Content Aware Sidebars – Unlimited Widget Areas


The Fastest and Most Powerful WordPress Sidebar Plugin yet. Create tailored widget areas for any post, page, or custom post type in seconds. No coding required!

You can optimize conversion rates, boost on-site SEO, upsell products, and much more by displaying different widget areas on different conditions.

If your site or web app is big or in growth, Content Aware Sidebars is the ideal solution for you.

Add Unlimited Sidebars and Widget Areas

Replace your theme sidebars on different conditions, or insert sidebars with shortcodes. With the All-in-one Sidebar Manager, you can easily activate and deactivate widget areas, and you can even schedule them for specific times.

Sidebars – Quick Select© lets you add or select widget areas directly when editing a post or page.

Show or Hide Widgets on Any Page (Yes, any)

Create a post sidebar, a page sidebar, a category sidebar, or any custom sidebar you need, without confusing widget logic code. You can even combine conditions in any way you like, so you can display widgets and custom sidebars on all posts in a select category and written by a specific author.

Display your widget areas on any of these conditions:

  • Posts, Pages & Custom Post Types
  • Content with Tags, Categories, or Custom Taxonomies
  • Content written by select Authors
  • Page Templates
  • Blog Page & Post Type Archives
  • Author Archives
  • Taxonomy Archives
  • Date Archives
  • Front Page, Search Results, 404 Not Found Page
  • bbPress Profiles, Forums & Topics
  • BuddyPress Profile Sections
  • Languages (WPML, Polylang, qTranslate X, Transposh)
  • Pods Pages
  • Any Combination of Above

Customize Your Widget Areas Your Way

Without writing any code, you can modify the HTML and CSS classes of widget areas, widgets, and widget titles. You get full control over the look and feel of your sidebars and widget areas, no matter what theme you use.

Sidebar Visibility lets you elegantly hide any widget area for logged-out users.

The Most User-friendly Widget Manager

If you have more than just a few widgets and widget areas, you will love the Enhanced Widget Manager. When adding new widgets to sidebars, Live Search will find widgets in seconds, and the smart split-screen gives you a much better overview of your widget options.

1-Click Sidebar Activation© lets you activate or deactivate widget areas instantly.

Sidebar Plugin Integrations and Support

Content Aware Sidebars automatically supports Custom Post Types and Taxonomies created by any plugin or theme. Built-in support for some of the most popular WordPress plugins means that you e.g. can create WooCommerce sidebars for select products or BuddyPress sidebars for your members.

Content Aware Sidebars Pro – Complete control for your widget areas

Highlighted Premium Features

  • Design your Widget Areas: Add widget columns and edit colors, backgrounds, paddings, etc.
  • Widget Areas in Theme Hooks: Intelligently insert new widget areas into your theme without coding
  • Automatic Widgets Backup: Easily restore any changed or deleted widgets
  • Sidebar Visibility: Extended visibility for User Roles and Guests
  • Time Schedule: Display widget areas only in select time ranges on given days
  • Smart Widget: Turn widget areas into reusable blocks and show the same widgets in different places
  • Duplicate Sidebars: A real time-saver when adding new similar widget areas
  • Disable Any Widget: Save memory and remove clutter by removing unused widgets
  • First-class Email Support: Get expert help fast and directly to your inbox
  • and so much more…

Extra Sidebar Conditions

Display your widget areas on these additional conditions:

  • URLs + wildcards
  • Content from any day, month, year
  • BuddyPress Groups

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More Information

Screenshot (schermate di esempio)

  • Easily create custom sidebars and display them on any content
  • See your widget areas at a glance in the easy Sidebar Manager
  • Filter widgets and sidebars in the Enhanced Widget Manager


  1. Unzip and upload the content-aware-sidebars folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory via FTP or install the plugin in Plugins in the Admin Dashboard
  2. Activate the sidebar plugin in Plugins in the Admin Dashboard
  3. Create your first custom sidebar under the menu Sidebars > Add New
  4. Add widgets to the new sidebar like any other sidebar
  5. That’s it!

