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Creating Custom Sidebars

To create and populate a custom sidebar for your SiteConnex WordPress webpage:

  1. Go to Appearance > Sidebars
  2. Click on Add Sidebar,  give it a name
  3. Go to Appearance > Menus
  4. Create a New Menu (text link near top center of the page)
    1. Complete the Menu Name
    2. Click on the blue Create Menu button
  5. Populate the New Menu with Pages to appear in the Custom Sidebar
    1. Select the Pages (on the left) by checking the box
    2. Click on the Add to Menu button
  6. Click Save Menu (located in the bottom right and easy to miss)
  7. Go to Appearance > Widgets
  8. Find the Sidebar Menu you created
  9. Add the Navigation Menu block, add an appropriate title, then Select Menu created during Step 4
  10. If there are additional components to the sidebar, such as Contact Info, or Need Help, add “Porto: Block” for each under the Navigation Menu. Within them, input the appropriate Block Slug Name.

To add a custom sidebar for your SiteConnex WordPress webpage:

  1. Open the Page where you want to add a the custom Sidebar
  2. Scroll down to the bottom and add a checkmark next to “Use selected layout and sidebar options”
  3. Choose the location of the sidebar via Layout
  4. Choose the appropriate sidebar via Sidebar
  5. Update (save) the page
Updated on March 10, 2023
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