Different Widgets for Different Pages

wordpress widget logicI love designing websites with WordPress. It makes it easy for my clients to edit content on their own versus other solutions. For the longest time I’ve been disappointed that WordPress didn’t have the ability to define which widgets show up on which pages (Widgets, meaning the content that is displayed in the left or right side columns, or footer of the website). It’s a feature I’d love to see built-in.

There are two plugins that have been around for a while but are new to me.  The plugins are a solution to my problem…

Widget Logic:
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/widget-logic/

Widget Context:
http://konstruktors.com/blog/wordpress/842-wordpress-gpl-widget-context-plugin/

Both of these plugins allow you to define which pages the widget will show up on, or which pages to exclude the widget from. Widget Logic is simpler, yet only recommended for those who understand WordPress Conditional Tags. WordPress Context is easier for beginners.

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