[Resolved] Change Blog Sidebar Content

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  • #7698

    Ben
    Participant

    Hi guys,

    Quick question, I’m trying to style my Blog page and I can’t work out how to make a few changes.

    I’d like to pare down the sidebar so it only shows Recent Posts and Categories, but I can’t find the control for it.

    If possible, it’d be good to show the categories themselves (i.e. “Copywriting” in bold, as with the blog titles).

    Could you let me know where to make these changes?

    Thanks,

    Ben

    #7699

    Andrew Misplon
    Keymaster

    Hi Ben

    Thanks for posting.

    In all WordPress themes you can manage the sidebar widget area from Appearance > Widgets or Appearance > Customize > Widgets. The documentation page for this area can be found here.

    If you want to control which widgets display on different pages, we recommend using Jetpack Widget Visibility.

    Hope that helps 🙂

    #7703

    Ben
    Participant

    Hi Andrew, thanks very much.

    Is there a way to bold the categories that display? I’d like for “Copywriting” under Explore Topics to appear in bold.

    https://www.berkeleysquarecopywriting.com/blog/

    Thanks again for your very swift response!

    Ben

    #7705

    Andrew Misplon
    Keymaster

    Sure, you can try in Custom CSS:

    .widget_categories ul li a {
    	font-weight: bold;
    }
    #7706

    Ben
    Participant

    Great, that did the trick. That takes me through to a categories page.

    Can I style that within the Customiser? My Page Template Settings often only displays Search Results and Not Found, should I be looking under there?

    Thanks,

    Ben

    #7707

    Andrew Misplon
    Keymaster

    Glad to hear you’re making progress.

    Page Template Settings display Search and Not Found because those aren’t reachable in the Customizer. For all other archive views, navigate there and the tab will display. So in the case of categories, browse to that categories page in the Customizer and the section will make itself available.

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