How to add custom sidebars for your Genesis Child Theme

In this tutorial I explain how  How to add custom sidebars for your Genesis Child Theme.

If you have been using a Genesis Child Theme, you probably have noticed that your theme displays the same sidebar by default (Primary sidebar ) all across your theme pages, posts, archives, etc. unless the designer himself created a custom.

Sidebars providing space for stuff, which aren’t a part of usual content, such as menus, text excerpts, forms, social buttons, featured content, adds, slideshows, …

You probably prefer custom sidebars for some pages WooCommerce page, contat, about, services pages, etc..

In that case, I recommend to my customers Genesis Simple Sidebars, this plugin allows you to create multiple, dynamic widget areas, and assign those widget areas to sidebar locations within the Genesis Framework on a per post, per page, or per tag/category archive basis.


  1. In your WordPress dashboard, hover over Plugins.
  2. Choose “Add new”.
  3. Type “Genesis Simple Sidebars” in the box and press “Search Plugins”.
  4. Once you have located the plugin, click Install Now.

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  1. Once you´ve installed it, go to Genesis.
  2. Choose “Simply Sidebars”.
  3. Type your sidebar name (Example: “Shop sidebar”).
  4. Add ID, ( Example: “Shop sidebar”).
  5. Click New sidebar.

Now, you will see the new sidebar you´ve created in “Current Sidebars”.

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After adding your custom sidebar:

  1. Go to Appearance.
  2. Choose “Widgets”.

And there you have it! A custom sidebar for Your Genesis Child Theme.

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Now, you can drag your widgets (texts, cart, categories, best sellers, custom menus,etc.) to the new sidebar.


Finally, your sidebar is ready! For example, I´ve added a shop sidebar to my Shirley Genesis Child Theme

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You can add as many custom sidebars as you want.

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Hilary portfolio and eCommerce Genesis Child Theme

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What you recieve
  • Genesis Framework (value 59.95$).
  • Hilary eCommerce and Portfolio Genesis Child Theme.
  • Setup & help docs how to install the template and use it.
  • Demo content files for import widgets and content.
  • 3 promo boxes, Image profile frame, “Pin it button” in .psd and .png format (editable Photoshop).
How it works
  • Buy this theme via Paypal.
  • As soon as your payment is cleared, you´ll recieve an email with package.
  • Unzip the package to access Genesis Framework, Genesis Child theme, link with instructions and extra images.
  • Follow step-by-step link directions that are included in your packgage.
  • Enjoy your new blog!
WordPress Installation (Add-on)

This product is only for customers who purchase one of our premade blog wordpress in this shop.

Would you like me to install your wordpress theme for you in 24hours such DEMO? Not a problem!

  • Installation of theme and Home Page widgets
  • Setup of all Plugins.
  • Setup of Contact Page.
  • Setup Social media icons.
  • Setup Profile picture.
  • Setup your existing logo and/or favicon.
  • Setup Navigation menu
  • Demo content
Refund Policy

Due to the nature of digital products (intangible digital goods), I DO NO accept returns, refunds or exchanges.

Are you looking for a portfolio and eCommerce feminine WordPress Theme for your creative project?

Hilary is a highly flexible, visually stimulating and sophisticated feminine WordPress theme perfect for photographers, creative entrepreneurs and women in business.


  • Woocommerce ready (eCommerce).
  • Filterable portfolio and gallery to display your work (images, videos,..) in 2, 3 or 4 columns.
  • MailChimp, Awber, ConvertKit,.. newsletter plugin compatible.
  • Display your category posts in grid layout (3, 4 or 6 columns).
  • Bottom widget for your Instagram Feed.
  • Landing page template.
  • Flexible Footer Widgets.

Customize it

  • Change colors and more than 300 Google fonts to make the theme match your brand.
  • Live theme customizer – see your changes before going live.
  • Front Page with flexible widget areas.
  •  3 parallax image backgrounds to upload.
  • Upload your own logo and favicon.
  • Organize your blog page with multiple layout options; 2 o 3 rows, pots scerpt + featured image or full posts.

Extra features

  • Extra goodies: Pricing table, Call to Action Boxes, Services boxes, Listings, Testimonials, Info boxes, Accoordeon content, …
  • 3 Promo editable Boxes included .psd  and .png format (Portfolio, Shop and Blog).
  • Sticky Navigation on scroll, preloader and “back to top” button.
  • Multiple blog posts layout: 2 o 3 rows, pots scerpt + featured image or full posts.
  • Preloader, make your visitor watch the animation before the site loads.

Seo Friendly

  • Build on the powerful Genesis Framework.
  • 100% responsive design (view the demo).
  • HTML5 Markup.

Here you can view examples of awesome websites of customers who are using these WordPress Themes

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