Click here to get started with Content Aware Sidebars.


Do I need to know widget logic code?

Of course not.

Content Aware Sidebars is praised by users for its unparalleled sidebar and widget visibility options. It’s the only plugin that allows you to display widget areas on literally any condition without any code.

Will this sidebar plugin work with my theme?


If your theme already has WordPress sidebars and widget areas, you can create new custom sidebars to replace, merge with or hide those on certain conditions.

You can also display custom sidebars using the sidebar shortcode [ca-sidebar id=””] anywhere in your content.

If your theme has a built-in sidebar generator, it is recommended to disable it and/or only use Content Aware Sidebars for maximum speed and compatibility.

Will this plugin work with page builders?


Many users already mix Content Aware Sidebars with popular page builder plugins such as Elementor, SiteOrigin Page Builder, Beaver Builder, and Visual Composer.

Can I really display sidebars and widget areas on any page?


In the Sidebar Editor, you can select where, when and to whom your sidebar should be displayed. Create a sidebar for each page, a sidebar for posts in a category, or any sidebar you need, all in a user-friendly UI.

You can also select sidebars directly when you’re editing a post or page.

Click here to read more about sidebar conditions.

I have other questions, can you help?

Of course! Check out the links below:


Great plugin for LMS website

I use this plugin to display all the relevant lessons and topics within the LMS system. It turned out to be an exception and did a great job. Thanks

Works as advertised

Excellent plugin. Does exactly what it promises. No complaints. Not much to write about. It works. 5 stars from me. Thank you.

Tried them all. This is the best.

This is truely the best conditional siderbar plugin for wordpress. The free version is generous enough. You can do what ever you want. Finally i can assign different filters for different product categories! Thank you so much!
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  • Updated: freemius sdk


  • Fixed: javascript error introduced in v3.7.5


  • Added: UI improvements
  • Added: affiliation program
  • Fixed: some hierarchical sub-items could not be selectable as conditions
  • Fixed: conditions would in some cases not be displayed properly after save
  • Updated: wp-content-aware-engine
  • Updated: freemius sdk


  • Added: UI improvements
  • Fixed: some conditions could not be added on legacy php versions
  • Updated: wp-content-aware-engine
  • Updated: freemius sdk


  • Updated: freemius sdk


  • Added: redirect to current tab on sidebar update
  • Added: better display of hierarchical items in conditions
  • Added: UI improvements
  • Added: improved compatibility with other plugins
  • Updated: wp-content-aware-engine
  • Updated: freemius sdk

Pro Plan:

Added: list of generatepress hooks to insert widget areas in
Fixed: url condition could in some cases not be set


  • Added: display only active shortcode sidebars
  • Added: UI improvements
  • Added: wordpress 4.9 support
  • Fixed: visibility for sidebars inserted with shortcodes

Pro Plan:

  • Added: time schedule for shortcode sidebars


  • Added: visibility for sidebars inserted with shortcodes
  • Added: icon navigation to custom sidebars on widgets screen
  • Added: quick select uses less memory and has better theme sidebar recognition
  • Added: sidebars can be displayed on password protected content with removal of filter
  • Added: manage widgets links will now open specific sidebar by default
  • Added: better wpml and polylang compatibility when editing sidebars
  • Added: performance and memory improvements
  • Added: UI improvements
  • Added: minimum requirement wordpress 4.1
  • Fixed: styling from nested sidebars is now inherited properly
  • Updated: wp-content-aware-engine
  • Updated: freemius sdk

Pro Plan:

  • Added: insert sidebars in theme locations and wp action hooks
  • Added: design and add columns to sidebars and widgets
  • Added: url condition automatically trims domain name
  • Fixed: improve sidebar revisioning and compatibility with older wordpress versions
  • Fixed: allow saving and restoring empty sidebar revisions
  • Fixed: show message for successful revision restore
  • Fixed: improved widget sync on theme switch
  • Removed: sidebar column in post overview list

See changelog.txt for previous changes.