Custom Widget Areas

Custom Widget Areas for WordPress

Have you ever wanted to show different Widgets on Pages or Posts or even inside your content?

The plugin lets you create an unlimited number of Sidebars (Custom Widget Areas), easily lets you configure them by adding widgets, and then place them directly inside the content of Pages and Posts by simply using Shortcodes. We have also added support for Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies.

It recognizes your themes default sidebars and allows you to replace them, as well as allowing you to set individual sidebars for each Page, Post, and Category.

You can try the all the shortcodes your self.  We encourage to test it before you decide to buy it.

Simply use the following login details

Username: DemoUser
Password: TryMeNow

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List of features

  • Individual sidebars for each Page or Post
  • 7 different styles for widgets in content area
  • Easy insert widget in content with shortcodes
  • Language localization (English and Spanish)
  • Set default sidebars for Front page
  • Set default sidebars for Home page
  • Set default sidebars for Archive page
  • Set default sidebars for Category page
  • Set default sidebars for Pages
  • Set default sidebars for Single posts
  • Set default sidebars for 404 page (page not found)
  • Set default sidebar for Search page
  • Set default sidebar for Attachment page
  • Set default sidebar for Tag page
  • Set default sidebar for Author page
  • Set CSS for the Widgets in the content area of pages and posts
  • Advanced settings; Disable jQuery-UI themes if another plugin is adding the themes.
  • Enable Custom Widget Areas for Custom Post Types
  • Enable Custom Widget Areas for Custom Taxonomies
  • Support for RTL WordPress Admin (Right-to-Left)
  • Support for CWA Easy Translation Manager add-on.


Version – March 27, 2018

  • Bug Fixed: Setting from meta boxes are not saved when saving a Custom Widget Area.

Version – October 9, 2017

  • Update: Removed active and inactive widget meta boxes from the CWA setup edit post page. Add content to widgets through Customizer or Appearance > Widgets menu

Version – November 22, 2016

  • Compatibility Fix: Change classes where the constructor has the same name as the class to __construct (PHP 7 compatibility)
  • Bug Fixed: PHP warning
  • Bug Fixed: CWA meta box title gets repeated on all meta boxes
  • New Feature: Added support for PUR (Pages by User Role for WordPress)
  • Update: Replace add_query_add

Version 2.1.0 rev49020 – April 21, 2014

  • Bug Fixed: PHP warning on install
  • Compatibility Fix: CWA Editor icon breaking the edit (TinyMCE menu) in WordPress 3.9

Version 2.1.0 rev49020 – April 21, 2014

  • Bug Fixed: PHP warning on install
  • Compatibility Fix: CWA Editor icon breaking the edit (TinyMCE menu) in WordPress 3.9

Version 2.0.9 rev40232 – September 19, 2013

  • Bug Fixed: Removed PHP Warnings
  • Bug Fixed: jQuery UI style problem

Version 2.0.8 rev25492 – June 1, 2012

  • Bug Fixed: Conflict with Complete Gallery Manager and Options Panel
  • Bug Fixed: Parent Sidebar is not showing when a widget has never been added to the widget area, as soon as a widget is added even if its removed the parent will show correctly.

Version 2.0.7 rev20483 – February 17, 2011

  • New Feature: Added Hook for ETM (Easy Translation Manager) add-on

Version 2.0.6 rev13892 – December 18, 2011

  • New Feature: Support for RTL sites admin area
  • New Feature: Added support for WordPress 3.3
  • Bug Fixed: Prevent a couple of PHP Warnings

Version 2.0.5 rev12241 – November 23, 2011

  • Bug Fixed: Sidebars created on an old version of the plugin where not saving widgets
  • Bug Fixed: If another plugin modifies the default widget admin and overwrites the $post global, and doesn’t restore it the custom post does not load the right details.

Version 2.0.4 rev10586 – October 6, 2011

  • Bug Fixed: Remove PHP warning when on the Archive page.

Version 2.0.4 rev10569 – October 5, 2011

  • Bug Fixed: Prevent a warning when loading a non Category page
  • Bug Fixed: Dropdowns in widgets are not saved

Version 2.0.3 rev6537 – July 5, 2011

  • New Feature: Category behavior modified. When creating sidebars in the same location and category, they will now merge and show the widgets of both custom widget areas.

Version 2.0.2 rev6117 – June 23, 2011

  • Update: Updated Options Panel to 1.0.3
  • Bug Fixed: Removed PHP warning when license property is not defined.
  • Bug Fixed: Allow Custom Post Types taxonomies

Version 2.0.1 rev6079 – June 22, 2011

  • New Feature: added option to disable CWA icon in the editor
  • Update: Updated Options Panel to version 1.0.2

Version 2.0.0 rev5695 – June 8, 2011

  • New Feature: New Widget Administration; Add New Widget Areas (Sidebars)
  • New Feature: Widgets by Category
  • New Feature: Allow Custom Taxonomies
  • New Feature: Custom Widget Areas (Sidebars) can be restricted when using Pages by User Role (PUR)
  • Bug Fixed: Updated the developer URL in API address.

Version 1.2.0 rev2104 – March 11, 2011

  • Update: Added option to enable Custom Widget Areas for Custom Post Types.

Version 1.1.1. rev1771 – February 23, 2011

  • Updated includes

Version 1.1.1 – February 10, 2011

  • Fixed Custom Widget Area not showing on Pages and Posts

Version 1.1.0 – February 3, 2011

  • Added support for setting default sidebar on Single Posts,
  • Author page, Attachment page, and Tag page

Version 1.0.0 – October 11, 2010

  • First release