By default, you have 3 predefined sidebars plus 3 more sidebars for the footer widgetized area.
- Hidden sidebar – predefined open/close sidebar area which will be displayed when you click on the hamburger menu icon in the header.
- Default sidebar – predefined default sidebar
- Default sticky sidebar – predefined default sticky sidebar
- Footer column 1,2,3 – these are predefined widget areas to use in the footer area. Each of them represents one footer column respectively.
Creating additional sidebars
Additionally, you may create as many custom sidebars as you need. Go to Theme Options -> Sidebars and use the sidebar generator panel.
After saving the theme options, go to Appearance -> Widgets you will see all predefined and custom sidebars ready.
Watch a demonstration in this short video:
Standard sidebar VS Sticky sidebar
Each template on the website, whether its a page, a single post or an archive template, allows you to optionally use 2 sidebars, which means you can use standard or sticky sidebar only, or combine both.
“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.