Appearance > Widgets and open the widget you want to change. Select that page in the box under "Hide on checked pages". Save the widget and then check that it's been hidden on the correct page and shows up on the others.


Updated October 17, 2016

If you installed the plugin I recommended previously please deactivate and delete it. It hasn't been updated recently and could cause problems. The plugin I use now is Widget Options.


Check out About Me Text Widget

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StPaul Premium
Dear Marion,

Thanks a lot very helpful and thanks for the training.
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome, Paul. Thanks for stopping by.
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Loes Premium
I just love all these neat little programs:)
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MarionBlack Premium
Me too, there seems to be a plugin for just about everything.
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Loes Premium
I just found a plugin to display feature images on category posts, but it's not updated and not compatible, so I have to search further
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MarionBlack Premium
Is this a theme thing or a WordPress thing? My category pages have featured images in all the themes I've tried. Why don't yours? Which theme are you using? I'll test it in my test site.
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Loes Premium
I use Custom Community with a child theme, the featured images are no where displayed, only the top image on my posts are on the blogroll
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MarionBlack Premium
This is the first time I've come across a theme that doesn't automatically display featured images when featured images have been set in the posts. I hope you can get help from the support forum or find a plugin that works. https://wordpress.org/support/theme/custom-community/
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Loes Premium
As you know me, I worked my way around it, it does display the first image up, so all my posts have a 560x315 first image:))
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Writeraymond Premium
I need help with side bars please assist me ?
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MarionBlack Premium
What sort of help do you need, Raymond? Perhaps asking a specific question using the search box at the top of the page will get you some fast answers. Or ask in Live Chat.
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Writeraymond Premium
I like your tutorials! Im goin to press the like button on your work.hmm i need the basic information of what a side bar is. All I know is that you put widgets in the side bar.
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MarionBlack Premium
This is an old tutorial but it may help
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BSurla Premium
Hi Marion, I need help how to hide the tags and categories on the left side of my pages. I hope you can help me with this. Thanks a lot.

Bien
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MarionBlack Premium
It sounds like you just need to delete the widgets. I think this tutorial covers that
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BSurla Premium
I have tags and categories on my left side and I don't know if it was because of the theme I used or maybe I can hide it if there is way. Not deleting them but hide and active still. if you can check this site to have an idea. http://mydesignershoesetc.com

I actually found some way from other blog posts about the tags how to hide and was able to hide it.
Thanks a lot.

Bien
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UlfStorm Premium
Thank you, Marion for the training
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome Ulf.
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melpeace36 Premium
Awesome Training. Thank you.
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MarionBlack Premium
You're very welcome Mel.
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Vesna2 Premium
Great training! Thanks for sharing Marion.
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MarionBlack Premium
It's my pleasure Vesna.
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jwinc Premium
Just what I needed. Thanks!
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MarionBlack Premium
Glad I could help.
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DrCrockett Premium
But, I love your "About You" widget! haha

I think you should add it back!!
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you Denis :)
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amgolf Premium
great training, I learn from you again.
I do it after finish watching that is great and useful training.
Thank you Marion
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome Nattawut.
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PaulBoudreau Premium
thanks for the update Marion ...
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome Paul.
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PMbaluka Premium
I noticed it's not working properly so I will remove it. Thank you Marion for this information it's so important to me.
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Dan-L Premium
Good plugin thanks Marion.
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome Dan.
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NWTDennis Premium
Hi Marion,

This brings up the question about where to place affiliate widgets. As you know, mobile viewing has now surpassed desktop / laptop viewing. The smart phone viewer does not see the sidebar areas of our sites like we see them from our computers.

Actually the sidebar widgets are there, they're just at the very bottom of all posts and pages when viewed by a smart phone.

This will likely reduce our affiliate click thrus. I was wondering if you recommend placing affiliate widgets within the content of our pages to make them more mobile viewable?
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MsMerry Premium
Great Question. Looking forward to hearing about this.
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MarionBlack Premium
Absolutely Dennis. I put them within the text as well as in the sidebar. You can use text links as well as linking images. The main difference is that you need to put the links in manually for each post, whereas widgets show up on all posts and pages unless you choose otherwise.
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laurenjean Premium
Great, thanks Marion!
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome Lauren.
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Megastar Premium
Hi Marion thank you for the training with the corrected plugin on display and hiding widgets.
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MarionBlack Premium
My pleasure Leo.
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SusanneH1 Premium
Very useful :-)
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks Susanne.
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Irvie Premium
Thanks Marion, that was very useful!
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MarionBlack Premium
You're very welcome.
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GinaGo Premium
We appreciate you Marion! ~Gina
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MarionBlack Premium
And I appreciate your comment Gina.
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EnaSanderson Premium
Thank you for the great training Marion!
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome Ena.
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ClaudiaHB Premium
great training, thank you!
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MarionBlack Premium
It's a pleasure Claudia.
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Megastar Premium
Thank you Marion for the training on widgets.
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome Leo.
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mckm Premium
Thanks, Marion. That could be very useful. I've sometimes wished I could control widgets that way.

And thanks for the text version . I much prefer it to a video.
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MarionBlack Premium
I'll remember that for future tutorials.
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Al-Hussani Premium
Yes, thank you Marion, I learned something new from you.

