- Top custom sidebar: set custom graphics
- Primary custom sidebar: custom menu and a unique call to action
- Bottom custom sidebar: related products/related content items.
Patterns – Replace Multiple Widget Areas on the Fly
Developing a good-looking, functional WordPress website requires two vital traits. The first is a distinctive aesthetic, usually provided by a solid theme with some basic variation. The second is having unique elements on each page that ensure it is perfectly suited to its function. Having an efficient way to customize widget areas allows you to add essential functionality to a beautiful theme. It was this lack of an efficient way to customize widget areas en masse that led us to develop Power Widgets. Since we couldn’t find a way to maximize the customization potential offered by widgets on a large-scale, we developed one ourselves. It is in pursuit of this goal that we will introduce our newest feature in the coming weeks: Patterns. Simply put, patterns let you create a set of custom sidebars, name it and have it available for use in any page, post, category or page template on your site. Let’s say that you have a set of products in your catalog which you want them to have the same top custom sidebar, same primary custom sidebar and the same bottom custom sidebar with the following population: