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What is Widget Context for WordPress?

Widget Context can show or hide widgets depending on the page that is being viewed.

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Initial Configuration

Settings > Widget Context

Default settings work well.


Within every widget you use in Appearance > Widgets, you’ll see a section called Widget Context where you can control areas where the widget is visible or hidden.

  1. Start by choosing a visibility option:
    Widget context settings
  2. Show widget everywhere and Hide widget everywhere are self-explanatory. Just hit the widget’s Save button after your choice.
  3. If you choose one of the other two options, you’ll see more settings appear.
    • Global Sections: you can hide the widget or make it visible according to the type of page or post.
    • Custom Post Types and Taxonomies: if you have custom post types or taxonomies, you can target them as well.
    • Word Count: target a page/post by the number of words it contains.
    • Target by URL: target a page/post by its slug. Useful if you want to target a specific page/post, or a parent and its child pages using the (*) wildcard. For example, the following targets the Company page ( and all its subpages.
      Widget context Target by URL
  4. Click the Save button after any changes.

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