Cheers
Khalid
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome.
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SadieChan Premium
Thanks Marion. Useful tip!
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MarionBlack Premium
Always glad to help Sadie.
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jivitaa339 Premium
Thanks Marion, as always, very helpful !

Can you please tell me how to remove this from your posts ?
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MarionBlack Premium
Hi Shubhangi, that looks like a broken image. Go back to your post, replace the image and it should look better.
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Marion, I am going to have to develop a Marion Black page!
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JewelCarol Premium
Me too, Helen, I love Marion's stuff, lol. :)

Thanks very much, Marion. :)
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HelenpDoyle Premium
Hey Jewel, a new profile photo. Daughter? In foam or in the clouds. She is lovely.
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JewelCarol Premium
That is my fourth youngest 9 year old daughter, yes, she is lovely and cute, lol. Thanks Helen. :)
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MarionBlack Premium
I've done one for you Helen
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Debs3 Premium
Thank you, Marion. Have a great week!
:)
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you Deb
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Mike-Writes Premium
Excellent post, Marion. Thanks for sharing.
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome Mike.
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MsMerry Premium
Thanks, Marion. I could not get it to work on my Iconic One theme so went back and found a different one that did. Thanks for the insight and leading me to make these changes.
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome Merry.
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Mkocher09 Premium
Very good post ! Thank you !
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MarionBlack Premium
My pleasure.
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NRosales Premium
Hi Marion, thank you for this very helpful training.
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome.
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Tirolith Premium
ll good things come from Marion. Thanks from Tom.
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MarionBlack Premium
I thank YOU Tom.
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kiliwia62 Premium
Great tutorial Marion, with great information.
Thanks, this is just what I was looking for. :)
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MarionBlack Premium
Glad to oblige Sylvia.
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Hofmeister Premium
Thanks Marion.
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome.
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howard911 Premium
Thanks Marion I was actually thinking about that.
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MarionBlack Premium
I was actually reading your mind (◠‿◕✿)
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sabacorp Premium
Thanks for this great tip!
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome.
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MKearns Premium
Great idea to clear the cluttering Marion!
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks Mike.
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bbqfirepit Premium
Awesome, been looking for this! Thank you!
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome Dirk.
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scottymj2011 Premium
I love the Display Widget plugin. I haven't tried alternative plugins to get the same job done, but have heard that Widget Logic plugin has security issues and Dynamic Widgets plugin is very resource extensive.
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MarionBlack Premium
Yeah, I used to use Widget Logic but I switched to Display Widgets a long time ago.
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Triblu Premium
Wow ... I like that option Marion.

Now, I've got a question for you ... with a child theme installed on a website ... could you take the script from this deserted plugin and place it on the style sheet and have it work ... or is there more to this plugin than just CSS coding?

Reason I'm asking this is ... I don't like using plugins that are not being tended to ... but I really like that option you've shared here.
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MarionBlack Premium
Sometimes plugins don't get updated because they're not broken. This seems to be the case with Display Widgets. I don't mess with the code unless there's no other way and this plugin just works as is.

Always backup before making major changes to your website
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nyaaba Premium
Great training as always.
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you.
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Ivine Premium
Hi Marion, super training. Irv.
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks Irv.
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BobZeiss Premium
I am always a bit dubious about adding widgets that haven't been tested with my version of Wordpress. I have heard of conflicts and crashes. This widget sounds really useful how certain am I that it can be trusted? As always very clear understandable training. Thank you.
Bob Zieiss
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MarionBlack Premium
Caution is always a good idea Bob. The reason I knew it was working was because I had it on another website. It's a good idea to backup your site before adding new plugins
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BobZeiss Premium
Thanks for that Marion. I will run the plugin on my test site first
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startouched Premium
Bookmarking this one too!!
Thanks for sharing,
-Kathy
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MarionBlack Premium
My pleasure Kathy.
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DanTripaldi Premium
Thanks Marion for the training video on display or hide widgets. It will prove most helpful as I progress through the trainings and continue to build my website. I'll be sure to share as well.
All my best
Dan
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MarionBlack Premium
Thank you Dan.
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Elijah1916 Premium
Thanks Marion, I never knew that if a plugin is not tested on a theme, it can still work on the theme. Thanks for bringing that out in this training.
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MarionBlack Premium
You still need to exercise due care when installing or updating plugins even when they claim to be compatible. Always backup first.
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Elijah1916 Premium
Thanks a million, Marion.
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I-Pedro-I Premium
Hi Marion,

Thanks for the training.
This might come in handy

Cheers
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome Pedro.
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MichaelGB Premium
Just installed and working - thanks Marion
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MarionBlack Premium
You're welcome Michael.
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Steve1958 Premium
Thank you Marion...
Very handy piece of information!
Kind regards...
Steve
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MarionBlack Premium
Thanks Steve. What are you doing still awake at this time of night?
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Steve1958 Premium
I was going to ask you the same question!! Actually, my question was going to be...are you a night owl like me!!!
I usually work through the night...less distraction...get more done! My day has just started :)
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MarionBlack Premium
I'm about to call it quits for the day. Tomorrow is shopping day and the shops are only open during "normal" hours.
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