A Widget Area is a small block that is used to perform a specific function in the particular area. Generally the Widget is placed in the sidebar area. WordPress Themes already have a widget area but having knowledge about Custom Widget Area is also good.
WordPress allows you to create your custom widget area. So you can create your widget section on the site where you want or according to client’s need. You can also use Custom Widget Area outside of your sidebar.
A Custom Widget Area is the section of website where you create a slot or space for placing some widgets. There are several widgets that are placed in these custom area slots like Sidebar Widget Area for posts, tag clouds, search and categories.
Particular slots are defined for header, footer or sidebar . Custom Widget Area provides you the functionality to drag and drop where the user can simply drag & drop the widget area where they want to display the widget.
You can also use various WP Plugin for this functionality. In Addition with this you can also use HTML tags and classes in the custom widget area.
With the custom widget plugins you can add unlimited number of sidebars & easily configure them for the desired look. It enables you to add the widget area directly to the themes posts & pages without writing a wide range of codes.
Features of Custom Widget Area:
- • Create Individual Sidebar for each posts & pages.
- • Different styles for widget in content area.
- • Set default sidebar for category pages.
- • Default sidebar for posts.
- • Easy to insert widgets area.
- • Set css for the widget in content area.
- • Support for RTL.