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Let us tell you about some sidebars

required+ Foundation offers some widget areas (or sidebars) to add widgets. It’s an easy way to further customize your site without coding. By default we have four widget areas, let’s have a look at them.


Main Sidebar

The Main Sidebar is the default sidebar, included on most pages like the blog, page templates with sidebars and some more. There is nothing special about it. You usually want to use it for category widgets and the like.

Footer Area One-Three

We included an optional sidebar template in the footer area of the page. It uses three widget areas and all of them are optional. By default there are no widgets and therefore you don’t see the custom footer sidebar. Let us walk through how they work:

Widgets in Footer Area One

If you only add widgets to Footer Area One the widgets size will stretch all over the place and create it’s own 12 column row in the grid:

Footer Area One

Widgets in Footer Area One and Footer Area Two

Footer Area One
Footer Area Two
Footer Area One uses 8 columns and Footer Area Two 4.

Widgets in Footer Area One and Footer Area Three

Footer Area One
Footer Area Three
Footer Area One uses 4 columns and Footer Area Three 8.

Widgets in Footer Area Two and Footer Area Three

Footer Area Two
Footer Area Three
Footer Area Two uses 6 columns and Footer Area Three 6.

Widgets in all the Footer Areas

Footer Area One
Footer Area Two
Footer Area Three
Each Footer Area uses 4 columns in this example.


Powerful shortcodes

Shortcodes take flexible content and functionality one step further and allow you to create columns, galleries and much more in your visual editor. We created them as optional plugins, learn more.

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