Choosing Your Widgets In WordPress
There are plenty of reasons you could want to have certain widgets appear only on certain pages. You might want to target
affiliate or AdWords advertising by the topic of your post for instance. By default WordPress always shows exactly the same widgets regardless of what page or post is displayed. You generally can’t have a page without the sidebar and widgets either.
The video below addresses the issue by showing you how to create conditional widgets.
One of the plugins mentioned in this video Random Rotating Ads V2 has been depricated. The author skims over the current replacement for this plugin, Ads by datafeedr.com available from the WordPress plugin directory by using the link below.
The other plugin mentioned in this video is called Widget Logic and the plugin should be avoided as it presents a considerable security risk to your blog. The plugins functions leave an open door for anyone to insert code into your site at will. That’s like asking to get hacked! There are much better choices than this dangerous plugin.
Below you will find three excellent choices. I have reproduced the first part of each plugins description so you can get an idea what each one does. Use the links below each description to download these free WordPress plugins.
By default most WordPress themes show widgets on every page of your blog. This video shows you how to make widgets show only on the WordPress pages and posts…