Sidebars & Per-Page Layouts

How to control the layout and appearance of each individual page.
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Our themes come with special functionality to give you control of the layout of each page, post, or custom post type.

These options are present in every single piece of content that can be displayed on your site, so you can control the appearance and layout of every single page. This includes even the following:

  • Posts and pages
  • Categories and tags
  • Custom post types
  • Custom taxonomies
  • Content created by plugins

Whenever you are editing a piece of content, you should be able to find a small set of fields that will let you change the way the resulting page will be shown. The available options are as follows:

Sidebar Position

This option will let you change the way your content is displayed, being able to choose from up to 8 different layouts: full-width, sidebar to the left, sidebar to the right, two sidebars to the left, two sidebars to the right, narrow width, without sidebar, and two sidebars on opposite sides.

By default, the Sidebar Position field will have the Default state (with the X symbol). Using this option will make the page have the same value that is globally set in Appearance > Customize > Layout > Site Wide Structure (this path may vary depending on the theme) — so that if you change it in the future, the current page will change as well.

Page Header, Title, and Footer

You can also use these options to simplify or disable the header, title and footer in the page. These options will let you create minimal or blank pages, which you can then use to create more advanced content such as landing pages.

Each option has three possible states: Normal, Minimal, and None. The Normal state will make each of these elements work as usual, while the None state will disable them entirely.

The Minimal state will greatly simplify the number of elements on each of these sections:

  • The header will only display the logo
  • The title will have no navigation and no header image
  • The footer will only display the byline

Full Width Page

This option will make the content fill up all the available width of the page, removing any containers. This option is intended for creating full-width sections using a page builder, such as Visual Composer.