Manage Widget Visibility

Most themes offer a sidebar widget area. When it comes to static pages you may want to manage widget visibility. Perhaps you need a Text and Maps widget for your contact page only and nowhere else. Widget visibility or multiple sidebars is easily handled with one of the following plugins.

Widget Options

Once activated, go to AppearanceWidgets and edit any of your widgets contained in a theme widget area. At the bottom of the edit widget popup, you’ll find the Widget Options settings which will allow you to set display conditions. The same settings are also available within widgets used in Page Builder by SiteOrigin.

Widget Options Plugin Page


WooSidebars is very similar to Jetpack Widget Visibility in that it lets you control which context a widget is displayed in. It’s different in that this is done from WooSidebars own admin area and not from within the AppearanceWidgets.

WooSidebars Plugin Page

Jetpack Widget Visibility

You’ll need to have Jetpack installed. Once connected to your WordPress account, go to JetpackSettings. If this is your first time installing Jetpack, we recommend disabling all modules in one go and then selectively enabling the modules you want to use. Once activated, Widget Visibility will let you control when widgets are displayed or not displayed. For further instructions, see the link below.

Jetpack Widget Visibility Module Page

Last updated: 22/11/2019