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Left and Right Sidebars

Sidebar is an area on your website that is located on the side of the main content. Sidebar used for secondary content purposes, such as displaying the latest comments, ads, Facebook widgets, shopping cart and many others. Using our themes you can enable left sidebar, right sidebar, both sidebars or disable it. What is the most suitable template for you completely depends on your website purposes. To apply a template for whole website you can use instructions from the Chapter 3: Customizing a Theme. If you want to use different template for a particular page on your website, use the following instruction:

  1. Find this page in your dashboard and click “Edit” under its caption.
  2. In the meta box “Select page template” on the next page select the template you want to use.
  3. Click “Update”.

Of course your sidebars should contain some widgets. You can add them on page Appearance->Widgets in your dashboard, using the instruction from http://codex.wordpress.org/Appearance_Widgets_Screen.