By default, you have 2 predefined sidebars assigned to each template and 4 sidebars for footer widgetized area.
- Default Sidebar This is a predefined sidebar which will be displayed on all templates by default.
- Sticky Sidebar This is a predefined sticky sidebar which will be displayed on all templates by default.
- Footer Column 1,2,3,4 These are predefined sidebars to use in the footer area. Each represents one footer column respectively.
Additionally, you may create as many custom sidebars as you need. Go to Theme Options -> Sidebars and use the sidebar generator panel.
After saving theme options and when you go to Appearance -> Widgets you will see all predefined and custom sidebars ready for use.
Standard VS Sticky
Basically, each template allows you to optionally use 2 sidebars, which means you can use only the standard sidebar, only sticky sidebar, or combine the two one below each other.
“Sticky” means that widgets inside this sidebar will always be visible while scrolling through the website content. This can be very useful when you want to point out some important content on your website, for example, advertisements, newsletter forms, social networks, etc… Sticky sidebars may improve user engagement and conversion significantly.
Finally, you will be able to pick any of these sidebars in two areas (standard and sticky) as shown in the image below.