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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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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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